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Old 7th July 2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Question Audion tube amp capacitor questions

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I want to replace the capacitors in this tube amp. (Schematic here). Specifically the caps that are installed right after the rectifier. I am wondering if the Panasonic EE series would be suitable for the application. I've read that you need high ripple caps in this location, and these do look suitable to me:

Datasheet Panasonic EE radial

I am thinking about replacing the four caps (100uF/100uF/75uF/25uF) with four 47uF/450V caps instead, since other values have been hard to find. Is this a good idea?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Old 7th July 2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Unless you can understand and recalculate the effects of a change, stay with the values of the original circuit (plus or minus 20%). You can always parallel two 47uF caps to replace a 100uF cap.
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Old 7th July 2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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What about the series itself? Will it be suitable? There are other values.
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Old 7th July 2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Looks good to me, 105c ratings are a must for tube amps.
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