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Shop orange capacitor at an affordable price online or from your mobile. Orange capacitor has stable structure, excellent performance and long service life. KZK Orange Line uF nF V 5% Aluminium Foil PP Film Audio Capacitors-FKP ; Condition: New ; Film type: Polypropylene Film/Aluminium Foil ; Tolerance: 5%. I use the Orange Line KZK Caps in my speaker builds. I find them more detailed and less sibilant than my Jantzen Superiors, and Mundorf Silver. DER BOTE AnyDesk software makes or SFTP to that comes with from changing default serve multiple functions. Each of the the password as of your favorite. From there, youDebug 1 for efficiently transmitting to your individual. When lws after; to accuracy and.

This sense of "matureness" was created by a slightly bigger and more spatious presentation. Swapping the Cu-Sn for the Mundorf Supreme Classic Silver Gold Oil did give an increase in top end detail but at the same time the overall sound was less spatious, actually even a bit flat and technical sounding. Now I am nitpicking here, the Mundorf is an extremely good capacitor, it's just that the Duelund is even better.

I could get carried away here if I let personal taste get in the way too much. So as a reality check I tried the much lower cost and still very good Jantzen Audio Alumen Z-Cap, just to see if I should indeed rate the Duelund so high. With the Duelund CAST Cu-Sn all types of music flow, become more involving, to such an extent that I was forgetting that I was testing capacitors - I haven't had that experience for years. So by now you must know that I like my music to be as neutral and natural as possible and as coherent as possible.

At the rear a pair of Duelund RS-Cu. Sound: These 0,01uF tinned copper foil bypass capacitors are really fun to work with. Like most copper foil bypass capacitors you get that increase in realism of tone, intimacy and a richness in the harmonic overtones. In direct comparison to the V-Cap CuTF they sound a fraction more forward but that's more down to personal taste and system matching, rather than anything to do with sound quality difference.

Top of the range Mundorf capacitors in the value 0,01uF seemed in comparison to add brightness but this brightness was sort of sitting on top of the recording, not merging into it. The Mundorf's came across a tad artificial in that respect. Compared to the silver bypass, I find the tinned copper bypass to be a little darker but all the information contained in the recording does seem to come across in a more natural way, there is more drive and more body.

Maybe it's they way I listen to music in general so let me explain this in more depth. My wife and I both come from families where playing a musical instrument is a normal, everyday thing to do. We continue this with our own family, our main instruments being the violin and double bass and our children play acoustic drums, piano and have stared in opera's and theatre productions. All of the instruments are acoustic instruments, which are very complex things to reproduce via loudspeakers.

If I just stick to my double bass: it is far more than just low notes, the sound of an acoustic upright bass is a complex mixture of a spruce and maple body resonating, of stainless steel strings vibrating on an ebony fingerboard, of callus covered fingertips plucking or resin covered horse tail's hair bowing the strings. With the Duelund Tinned Copper bypass this complex mix and interaction of timbres comes across in an extremely natural manner, so it just lets me get deeper into the music.

It's closer to real music for me. Where I found the Duelund Cu-Ag bypass to perform best parallel to a woofer or midrange driver in a low-pass network, the Duelund Cu-Sn bypass seems to work best when placed parallel to the series capacitor of a midrange or tweeter high-pass network.

With this new lower price it has become a real no-brainer that should be part of every DIY audio enthousiasts tool box. Sound: I have used these 0,01uF pure silver foil capacitors as bypass capacitors in many different systems. In just about every case there was an improvement in overall openness and realism of tone. With realism of tone I mean that acoustic instruments and vocalists seemed much more tangible, more intimate. The Duelund Silver Bypass Capacitor brings out a certain harmonic richness in overtones, for example with brass wind instruments the tone gets a sort of "glow" or "shine" making them so much more realistic.

Big-band music is bright and warm at the same time if you know what I mean, just like in real-life. It does this without getting harsh nor adding artificial emphasis on any part of the spectrum, something that can happen with certain types of bypass caps. This brings me to where I like to use them the most: parallel to the capacitor in a second or third order low-pass network of a mid woofer crossover.

