Question about esoteric resistors: Tantalum, Riken Ohm, Holco, etc. - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd August 2001, 05:56 PM   #1
Eric is offline Eric  United States
diyAudio Member
Eric's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Central PA, USA
I recently come across some information about resistors like tantalum, riken ohm, holco, and a few others. The claims seem to indicate that some of these may be better choices than more cheaply available "regular" metal film resistors. It seems that the Tantalum and Riken Ohm resistors are used primarily with tube gear due to their "warm" sound, but I was wondering about the application for Class A solid state amps as well.

In particular, the Pass Labs Aleph series is typically considered to be somewhat "tube like" in certain respects. Is there any merit to using Tantalums or Riken Ohm for an Aleph design? Or any other design for that matter?

The Tantalums seem to run about $7 each, Riken Ohm about $2 each, and "regular" matal film resistors run about $0.20 each. Just wondering if anyhow has had any experience with these that can substantiate the extreme difference in price for me...

[Edited by Eric on 08-22-2001 at 01:18 PM]
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2001, 06:52 PM   #2
Eric is offline Eric  United States
diyAudio Member
Eric's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Central PA, USA
D'oh! Just found a thread that addresses this same topic <a href="">here</a>. I dunno know I missed this discussion the first time through.

Anyhow, thanks for reading!
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5 Watt Resistors on Aleph 4 and Holco Resistors nicharis Pass Labs 16 8th February 2012 07:50 AM
Holco resistors genalex Parts 0 29th January 2009 01:24 PM
For Sale some Riken Carbon Resistors QSerraTico_Tico Swap Meet 3 24th March 2007 08:15 AM
Riken resistors no longer in production? falcott Parts 13 5th December 2006 12:42 PM
Holco H8 resistors ALW Parts 20 4th July 2003 12:50 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:29 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2