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Old 4th January 2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Audio Caps from Cina

Has anyone had any experience with these cheap Audio Grade Polypropylene Caps from Hong Kong and China ?

I've just paid 12 GBP for 2 x 10uF and 2 x 1uF. Peanuts, I'll report what I find.

They're readilly available on E-Bay from reputable sellers.
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Old 4th January 2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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yep i did. it has a touch of sibilance with beyma12cx.

after i change it to claritycap, its gone.

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Old 4th January 2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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I thought for 12 it was worth a gamble.

Strangely my Aleph 4 had major SSSSSSibilance problems because it contained a tantalum cap. All gone with An Elma Silmic II.
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Old 4th January 2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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can't save money on caps

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Old 4th January 2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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I agree but 180 each for Silver/Gold/Oil in Paper caps is beyond the reach of all but the VERY RICH.
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Old 4th January 2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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I've also got a pair of Mundorf M-Cap MKP 33uF coming to compare them.

E-Bay 170749249934

I could certainly hear the sibilance with the tants in the A4. It'll be interesting to see which is best in the B1.

The Metalised Polyprops that I'm using at the moment aren't bad, there is no sibilance but the sound just lacks "excitement".
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Old 4th January 2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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I think my MHZS CD33 came with those M-caps. They weren't bad but I replaced them with K40-Y9 PIO's, way WAY better.
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Old 4th January 2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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I've just followed the link - I cant see 10uF caps in the PIO variety.
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Old 4th January 2012, 06:42 PM   #9
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Are those the Caps that have "Audiophiler MKP-Kondensotor" printed on them?
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There was a comparison of various caps on line somewhere.

The "Audiophiler" caps came very low on the list - Conclusion -- Not worth the money


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