Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

Alternates to Blackgate

The Blackgate WKZ caps still reign supreme as far as I am concerned. I am hoping that Audio Note will soon release its replacement for the WKZ caps and that it will sound as good as if not better than the originals. The Audio Note Kaisei caps are ok but not a real alternative to the WKZ in my opinion.

In the meantime I have used Jensen radial 100uf+100uf caps in a couple projects with decent results. It is a distant second to the WKZ caps but if I can't use a WKZ the Jensens are my first choice. There are many folks who like ASC oil caps for power supplies. They just haven't worked out for me at all but for those who do like the ASC sound, I recommend GE 97F oil caps instead since they are less colored than the ASC.

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