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well figure:

$6 plus shipping for op-amp (each) digikey (24 for surround sound)
$10 plus shipping for blackgate
$4 plus shipping for nichicons (16 for surround sound)
$20 plus shipping for ERS paper


so you're looking at under $50, so overall not bad (but for stereo mods)

but should you try it no... the op amp is SMD you shouldn't even try this if you don't have a lot of experience. Plus even the caps are a PITA bc the card acts like a heatsink. the decoupling caps aren't too bad, but the power cap will cause grief. the op-amp is smaller then the finger nail on your little finger and has 8 pins that need to be soldered to the board. Not a beginners task.
Wait..what are you using the nichicons for? I thought you had a choice of replacing the power filter capacitor with either a blackgate (best choice) or a nichicon?
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Also: Tell me more about this idea for a better looking ERS paper.

I plan on doing this mod soon
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And there's a total of FOUR opamps I must have..correct?
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post #44 of 979
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And there's a total of FOUR opamps I must have..correct?
4 for surround, and one more for the input if you do recording. As far as I can tell.
    
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post #45 of 979
nice mod , hey soloz , do you think i could send you my card and have this done to my card? Of course ill pay , but will it really make that much of a sounding difference?
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nice mod , hey soloz , do you think i could send you my card and have this done to my card? Of course ill pay , but will it really make that much of a sounding difference?
I've asked soloz before he said he can do it. Tell ya the truth i would be way to scared to do this I spend like $150 of my own money which took me like a year to save up so i'm not looking into the idea of shorting something.

But i would totaly trust Soloz he's godly at this stuff. I bet right now he's on his kness praying to the Grado gods
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post #47 of 979
If I pull this off fine, I may be able to hook you guys up as well.
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D3DAIM
the Nichicons are for the decoupling caps. Blackgate for the power cap

you'll just have to wait and see what I come up with for better looking shielding.

you only need to replace the op-amp that is circled for stereo, or all 4 for surround sound.

noname
if you want me to mod your card I can mod it for you, just PM me.

metalica
Thanks for the vote of confidence! but I'm not sure there's such a thing as a Grado god... lol
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post #49 of 979
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D3DAIM
the Nichicons are for the decoupling caps. Blackgate for the power cap

you'll just have to wait and see what I come up with for better looking shielding.

you only need to replace the op-amp that is circled for stereo, or all 4 for surround sound.

noname
if you want me to mod your card I can mod it for you, just PM me.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence! but I'm not sure there's such a thing as a Grado god... lol
Replacing the decoupling caps doesn't add to sound quality, correct? It is just a more stable capacitor?
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What and how much improvement can one expect out of this mod and the stereo mod? I might do this since I have the Xtrememusic.
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