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Old 18th October 2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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Default Capacitor substitute for Nichicon Gold Tune 4700uF 100V cap

I am unable to find any source for the Nichicon Gold Tune 4700uF 100V cap. None seem to be available at any of the DIY store. I plan to update my McCormack DNA-2 amplifier with these. It is probably a size that is not commonly used.

Would a larger size standard capacitor be a suitable substitute for a smaller size Gold Tune cap? I am looking at the Panasonic TS-UP 6800uF 100V cap as the substitute. What properties does the Gold Tune capacitor have that a larger standard cap cannot match? If it is the ESR and ripple current capacity I would think a larger cap would do an equivalent job.
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Old 18th October 2007, 05:17 AM   #2
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Percy Audio has 4700uf 80v in stock, don't know if that would be enough as can't find a schematic or specs for the rails.
Otherwise the Panasonics seem to have a good reputation, particularly the TS-HA (although digikey only has these up to 80v in 4700uf).

Otherwise try to give McCormack a call, I'm sure they'd help.
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Old 18th October 2007, 06:55 AM   #3
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Gold Tune are among the nicer sounding caps i've tried. Substituting TS-HA is an audible, if not dramatic step down. YYMV.
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Old 18th October 2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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Have a look at Minisemi.
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Old 18th October 2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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