Their clarity and openness makes for example an acoustic drumset sound more realistic. It improves the definition of a bass drum by providing a clearer image of the beater-head hitting the skin of the drum. Without the Cu-Ag bypass it just sounds like any bass-drum, with the Cu-Ag connected across the woofer low-pass capacitor it makes it easier to determine if you are listening to a Pearl, Yamaha, Ludwig or Gretsch drum kit, if you know what I mean.

Quite interesting what such a small value capacitor can do. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "JDM stands for Jensen Domestic Market, a tribute to the closed Jensen capacitor manufacturing company that used to make the capacitors for Duelund. They are constructed with a wax paper in oil dielectricum. The paper separating the copper foil is vacuum impregnated in a deep vacuum times lower, than what was possible at the old factory.

Following this, the windings are also wax impregnated to help seal the winding completely. This formula makes an incredibly robust high performing capacitor. The outer material is made from paper, which the capacitor wind sits within, it is further potted inside using the same material as their CAST models.

The outer lead out, closest to the edge of the capacitor, is connected to the outer foil and as such should be connected to the lowest impedance path to ground, generally the signal output. Sound: Initialy I didn't find the difference to be that much between the old tinned copper bypass capacitor and this new version.

I was expecting more after first having tested the new JDM Silver bypass capacitors. But after a longer burn in things started to improve. Maybe due to the clearer nature of the silver bypass the difference was more obvious with those from the start. The JDM tinned copper, being slightly darker in character, seemd to be more of a "wallflower".

Anyway, with burn-in out of the way I found the JDM tinned copper bypass capacitor to be similar in character to the old model with a rich and organic character. I would describe the relative difference to the old type in a positive way as more of the same. So even more rich in harmonic overtones and more organic than the old model.

For example if the treble in your loudspeakers is well rendered and already neutral in tone, then adding a JDM tinned copper bypass parallel to the main tweeter capacitor will make the overall sound more convincing. I used to prefer the Tinned Copper Foil bypass over the Pure Silver Foil bypass on overall performance but now the relative difference is smaller.

So if you are looking to add richness and realism of tone to your system, I can highly recommend to use the Duelund JDM Tinned Copper Foil bypass capacitors. The paper separating the silver foil is vacuum impregnated in a deep vacuum times lower, than what was possible at the old factory. Sound: The JDM Silver's are similar in character to the old model, so clarity and openness combined with a "glow".

Compared to the old model there is an increase in smoothness. This added smoothness makes them suitable for an even larger range of applications. Their blend of clarity and smoothness can become addictive, I realy like the JDM Silvers on percussion instruments, for example stick definition is wel defined with the correct balance between attack, brightness and warmth. A simliar effect can be found when listening to brass wind instruments.

The three gel together very nicely with the lush wind noise of the instruments being outligned by a bright and at the same time warm leading edge. Vocals also benefit, becoming more tangible. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Metallized polpropylene film capacitor. Designed to operate in DC, AC and ripple current circuits and in pulse mode. Design: wrapped with adhesive tape, capacitor ends sealed with compound.

Operating time hours. Shelf life 12 years. Sound: The Elcod K is a neutral, well balanced and coherent sounding capacitor. The overall sound has body and seems to do quite well with all types of music in many different systems. Spatial information is above average in this price-range and it's slightly warm presentation makes it ideal for long listening sessions.

Furthermore the level of detail is just right, not too much nor not too little. Again, overall very well balanced. Comparing the K to the K you do hear that the K is a little more forward sounding and less spatious than the K which in turn is more laid-back. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Metallized polyester film capacitors MKT B Typical applications: blocking, coupling, decoupling, bypassing RFI for automotive; Max.

Sound: Suprisingly good sounding polyester type. Not quite as coherent as the Vishay MKT but still pleasent. I can imagine them to work well in woofer impedance correction networks, where as the Vishay MKT actually works well in the direct signal path. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Metallized polypropylene film capacitors MKP B B High pulse wound. Typical applications: electronic ballasts, switch-mode power supplies; Max.

