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Old 25th October 2005, 05:14 PM   #31
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Sorry Jonathan, I had either missed that thread or forgotten about it. Of course, if I get an idea or make an "invention", I never assume I am the first or the only one to do so, just because I cannot remember ever reading about it before. This issue is however, obviously not a commonly observerd phenomen on this forum, so it seemed interesting to bring it up. The reasons why it is not more widespread knowledge could be many, perhaps many of the professionals already know and practice this but prefer to keep it their secret, for instance? You would then obviously be an exception, since you have mentioned it before.
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Old 27th October 2005, 10:47 AM   #32
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Vishay (the very expensive ones): You cant hear them!

Caddock: US style lower registers - loosen and woody, not much detail but clean.

Holco: Slow, dull, very woody bass.

Riken (new carbon): Correct rhythm, strong but clear. Sweet highs.

Roederstein, Beyschlag (metal film): Highs are a bit problematic - tad too much and not very clear. Dry bass & much detail. Could be more organic.

Old carbon types: Slow, muddy, dull, lifeless, missing treble, loosy bass, missing space & 3D. Hissy with high distortion factor. I will never understand the people using this crapp.
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Old 27th October 2005, 01:31 PM   #33
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Riken (new carbon): Correct rhythm, strong but clear. Sweet highs.

Roederstein, Beyschlag (metal film): Highs are a bit problematic - tad too much and not very clear. Dry bass & much detail. Could be more organic.

Old carbon types: Slow, muddy, dull, lifeless, missing treble, loosy bass, missing space & 3D. Hissy with high distortion factor. I will never understand the people using this crapp.
I notice you didn't mention the date codes of the resistors to which you listened. Some of them mellow nicely with age, and if you store them properly, they make great investments!

I find the Rikens to age well at 55 degrees F for at least 3 years when stored in French oak crates (NOT hillside oaks, but valley oaks- something about the extra moisture adds fragrance to the finish).

Caddocks on the other hand are as bitter-sweet as bitter-sweet can be. Nice cinnamon overtones. Best used within 6 months of production.

Finally, the Beyschlags- they remind me of a girl I dated in college- they start sweet and attentive only to come to a cloying and bitter finish. Best not to even start with them....

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Old 27th October 2005, 01:41 PM   #34
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In which connection, position and amps, do you try it, " Woody Head " ? Jesus....hold me, rubbish are in blossom...
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Old 27th October 2005, 01:52 PM   #35
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Upupa, please drop the personal stuff. People get their kicks in different ways.


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IF, that's not totally humorous- for applications where ultra-tight matching is required, aged resistors are measurably better. Unlike wine, with resistors, one can usefully accelerate that process.
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stored in French oak crates
Appellation resistoire contrôlé ?

With plenty of wine, you can rapidly accelerate the aging process.
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Appellation resistoire contrôlé ?
Controlled by the french resistance.
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Actually the word resistoire doesn't exist, resistor = resistance.
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Actually the word resistoire doesn't exist, resistor = resistance.
Maybe a resistoire is a reservoir for ageing resistors in?
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I'll supply the carbons and the crates, you can do the marketing !
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