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Old 11th November 2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Any "audio quality" SMS resistors out there?


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 Click the image to open in full size.

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

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Old 11th November 2004, 12:34 PM   #2
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Vishay seems to have some good ones in eg VSM1506.

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

Originally posted by Sigurd Ruschkow


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Old 11th November 2004, 10:55 PM   #4
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Try Caddock, I think they do.
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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

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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