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Old 17th November 2010, 06:47 PM   #21
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Look to Parts Connection after Google of 'reliable capacitor rte'. Only 510pf and above made by Rel. I just checked.
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Old 17th November 2010, 07:52 PM   #22
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if only they werent that stupid shape with the leads diagonally opposed in the corners instead of on the side. why they did that I dont know. I have considered using them many times, but the shape always stops me. is it as awkward as it looks John?
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Old 17th November 2010, 08:08 PM   #23
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They did it BECAUSE the RTE gives a SMALLER footprint on the board. Use RT if you want normal connections.
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Old 17th November 2010, 11:10 PM   #24
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The RTs are pretty large. Are you planning to mount them on the underside of the board? I am going to try the smaller REL RTE. I think pretty soon I will order up a new Legato board.
Hi Barrows,

RTE seems like a good idea if space is a concern. I decided to go with the RT since 1) mounting them on the underside shouldn't be a problem and 2) I may not add caps back to C1-C4 so space probably wouldn't be an issue.

I don't know why 0.001uf RT isn't shown in the official catalog, but various vendors like Percy Audio has it in their catalogs.

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Old 18th November 2010, 02:28 AM   #25
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have the RTEs on order for both sets of filter caps-I really do not want to eliminate the 15 nF filter (but am lowering value to 10 nF) as I do not like the idea of letting a bunch of HF noise through. I am suspecting the RELs will give more transparency than the Wimas... We shall see. Interesting how the LCRs look very similar to the REL RTE!
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Old 18th November 2010, 04:01 AM   #26
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I know what you mean

But since my outputs are transformer coupled, I figured that it should be okay for me to do so, as the noise that needed filtering (above 200khz according to Russ) is supposed to be stopped by the trafos anyway.
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Old 18th November 2010, 04:04 AM   #27
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Yeah, that makes sense. The bandwidth of your transformers is probably <150 kHz or so.
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Old 18th November 2010, 04:11 AM   #28
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I'm looking forward to your findings. Some fellow members reported that adding small PS caps has a noticeable improvement over the "no cap" configuration, and others say it sounds worse. Very interesting
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Old 18th November 2010, 05:21 AM   #29
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They did it BECAUSE the RTE gives a SMALLER footprint on the board. Use RT if you want normal connections.
hmm, logically that doesnt seem to make a great deal of sense, because any square is wider across the diagonal than between the edges and stuffed next to each other there would be wasted space, but perhaps there is something i'm missing. i'll order some and see.
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Old 18th November 2010, 05:56 AM   #30
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Circuit boards are 2 dimensions, not 3. Think it through. Height is not as important as surface area.
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