Another update on the Jupiter Caps - for a long while they were sounding pretty meh. Like seriously they did not sound like an improvement over the prior caps I had in the speakers (ClarityCaps bypassed with small Jupiters).
Then I read somewhere on another thread that film caps in general need to be run in at high volume. So late last week I had 3 hours to myself at home and I put on pink noise and ran the volume up to 90db on my SPL meter (damn that's LOUD) and just let them go for 3 hours like that.
Net result? OK, now they are a clear step up over the prior setup. There's not a fundamental change in tone or clarity or presentation, it's like it's the same "type" of sound, but simply better in all ways. Better clarity, better tone, better imaging, better everything. For example, the hardest test of any speaker I can imagine is solo soprano at realistic volumes. Most speakers break up or get ragged sounding especially when the singer really leans into a note. But not the Super 7s. They've ALWAYS been world class with really difficult music like this. But now they are even better. It's just so CLEAR, like you can hear all the nuance in their singing, even when they are going full throttle. It's really, really impressive.
I'm still not sure it was worth the $2.5k it cost to do the cap upgrade, but it is an improvement for sure. I'll see if I can get some more VERY LOUD pink noise break in for them over the next few weeks. In fact I might be able to get some done today, while we're out of the house doing 4th of July parade and fireworks.....