Silva mica capacitors

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Silva mica capacitors

Postby Drzeus » 13 May 2011, 00:56

:D Any idea?Any use?(l-r)200+/-5 1000wv em--cd 470+/-10%--adi 27+/-20% thanks
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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby DrNomis » 13 May 2011, 06:33

Drzeus wrote::D Any idea?Any use?(l-r)200+/-5 1000wv em--cd 470+/-10%--adi 27+/-20% thanks



They're fine for use in Valve/Tube based Guitar Amplifiers.... :D
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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby Zokk » 22 May 2011, 14:39

They are also very good for some crucial applications where temperature stability is required. I'm thinking about V/Oct tracking in a VCO circuit or stuff like that.

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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby RnFR » 23 May 2011, 02:57

or wherever else you need those values. [smilie=a_teeth.gif] [smilie=a_teeth.gif] [smilie=a_teeth.gif]
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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby Drzeus » 24 May 2011, 00:06

Thanks everyone,i think they are silver mica(maroon colored),and I've got a better idea as to how to use them now
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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby marsens » 16 Jul 2011, 18:31

To my ear, the sound will have "glassy" effect.

I use them in some music application, but I don't use them in stompbox.

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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby Seiche » 16 Jul 2011, 22:44

Zokk wrote:They are also very good for some crucial applications where temperature stability is required. I'm thinking about V/Oct tracking in a VCO circuit or stuff like that.

or in the arsy fuss for example


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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby iq01221 » 16 Jul 2011, 22:52

Seiche wrote:
Zokk wrote:They are also very good for some crucial applications where temperature stability is required. I'm thinking about V/Oct tracking in a VCO circuit or stuff like that.

or in the arsy fuss for example

You mean the MKII arsy mod :lol: !!!



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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby Spefinzephyr » 24 Jun 2013, 06:56

I have a few of these lying around, picked up a few for the hell of it from PedalPartsPlus.. So am I to understand that these are not ideal for stomp boxes?

A glassy sound might actually be cool :hmmm:
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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby Zokk » 30 Jun 2013, 13:09

Honestly I'm not sure if someone is really able to hear the difference between silver mica and styroflex or regular poly film caps in most of pedal circuits.
However they can be heard easily in microphones as they are sometimes perceived as "hi fi" and better sounding compared to other caps, and that's a very good thing.

They are great capacitors in general and they often have tight specs, so don't worry about using them in any guitar related gear :wink:
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Re: Silva mica capacitors

Postby oliver84 » 17 Sep 2013, 17:35

As @Zokk said, I think they are to be used in applications where things can get heated up a lot and you need some stable performance. This can actually be read from its description where it has very less values shown in percentages. These are tolerances, the deviations from actual performance with the shift in temperature. You can use them normally in any amplifier, I don't they'll give you any difference in sound unless you're amplifying only a certain bandwidth.
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