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What kind of caps are these?
Old 17th August 2007
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What kind of caps are these?

Hey all,

The caps I'm wondering about are white rectangle and square type caps. I have seen these in some other gear but not in large amounts. They have letter and number markings on top and on the front, as well as a rectangle with a triangle cut out of it. I have not seen these in my research of different cap types. What do I replace them with? I have the schems and a reference paper for decoding the numbers on the front; have'nt taken the time to see if their in the signal path yet, although they are physically in the eq area of the channel.

Thanks,

Brian
Old 17th August 2007
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Those are cheap polyester film or metal film caps. Yes, they suck for audio. Yes, they use the 5mm pin spacing. Yes, you can replace them with Wima MKP-2 or FKP-2 polypropylene film caps. Yes, those will sound much better.

Jim Williams
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