Re: Capacitors brand

Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:43:38 +0100
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> On 2017-02-26, at 03:07, Jim Brain <> wrote:
>> Do we have any "proven" (reliability/longevity) capacitors brand to suggest to someone who wants to "recap" an A3k board?
> Lots of folks swear by nichicon caps for recapping monitors and such.  

I see. I usually heard of Nichicon in the context of working parameters [*], not necessarily as those that last longest but maybe the two go hand in hand.



> On 2017-02-26, at 07:50, Gerrit Heitsch <> wrote:
> Rubycon are known to last. Then there is Chemicon, they have this empty rectangle logo. SUN was using them both in their systems and while I have seen a lot of dead SUN systems over the years, I haven't seen one where the capacitors where the problem.

That's a good indicator.

> On 2017-02-26, at 10:57, Justin Cordesman <> wrote:
> I've been using Rubycon and Panasonic based on optimizing for service hours and temperature, and buying milspec whenever it is an option.  On a GRiD I repaired recently I was able to replace motherboard electrolytic caps with ceramic equivalents so there are no electrolytic caps at all on the motherboard anymore.

Rubycon repeats..

I was wondering whether not to advice replacing those wet caps with polymer ones? Any cons for a hardware like this?


* - got a friend who replaced (I think) all the caps in his amplifier, player and some more to Nichicon and insists that the equipment's output now sounds "so much better" :-)

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