Some good reading on Caps!

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Some good reading on Caps!

Post by Eddie » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:31 pm

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Re: Some good reading on Caps!

Post by lawdog10231 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:12 am

Mucho thanks for making this information available. I'm 59 this month and have been a hopeless "tweaker" most of my life--starting with Hafler gear and modding them over and over (mostly with "new and improved" caps and resistors) until the boards started coming apart in many cases.

That Holy Grail of "perfect sound forever" is always just a few silver Teflon NASA surplus caps away. :-k

To have all this information organized and at one's fingertips makes it that much easier to feed my disease and frustrate my poor patient wife just that much more will equipment remains down for weeks as I continue to search for that one last missing piece to the puzzle of perfection. 8-[

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Re: Some good reading on Caps!

Post by docadillac » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:25 am

I found some good info on this site, as it discusses different types of caps and resistors and the effect they have on sound in guitar amps. It's a good read and I would think it might be applicable to our forum here. I don't know for sure as I am not very tech savvy when it comes to electronic component building and modification /repair.

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Re: Some good reading on Caps!

Post by BillD » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:05 pm

For the little audio circuits I make, I always us polypropalyne input caps for audio signals. If you're just trying to peel off "fuzz" on a signal, some small value (nanofarad) ceramics do fine. For power, it's always electrolytics (metal).
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