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Old 30th May 2006, 09:19 AM   #1
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PSU rebuild for Single Ended Headphone Amp
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First Cap 5.uf all others are 22uf 400 volt
Can i use polypropylene caps in stead of the electrolytics
As the caps are of small values 22uf @400volts
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Hi All
PSU rebuild for Single Ended Headphone Amp
C.L.C.R.C R.C
First Cap 5.uf all others are 22uf 400 volt
Can i use polypropylene caps in stead of the electrolytics
As the caps are of small values 22uf @400volts
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Old 30th May 2006, 12:05 PM   #3
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PSU rebuild for Single Ended Headphone Amp
C.L.C.R.C R.C
First Cap 5.uf all others are 22uf 400 volt
Can i use polypropylene caps in stead of the electrolytics
As the caps are of small values 22uf @400volts
I want to replace the electrolytics
with the Solen ppe Caps but not sure if this is good or bad idea
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Hi All
PSU rebuild for Single Ended Headphone Amp
C.L.C.R.C R.C
First Cap 5.uf all others are 22uf 400 volt
Can i use polypropylene caps in stead of the electrolytics
As the caps are of small values 22uf @400volts
I want to replace the electrolytics
with the Solen ppe Caps but not sure if this is good or bad idea
Colin

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Post a schematic and perhaps we can tell you whether or not it will make much of a difference, and which ones to replace for maximum price/performance benefit. In general there shouldn't be any problem provided that there is sufficient space available and the voltage rating is equal to or higher than the caps being replaced.

Incidentally Solens and a lot of other film caps are easily damaged by a wayward brush with the soldering iron so be careful!!

If you buy them from the right place solens aren't so expensive, and unlike electrolytics - if used within ratings really don't wear out.

In most 0 fdbk SE designs I've encountered the quality of the supply caps is audible, and contrary to popular belief I don't think this is a particular advantage, but a short coming of the design approach (very limited PSRR) or additionally an inditement of the quality of most EL caps. (I STILL prefer actively regulated supplies designed to have uniformly low source z across the audio band for this reason.)

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Old 30th May 2006, 05:03 PM   #6
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Yes you can use polypropilene caps in stead of the electrolytics
types.You should hear if are there some improvements with normal one and eventually change again with Solen or other brand.
The question is how good is the design of your PSU?
It's a random one or it's a real design with calculated values?
Personally I think Solen are a waste of money, If your PSU is
a good project normal polyprop (Wima , Philips or other good product) are the correct ones.
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Yes you can use polypropilene caps in stead of the electrolytics
types.You should hear if are there some improvements with normal one and eventually change again with Solen or other brand.
The question is how good is the design of your PSU?
It's a random one or it's a real design with calculated values?
Personally I think Solen are a waste of money, If your PSU is
a good project normal polyprop (Wima , Philips or other good product) are the correct ones.
Ciao cicero32
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Thanks For yore help
Cant seem to upload the Pics
You Can See the schematic of the Se Headphone Amp And the New power supply Hear http://uk.msnusers.com/MyAudioPics/shoebox.msnw I'm not sure if the psu is good pleas advise
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