Anybody knows about or has experience with these "upgrades" for the stock MM de Capo I's ? I'm wondering if they're worthwhile and would like to hear the opinion of other De Capo owners.
While browsing on Audiogon I came across this ad: (btw, he's asking a very good price IMO!)http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.pl?spkrmoni&1134085489
However what really caught my eye was the part about upgrading the De Capo I's. Here it is:
Available Upgrades: The MM DE CAPO-i's are truly wonderful speakers but there are just a couple points where these can be taken up a step musically. These are upgrades that have NOT YET been performed on this pair of speakers. For a nominal charge I can perform any one or all of these performance enhancing modifications.
▪ Since the MM DE CAPO-i has no crossover on the main driver it's very revealing of the upstream components but only to the point that the stock binding posts will allow. The stock nickel/gold plated brass binding posts are very handsome but do nothing to improve the sound which makes them my first target for improvement. Cardas makes a wonderful pure copper 5-way binding post. Copper is about 70% more conductive than brass and these Copper Cardas posts have no plating to cause any smearing of the top end. Cardas Copper posts are a dramatic improvement as they allow a more signal to pass unimpeded thus preserving the purity of the music.
▪ Replace the stranded silver plated wire going to the tweeter with very fine 24awg pure 99.99% pure solid silver Teflon coated wire. Using a very fine wire for the tweeter eliminates skin effect artifacts that might otherwise smear the top end. This enhances subtle musical details that are hidden by the stock wire.
▪ Lightly coat each internal connection/solder joint with Mapleshade Silclear silver contact enhancer. Silclear is a fine silver conductive paste that fills in micro gaps/cracks thus improving signal transfer at points that might otherwise be hindering the music.
▪ Bybee Purifiers: Silver Slipstream Purifiers on the tweeters and Large Quantum Purifiers on the main Drivers. These are unequaled in their design and are simply a no brainer if you wish to extract the very most from your new De Capos or other speakers.
Btw, I see that thecablepro.com is selling these Cardas pure copper speaker binding posts for 30$.