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Old 29th December 2009, 08:48 AM   #101
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In a line level application (the 250V version) I find them smooth, uncolored and fluid, plus very clear. I must be lucky
Given Solen is remarkably consistent for the really good bang-for-the-buck they are, I would say we're just two of many that prove the topic is subjective and there really is no such thing as "best" cap

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Old 29th December 2009, 09:44 AM   #102
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I think that "best cap" is somewhat more complicated.
Caps can be very good for some purposes and not so good for others.

I.e. ceramics are the ones for HF decoupling in digital circuits.
For analog PSU decoupling I find the Polyphenylene sulfid caps superior to anything else.
For filtering Polypropylene runs the show.
For x-overs PP also seems to be the preferred one.

When it comes to different makes, one should consider that most materials i.e. PP probably comes from the same manufacturer. PPS deffinately does, and often the higly specialised machinery for manufacturing caps also often is the same.
Så often we are talking about sonic footprints due to very small differences in construction and design, or maybe even due to precission of the value, rather than anything else.
This is especially important to keep in mind when talking about X-overs.
For decoupling it hardly matters at all.
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Old 29th December 2009, 03:36 PM   #103
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Old 29th December 2009, 04:41 PM   #104
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Buddy sent back a pair of my older designs with silverfute driver(ok sonics), swapped in Scanspeak 7 in Revelators, big improvment. Week later he ask to upgrade tweeter ,they sound grainy and spitty he says ,so first I replace the $7 solen caps with another brand at $16 and holy #%@^ the $25 dollar Chinese Tweeter balances out great with the $200 plus Scanspeak! Lesson learn.

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Does anyone know what Caps Allen Wright build in his amplifiers, for example the white (ebony) boxed ones.
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Old 31st December 2009, 08:09 AM   #106
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I stand by the excellent-sounding Solen's (in the 250V rating).
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Added in a pair of 1uf Aura Teflons into my b1 this week. I've had up and down luck with caps, Mundorf Silver/gold Oil in my speakers were an utter waste of time. But these Teflons are the best £100 i've spent on hifi, I was expecting them to be disappointing, due to the hype that surrounds T-caps, but I'm very happy with them.
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100 pounds, LOL. I'd spend them incomparably better.
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A mixed bag, with the best and the worst side by side:

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I genuinely believe they have been worth the price in this application.
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