Originally Posted by lovinthehd
You do have some odd beliefs. Go ahead and start soldering....whatever floats your boat.
Well, i DO deal with repairing electronics, so..
I understand your skepticism though, and how you might think that what i've said falls into the category of "audiophoolery". But if you would understand exactly what a capacitor's purpose is, how it works, howthey behave in time, and how they respond to frequency; then it will make more sense.
--In an audio setup, a capacitor can (very basically speaking) have 2 purposes: To filter audio signal. And/or, to feed power to the components that produce it.
So even without too much knowledge, you should realize what a big part they play in basically anything.
Also, i conclude you don't know very much about digital transmition
either. I would advise you to not take it for granted as infallible. Taking into consideration how even a simple wire has capacitance, there are no perfect 1s & 0s in this world. And in many cases it's very easy with shoddy voltages or connections, to constantly miss a few bits of an audio stream, and the stream to go on, and you wouldn't even know. Don't kid yourself by thinking that there is a thorough error correction there, like you have inside a computer. And btw, sometimes even computers screw up, fyi
And as i remember, i stated that "i'm thinking that instead of
taking a soldering iron to it, and shoving 50 to 100$ in Elna Capacitors and other parts (+ a lot of time and energy) to try and make it better; I might be better off getting something that is newer and already better from the get go."
And again, this isn't because it wouldn't bring an improvement; but because a newer and/or better designed AMP (with better audio transistors) will make more of difference than my pioneer will ever be capable of achieving, even with the top speck passive components i could have put in it.