........... Until now, only the AUDIONOTE music aristocrats can make the following sounds: the sound is super-natural, with a relaxed, full, warm and delicate tone, and the emotion is superb. The smoothness of the music reaches a seamless level, the low-frequency energy is very outstanding, rich and flexible, and the sound is elegant and noble as the world of music. This is a pure and beautiful voice. Rich and incomparable tiny details make up a picture full of fresh and fullness, which is simply bringing the user into the fairyland!
The Audio Note™ Tin/Mylar Signal Capacitors
In all our Level One amplifiers, such as the OTO Phono Push Pull, we use the green ERO MKP metalized polyester capacitors, these cheap and cheerful industrial capacitors have been chosen through extensive listening tests against practically every commonly available polypropylene, polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyester capacitor on the market. They are far from perfect, but from a sonic standpoint they are purely detractive, meaning that they lose information rather than add it (which every polypropylene, Teflon etc. capacitor I have ever heard does to excess).
We used to use the Jensen made aluminium foil signal caps in our Level 2 and Level 3 products, and although I was never 100% happy with the sound of these (when am I ever?), they were less flawed and thus far better than any of the alternatives and we still use them in many of our products across the range.
When we stopped using Tobias Jensen in Denmark to make our branded custom paper in oil capacitors about 8 years ago and started our own production of copper foil paper in oil (now mylar in oil) and silver/mylar signal capacitors, we decided against reinstating the aluminium foil type for reasons of sound and instead started exploring other materials, such as tin foil and various composite foils.
The resulting dry tin foil signal caps have now been on the market for a few years, and the move away from the copper paper in oil prompted us to introduce an oil filling in the tin foil caps as well, since this then makes the processes the same across the board for the tin and the copper foil signal caps, the oil filled tin caps do offer slightly improved sound compared to the dry versions.
The high capacitance values will be available some time in early 2008, until then no prices are available.