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Old 7th June 2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Talking Capacitors What Are The Best

CAPACITORS WHAT ARE THE BEST ?
HERE`S A LIST OF MAKES OF CAPACITORS THAT I`VE GOT .
CAN YOU PLEASE RATE THEN IN 1-100%
I`VE PUT SOME VALUES IN THE ONES THAT LISTEN TO IN MY SYSTEM

IF I`VE MISSED SOME OUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST . OR EVEN ADD SUB-CATERGORYS (EG. BLACK GATE STD - BLACK GATE NX)


AVX =
BC Components =
BHC AEROVOX =
Black Gate = 99
dubilier =
ELNA = 80
EPCOS =
Forever =
FRANKO =
GenElect =
Hua Lien =
JAMICON = 65
JAPAN = 20
JENSEN =
LCR =
Marcon =
MULTICOMP =
nichion = 50
NIPPON CHEMI CON = 50
Nitai =
PANASONIC = 82
PHILIPS =
RDE =
Rubycon = 70
SAMHWA =
SANYO = 45
SME = 50
TEAPO = 60
Telecon =
Tlec = 70
TOWA =
TruCap =
TSM =
VISHAY =
WIMA =
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Old 7th June 2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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Scooby,
There is not such a thing as best capacitor.
Every brand makes a lot of different caps designed for different application.
You could for example state that type X from brand Y will be a good fit in application Z.
You could put a top notch capacitor rated at 85°C near a heat sink of a class A amp and find out that the poor fellow only lasts a few years. It doesn't make it a bad capacitor, it just wasn't designed for that amount of heat.

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Old 7th June 2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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Hi Netlist

The ones with % rating i have tested in my phono preamp where there no heat at all.
The preamp came with JAMICON caps inside of it this is the results that i have found .

I just wanted to see if anybody else has done the same sort of testing . Or what they think of certain caps good or bad.
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Old 11th June 2005, 04:20 PM   #4
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Come on everbody you must like to use some type of cap rather than other ones.

Or is Black Gate caps the best their is ?????????
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Wherever I need a small electrolytic, I use Sanyo MV-WX. A good cap at a good price
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Old 11th June 2005, 05:32 PM   #6
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Hello

new CAPACITORS from Mundorf

it´s a German manufactory

Mundorf



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Old 11th June 2005, 05:47 PM   #7
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As previous stated - it really depends on the application and design.
But here is what I like so far (beside the ones already mentioned)

CDE (380LX) in power supply - Nice, fast, firm and open sound.
The Russian Teflon caps (K72) 0,1uF as decoupling - Really great cap if used in the right place, One of the best caps and the price is the best part.
Clarity Caps (SA range, if space allows) - as crossover components and as output caps - Crystal clear sound with no tendency to sounding cold and hard..
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I agree with Aarsoe on the russian teflon cap part.

When it comes to PSU caps for SS amps you will find it hard to find a cap that beats the Rifa PEH169's for performance, ruggedness and lifespan.

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All these caps (Mundorf , russian teflon , Rifa) you mention are well beyond my price range . And i thought Black Gate caps where very pricey.
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Why do you say that? The K72 caps can be found on ebay for less than a dollar a piece (If you pick the right seller). Claritycap are expensive, but still much lower than Mundorff (check diycable.com).
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