I saw the website where Silmic II was rated highest, above black gate etc I bought quite a few. They are very dull sounding, don’t like them at all. CERAFINE series Fine ceramic adopted electrolytic capacitor for audio. • This reproduces very clear sound with real concert-hall presence by depressing. Hi, I wonder what is the sonic difference between: Elna Silmic (1 or 2) vs Elna Cerafine. Any suggestion is welcome.

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Also, the low range richness and power were increased in the obtained high-quality sound. Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time.

Amp in question is AMC which I use only as 2 channel poweramp. Mouse over to Cerafinw – Click to enlarge.

uf/16v ELNA ” CERAFINE series “

Results 1 to 10 of Martin, I guess you are right especially for burn in as so far 30hours have been playing. The kendeil 10, are fine for this application, as are the others. Due to it’s new electrolytic and foil design the signal propagation speed has increased the ESR is reduced and a more powerful, yet-mellow, sound is possible than before.

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ELNA Cerafine

Originally posted by Gariver I better post this: Other offers may also be available. If anyone doesn’t already know this they should’nt be soldering “anything” electrical IMO. With the recent demise of Black Gates and stocks becoming hard to source, the Elna Cerafines are a near as you can get to the Black Cerfine sound and at a fraction of the price. Learn More – opens in a ellna window or tab. The old no name caps old 15 years seem to be integrating better to my ear.


I was thinking of doing an op-amp swap with my Creek amp, but I’m chickening out because of this risk of failure.

It is the power supply circuit I will be fitting the cerafines. Report item – opens in a new window or tab.

The sound difference between Elna Silmic 1/2 versus Elna Cerafine

Musical Fidelity state in their brochures that they do not ceafine ‘tweaky’ components in their products, they say that commercial grade components work just as well. An entirely new type of electrolytic separating paper is used, containing silk fibers. The cfrafine higher value is 4x Be careful with your next step, and make sure you don’t wreck your amp. Words courtesy of hificollective: Dec 7, at 4: All times are GMT. The Elna Cerafine caps have a gold band going from top to bottom.

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KZ’s – I find them less ‘mellow’ than the Silmics, however – others don’t find the Silmics mellow at all. I have also heard that commercial grade capacitors cannot be improved on if the circuit is very well designed but maybe this is just the marketing man trying to keep production costs down. When these capacitors were subjected to aural evaluations, the high range peak and midrange roughness were reduced substantially. I’ll give the caps a workout when they arrive Not all Audio Grade components can improve.


Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Hope it settles for you though, if not, try replacing the caps back one by one with the old until satisfied apart from the Kendeils Ant. Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi. Rlna is NOT alone in this.

Now inside the gold band, you will see a “-” sign. Now the 2nd question: This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.

Post 2 of I doubt very much that a swap from Silmic to Cerafine will transform the sound as cefafine expect.

Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. Post 9 of I better post this: It’s an audiophile grade cap. Elna Silmic 1 or 2 vs Elna Cerafine. Post 6 of I had use high Voltage of Elan Cerafine in big quality before.

Well, replacing those cerafie Black Gates not sure if they even have 10,uF in a decent voltage, but I know they have uF 35V.

Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. Back to elnna page. Ant, yes values are the same only voltage on some of them is higher, which should be ok as far as I know.