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Old 22nd June 2013, 05:18 AM   #451
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Been pretty impressed with these CDE 381LX s lately, But I did like those Panasonic FCs, and old Elna's
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Old 22nd June 2013, 05:26 AM   #452
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I wasn't expecting much with the CDE 381s to be honest but I swear they are pretty neutral and don't add much color, although I did find the High end to bit a bit more clear/resolute, the Panasonic FCs to me added something in mid-range frequencies that I liked a lot not sure if it was clarity, or just a character or what lol. The Elna's have the most clear nature to me though. Id have to say everything Nichion/chemi-con I always frighted lol they color/sharpen the sound so much while some may like that.
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Old 22nd June 2013, 06:49 AM   #453
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Panasonic FM capacitors have tin plate copper clad steel leads. They are definitely magnetic. the vast number of electrolytic capacitors have steel leads which are copper clad then tin plated.

All of those sound very poor, in my experience. I'll use them in non-audio electronics only.
Agree speciel the FM is poor. Best Data do not mean best sound.
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Old 22nd June 2013, 07:43 AM   #454
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I never tried any other Panasonic, other than those FCs so not sure about the others. I honestly don't care as long as its decently reliable/performs and last a decent while. I like the ones that are fairly neutral and don't impart too much coloration now some people will argue about that forever but to my ears there is a difference no matter what damn circuit it is xD
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Old 22nd June 2013, 07:47 AM   #455
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Well and I just steer away from Nichion/chemi-con because of a few them blowing up totally randomly lol same with Illinois xD, I don't know bad luck maybe xD
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Old 23rd June 2013, 08:29 AM   #456
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Panasonic FM capacitors have tin plate copper clad steel leads. They are definitely magnetic. the vast number of electrolytic capacitors have steel leads which are copper clad then tin plated.

All of those sound very poor, in my experience.
I'll use them in non-audio electronics only.
The question is by which applications. In the signal pad (G-NFB-pad), in power supplies/voltage regulators, in polarized or non polarized applications.
Also interesting to know would be the exactly reason for the observed very poor sonic quality by this cap versions. Maybe bypass foil caps are necessary.
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Old 23rd June 2013, 08:41 AM   #457
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Well even if some don't like the sound the Panasonic's are at least tough as hell no matter where you stick them xD. People just like to bash Panasonic stuff because they don't want to admit how bad-*** they are xD, I'm surprised the Nichicon/Rubycon cult/ravers didn't come out of the wood work and bash me on my previous posting xD. They know better because I mentioned Elna haha
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Old 23rd June 2013, 08:44 AM   #458
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If you don't like the Silmics or just about any of them I will slap you xD
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Old 23rd June 2013, 10:00 AM   #459
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FM's are magnetic. Just tried them myself.
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Old 30th June 2013, 08:27 PM   #460
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FM's are magnetic. Just tried them myself.
What would be the implications? silver-copper-steel coax cable such as Rg178 doesn't seem to be bothered up to several GHz.
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