The Duelund Silver Bypass capacitors are specially designed
to be put in parallel with coupling and/or crossover
capacitors. Offering a much increased performance without
changing the total capacitance or crossover points.
• Oil impregnation & waxed paper dielectric
• 20 awg 4N silver leads (dead soft annealed)
The following remarks on the Humblehomemadehifi
website say enough:
Silver Bypass Capacitor 0,01uF
specifications (according to manufacturer): "Precision
Speaker Capacitor; Pure Silver Foil; handmade in Denmark".
In one word: amazing! I have used these 0,01uF pure
silver foil capacitors as bypass capacitors in many
different systems. In just about every case there was
an improvement in overall coherency and realism of tone.
With realism of tone I mean that acoustic instruments
and vocalists seemed much more tangible, more intimate.
The Duelund Silver Bypass Capacitor brings out a certain
harmonic richness in overtones, for example with brass
wind instruments the tone gets a sort of "glow"
making them so much more realistic. Big-band music is
bright and warm at the same time if you know what I
mean, just like in real-life. And now for a cliché:
the Duelund Silver Bypass Capacitor really does remove
a curtain from the sound, creating more depth, insight
and it generally does a very good job in cleaning things
up. It does this without getting harsh nor adding artificial
emphasis on any part of the spectrum, something that
can happen with certain types of bypass caps. They even
scared me once: my personal reference system uses a
1-inch beryllium compression driver connected to a tractrix
horn that flares out to 29 inches. This "tweeter"
has no resistors in the signal-path and is driven by
a first order network, so only one capacitor in the
direct signal-path. It works like an acoustic magnifying
glass. I was fiddeling around as usual, tuning the value
of this capacitor in steps of 0,10uF but the sound didn't
quite seem to fall into place how I wanted it to. Then
I decided to listen if the 0,01uF Duelund Silver Bypass
Capacitor could help out here. Bingo! Makiko Hirabayashi's
recording "Surely" (that I know very well)
has some small bells that are used on several of the
tracks. I thought I knew how they sounded but with the
bypass capacitor in the network the bells were so realistic,
it scared me :-)
add about 2 points to whatever capacitor you are bypassing