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Old 15th November 2019, 11:26 PM   #11
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TY for the tip on temps!
Don't let them (or any other caps) touch the tubes or anything else hot, though. Plastic film will melt.

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Old 15th November 2019, 11:27 PM   #12
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what series did you use?
716p I think.
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Old 15th November 2019, 11:54 PM   #13
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I've bought other stuff them before but never even though of them for caps.
Yes, they have hundreds to choose from. I have used several Multicap brand caps for coupling caps from them and they seem to work well and are cheap.
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Old 16th November 2019, 07:08 AM   #14
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Another viewpoint on coupling capacitors, which I attribute to DF96: if there's no voltage across it, what effect can it have? Makes sense to me.


However, just to appease the wrathful Goddess of Audio, I use the affordable and reliable (never heard of a failure of any kind, ever) and ordinary, type 716P. Also contains Lanolin (Flanders and Swann reference for the children in the audience.)


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Old 16th November 2019, 12:33 PM   #15
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I've never been able to "heard" a capacitor. They're awfully quiet in my house.

I only do new construction and I use Panasonic most of the time. Currently I use the ECWFE series in most of my amps. Cost effective and gets the job done. As always, YMMV.
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Old 16th November 2019, 02:03 PM   #16
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I use these: MKP1839410634HQ Vishay BC Components | Capacitors | DigiKey

A cheaper option but radial instead of axial: F862BK104K310ALR0L KEMET | Capacitors | DigiKey

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No love for the Wima polypropylene film/foil? They seem to be popular with the high-end consumer gear builders. FKP4J031005G00KYSD WIMA | Mouser

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Old 17th November 2019, 08:07 PM   #18
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They are good, but I build point to point so I don't use them.
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They are good, but I build point to point so I don't use them.
That was my thought; I've heard good things about them but for point to point longer leads are nice.
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Yup, especially the axial ones. Too bad they are more money. Most of the time I use Carli or Tenta X2 safety caps for coupling. They are like 20 cents a piece and they work very well.
MKP Safety Capacitor X2 275V 0.1uF/100nF/104K/0.22/0.47uf/220nf/330nf/224K/474K | eBay

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