[sdiy] Favourite electrolytic cap brand / model?

Mike Bryant mbryant at futurehorizons.com
Wed Dec 22 12:03:01 CET 2021

Back in the 70s aluminium electrolytics were crap.  As I mentioned earlier, at HP we were only allowed to use tantalums normally and any use of aluminiums had to be burnt in for an extra long time.  I think military companies may have banned them totally.

From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Ingo Debus via Synth-diy
Sent: 22 December 2021 10:58
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Am 21.12.2021 um 21:29 schrieb Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net<mailto:gordonjcp at gjcp.net>>:

All electrolytics are equally good for audio.

In audio gear from past century’s 70s and 80s often tantalums instead of aluminium electrolytics were used for audio coupling. I always wonder why? Were they just en vogue back then? Or was this because of their (back then) smaller size? Sure they were more expensive.

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