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Old 10th May 2015, 03:34 PM   #1
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for middle of the road investment i have chosen Jantzen brand as the cap to upgrade with..does anyone have a better idea or maybe a group buy was done to reduce the cost. there are always pricier brands but then the cap cost matches the speaker cost..just seems silly.

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Old 10th May 2015, 04:59 PM   #2
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Another option is Solen Fastcap, good performance for the cost. I have also been recommended JFX brand but never used them myself.
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for middle of the road investment i have chosen Jantzen brand as the cap to upgrade with..does anyone have a better idea or maybe a group buy was done to reduce the cost. there are always pricier brands but then the cap cost matches the speaker cost..just seems silly.

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What is the cap for in terms of driver and circuit position?
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Old 11th May 2015, 07:23 AM   #4
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Audiophile capacitors are quite the distraction. Industrial types can have the right properties at a fraction of the cost. Even audiophile caps do not perform related to just their cost.

There are two types of capacitors here, those that colour the sound more or less. No magic from finding the special one.
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Yes, take a look at industrial or air conditioning compressor AC motor "run" capacitors. For example a 50uF 380v cap costs $9 vs circa $30 for a 56uF "audio" cap. However, some deals can be had for a 47uF audio cap as someone pointed out to me one that was only $11. The 50 to 56uF point seems to be where things jump in price significantly.
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Old 11th May 2015, 03:12 PM   #6
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Not knowing your specific application (as Wolf points out) I'd say, in general, Jantzen is a good choice. I've also found Sonicaps a good value. Just ask Polk owners who've recapped their XO's.
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I use the Jantzen. It's hard to buy better PP caps for the money. Price the same values in common industrial caps and you will see.
Have also used the oil filled motor run caps, but for specific uses.
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Best buy caps are Audyn MKP Q4.

PE store :
Audyn MKP Q4; 400Vdc; 10 uF= 4,31 $
Jantzen Audio Cross Cap 400 Vdc; 10 uF = 7,26 $

Audyn MKP Q4; 400 Vdc; 68 uF= 16,70 $
Jantzen Audio Cross Cap; 400 Vdc; 68 uF= 23,81 $

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Yes, those are good prices.
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