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Old 24th February 2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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My friend owns a 20 year old Neve Mixing desk. He believes that the sound has deteriorated, and says that these desks have a history of colouration because the Caps deteriorate with age.

I know that Electrolytics dry with age but not heard that about Tants.

Is there a recommend "best" brand or spec to look out for if we go down the route of changing them all?
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Old 25th February 2006, 03:32 AM   #2
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There are probably a lot of oxidised connectors inside an old mixing desk.
Most tants are dry except the metal tube military type and fail short circuit if stressed with current spikes.
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This isn't a failure. Its more of a lack of "niceness". They are dry caps.
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