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Old 4th February 2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Marantz 8b recap

Replacing Goodalls and bumblebees. Polyester Or Polypropylene, That is the question.
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Old 4th February 2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Witchever you can find at a reasonable price and size. I don't believe in magic.
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A classic and modified you might alter its value so consider some might not touch it afterwards.
Its another matter if it doesn't work and really needs it
To modify or not is always an issue with classic amps of fairly high value by themselves...
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Its Value to me would be a safe useable amplifier. It will be in my system until I'm dead.Then it won't matter anymore! LOL
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Old 6th February 2013, 05:19 PM   #6
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Unsolder (don't snip off) the old parts and store them in a baggie clearly labeled so if/when the day comes to sell it you have them. The potential buyer may want them.
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If you are familiar with the "sound" of your 8B and like it, then you should replace only with paper-in-oil types as the originals are. Russian PIOs are plentiful. Or find some NOS Cornell Dubilier PIOs for replacements. Capacitors types do affect sound to a small degree. Faster plastic dielectrics will function but may change the characteristic sound or accentuate the higher frequencies enough to be unpleasant. Of course this depends on your own hearing sensitivities and other system componets. But I've been through this before with vintage amplifiers and have learned that modern componets are not always the best sounding. This is something you will have to experience and judge for yourself.
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Old 6th February 2013, 06:25 PM   #8
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Thank you all for your knowledge ,much appreciated
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