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Old 17th August 2017, 10:54 PM   #11
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MKC polycarbonate film is no longer being manufactured according to what I've read. You can still buy NOS parts, or even new parts, but cost is rising as stock is being depleted. I still have my own stash of ERO MKC caps since I like them so much.

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Old 30th August 2017, 09:55 AM   #12
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How do you find they sound compared to your average polypropylene cap?
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Not much different honestly. They tend to be smaller in stature, they have a higher thermal stability, and sound just fine. I believe the UltraCap from ApexJr is an MKC as well for cheap if he still has them. MKC is a stiffer/harder plastic than MKP.

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Well, some 2.2uF ERO MKC1862 just dropped through the letterbox, so I guess I'll find out for myself.

I had read that they don't suffer from brightness like you can get with polypropylene and polyester. In the output of my DAC, all the polyprops I've tried sound too bright, so I have Nichicon standard (The higher end Nichicon KZ sounds bright too) and It sounds very good IMO.
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Default MKC

MKC seems to be loved by some for bypassing duty:
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I tend to use them in higher frequency tweeter circuits due to the smaller values I have, but yes- you are correct, twocents. The ones I have are 2.5uF 200V, and MKC1863 P9 models.

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Well, some 2.2uF ERO MKC1862 just dropped through the letterbox, so I guess I'll find out for myself.

I had read that they don't suffer from brightness like you can get with polypropylene and polyester. In the output of my DAC, all the polyprops I've tried sound too bright, so I have Nichicon standard (The higher end Nichicon KZ sounds bright too) and It sounds very good IMO.
Oh well Back In with the Nichicon FW.
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