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theAnonymous1 28th July 2007 01:58 PM

FS: Bag of Vintage Polystyrene capacitors (NOS)
First person to offer me $2 to cover the price of an envelope and shipping gets these.

peufeu 28th July 2007 03:00 PM


I volunteer ;)

PM ?

theAnonymous1 28th July 2007 04:23 PM


Speedskater 31st July 2007 04:18 PM

Olson Electronics store, a name out of the distant past! They were the first Hi-Fi and electronics store I ever went to. That was the Cleveland store on Euclid Avenue in about 1957. I think that the last stores closed over 30 years ago.

theAnonymous1 31st July 2007 04:58 PM

These came from a lab at a college that recently got cleaned out. Everything in there looked to be at least 30 years old. The bag was bound for the garbage, so I rescued them.

john65b 1st August 2007 12:35 AM

Hey Anonymous1 - aren't those polystyrene caps supposed to be the best sounding coupling caps you can get?

I have a few of those TRW .1uF 630V caps Polystyrene in bypass and in coupling duty...haven't really noticed any in coupling duty sounding anything extrodinary yet...

theAnonymous1 1st August 2007 04:51 PM

John, I have officially broken the audiophile worlds "film capacitor" death grip on my brain. I was doing some AB testing awhile back and I could not tell the difference between a film cap and some ceramic SMD caps. I couldn't even notice any changes by bypassing the ceramic with a film. This testing was done on some power amps and a headphone amp.

Now, a lifetime supply of coupling caps fit in the palm of my hand.;)

If you feel like testing your brains subjectiveness, I'd be happy to send you some. I can even solder some solid copper wires on the ends for easier handling.

john65b 2nd August 2007 04:04 AM

I too cannot tell difference most of the times - I will pass on your offer - but thanks. I have enough caps here to keep me busy for quite some time...

I always ask my wife for her opinion on which cap sounds clearer and more dynamic - since she has WAY better hearing than I do - I might as well be asking her to eat lint.

She usually balks at first, eventually gives in, listens, makes something up as to which one sounds "better", rolls her eyes back into her head and storms out of my listening room. Like Clockwork. Some people just don't get it.

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