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Sigurd Ruschkow 11th November 2004 12:25 PM

Any "audio quality" SMS resistors out there?
 
Hi,

I will maybe use SMD resistors for my new preamp. Not that I am saying that they sound better than audio-quality hole mounted resistors, but it is very intreresting to try out new components and I like the way one can make a very small PCB with SMD components.

On this image it looks like Mark Levinson are SMD resistors in their megaexpensive preamp's attenuator board. See http://www.marklevinson.com/image_library/32AB_lo.jpg


Does anyone know of any brand (and model name) that manufactures audio quality SMD resistors?



Regards,
Sigurd

Sigurd Ruschkow 11th November 2004 12:34 PM

Vishay seems to have some good ones in eg VSM1506.
http://vishay.com/resistors-discrete...nt/metal-foil/



Sigurd

Sch3mat1c 11th November 2004 09:38 PM

Re: Any "audio quality" SMS resistors out there?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Sigurd Ruschkow
audio-quality
Errggh...

Quote:


audio quality

Please have mercy, I just ate pizza...

markp 11th November 2004 10:55 PM

Try Caddock, I think they do.

BrianL 12th November 2004 02:25 AM

The Levinson picture looks to be standard 1% thick film
resistors, the SMT equivalent of the old carbon film resistors.

There are also a bunch of SMT ceramic caps.

The Vishay VSMxxxx series (plural) are very hard to get and
expensive.

I'd suggest trying Vishay/Dale TNPW series, which come in
0.1% tolerance. A fair assortment can be had from Mouser
for an affordable cost. Have not used them in audio (yet...)
but are very happy with them in instrumentation applications.


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