What are best capacitors for Plexi?

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What are best capacitors for Plexi?

Post by s2pro » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:04 pm

What are best capacitors for Plexi?
are Mullard best? but for electrolitic What are best to remplace the old C15 - 10uF / 100V?

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Re: What are best capacitors for Plexi?

Post by danman » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:03 am

BC components, Nichicon and F&T all make very good electrolytic caps. Here is a link...http://valvestorm.com/Products/Componen ... lytic...to several different bias capacitors. As for the coupling caps, there are many great choices and everyone has there personal favorites. I have used Phillips Mustard caps, Mallory 150, Sozo and Dijon in past builds. If you are doing a new build, I would recommend the Mallory 150's.

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Re: What are best capacitors for Plexi?

Post by coldengray » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:19 am

Jupiter are great caps, I find Mallory's to be too bright. The Yellow Vintage aren't too expensive.

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Re: What are best capacitors for Plexi?

Post by neikeel » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:40 am

s2pro wrote:What are best capacitors for Plexi?
are Mullard best? but for electrolitic What are best to remplace the old C15 - 10uF / 100V?

BC 10uF 150v are good, 200v better

If you can find RIFA 10uF 200v they are good too

I have had two Spragues DOA so tend not to use them.
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Re: What are best capacitors for Plexi?

Post by Roe » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:49 am

I also like the BC 10uf caps due to the sound. For bigger filter caps I prefer BC/Vishay 450v, sozo super cap 100uf/350v, F&T 500v can and LCR. For signal caps I prefer mustards or sozos, except in cases where extra brightness is desired (e.g. normal channel)
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