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Old 8th March 2007, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Solen Fast Cap vs ASC film/oils in PS

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I have a choice to make. Use Solen 100uf/630V Fast Cap or a pair of ASC 50uf/440VAC caps in my power supply. These will be placed after my second choke. I have a Solen 22uf/630 Fast Cap for the spot between the the two chokes.

Would the ASC film/oils sound a little fuller/romantic vs the Solen in this spot? The Solen is a little more expensive than a pair of ASC caps, but takes up 1/2 the space. The Unilytic caps are also a possibility here too.
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Old 8th March 2007, 01:27 AM   #2
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My experience is that ASCs sound marginally better. However, bypassing either one by a small high quality cap would be the best option (short of a large high quality cap, of course.)
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Default Re: Solen Fast Cap vs ASC film/oils in PS

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OK,

I have a choice to make. Use Solen 100uf/630V Fast Cap or a pair of ASC 50uf/440VAC caps in my power supply. These will be placed after my second choke. I have a Solen 22uf/630 Fast Cap for the spot between the the two chokes.

Would the ASC film/oils sound a little fuller/romantic vs the Solen in this spot? The Solen is a little more expensive than a pair of ASC caps, but takes up 1/2 the space. The Unilytic caps are also a possibility here too.



Hi

using ASC oil caps make sound become fuller but slightly dark & a bit roll off at top end frequency ,with solen ,the sound become more bright ,more open midrange ,tight bass ,better transient response ,but make sound become fatique.
i recommend ,if you could get ,the cornell dubilier nitrogol or aerovox caps ,they are best in power supply application ,perhaps they can only beat with black gate WKZ caps

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Mixing film and film/oil caps for the last cap gave me the sound I was looking for, so you might try that.

I agree with Tomat's assessment on the sound of film vs. oil. I also agree that some Paper-in-oils can strike a good balance, but a 100 uF paper-in-oil would likely be impractically large and expensive, if one could even find one.

I am liking a small paper-in-oil before the first choke and a larger one after the first choke.
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