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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: http://www.geindustrial.com/products...es/cpd-518.pdf

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 newark.com, 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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