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Old 02-08-2019, 04:23 AM
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Replaced stock MHDT caps in the Orchid DAC, a CDE (Cornell Dubilier Electronics) WPP series is made special for MHDT. Similar to "Orange Drop" caps per designer Juin at MHDT.

New caps are Mundorf 2.2uF 450v EVO Silver/Gold/Oil caps. 200hrs required to OPEN up and (update2) reportedly 300-400 to fully settle in.

Nice improvement. Smooth, open, retaining detail. Musical.


New Mundorf SGO caps (White) located 2:00pm.

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:11 PM
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Even better after 100hrs break-in time. 100hrs to go.

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Old 02-17-2019, 01:24 AM
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Have an Audio Note kits Dac 4.1 LE
NOS AD 1865 and CS8414
5687 analog output stage with output transformers
6x5GT rectifier and EL82 regulator
Have replaced the 5687’s with E182CC’s
I’ve had this for 6 yrs and love it

Have pics but couldn’t figure out how to post them.

Charles

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Old 02-17-2019, 01:57 PM
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Have pics but couldn’t figure out how to post them.

Charles
cpcat, nice.
Bet it sounds nice. AN DACs are what lead me to research NOS DACs to begin with.

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Old 02-17-2019, 03:26 PM
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cpcat, nice.
Bet it sounds nice. AN DACs are what lead me to research NOS DACs to begin with.

re Pics:
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Ok-hope this works.��

Didn’t work��-not sure what I’m doing wrong, all that showed up is the little white square at top left.

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Old 02-17-2019, 05:25 PM
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Ok I subscribed-now I can post photos.

Audio Note kits Dac 4.1 LE
NOS AD1865 R2R DAC chip and CS8414 digital receiver
5687 analog output stage with “triple C-core” output transformers
6x5GT rectifier and EL82 regulator -currently use NOS Tungsol and Telefunken respectively
Have replaced the 5687’s with E182CC’s- Philips Miniwatt NOS Holland
I’ve had this for over 6 yrs and still love it.

The first photo was the day it arrived -if you look closely you can see the digital input transformers were knocked over during shipping.
Luckily, it was an easy fix-I just reset them upright in their little putty platforms.



Charles

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Old 02-23-2019, 03:26 PM
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Audio Note kits Dac 4.1 LE

Charles
Very nice. Never seen under the hood of that model AN before. A lot going on inside there.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:00 AM
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The MHDT DAC definitely benefits from some extended break-in time into 200-300hrs. If you change the caps, expect it to take a while. Liking the Mundorf cap upgrade but must say the stock caps are not bad either.

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