Ron Gurney

BAT VK150SE with V-Cap CuTF Copper Foil and Fluoropolymer Film Capacitors
BAT VK150SE Monobloc with CuTF V-Caps
Modified by Ron Gurney

Ron Gurney installed eight CuTF series V-Caps into his own BAT VK150SE monobloc amps. Shortly after installation, Ron made these comments via e-mail (published with Ron's permission):

"Huge changes from the first listen. Upon initial power-up, the sound was muddy, distant, with a boomy bass. I thought I had done something wrong - cold solder connections; not all 4 tubes were working properly in each BAT 150SE, etc... I had expected the instant improvement that I heard with the TFTF caps. After only a few more hours, the sound changed dramatically. The soundstage became huge, a multitude of details emerged that I hadn't heard before, and the sound was crystal clear.

I am up to about 25 hours so far. I know that is very early in the break-in process but so far, I think I can already hear what you said about the "soul" of music. Already better than the TFTF's. Wow, can't wait for the full break-in. Correct me if I am wrong. Am I hearing in the CuTF caps, a similar sound as one would find in the wiring of copper interconnects, cartridges, etc. as compared to silver? More soul, more analog, more tube-like, more warmth, less digital, less coldness, less ARC whiteness? I made no other changes to my BAT mono amps, only switched the coupling caps from TFTFs to CuTFs. Definitely worth the price difference over the TFTF's, which are great themselves."

Ron Gurney
McLean, Virginia

 

BAT VK150SE V-Cap CuTF Copper Foil and Fluoropolymer Capacitors
BAT VK150SE Monobloc with CuTF V-Caps
Modified by Ron Gurney

 

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