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    SP14 Russian Teflons

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    Jeff V.

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    SP14 Russian Teflons

    Post by Jeff V. on Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:27 pm

    I've been listening to my SP14 with recently installed Russian FT-3 teflon caps.  WOW!  These caps sound very good!  I don't have many hours on them & I understand there is a very long break in.  So far nothing but sweet music.  Nice uncolored sound.  If they improve I won't complain.  For about $20 shipped these caps are highly recommended.  Only downside is they are Big!  No problem fitting them in the SP14 Chassis.  After more break in I will reinstall them.  Not sure how I'll mount them yet.  Any ideas are appreciated.

    -Jeff

    ramon68

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    Re: SP14 Russian Teflons

    Post by ramon68 on Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:37 pm

    Have you compared them with K40y pio caps? Or, have any of you folks reading this compared the Russian caps?

    Jeff V.

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    Re: SP14 Russian Teflons

    Post by Jeff V. on Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:27 pm

    ramon68 wrote:Have you compared them with K40y pio caps? Or, have any of you folks reading this compared the Russian caps?

    I haven't used them in the same application. I had the PIO in a phono stage & they sounded good. I will also use the PIO when I build a VTA ST-70 board.
    What I can say about the Teflons is they are very detailed. Sound beautiful in my SP14.

    Bob Latino
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    Re: SP14 Russian Teflons

    Post by Bob Latino on Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:13 pm

    Yes - Those Russian Teflon caps are nice sounding - BUT - they are too big at least for the VTA amps. See the forum post below from 4 years ago on the Russian Teflon caps ...

    Dec 2010 post on Russian teflon caps

    I am not saying that you can't find a way to use them in the VTA amps and/or stock Dynaco amps but you would have to rig up some type of support system for them. The photo at the link above shows a size comparison with the .22 uF @ 630 volt PIO cap and that cap is pretty large also ..

    Bob

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