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Old 12th February 2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hi there

I have purchased several Chipamp PCBs and plan to experiment with a different selection of components to the ones Brian supplies with his kits.

I really like sound of my current Chipamp dual mono but I find some of the higher frequency range can occasionally sound harsh.

Can anyone suggest a nice selection capacitors-boutique resistors they have found work well together?

The amps will be powered by either Pedjaís discrete power supply or an LM338 regulated supply.

Thanks for your help

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I've got the best ones available anywhere and at a very reasonable price (now that I've had a conscience bypass)!

Try carbon film or carbon composition resistors, and make sure that your heat-sinks are not too flimsy.
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I haven't tried different capacitors but I really like the sound of my chipamp.com monoblocks and so don't feel the urge to experiment.

I used Panasonic TS caps in the PSU, Panasonic FC's for all other electrolytics and Vishay-Roederstein MKP1837's for all the 0.1uF caps. Some people rave about the MKP1837's...

I've also read (can't recall where) that caps in a chip amp have a larger infuence on the sonic end result than resistors.

How about using carbon film instead of metal film resistors? Some think carbon = less harshness.
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I haven't tried different capacitors but I really like the sound of my chipamp.com monoblocks and so don't feel the urge to experiment.

I used Panasonic TS caps in the PSU, Panasonic FC's for all other electrolytics and Vishay-Roederstein MKP1837's for all the 0.1uF caps. Some people rave about the MKP1837's...

I've also read (can't recall where) that caps in a chip amp have a larger infuence on the sonic end result than resistors.

How about using carbon film instead of metal film resistors? Some think carbon = less harshness.
Thanks Beftus
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Hi there

I have purchased several Chipamp PCBs

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Old 12th February 2009, 07:37 PM   #9
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Ooh do tell all!

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