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Peteruk 17th December 2006 12:24 PM

Where should I get Wima MKP2 and FKP3 caps? (or alternatives)
 
Hey all,

Iíve decided to replace the output capacitors in my 41hz Amp4 kit with Wima Polypropylene ones, specifically MKP2 and FKP3 types (small size, RM5 and RM7.5), with values ranging from 0.1uf to 0.22uf.

However, Iíve checked some of my usual suppliers, but they either donít stock these, or are sold out. :(

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to look for these?

Of course, Iíd be very interested in knowing any as-good or better alternatives. ;)

Thanks,
Peter.

AMV8 17th December 2006 08:03 PM

Hi

LCR polypropylene capacitors from Maplin are the best and most cost effective I have found. They are available in values up to 10uf at good prices. You can spend much more but I doubt that you will find better caps than LCR.

Don

ticktock 3rd August 2007 06:33 AM

Hello,

the Wima FKP3 are one of the sonically best available.
Search google for them, they are still made.

Years ago I ordered several at buerklin (sold out), but ar still
available at some others.

They sound better than a simple MKP because of their heavy
construction with solid metal foils.

I use them in the RIAA-section as filtering caps

ashok 3rd August 2007 07:41 AM

Are Evox-Rifa polyprops no good ?

Nordic 4th August 2007 10:43 AM

RS Components UK.

ticktock 5th August 2007 02:30 AM

@ Nordic: thank you !!


@ askok: FKP & KPs sound (& measure) better than MKPs

one difference: MKPs have only metalised foils, KPs have solid
metal (most aluminium) film/foil construction.
Some audiophile types use zink or copper, but these are much
are expensive and larger as well.

MCampbell 23rd February 2011 03:09 PM

Also Audiocap.co.uk for higher voltage FKP2 series (250V to 1000V) which RS don't stock.

Mooly 23rd February 2011 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MCampbell (Post 2480136)
Also Audiocap.co.uk for higher voltage FKP2 series (250V to 1000V) which RS don't stock.

I hope Peter has got them by now... it's over 4 years ago ;)

MCampbell 24th February 2011 09:50 AM

You can never be too sure - what with current lead-times ;-)


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