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Old 6th December 2011, 09:45 PM   #11
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Old 8th December 2011, 12:30 AM   #12
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I don't know guys. There are so many variables to a good sounding amp. I thin your layout and grounding strategy should be first. Component wise, many will argue, but just use GOOD quality components. Don't buy $5 1/4W resistors and $10 capacitors. Think about what you are doing!!! Use some good quality Japanese capacitors like Panasonic FM/FC/FR and metal film resistors.
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Old 9th January 2014, 07:29 PM   #13
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Has anyone tried, or know of reviews of, the Obbligato ppe 630v caps? Not the gold or copper ones.

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Old 9th January 2014, 08:11 PM   #14
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Humble rates the Obbligato aluminum foil and film oil MKP 630V caps fairly high.
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From my own experience with various caps, his information has been helpful.
For myself, I look for a balance between price and performance, something rated between 6 - 10 that is not outrageously priced.
Everyone has their own price threshold though, you have to make that call.
The Jantzen Superiors also look interesting, and you can even get them from Parts Express.
I plan on using them on an upcoming amp project myself.
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Thanks for the reply. I could not tell if the Humble rating was of the copper, gold or black 630v film cap. Does anyone know what one was referenced in the rating?

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Old 13th January 2014, 12:53 AM   #16
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Yes, this is not clear, on some Chinese store I found information that copper ver. is rated on HUMBLE and gold is even better. Who knows. I've ordered gold ones (15uF/250V)and will be able to tell something more comparing to SCR and other cheaper caps.

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Old 17th January 2014, 08:29 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by FranklinLG View Post
I had a cap blow today on one of my amps.
What was your cap? Some pics?
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