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Nichicon VZ Series, what do you think?
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Old 15th August 2010, 05:48 PM   #1
rg12 is offline rg12
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Default Nichicon VZ Series, what do you think?

I couldn't find the ESR for this series, they say it has high ripple.

I chose this series because its the only one that covers my whole amp
without taking caps from a different series or brand.

It's for my amp (all caps except signal path and ceramics).

I wanted the Elna Silmic II series but it doesn't have a 330uf 63v
and 0.22uf 10v caps and i don't want to have my whole amp with
one series except for two caps from another brand.

What do you recommend? does it really matter if it's not in the signal path?
Does the Nichicon VZ series has low ESR?
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Old 17th August 2010, 11:48 PM   #2
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Hi RG12

there is a bad story here before about nichicon caps view years ago
they didnt work better

but it is just an info from some diy, maybe there an increase now
to know the truth you can try to desolder the old caps & solder them

as my exp in "muse" KG, KZ, FG, FW, FX, ES they got a little bit noise,
dry & colouration.

All the thing back to your taste, all decision is yours now

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Old 21st August 2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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I prefer Panasonic FC, FM, ED and TS-ED Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. They have low ESR and have worked everywhere I have used them as power supply filter caps or as cathode bypass caps. I haven't tried them in signal path applications. You can find a wide range of them at Digi-Key.
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Old 21st August 2010, 09:13 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, i ordered panasonic fc, elna cerafine and elna silmic ii for electrolyts and it is all planned out carefully.

Also for the signal path i ordered mundorf mkp series caps (metalized polypropylene).

I will let you all know once i get the stuff and finish the whole modding process and will upload detailed process pics and results.
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Old 8th September 2010, 02:20 AM   #5
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Nichicon VZ Series, what do you think?
panasonics have steel leads - not so good
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