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Old 1st December 2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Takman: a new audio resistor

Hello,

Has anyone some experience with these new resistors from Takman ?
They're specially developed for audio and come in two flavors: REX carbon and REY metal film.
http://www.hificollective.co.uk/pdf/takamn_pdf.pdf

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I refuse to use pink resistors in my circuits.

They must be red, as red sounds soooo much warmer, especially the airyness of the highs is just plain better with red resistors.


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I bought some for my Baby Huey that I'll build. But here is the sad part. I won't be building a second one with different resistors so that I can compare and give you my opinion.
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I tried the Takman REX Carbon resistors in my CD player output stage. I've been using PRP metal films and these Takman Carbon resistors actually sound similar to the PRP metal films. They don't have the same "softening" effect that Riken Ohm Carbon resistors can create. They provide a little bit more midrange warmth than the PRPs which I find to be superb resistors in signal path applications.
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I tried the Takman REX Carbon resistors in my CD player output stage. I've been using PRP metal films and these Takman Carbon resistors actually sound similar to the PRP metal films. They don't have the same "softening" effect that Riken Ohm Carbon resistors can create. They provide a little bit more midrange warmth than the PRPs which I find to be superb resistors in signal path applications.
I read that you can buy directional resistors from them at extra charge. Did you use those?

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directional resistors?? Now that is a new one. I always wonder what happens to the signal half of the time...
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I read that you can buy directional resistors from them at extra charge. Did you use those?

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Different resistors, just like capacitors do offer a person the ability to tailor the final sonic signature of an amp or preamp, just as different tubes do. Cathode resistors, plate resistors, are two places that the sound of the resistors can be tailored to massage the final sound of a circuit. These differences are not extreme by any means, but afford a means to finalize an already good sounding design.
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