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    Default clairty vs sonos caps

    Opinions welcome as to sonos vs clairity caps for pair of rta12c's.
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    Do you mean Clarity and Sonicaps?
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    you cannot go wrong with either. So let price and availability be your guide.

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    Just found madisound is having a close out on clairty SA caps (40% off) sooooooo. Claitry SA's will do just fine!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soundfreak1 View Post
    Just found madisound is having a close out on clairty SA caps (40% off) sooooooo. Claitry SA's will do just fine!.
    Go for them!!!!they are very good caps!
    Make it simple...Make it better!

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    Also, diycable.com is going out of business and have some Carity and Erse caps on closeout.

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    ClarityCaps are awesome

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    is the claritycap blowout listed somewhere on madisound's website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadianicon25 View Post
    is the claritycap blowout listed somewhere on madisound's website?
    There's a link at the top of the cap page (looks out of place). They're for the high-voltage caps, which are large. I don't regret getting my SoniCaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canadianicon25 View Post
    is the claritycap blowout listed somewhere on madisound's website?
    The closeout is on the SA'S and ERSA 600+ Volts only.
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    Picked up all caps ( clairty SA ) for the rta12c's for 336.88 from. Madisound at 40% off. Now, wire, terminators, risistors, t-nuts, ect, ect.
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    If you got enough to do both the upper and lower Xovers you made out like a bandit!
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    Looks like Madisound is clearing out its MR's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumminman View Post
    If you got enough to do both the upper and lower Xovers you made out like a bandit!
    Got them all:
    8x 25uf
    8x 2.2uf fof the 27uf's

    8x 2.2uf. For the 4.4's

    2x 50uf
    2x 4.7's for the 55uf's
    All for 336.86
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    2.2uf fof the 27uf's
    I'll presume that is suppose to be 2.7uF and not 27uF. Your value choice is minus 18% out of spec and you will hear that.

    4.7's for the 55uf's
    Again, I'll presume that is suppose to be 5.5uF and not 55uF. Your value choice is minus 14% out of spec and you will hear that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    I'll presume that is suppose to be 2.7uF and not 27uF. Your value choice is minus 18% out of spec and you will hear that.



    Again, I'll presume that is suppose to be 5.5uF and not 55uF. Yo

    ur value choice is minus 14% out of spec and you will hear that too.

    No... 25uf and 2.2 will give me 27.2 for the 27 uf caps
    The 50 uf and the 4,7 for the 55uf
    8x 2.2 will give me the 4x 4.4uf
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    yup. parallel wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundfreak1 View Post
    No... 25uf and 2.2 will give me 27.2 for the 27 uf caps
    The 50 uf and the 4,7 for the 55uf
    8x 2.2 will give me the 4x 4.4uf
    2.2 X 2 is fine, but 25 +2.2 and 50 + 4.7 really isn't the best way to parallel caps. A 12 and a 15, would have been better, and a 25 and 30 for the other. Always try to keep the values close when making up an odd size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    2.2 X 2 is fine, but 25 +2.2 and 50 + 4.7 really isn't the best way to parallel caps. A 12 and a 15, would have been better, and a 25 and 30 for the other. Always try to keep the values close when making up an odd size.
    I will try this again, i need 8x 27. uf caps
    4x 4.4 uf caps
    2x55uf caps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    2.2 X 2 is fine, but 25 +2.2 and 50 + 4.7 really isn't the best way to parallel caps. A 12 and a 15, would have been better, and a 25 and 30 for the other. Always try to keep the values close when making up an odd size.
    I didn't want to say anything because he was after a good deal on the caps, but I agree. I actually paid (Sonic Craft) a little extra get a 34 uF cap instead of putting 2x17 uF in parallel, and I'm really glad I did because it would have been difficult to fit them on the board (it was hard enough to fit the one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by soundfreak1 View Post
    No... 25uf and 2.2 will give me 27.2 for the 27 uf caps
    The 50 uf and the 4,7 for the 55uf
    8x 2.2 will give me the 4x 4.4uf
    Ah my mistake, sorry.

    However, westmassguy is right. By using small values with much larger values the small value cap acts as a bypass cap, which will impart unwanted artifacts to the sound.
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    I see you went with the Clarity SA. The sale has me considering modding the maple LSi9s I have. Any thoughts on the ESA vs SA with the sale pricing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cincycat13 View Post
    I see you went with the Clarity SA. The sale has me considering modding the maple LSi9s I have. Any thoughts on the ESA vs SA with the sale pricing?
    Im not sure of the diff. myself. Went with tje SA'S due to past experience with them and the 40% off sure helped as well! Saved about 150.00 on the order ( RTA'S have 14 caps in them! )
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    40% off doesn't mean squat when you don't get the right stuff.....just saying.
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    wow...that was fast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    40% off doesn't mean squat when you don't get the right stuff.....just saying.
    I have, on occasion, disagreed strenuously with F1nut.

    In this case, he's ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

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    Ok doea this sound better:
    Esa 33 & Esav22 fir the 55 cap

    Esa 2.2 + Esa 2.2 for the 4.4

    And in yhe Esa line they have the 27 uf for the rest.
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    Yes, much better.
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    Ok order corrected. Thanks. Also have the hurricane nuts ( no spikes on them) and neutrik connectors for the connector between upper xover and lower one.mills risistors new 5 way binding posts gold slip on terminators. After that new grill cloth all around and spikes for the risors.
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    You're gonna love 'em when you get the mods done.
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