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Old 11th August 2002, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Anyone Tried Auricaps?

Folks,

At risk of introducing something utterly germane to audio (grin!) I thought I'd ask a couple of questions about these modern marvels everyone talks about, Auricaps.

I need some good caps for inputs and outputs. Because the circuit I have is exceptional, the caps must match.

Anyone tried these? And does anyone have any idea where to get 'em in quantity at prices which won't make a grown man blanch?

'.....where due to a tragic miscalculation of scale, the entire battlefleet was swallowed by a small dog.'

I need 1uF 200V.

Thank you in advance,

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Old 11th August 2002, 11:57 PM   #2
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There were at least 2 threads dealing with caps:
Black Gate Capacitors are JUNK
Are Hoveland caps really worth the price?

Some people mentioned Auricaps there. When you get them, let us know how they compare to Hovlands.
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Old 12th August 2002, 12:39 AM   #3
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Hi Hugh,

Don't know if these would make a "grown man blanch", but there here:

http://www.partsconnexion.com/catalog/capacitors.html

They are in the Toronto area (That's Canada, ahh),
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Old 12th August 2002, 06:14 AM   #4
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Hugh,
The best place to buy Auricaps in quantity is probably direct from the manufacturer. Their website has pricing information for various quantities; 1uf 200v is under $9USD for 1, half that for qty 50. Take a look at Audience Auricaps

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Old 12th August 2002, 06:29 AM   #5
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If you're looking for matching caps, it looks as if Auricaps are not the ones for you-- 10% tolerance. If you get a big batch you could match them yourself, of course. It's strange that they don't tell you what goes into their caps... I guess some sort polymer and foil.
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Old 12th August 2002, 10:45 AM   #6
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My thanks to all who have responded.

My first port of call for any tech information is always DIYaudio, since there are so many helpful and knowledgeable people here.

It's a little humbling, actually!

Cheers,

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Old 12th August 2002, 02:10 PM   #7
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Hugh,

alternative suggestion: the Siemens/Epcos MKV B25839, 1F/900V.
They are about US$10 each. They tore any other cap into pieces on direct coupling cap comparison.
Including Hovlands. Including fancy MIL Teflons.

Search the forum to find my raves, no need to repeat that. If you then pester me enough, i ship them to you.
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Quote:
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Siemens/Epcos MKV B25839, 1F/900V.
They are about US$10 each. They tore any other cap into pieces on direct coupling cap comparison.
Including Hovlands. Including fancy MIL Teflons.

Any chance of getting them online? I've heard your raves and I'm curious myself.
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Old 13th August 2002, 08:43 AM   #9
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Hi Bernhard,

Thank you very much - I will investigate your raves, and maybe get back to you. How large are these creatures?

I'm limited somewhat in space. Around 20mm x 16mm cylindrical would be the max.

How's your amp coming along? Any listening impressions?

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Old 13th August 2002, 11:33 AM   #10
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Hugh,

MKV 1: dia 20mm, length 75mm without leads, axial leads. Or you take 2x 5, in ||,
the you have 43mm lenght, same dia.

The MKV is definitely worth making a nu layout

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