1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
The main capacitors and pcb's are glued with strong glue, as I did not have I used this double-sided adhesive tape, which also promises a strong bond:
And this is where the surprise comes: the sound became much warmer and more pleasant, it really makes you want to make long listens. I have changed capacitors for better ones many times and I have never found this effect, so I attribute it to the tape. The tape is 1mm thick and is made of what looks like some kind of silicone, I suppose its effect has been to dampen some kind of vibrations and that is the origin of the sound improvement.
I put it here in case someone wants to repeat it, it's easy, cheap and harmless, you can easily go back if the result does not please us.
My friend is really delighted with his AP35, what is described as 'a delight'.
Quite an old model, the NVA AP35. I remember a friend of mine in Scarborough had one back in the 80's, running a pair of Linn Kans from (if I'm right) a Rega Planar TT.
Pi: Allo DigiOne Signature/Volumio/Tomanek LPSU/Jitterbug
DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette CD Transport: Cambridge CXC
Headphones: AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon Amp: Schiit Magni-3
DAC: Musical Fidelity M1DAC Digital i/c: Profigold Oxypure OCC
1- Change the 47uF capacitors for others of 100uF, or more, is it also an improvement or is it a bad idea?
2- The pcb's have jumpers that join the three stages of the amplifier, to be able to separate them and add individual supplys for each one. Could these jumpers be soldered to an electrolytic capacitor to each one, for example of 100uF or more, between the jumper and ground to add local filtrate to each stage? Good or bad idea?