[sdiy] "Zerolytics"

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue May 5 20:08:33 CEST 2020

On Tue, May 05, 2020 at 07:39:44PM +0200, Ingo Debus wrote:
> > Am 05.05.2020 um 15:45 schrieb DIY DSP via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>:
> > 
> > Don't electrolytics just lose capacitance and gain resistance with age/use?
> Not necessarily. I once repleced a few electrolytics in a real old radio (from the sixties or so). Some had become leaky but others had a much higher capacitance than the value printed on them.

It's resistors in old valve equipment you need to think about more than capacitors.  They tend to drift high in value, causing all sorts of weirdness.


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