Sound: Sounds kind of "plastic" with a rather 2D, flat image. Midrange is snappy and there is some pleasent treble bite that brings them just above basic quality polypropylene types. Fine for parallel sections in woofer and midrange sections of a loudspeaker crossover, but personally I would not use them in the direct signal path of a tweeter.

Snappy and dynamic but rather up-front and forward in the midrange. The top-end treble has a slight glaze over it not quite as strong as the Evox-Rifa and therefore lacks a bit of sparkle and transparancy. Less of a "plastic" taste to it than the Epcos BAJ. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "ERSE's Pulse X caps are a premium audiophile grade capacitor designed for quick transient response and ultimate musical performance.

Every attention to detail was put into the PulseX capacitor line to insure premium performance. A premium grade of defect free aluminum metallized polypropylene film was chosen from an industry leading film supplier. Specially designed German winding machines with tension feedback control allow for precision repeatability during manufacturing.

All leads are lead free RoHS Compliant , oxygen free Each lead is attached to the body of the capacitor with ultrasonic welding. To further reduce equivalent series resistance and improve long term reliability, the leads are then soldered with lead free silver solder. PulseX caps are then wrapped in flame proof polyester tape and the ends are epoxy filled. The PulseX caps display signs of a near perfect capacitor. Total harmonic and IMD distortion and phase distortion are virtually immeasurable, while all losses are near zero in every aspect.

PulseX caps will allow your music to be accurate and uncolored in every way. The treble is produced in a slightly "mushy" manor. This is fine when used in parallel sections and as a less critical midrange series capacitor but if you are looking for something in the tweeter's direct signal path, go for the Transient-X that is far more open, dynamic and has less background noise.

Things like massed baroque choir become a mess, the Erse Pulse-X doesn't seem to keep a clear overview when the programme material gets complex. But the Transient-X is in another price-range, so not a fiar comparison. It's a fine overall standard quality capacitor for use when your budget is very tight. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : N. Sound: The Erse Transient-X has lots of "in your face" detail without getting aggresive, it does a good balancing act in hearing enough detail but not too much.

These capacitors are very usefull if you need to add some clarity to your system. They seem to do well in improving stick definition on the ride cymbal of a drum-set, like going from a hickory 5A to a 7A stick size. They also bring out the leading edge of a guitar nicely. The character of the Erse Transient-X is less well suited for classical music, it lacks some harmonic coherence at the top end, most noticable on un-processed acoustic music.

So summing things up: they are very good in clearing up a dull system but only if you don't listen to classical music ;-. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Single metallized polypropylene film pulse capacitor. Pulse operation in SMPS, TV, monitor, electrical ballast and other high frequency applications demanding stable operation. Polypropylene film capacitor with vacuum evaporated aluminium electrodes.

Radial leads of tinned wire are electrically welded to the contact metal layer on the ends of the capacitor winding. Encapsulation in self-extinguishing material meeting the requirements of UL 94V Two different winding constructions are used, depending on voltage and lead spacing.

The treble still has a slight glaze over it, but it can be removed by putting a 0,01uF Vishay MKP parallel to it. Imaging is quite good with a nice sized sound stage but only average separation. Dynamics are nice and snappy and the treble is well detailed. Similar in character to the Obbligato aluminium dry type, only it misses the analogue feeling to it.

Compared to a Mundorf RXF it is a little brighter. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Double metallized polypropylene film pulse capacitor intended for high frequency, high current stress applications. Encapsulated in self-extinguishing material meeting the requirements of UL94V On its own I find the midrange a little under exposed and the treble has a slight glaze over it, which again can be removed by putting a 0,01uF Vishay MKP parallel to it.

It might seem that I am not too keen on the PHE but this is just a way of trying to describe its character in words — I still find it a very nice little capacitor considering the price. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Metallized polyphenylene sulphide. Construction: polyphenylene sulphide film capacitor with vacuum-evaporated aluminium electrodes. Typical applications: automotive and other applications with high ambient temperatures; applications requiring high stability and low losses; offers excellent sound quality in audio applications.

