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Old 14th April 2005, 06:27 AM   #11
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Have any suggestions as of brands to use? The caps in there actually look very similar to modern Xicon packaging... I wonder if they are original? 'Cause the power supply caps look nothing like them besides a common cylindrical shape. Can I use some plain old dirty Xicons, or should I opt for something a litte more refined like Elnas? Does it really matter in this application?
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Old 14th April 2005, 02:43 PM   #12
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If I had Fe207's.... I get a nice reliable amp and not muck with the Technics, one slip and you will blow those nice drivers..... Just my humble opinion.....
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so what kind of amp would you recommend? Remember that I am a humble college student and cannot spend a fortune.
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Old 14th April 2005, 09:07 PM   #14
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Whatever your budget allows..... whatever sounds good to your ears... just not a half broken amp.
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Old 14th April 2005, 09:40 PM   #15
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Hi rhymeswthorange,
Use whatever new caps are in stock. They will be better than the original ones easy.

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Old 15th April 2005, 01:23 AM   #16
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Nichon PW series OK? Low impedance... but says well suited for switched power supplies. I think I'm going to replace all the electrolytic caps in my amps using as many panasonic FC series as I can and filling the leftover values up with the Nichion PW's (FC's don't have very small capacitances with low voltages). Mayeb this question is a little absurd, but I really don't want anything damaged or sound worse... it sounds very nice now and putting aside the left channel being weak, this amp is awesome.
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Hi rhymeswthorange,
They should be fine. Asking about brands of caps is like asking what wine is the best. Dangerous question at the best of times.

Newly manufactured caps are better than those made a while ago. Manufacturing processes are better. Except of course the terrible caps that went into many motherboards and some car decks.

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Old 15th April 2005, 02:40 AM   #18
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Oh, one thing I just noticed - I can hear a radio broacast out of my right speaker (strong side) and it's silent on the left. Problem? Indication?
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Change the caps first and report back. This may resolve other funny problems, or at lest make the clues more consistant.
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