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Old 24th January 2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Cerafine VS Blackgates?

Hi,

Has anyone done a a/b compairison of Elna Cerafine and Black gate caps? I found a web site that says that the cerafine is 98% as good as the BG at lower costs. ANyone find this to be true?

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Old 24th January 2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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Old 24th January 2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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Which BG grade do you have in mind?

Cerafines may be similar to STD, but are completely different from type N. The choice on those caps will greatly depend on a circuit and location in a circuit, and some work better than other. On few occasions I was choosing Cerafine over BG N, but on other occasions only BG N seemed to work well.
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I think BG sound fast clean and analytical but the Cerafines have a nice warm tone, I like a mix of both or Cerafine with Oscons. Not exclusively one type....

Perhaps Cerafines suit budget gear better then BG.
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I think BG sound fast clean and analytical but the Cerafines have a nice warm tone,
I find exact opposite comparing BG N and Cerafines.

BG STD could be analytical in comparison.

Anyway, BG caps are not all the same, each grade sounds different.
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Old 24th January 2006, 11:10 PM   #6
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Default preferences on usage???

Hi,

How about we get opinions for different usages for BG, N or CF.

PS output filtes?
PS power tanks?

Output signal coupling?
Opamp power rail bypassing?

Any other usages and prefered types?


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