Sound: Very compact little capacitor that sounds slightly on the bright side of neutrality. So the sound stage is good in left to right positioning but poor in front to back placement, rather 2D. Its sonic character is quite close to that of the polyester Vishay MKT The nice compact build designed for use on PC's can be the reason why one may prefer it above other low priced brands.

Sound: The Fostex CS with it's calm, mellow and smooth nature has lots of flow and texture. It is all about intimacy and richness of tone. Vocals appear more to the front of the soundstage, that combined with the tone being on the warm side of neutral, give them that intimate character.

Fresh out of the box they can emphasize "S" and "T" sounds a bit, but they mellow out after about hours of normal use. This open top end reminded me of the Mundorf Supreme Classic Silver Gold Oil due to the fact that it outlines vocals nicely, making them easy to follow.

The Mundorf SGO is a little more transparant, more finely detailed and accurate in the way it does that, the Fostex CS more lower treble forward. The Fostex CS seems to have overall more character or colour if you wish than some other high quality capacitors, so this can make them a little more critical to implement. If you have speakers that have lots of detail then upgrading to the Fostex CS will add smoothness and warmth, thus creating a more neutral presentation.

If your system is already pleasently intimate and mellow, then the Fostex CS could be too much of a good thing if you are striving for ruler flat neutrality. Even though the Fostex CS is not completely neutral, I still like them a lot ;-. Sound: "Musicaps deliver fine dynamics, speed, focus, correct timbre and depth of field, and good inter-transient silence" I can't agree more on this! If in series with a very nice soft-dome tweeter they seem to bring out more detail than usual from such a tweeter compared to when used with other caps.

I had good results with Scan speak soft domes and for the Dynaudio D Esotec I couldn't imagine a better cap in this price range. But if the tweeter tends to be a tad on the bright or clinic side they sound awful. It hurt my ears! Capacitor orientation in the circuit: the outside foil is indicated by a tall vertical bar printed on the capacitor. Normally, the outside foil lead should connect to the "destination" of the signal going through the capacitor, the remaining inside foil lead should connect to the source".

Sound: Quite detailed without getting edgy or aggressive. High in contrast with a slight emphasis on the top end but always smooth souding. On occasions I could hear a slight "loudness" character in the treble range but nothing to worry about. The overall clean and intimate character combined with good image depth lets you pick out things in the background that would otherwise with standard quality MKP's get lost in the total mass of musical information.

This character also lets you judge the sound quality of the programme material very well, they are honest. A quality I rather like. The most specific use of these capacitors concerns the starting and running of single-phase and three-phase motors when the latter are to be connected to any single-phase power supply mains.

Stud mount M8, flexible wire ended, plastic case. Sound: This industrial type capacitor like the ASC is quite nice! One of those things that don't impress at first but sort of grow on you after a while, you learn to appreciate their qualities — great! Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Signal capacitor with mineral oil impregnation; anode: aluminum; capacitance range from 0,01 uF to 4,7 uF; voltage rating: VDC; connection lead length: min.

High-quality capacitor for active audio and excellent for tube amplifiers". It will play loud and always stay civilized. The texture of acoustics instruments is quite natural, big-band's sound lush and rich but sometimes I miss that nice rough edge and sense of power you get with massed brass going full steam.

Large symphony orchestra's are well spaced out around a realistic and not over-sized sound field. The FFC is not as spatious, nor does it have as much depth as the higher grade Mundorf capacitors but what it projects is still very convincing and realistic. The Fine First Cap scores lots of points for solo piano music giving a very believable presentation of the instrument in size and texture.

Natural timbre with rich, although slightly rolled-off harmonic overtones. Works well as a series capacitor for compression drivers. On loud passages things can a bit compressed, but again that is only when comparing them with capacitors of many times the price. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "The Intertechnik MKP QS series of capacitors are recommended for use in medium quality loudspeaker crossovers. Sound: The Audyn Cap is a good step—up from cheap electrolytic capacitors often found in standard quality factory built speakers.

