is this cap ok for audio?

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is this cap ok for audio?

Postby clemford » 31 Aug 2013, 07:13

hello, I'm modding a joyo vintage overdrive for more bass response and was wondering if I could use a foil type cap that I had in my parts bin or if I should stay with mylar ones. thanks
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Re: is this cap ok for audio?

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 31 Aug 2013, 14:13

The type you see there has been used in audio applications for years. That suggests it is OK for audio. If you replace it with another "better" (read: more expensive) type chances are good that possible audible changes do not come from the type but from the difference in capacitance dus to tolerance differences.

Bottom line; leave it as it is or alter the circuit to get your improved bass response. Just a change of capacitor type will not do that for you.
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Re: is this cap ok for audio?

Postby clemford » 31 Aug 2013, 19:24

Thanks Dirk, I just wanted to be sure. I have it paralleled with 2 mylar's to increase the total value and it seems to sound pretty good. Much fuller now and less honky.
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