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Old 1st December 2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Why remove capacitor 'wrapping' ?

I'm still new at this so y'all will have to forgive me. I know that there is no such thing as a dumb question, just consider me an inquistive idiot.

I've seen a number of chipamps that have the large-value caps w/o their clothing. Is there a reason to remove the wrapping aside from asthetic ones?
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Old 1st December 2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Technically, there shoud be no difference.

But as always with things like these, those who remove the wrapping do so because they feel it improves the sound in some subtle way. And to a degree, that's probably true. In their ears, it does sound better.

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Old 1st December 2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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The plastic jacket is insulation so don't remove it unless you know what you are doing!
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Old 1st December 2006, 02:03 PM   #4
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The jacket also shows the polarity so make alternative arrangements when removing.
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Old 1st December 2006, 02:41 PM   #5
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It also allows cheaper caps to be substituted for more expensive ones.
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You cynic Al!

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Old 1st December 2006, 02:58 PM   #7
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Default capacitor wrapping

Voodoo and black magic
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Old 1st December 2006, 03:17 PM   #8
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Default Re: Why remove capacitor 'wrapping' ?

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Is there a reason to remove the wrapping aside from asthetic ones?
It is a sort of magic, like prayer, that is supposed to improve the performance of the amplifier. Children and many adults who are unable to discriminate between an advertisement and factual information often believe this sort of nonsense, hence we have the "tweak" segment of the high-end audio industry that preys on their weakness.

The fact that you are asking about it indicates that you have the potential to rise above the stupidity of magic audio. It is obvious that you don't blindly believe every bit of nonsense you read on the internet. I applaud your inquisitiveness and hope you will continue on your quest for truth.

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If you install Black Gates in some sort of supporting blocks, see pic here: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/attac...amp=1143477205 and use standard size Forestner bit to make the holes, you need to remove capacitor's 'wrapping', otherwise the cap won't fit (sizes 7/8 and 5/8 dia).
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also makes it a little harder to reverse engineer simply by looking at it...
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