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And for anybody who is opposed to the paper shielding and has a bit of extra cash, www.x-sound.com has a EMI shield for sound cards. Stumbled upon it today. (You'll need a translator)

Also, what was in the original picture? I know of several other places with pics of this same mod, so you could probably find something simmilar somewhere else. Check out this page.
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remove capacitors no longer needed due to the better opamp
The original picture had 4 Caps circled to take out and short. I'm not seeing that anywhere else. Not sure how much of a difference removing those 4 would make so I'm not too worried about it
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post #293 of 979
you can short them w/o removing them at all.
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The original picture had 4 Caps circled to take out and short. I'm not seeing that anywhere else. Not sure how much of a difference removing those 4 would make so I'm not too worried about it
The four caps make a square, they are right by the opamps. They stick out from the rest.

Just flip the card over and place solder between each of the two points to short them out.

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post #295 of 979
Great, thanks guys
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post #296 of 979
Hey Chipp... is that page in Chinese or something? I got a page full of question marks...
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Hey Chipp... is that page in Chinese or something? I got a page full of question marks...
Yeah, he said he needed a translation.

However, I do believe you can find an English location to find information on EMI shielding..
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Does shorting the old caps make any different in performance significantly?
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Does shorting the old caps make any different in performance significantly?
Performance? Eh?

Well, so far all I've done was short them and it sounds better. Not much more than 5% better I'd say, but an improvement.
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So I got in 2 opamps today. It sounds great already!

Waiting for 2 more, blackgate, and ers paper.


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