Better replacement for Wima MKS output caps? - Page 3 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Design & Build > Parts

Parts Where to get, and how to make the best bits. PCB's, caps, transformers, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th March 2013, 01:53 PM   #21
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: toronto
Do not use silver mica, it's good for rf but not for audio, Use teflon, polystyrene, or polypropylene film and foil preferred over metalized types
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2013, 01:59 PM   #22
AmCan is offline AmCan  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by ticknpop View Post
Do not use silver mica, it's good for rf but not for audio, Use teflon, polystyrene, or polypropylene film and foil preferred over metalized types
I think its going to be easiest to go with the Vishay MMKP 383 series because of availability of values, size, and shipping.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2013, 11:02 AM   #23
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Aveyron
The OP was asking about 0.1uF/250V - K73-16 of this value is 22 x 9mm which is way smaller than a lot of inferior sounding caps. If there's not enough room topside of a PCB fit them underneath and use longer stand-offs, that's what I intend to do with a DAC build.

Comments about the Russian k73-16 caps are theoretical, if those who spout this theory were actually to try them, they would have to eat their words.

So many theorists harp on about the Walt Jung article from 1980 where he really slags off mylar caps. First point is that this is a very xenophobic article only quoting from American sources. Did he bother to try testing any UK/German/Japanese or Russian caps - no, thought not.

When Russian mil.spec caps first appeared for sale nobody mentioned or tried the PETP caps, they trusted the theoretical crap. Like others I bought into the b/s about PIOs and their variants. I did'nt try any of the Russian teflons because they did'nt appear in the values I wanted and I have only lately bought some Russian polystyrenes. These are OK but don't hold a candle to the PETP caps - so much for theory.

It was only trawling this forum that I came upon the thread started by a UK medic. Medics are by nature realists and not prone to spouting untried theories so I gave these PETP caps a shot and find that the OP did'nt b/s at all.

AmCan I too wish I could find a K73-16 0.0022uF cap to use as a load cap in my phono stage it would replace the Wima. I'm about to order some FKP2 caps for the DAC I'm about to build - let's hope they sound as good as some say.
__________________
Black Stuart
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st April 2013, 06:39 AM   #24
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dona paula, Goa
Stay away from silver mica for audio. You will have metallic surprises in their sound.

Gajanan Phadte
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd April 2013, 11:43 AM   #25
oshifis is offline oshifis  Hungary
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
I have very good experience with Russian SGM-3 ceramic cased silver mica capacitors in phono RIAA equalization network.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2013, 07:38 AM   #26
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dona paula, Goa
I also liked the different sound they gave but later found that it is a characteristic behaviour of these caps and the sound was not transparent.

Gajanan Phadte
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wima FKP / MKS vs. Evox Rifa PFR / MMK jonclancy Parts 11 11th August 2013 07:09 AM
Wima MKP vs MKS supernet Parts 80 5th April 2010 09:01 PM
WIMA MKS or Ampohm for output coupling? nad Parts 6 20th March 2010 10:39 PM
Sale: Wima Mks 4 - Mkp 10 max29 Swap Meet 1 11th August 2007 10:56 AM
FS BB OPA660AP, WIMA caps, ROE Caps and other Andypairo Swap Meet 10 13th August 2005 02:46 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:23 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2