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Old 28th December 2009, 10:05 PM   #91
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Maybe there exist even better sounding capacitors...but when the Solen's are so cheap and so good, it makes no sense, for me. Really, I can't find significant flaws in their sound quality...
Seriously: pheraps Solen is cheap but not very trasparency. Only its medium is very good, but it lack in high and in bass response.
You can try Cardas: it is also cheap for its quality. hear it and then let me know

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Old 29th December 2009, 02:32 AM   #92
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Ha ha hahahhaha. It's ridiculous to make such a big deal of capacitors.
There's been Sin Bin filling jihad's here over lesser components


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Solens are very transparent... and I know what I'm talking about.

Maybe hardcores are looking for something particularly seductive.... I look for transparency, and I love Solen's.
Solens, IMO, are stupendous in crossovers and OK for high-level coupling, but as the signal level gets smaller, they get really boring and flat.

Maybe that's just how my brain interprets transparent?

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Old 29th December 2009, 02:41 AM   #93
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It appears a lot of us can interpret them differently, in crossovers I found them harsh, grainy, and added coloration.
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Old 29th December 2009, 04:16 AM   #94
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A few years back I developed a new breed of capacitor for my own use. It was a porous teflon design injected with Fluorinert. Beat the pants off normal teflons, IME.
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Old 29th December 2009, 04:27 AM   #95
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I like Rel RT polystyrene caps.
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Old 29th December 2009, 04:49 AM   #96
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I like Rel RT polystyrene caps.
Hi John

Why it is not polypropylene caps? Please share your experience of using film caps.
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Old 29th December 2009, 05:59 AM   #97
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Solens are very transparent... and I know what I'm talking about.


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It appears a lot of us can interpret them differently, in crossovers I found them harsh, grainy, and added coloration.
In a line level application (the 250V version) I find them smooth, uncolored and fluid, plus very clear. I must be lucky
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Maybe I don't. But... I think I do.
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Old 29th December 2009, 08:33 AM   #100
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Anyway I can't but look at things in a quality/cost perspective... and really I couldn't have spent the little money the Solen's cost any better. I would never spend on expensive caps anyway, when Wima or Solen MKP are that good. I also don't look for anything overly seductive.
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