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Old 6th February 2008, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Anyone Tried Nover Audio Grade Caps?

Just a quick question really...

has anyone tried Nover Audio-Grade caps? If so, are they any good?

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Old 6th February 2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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I've tried other Nover caps but not these.

I've also had a couple of items of this seller and he is reliable and quick.



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Old 6th February 2008, 11:37 PM   #3
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Default audio grade caps

i have not tried using that brand, however it does makes a lot of difference in audio quality compared to regular caps. it has a richer bass and clearer high end. i use FG Series from Nichicon or Starget ARD (ROD) from Elna

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Old 7th February 2008, 07:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for your opinions guys. I am dubious about the quality of the Nover caps, 5 for 10,000uF 63v is cheap especially for Audio Grade.

I tend to use Black Gates for smaller values but they're too much 's for large values.

I may try those Nichicon's as they're supposed to be very good, similar character of sound to Elna Silmic's I've been told.

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Old 7th February 2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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Hi

I have used Nover caps with excellant results.

However the ones I have used are 105 degree ones in pre amps.

The ones you are looking at are 85 degree caps. Also the physical size will limit the current/energy carring ability of the caps- I guess to about 2 amps per cap. Will that be enough for you? On a pre amp it should be ok but on a power amp you will find it wofully lacking.

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Old 7th February 2008, 03:55 PM   #6
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I was thinking of using them in my Quad 405. I definitely won't bother now. Thanks for the info.

I am thinking of BHC Aerovox, but they're a bit pricey - any other ideas?

I currently use 6800uF 100v BHC Aerovox (ALS20A's), but they're MASSIVE. With two in, I can't get the lid on!

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Old 7th February 2008, 04:06 PM   #7
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Hi

ALS20A are my favourite caps. I thnk they sound the best of any ever made. If you have any spare ones let me know!!!!

But you are correct they are not small. As ALS20A are no longer available I use Kendeill caps now which are the best I can curently find.

What voltage do you need in the caps. If you can manage with 40v I can let you have a couple of LCR 40v 10,000uf which are good caps that are also no longer made..

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Hey Thomo,
The link at the bottom of your posts just returns a simple message that the site is closed.
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Old 7th February 2008, 05:16 PM   #9
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ALS20A are my favourite caps. I thnk they sound the best of any ever made. If you have any spare ones let me know!!!!

I can let you have a couple of LCR 40v 10,000uf which are good caps that are also no longer made..

Don
Hi Don. Thanks for the kind offer but I need a minimum 63v. The supply rails are +-48v, which is a pain as I have about 30 10,000uF 40v bc components caps.

I agree that the ALS20A are very, very good. I have them bypassed with 0.47uF Black Gate PK's and this really helped the treble information.


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Hey Thomo,
The link at the bottom of your posts just returns a simple message that the site is closed.
Hi Kevin. I had to take the site off-line due to my isp moaning about selling goods and not being a registered business. I complied as it's just my free webspace and I don't have many caps left apart from the bc comps I mentioned above.

That 300B SE amp looks fantastic. I am looking to build a similar couple eventually when funds allow, after hearing a friends Audion Silver Night SE's.

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Old 9th October 2008, 12:16 AM   #10
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some other comments about Nover Caps? im looking for some alternative to BlackGates Caps.

And Nover looks cheap for Audio Grade Caps
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