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Old 26th September 2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Russian paper in oil caps - any good?

These Russian PIO caps are fairly inexpensive when compared with others, but I'm wondering about quality and tone.
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Old 26th September 2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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These Russian PIO caps are fairly inexpensive when compared with others, but I'm wondering about quality and tone.

do not even try that drek - they aren't worth of solder wasted on them.........

just send them to me for proper disposal

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Old 26th September 2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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If i read that right and they are indeed K72, they are teflon rather than PIO. I doubt Zen Mod has the technology to safely dispose of those
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If i read that right and they are indeed K72, they are teflon rather than PIO. I doubt Zen Mod has the technology to safely dispose of those

don't worry ........ I have just adequate technology for them
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Ex-Russian stuff has two main advantages - its cheap, and it don't have no fancy audiofile name.
This stuff is mostly ex military spec so is top flight.
I got some lovely ceramic switches a while back - I didn't thing things were made that well since the time of WW2.

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Old 26th September 2007, 05:56 PM   #6
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I believe those on the picture are K42, they are the cheaper variant (paper w/o oil?). Probably quite OK.

K40 are the PIO type in metal casing. Rather god PIO. I use those.

K72 are teflon. Expensive. Supposedly very good.

FT-3 are rare and very expensive "fluorplastic" type. Supposedly excellent.

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This stuff is mostly ex military spec so is top flight.
Definitely maybe. Though potentially designed for the military I've disassembled enough K72's to become convinced a chunk of what's on the market are seconds and rejects.
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I'm using the same caps right now k42's i think is whats on the label. I give them a thumbs up for sure.
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Old 27th September 2007, 11:35 AM   #9
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PRNDL, beleive theze k42 definitly dznt proper for sound.
But, if you want enjoy music during atomic war - thats right cups.
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Old 27th September 2007, 12:18 PM   #10
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This certainly is a toss up!!
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