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    CLS IIZ MODIFCATIONS (Complete Overhaul)

    Large improvement noticed in all areas. 20 PERCENT improvement in Holographic Soundstage. Sounds now appear detach completely from the speakers. Actually produces SOLID ghostly images which can appear in the air, in front and around you. I'm keeping these speakers till my very last days.
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    CLS IIZ MODIFCATIONS (Complete Overhaul)

    OK here we go.... MUNDORF FOIL INDUCTORS. MUNDORF SUPREME SILVER/OIL FILM CAPS (on power supply ladder). BLACK GATE CAPS (on power supply board). NICHICON MUSE CAPS (power supply pcb). MILLS WIREWOUND RESISTORS (power supply board) DIODES (power supply ladder). IEGO IEC SOCKET (Solid...
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    CLS IIZ MODIFCATIONS (Complete Overhaul)

    Just for your inspiration I'm posting my modifications that I did for my ML CLS IIz. I used the most exotic parts I could find. Seeing as I will be keeping these speakers forever, this lead me to the belief that they deserved only the best.... MAIN BOARD MAIN SPEAKER CABLES Soldered Directly...
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    Cable/gauge?

    I personally use hookup wire as a kind of GRAPHIC EQUALISER for my DIY hifi system. For example, if I were trying to tone down an EXCESSIVELY BRIGHT pair of loudspeakers, I may use 19 GAUGE (37 strand) copper for my interconnect. This type of interconnect will act as a taming influence, thus...
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    Cable/gauge?

    The number of wire strands affect the inductance, capacitance and resistance values. You can actually hear these alterations with your ears.
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    Cable/gauge?

    Generally speaking, in my experience I have noticed that the number of strands in a given wire genuinely influences the behaviour of TREBLE, MIDRANGE AND BASS. I have studied this phenomenon since 2010. The president of ANTI-CABLES (Paul Speltz) will also back up what I am saying here. I...
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    Speaker wire/interconnect?

    Generally speaking, the shorter you have your speaker and interconnect cables, the better your sound will be. Placing your Power Amps on the floor between your Speaker and Preamp is the way to go.
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    Cable/gauge?

    If you want very good results on a low budget I recommend 12 GAUGE Mil-Spec silver plated wire. This stuff is still 99.999% pure copper. The SILVER CONTENT inside it should add a touch of TREBLE LIFT. Also it's TEFLON covered which is also a bonus...
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    Cable/gauge?

    Speak to Jeff Glowacki at SONICCRAFT. He knows his stuff. Neotech UPOCC copper and silver wire is the PUREST in the world.
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    Cable/gauge?

    If what you say is true then how come when I've used CARDAS 9AWG (LOADS OF STRANDS) as speaker cable you can clearly hear an 'EXCESSIVELY ROLLED OFF TREBLE' combined with a WOOLY BASS. Then when I swapped over to CARDAS 11.5AWG you can clearly hear TIGHTER BASS combined with BETTER TREBLE EXTENSION?
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    Cable/gauge?

    No I have HIGHLY MODIFIED CLS IIz's. As I already stated, I have done LOTS and LOTS of experimentation with DIY wiring. I know that you AREN'T using the woofer (you want ideal speaker wire for the STAT PANEL only). Therefore your best bet is to use 12AWG STRANDED copper or silver wire (LESS THAN...
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    Cable/gauge?

    12 GAUGE will provide you with an ideal speaker cable too. Especially because you have disconnected your woofers
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    Cable/gauge?

    The guy at SONICRAFT (JEFF GLOWACKI) recommends 12AWG stranded copper wire for Woofers. I've tried it and it works great. Steer clear of SOLID CORE (single strand) for use on a woofer - it gives you Lean Bass i.e. you lose deep bass. I can confirm this is true because I've also tried this too.
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    Which subwoofer are you using with your CLS (or similar all ESL) panel?

    I'm using BK MONOLITH sub with my CLS IIz. This subwoofer is quite slow when stock - noticeably behind with timing compared to my ML SPEAKERS. After heavily modifying it, it now comfortably keeps up with the Logans. I tried a REL Q100E before the BK MONOLITH. The Rel is fast, keeping up with...
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    CLSii honest opinions from owners

    I've been using my hotrodded/modified CLS IIz for 15 YEARS now. I still haven't heard clearer sounding speakers than mine yet. I'm gonna keep using them till I depart from this world.
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