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  • Audyn caps - reliability/quality?

    Haven't tried these caps yet, but I like that they are film/foil at a budget price.

    Just wondering how these caps hold up during crossover build. Heard one report that the leads break or pull out during soldering.
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    Philip Bamberg
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  • #2
    They are reliable and sound great. The Q4 are one of the best capacitor values out there. I’ve used and reused a ton of them and never broken a lead. The CapPlus also sound great but don’t have the price to performance ratio of the Q4, which are about perfect at their value price. They don’t seem to add anything or change anything about the sound.

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    • #3
      These are not film/foil caps in Q4 and Plus models. Those are metallized. The True-Copper and some others are F/F, but not those.

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      • #4
        Yeah I missed that, I just breezed over it as film.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dynamo View Post
          Yeah I missed that, I just breezed over it as film.
          It is a film cap, just metal deposited onto to the film rather than have a separate conductor sheet. Metalized means really thin layers of metal compared to foil types. Foils will therefore be larger and have higher current carrying capacity, complete overkill for probably most audio applications.
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          • #6
            I used them when I did my last project, Michael Chua's "Larks". My supplier was out of stock of the value needed for my usual brand.

            However, as I only used them as one component of a three-cap crossover, I don't know what effect they had on the sound, if any. The speakers sounded OK, but.

            The Audyns were more expensive than the usual brand.

            Geoff

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            • #7
              Something to keep in mind is that any film cap is sensitive to the heat of soldering. If a noob overheats the leads, the plastic will melt.
              Francis

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fpitas View Post
                Something to keep in mind is that any film cap is sensitive to the heat of soldering. If a noob overheats the leads, the plastic will melt.
                Been there, done that, cost me $20!

                Geoff

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