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Old 17th September 2009, 02:12 AM   #31
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Hi Nelson,

Back to your remark " There's hemp in them, too" Yes hemp does make the sound
better... I just wonder if anyone has a large Zen Light using the light to grow herb...
The higher the bias the more light the better the herb so the better the music sounds!
Just kidding !
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Old 17th September 2009, 08:00 AM   #32
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Old 17th September 2009, 08:06 AM   #33
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I like Nichicon Muse.

Used them in "MooseFET" and no one in Victoria complained

Gonna try some of these Elna's next Digikey order though.

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Old 18th September 2009, 06:19 AM   #34
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I have used Black Gate N caps in signal path applications and really liked them. Nelson Pass told me about the Elna Silmic II's at last year's Burning Amp Festival, and so I placed my order with Digikey and replaced the Black Gates to try them out. I have to say that the Elna's are very sweet in the highs and have some authoritative bass, but not too accented or boomy. Like the Black Gates, they do an excellent job in conveying detail like timbre and PRaT. I think the Japanese (Elna, Nichicon, Panasonic, Rubycon, etc.) have done a fine job in elevating the performance of electrolytic caps as miniaturization is often a premium.

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Old 18th September 2009, 10:37 AM   #35
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I've tried Blackgates and just don't like them... sound flat and lifeless to me :shrug:

Goes to show how much of a subjective subject we have here

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Old 19th September 2009, 02:50 PM   #36
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I agree with Kurt on the FM series. I like them. Use them all the time in noisy Class-D designs. They seems to do a fine job there. And also agree that they seem the most neutral of the caps I've tried.
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Old 19th September 2009, 03:23 PM   #37
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In power supplies Panasonic FC/FM, Elna RJH, Nichicon YXF and Rubycon ZLH are all pretty good. If you're on a budget then BC components caps are very good value for money. Even the standard series are quite good.

For signal coupling I still prefer BG N series.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 11:12 PM   #38
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The Elnas, Muses, and BGs all have solid copper, or at least non-magnetic, leads. The lesser Nichicons, Panny FM and FCs, Rubycon ZL, etc. all have steel leads.
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Old 24th September 2009, 02:28 PM   #39
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No one has mentioned the Jensen electrolytic line designed for audio use. I replaced and aging Sprague Atom axial with Jensen and was quite pleased with the results.

I don't understand their four pole thing on part of their line. Can someone explain that one? I read the white paper and was still lost.

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Old 24th September 2009, 03:27 PM   #40
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Has anyone got strong ideas on large electrolytics suitable for PS duty? I am thinking in the 15000uf 25000uF range at, say 35V. From the stuff available here in the UK I was thinking between Murndorf and Rifa: any comment?

Many thanks and good luck.
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