This question is primarily directed at Jeff. I own two CARY CAD-805AE mono tube amplifiers. CARY recommends upgrading the three coupling capacitors in each amp to Mundorf MCap SUPREME EVO SilverGold .22uf 2% 1000VDC. These caps are the newer “Mcap SUPREME EVO” caps from 2015. My main question is if there is some specific reason Sonic Craft does not carry these newer Mundorf caps? I see Sonic Craft does carries the Mcap EVO’s and the older Supreme’s but not the newer Mcap Supreme Evo’s. Also, if you believe there may be a better option that you do carry I would be interested in your input. The existing coupling caps that came standard in the amps are ClarityCaps mfd ESA .22uf 650vdc.
My apologies for the late reply. I never received a notice of this thread.
I carry capacitors based on their price to performance ration. I also carry just enough caps to cover all the basic demands of audio capacitors. I shy away from comments that might disparage an otherwise good cap. If a given cap has little to no redeemable qualities, I would say so.
Now, I may pick up the EVO Supreme S/G/O sometime in the future, due to demand. However, I prefer the Classic Supreme S/G/O to the EVO version. Further, "I believe" the majority of my customers would also prefer the Classic SGO to the EVO SGO if ABed in "most" applications. Now there is something very cool about the EVO Supreme S/G/O, they wind it up to 47uF! I can definitely label this the best cap made above 15uF.
Bottom line, what kind of improvements would you like to hear from this upgrade?
BTW, I have replaced several shorted Jensen caps in Cary 805s. My favorite cap in that amp is a Jupiter Copper.
Yes, I do know P.C. sells the newer caps but I was trying to avoid posting a "competitors" name in this circle. I have always purchased Mundorfs only from Sonic Craft as I like their pricing and excellent service.
Thank you for your kind words!
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