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Old 25th June 2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Capacitor advice needed for AVA PAS rebuild

Hello all.

I'm in the process of rebuilding my trusty old PAS 3 preamp with the AVA PCBs. There are a pair of film capacitors adjacent to one another on the Line Stage board (a 3.3uF and a 6.8uF). There isn't much room, as I believe the boards were designed around epoxy-dipped radial caps.

I have trouble even fitting Solen caps on the board (the smallest of the audio grade caps out there, at least as far as I can tell).

My questions are these:

1. Does anyone have experience fitting audio-type capacitors onto the AVA boards, and

2. Does anyone have any experience with the GE polypropylene film/foil capacitors (as these would fit on the boards).

Data sheet:

The GE Caps construction fit the description of most audiophile caps, however the profile and size would allow it to fit the boards. The caps needed total out at over $50 at, so I would at least like to know if anyone has any thoughts before I drop that kind of $.

Thanks in advance for you advice!
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Old 25th June 2006, 10:14 PM   #2
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The other option I'm aware of are WIMA capacitors. I can use either the MKP4 or MKP10, as both are available in the proper lead spacing, length and width.

Anyone care to share their experience with these caps as well?
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