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Old 17th November 2008, 05:27 AM   #1
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Default Surprising results in Wego and Film A-B in 1st order.

Anyone ever try out Wego capacitors? German made for hi-fi gear. Better question, has anyone ever heard an electrolytic sounding better then a film cap in a crossover?

I compared a few caps on these little Infinity 6422cfp speakers. These are 4x6 plates with a 4" woofer and 1" tweeter.
The test was a simple 1st order Butterworth 6db/octave. Simple high pass for the tweeter.
Though i didn't really have a real nice selection of caps to A-B the results were surprising.
caps used...

Solen MKP-FC 3.3uf / 250v

ERO MKT1813 4.7uf / 100v

ERO MKT1813 1.5uf / 100v x 2 for 3.0uf

Generic MKT cap 3.3uf / 250v

Wego Elko Glatt TFZ 3.3uf / 23vac

Im not gonna describe all of them but what i will say is the Wego TFZ beat all of them. It literally made all of them sound harsh and upfront. Where the Wego didn't seem to emphasize on the highs too much. Just kept the mix together. I know these aren't the greatest film caps to put to the test. But i would have never guessed an electrolytic would take the crown.
Has anyone had any experience with Wego's? Good, bad?
the ERO 1.5uf x 2 was runner up by the way.
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