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Old 17th February 2009, 07:45 PM   #1
freakyone is offline freakyone  New Zealand
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Default source caps for aleph 1.7

Hello

Where does one source 10uf blackgate N series caps from
for the AP1.7, seems the cheapest option.
Parts connection no longer stock these

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Old 17th February 2009, 09:07 PM   #2
Nelson Pass is offline Nelson Pass  United States
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Try the Elna silk caps from Digikey.

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Old 17th February 2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Nelson!

Cheers, Ill give them a try.
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Old 18th February 2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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The great thing about those caps is that they "can be used to relieve the musicís vibration energy, to decrease the peak feeling sound at high compass..."

I'm not aware of any other capacitors that do that.

Straight from the Digikey catalog (but I'm guessing those are Elna's words).

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 18th February 2009, 12:12 AM   #5
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Yes, with prose like that, how bad could they be?
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Old 18th February 2009, 03:13 AM   #6
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The Elna's only go as high as 35V, what voltage do the caps see in the AP1.7? Is the 60V split?
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Old 18th February 2009, 04:00 AM   #7
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Have a look here:
https://www.hndme.com/productcart/pc...&idCategory=13

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Old 18th February 2009, 08:25 AM   #8
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nice to see hndme.com are now stocking the 220uf/16V silmic II's

$100US minimum for OS orders is kinda ugly however.
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Old 12th March 2009, 01:29 AM   #9
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Hello All!

Well Ive received the silmic II's, now its got me thinking.

being an Electrolytic, does it matter which end (negetive or positive) goes into the circuit of the Ap1.7, Im thinking it doesnt matter, but...
also is it recommended bypassing these.

Cheers
Also being 35v ones they are even smaller than BG N.
Makes my board look wimpy
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Old 12th March 2009, 03:29 AM   #10
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, but I hope you don't plan on playing "Pop goes the weasel" as your first song with those caps.

The input voltage is 60V on this one (AP1.7 right?) and in Nelson's article - Balanced Zen Line Stage, he calls for P5593-ND for C103-106, which is a 10uF/100V cap

It would be a shame to see those nice Elna's go up in smoke.
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