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In Reply to: RE: As long as we are talking caps. posted by Michael Samra on July 27, 2012 at 00:29:09
Thanks for chiming in Michael.
Once you started mention PIO and VitQ, I know that our taste vary too much. I note that your speakers are Martin Logan, which may appreciate and tolerate PIO better.
I love the Russian Teflon stuff (when they can fit in the space), I have not tried the newer brand caps, but Aricap has a sound to them that I like. I use them in reverse direction to conventional and they are my go-to cap for the last ten years.
Tried Multicap, Relcap, Hovland, Wima, Solen, V-Cap, a few more which I can't remeber now.
Need to find another go-to cap, maybe Sonicap Gen 1 is a start.
On the Russian Teflons,use the 200v version as they are physically smaller and they will work in up to 746 volt applications.Another great cap is the Solen film and foil..These are the white colored caps and nothing like the harsh black ones..What you probably didnt try is mixing pio caps with other caps..I think you might like pio caps mixed with a silver mica or a teflon..There are positives about every cap and there negatives about every cap.I use horn systems to and I like pio caps on those as well.If I use straight film or teflon caps,I get a sterile mechanical sound.This is why mixing helps tremendously.
Interesting they can go that high. The size is much nicer at 200v.
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Its way underrated for its potential...In most cases,this cap will maybe see 380vdc tops on startup across the cap from driver plate to control grid.
The caps have to been tested to over 800vdc...I like to go 10% under its break down voltage.If you ever take the teflon material out of one of those caps,you can't tear it by hand,its that strong.
Now the paper in oil caps are not good to 4 times their rated range..They are good to 50% higher.
Can't seem to find them in 0.47uF on ebay.
Have you seen them in 0.47uF, or any idea where can I get them?
I haven't seen them on Ebay in many months.
I've switched to using the V-caps but I've not had a chance to audition them.
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