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Unveiling the Sonic Mysteries: A Captivating Capacitor Challenge

Welcome to our Shinjitsu Audio hosted audio exploration. It is a captivating journey through the realm of capacitors. Today, we embark on a challenge that delves into the intricacies of sound, pushing the boundaries of discernment to reveal the nuances that lie within. We present to you the Auricap XO and the Mundorf EVO Oil—two remarkable contenders—engaged in an auditory duel that promises to captivate your senses.

In the heart of this captivating experience, we've set the stage with precise equality. The same recording source, microphones, and software bring consistency to the table. Levels are meticulously balanced, and no additional processing finds its way into the mix. What distinguishes this challenge is the pursuit of revealing the subtle, almost mystical, differences between these exceptional capacitors.

At center stage, the Auricap XO and the Mundorf EVO Oil step into the spotlight. Both measured 4.7 MFD and crossed over at first order at 2 kHz to synchronize harmoniously with our Mark Audio CHR 120 main driver. You our assembly of audio aficionados and experts equipped with finely attuned ears and an unyielding passion for precision—take the reins.

With an air of anticipation, we invite you to partake in this auditory odyssey by watching the video:

Join the conversation, a dialogue that transcends the confines of the screen. Your observations and impressions can be shared in the comments below the video, and are treasured gems that fuel this collective exploration.

Elevate your senses and immerse yourself in a world where capacitors wield the power to shape sonic narratives.

Each capacitor is well thought of and widely discussed with one being favored amongst capacitor testing sites. There is also a significant price difference with ironically the well-favored one being significantly more expensive. Let your ears decide. Are there differences, are they worth the extra cost?

Testing conditions: Source is Vinyl rendered on a Technics SP 25 turntable with w AT 150MLS cart, Audio Research PH& Phono stage, recorded into a Tascam UH7000 ADC, with Rode NT1A stereo pair of mics. levels matched, no other manipulations. Horn modules are our Horn 2 placed atop our Hiro 6.5 cabinets which are rolled off at 2K third order to the horns.

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05 sept. 2023

like you could tell any difference listening to this on another system from a youtube video? sure, and i'm batman! doug s.

Morris Emerick
Morris Emerick
13 oct. 2023
En réponse à

Doug - its a comparison just like Batman and the Joker. Oh thats a movie sorry!


the mundorf vocals sound cleaner and less rough to me. using headphones to compare

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