Supercap......

Vauxhall mkII posted:
cdboy posted:

Yes I was at 282 level. The only danger in moving to SCap, as many here will agree, is it leads to the 252 quite quickly. 

I'll say!  Less than a week for me. 

And about a year for me! But I had always planned to go from 282 to 252 when I put the SuperCapDR on my 282, and it does great things for the 282 anyway as (some)others have mentioned. So it was a no brainer for me. I do recognise however there is no consensus here. What I would say is only listen to those with direct experience and put conjecture to one side.

Oh, and one other thing……..demo, demo and demo again, in you own system at home if possible.

Lindsay, you might want to turn a blind eye to the above!

NigelB posted,
And about a year for me! But I had always planned to go from 282 to 252 when I put the SuperCapDR on my 282, and it does great things for the 282 anyway as (some)others have mentioned. So it was a no brainer for me. I do recognise however there is no consensus here. What I would say is only listen to those with direct experience and put conjecture to one side.
 

I hadn't planned a SuperCap upgrade, but having had my 250 DR'd, without auditioning before  , I found my system had lost it's mojo. It had become quite shouty and uncouth to my ears and so I was playing it less and at progressively lower volume. 

The introduction of the SuperCap was an act of desperation, but it delivered so successfully that I had to hear what its natural partner, the 252, brought to the party. Needless to say, neither black box left my system after their respective auditions, and I'm now in danger of loosing interest in all other hobbies, as I revel in the musicality that  they have introduced to my, previously, none too shaby Hifi system  

Paul.

Hi Lindsay, how are you getting on with your new love? I am interested to her you findings on how the lower frequencies have changed? The reason I asked is after all the positive comments on the SCDR on the 282 I have pulled the trigger and ordered a new SCDR un auditioned as it’s near impossible to do that where I live.

I’ve just had an, o sh#t moment, as I have just installed a SH Hiline in my system and as much as I love the detail, blackness, voicing, sparkle etc to the higher frequencies,I feel it has lost a bit of warm down low and that’s what I love with my music. I just Had a thought, what if the SC bring more of the same, but this time in buckets

Just a little freaked out right now

Cheers

Boom

To be honest haven’t listened as much as intended as I have been distracted by other family stuff.   Intend to have a couple of good sessions over the next few days.  But also waiting for my hi-cap for my Superline to come back from Salisbury having had the full DR treatment. 

More to follow. 

Regards,

Lindsay

The Strat (Fender) posted:

To be honest haven’t listened as much as intended as I have been distracted by other family stuff.   Intend to have a couple of good sessions over the next few days.  But also waiting for my hi-cap for my Superline to come back from Salisbury having had the full DR treatment. 

More to follow. 

Regards,

Lindsay

Look forward to an update when the time comes...

Guys,

Okay as I have indicated elsewhere my SC arriving coincided with other family issues which meant I have had less time than I would have wished to listen to my collection.  Nonetheless it has now been powered up for 4 weeks and had a few hours music put through it.   

First a conclusion, it is a very considerable upgrade across the piece.   The music from analogue and digital sources regardless of genre is just more organic and life like.  Textures are more refined, rhythms more natural and the music just grabs you more.   

Some specifics.  On Tennstedt’s superb performance of the Beethoven Eroica the slow sublime 2nd movement is more emotional but the intricacies of the woodwind are far more accessible.   However, the jaunty 3rd movement/Scherzo just demonstrates impeccable timing.  On Sting’s Sister Moon the exquisite tones of Branford Marsalis sax are just laid bare and the vocals just so much more emotional.  On Jeff Beck at Ronnie’s when he duets with Joss Stone on Curtis Mayfield’s Ready the syncopation and interplay of the musicians is so much more obvious.   

A game changer. 

Regards,

Lindsay

Adding a SCdr is going to be my next upgrade, so it’s good to hear your positive comments.

If it provides a substantial improvement in all areas or a game changer as you describe it, then it seems an obvious move for me when the time comes.

Any plans for a 252 at some point?

The Strat (Fender) posted:

Wenger - no 282 is my stopping point.  I plan for a 555 for the CDS3 when funds permit.  

And an excellent stopping point, Lindsay.  I thought that the 282/SCDR combo had a delightful mixture of high-end refinement and real boogie.  Ok, it's still expensive by most peoples' standards but in high-end hi-fi world I think that combo is brilliant value for money. 

MDS posted:
The Strat (Fender) posted:

Wenger - no 282 is my stopping point.  I plan for a 555 for the CDS3 when funds permit.  

And an excellent stopping point, Lindsay.  I thought that the 282/SCDR combo had a delightful mixture of high-end refinement and real boogie.  Ok, it's still expensive by most peoples' standards but in high-end hi-fi world I think that combo is brilliant value for money. 

Now I have a full 8 shelves of Naim isolation glass and cups on my HiFi Racks my 282/SuperCap DR sounds as good as the 252 without the brawn isolation shelves. Truly amazing what the 282/SCDR can do. I truly believed I would have to upgrade to get music sounding so beautiful to listen to and filling the room. Some difficult decisions ahead.

Phil

Filipe posted:
MDS posted:
The Strat (Fender) posted:

Wenger - no 282 is my stopping point.  I plan for a 555 for the CDS3 when funds permit.  

And an excellent stopping point, Lindsay.  I thought that the 282/SCDR combo had a delightful mixture of high-end refinement and real boogie.  Ok, it's still expensive by most peoples' standards but in high-end hi-fi world I think that combo is brilliant value for money. 

Now I have a full 8 shelves of Naim isolation glass and cups on my HiFi Racks my 282/SuperCap DR sounds as good as the 252 without the brawn isolation shelves. Truly amazing what the 282/SCDR can do. I truly believed I would have to upgrade to get music sounding so beautiful to listen to and filling the room. Some difficult decisions ahead.

Phil

All comments suggest the SCdr on the 282 is a great match, I’m looking forward to giving it a try  myself sometime soon.

wenger2015 posted:
Filipe posted:
MDS posted:
The Strat (Fender) posted:

Wenger - no 282 is my stopping point.  I plan for a 555 for the CDS3 when funds permit.  

And an excellent stopping point, Lindsay.  I thought that the 282/SCDR combo had a delightful mixture of high-end refinement and real boogie.  Ok, it's still expensive by most peoples' standards but in high-end hi-fi world I think that combo is brilliant value for money. 

Now I have a full 8 shelves of Naim isolation glass and cups on my HiFi Racks my 282/SuperCap DR sounds as good as the 252 without the brawn isolation shelves. Truly amazing what the 282/SCDR can do. I truly believed I would have to upgrade to get music sounding so beautiful to listen to and filling the room. Some difficult decisions ahead.

Phil

All comments suggest the SCdr on the 282 is a great match, I’m looking forward to giving it a try  myself sometime soon.

NAC282/SuperCap DR is indeed a great match and the synergy with the NAP300 DR is simply sublime 

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