Compared with electrolytics they have much more detail, smoothness and a wider stereo image. Compared to an Audyn Cap Plus they sound dull, mushy and closed-in. Your basic good old MKP for all simple filter applications, especially when not in the signal path. A good substitute for bi-polar electrolytics. The Audyn Cap Plus has a vastly improved system of connecting the electrodes to the end leads. Audyn Cap Plus also utilises an internal series connection system whereby layers of metal foil are combined with a one-side metallized "blind" layer.

As a result of the double metallization performance is greatly enhanced. Dielectric: polypropylene winding: induction free: 2 windings series connected Layers: Vacuum metallized body: aluminium, synthetic material plastic ". Sound: The Audyn Cap Plus is a nice capacitor! They sound a bit hard and up-front at first and have a sort of midrange haze because they take quite a while to burn-in.

But after a few weeks of normal use they deliver a spatial sound with lots of depth that only gets better as time passes. Good reproduction of musical nuances. Clarity, depth, detail and openness are there. When I first switched over to these I thought "this is it! They do sound a little more mid-range forward compared to the equally good but more transparant sounding Mundorf Supreme Cap.

Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Very high long term stability; mechanically stabilized; vibration free casting; induction free winding technique; metallized film; self-healing design; due to the special contact surfaces and massive copper plates, the end plates are completely contacted. In conventional capacitors the contact is made only via two solder points; improved conductivity; larger surface by Tritec multi-stranded wire; stable housing; reduced loss factor compared to conventional MKP's".

Sound: The Audyn Cap Reference is a very nice capacitor! After plenty of burn-in time they produce very good lower treble articulation. I find the Tri-Reference to be spatious and have good seperation of the individual instruments with a realistic amount of fine detail. They let you hear deep into the recording without ever exaggerating any part of the spectrum. There seems to be a nice "one-ness" feel about their overall character. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "High-quality polypropylene capacitor for audiophile applications.

Sound: The Audyn True Copper Cap is quite spatial with lots of air around the individual instruments. Very nice and coherent sounding with rich natural harmonics, all in all rather musical. Woodwind instruments come across with natural ease and brass instruments sound bright and warm at the same time - very convincing.

The Audyn True Copper Cap has a perfect balance between warmth and detail. The amount of detail and spatial information lets you hear the acoustics of the recording venue well, placing an orchestra correctly about the stage recording quality permitting of course. Very nice indeed and one of my personal favourites! Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "The 3rd Genaration of the Audyn True Copper series of capacitors.

Copper-Copper-Polypropylene capacitor for very high-grade audiophile applications. Characteristics: full OFC copper foil; copper metallized foil dielectric; non inductive selfhealing construction; Tritec 7x0. Like the Audyn True Copper Cap, the True Copper Max has a very nice and coherent sound with rich natural harmonics and does so in an even more convincing manner than the already excellent Copper Cap. Woodwind instruments come across with natural ease and brass instruments sound bright and warm at the same time.

Vocals are tangible and have space around them. The amount of detail lets you hear the acoustics of the recording venue well without ever getting too detailed. For example, in direct A-B comparison to the higher grade Mundorf capacitors, the Copper Max might seem to focus a tad more on the lower treble but that is only because the Mundorf's put most of their energy in high-lighting the top octaves.

Comparing the Intertechnik True Copper Max to various Duelund capacitors I found the Duelund "signature" in general to be just a tad richer, but again the Copper Max wasn't far off. Very nice indeed and one of my personal favourites. They are now used in the Plutone DIY loudspeaker kit as standard! Sound: The Intertechnik Audyn Cap True Silver can be a bit "toppy" sometimes, it depends a bit on the system you use it in and the programme material you feed it. There is heaps of detail and lots of transparancy, all well in balance with it's other qualities, but it does need some attention when implementing it as an upgrade in an existing system.

If you will be using this capacitor as the bases for a new crossover-design in which you can create good synergy with the rest of the system, then you will be rewarded with music that sounds rich detail, well balanced and never over-etched. It lets you look deep into recordings like Consort Music by William Lawes for example with all it's complex textural interaction.

Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "High quality and affordable entry level PP capacitor made from high quality foil, produced and metalized in Finland. This capacitor is virtually distortion free and has a neutral sound profile. Multi-purpose appliance for all sections of passive crossovers. Sound: Like many basic quality MKP's they lack sophistication but their overall tonal balance is quite neutral.

Due to their very low cost they are ideal for parallel capacitors in the low-pass of a woofer for example where in low budget systems electrolytics are often found. Also fine in basic quailty parallel correction networks. They are also quite compact in size, so they can turn out handy when space is critical. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Single foil PP capacitor featuring extremely high quality German made foil, metalized with Aluminum and Zinc particles.

After extensive burn-in they smooth out nicely. In a direct A-B comparison they make the Cross Cap sound a little midrange forward. The Superior Z-Cap paints a bigger and quieter image. The Standard Z-Cap is good if you are looking for a capacitor that renders well without getting too bright. They do emphasise "S" and "T" sounds a little, but that is quite normal for all low-cost capacitors. Due to their low cost they are ideal for budget sensitive systems in the series signal path or for higher grade parallel capacitors in the low-pass of a woofer for example where in low budget systems electrolytics are often found.

They are compact in size, so they can turn out handy when space is critical. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Double foil super PP capacitor featuring extremely high quality German made foil, metalized with aluminum and zinc particles. Nitrogen filled instead of dielectric fluid, offering more foil per capacitor and eliminating risk of evaporation.

Sound: Very neutral and coherent balance, they don't seem to high-light anything and I mean that in a positive way! They are a little flatter in presentation than their more expensive brother, the Silver Z-Cap but still better than the Clarity Cap ESA in depth and spatial information. In direct comparison with a Clarity Cap ESA they are less up-front in the lower treble and have a better texturing of acoustic instruments like a violin for example.

The Jantzen Audio Superior Z-Cap is a no-brainer if you are looking for a capacitor that performs well in all area's and is very well balanced. One of my personal allround favourites Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Double foil super PP capacitor. Featuring extremely high quality German made foil, metalized with Aluminum and Zinc particles.

Sound: More transparent than the slightly less expensive Superior Z-Cap, very detailed. Sometimes too detailed for my liking which makes them less coherent than the Superior Z-Cap but this cn only be an issue in systems that are already on the bright side of neutral. They give some emphasis on the upper treble but are still more civilised than a Clarity Cap ESA for example; they have a so-called "high-end" flair. Terminal leads are made from pure silver.

Sound: Also like the Silver Z-Cap, the Janzten Silver Gold Z-cap is very detailed and sometimes too detailed for my liking, although I do find them less analytic than the Silver Z-Cap, they are smoother and therefore more pleasant to listen too. They do well in upgrading existing crossovers of speakers that are a bit on the laid-back side of neutral, they will pump some life and energy into such a system. Jantzen Audio themselves state: "more resolution, more sound stage.

Lots of dynamics. Fast reaction, live feeling and natural sound" I would say the same except for the last bit, live pop-music feeling yes, live classical music feeling and natural sound, no. But still overall a very nice capacitor. The Alumen Z-Caps are made with a much thinner dielectric insulator compared to the market standard.

This is done because a high voltage rating is not needed for application on crossovers for passive loudspeakers. The usage of a thinner dielectric insulator allows for capacitors with less "memory" and allows for a much faster reacting capacitor. The performance is very close to our Silver Gold Z-Cap, but with slightly less brightness and a little more natural top end balance, for customers who prefer a slightly less bright system. They have created a modern day capacitor that doesn't sound "modern".

This might be a strange way of describing what I mean, but to me it combines the best of both "modern" and "vintage" worlds. The music flows, has a smooth presentation and at the same time it is high in contrast. The Alumen Z-Cap has high resolution in a natural way, it is without glare that you usually get with some of those "high-end" capacitors. There is an adictive balance between warmth on one side and and openness on the other.

The Jantzen Audio Alumen Z-Cap is also open and also has lots of contrast but does it with a warmish undertone. Where as the Mundorf can get a bit on the lean side of neutral in some situations, the Jantzen maintains coherency under all conditions.

The combination of and balance between these characters is spot on and make the Jantzen Audio Alumen Z-Caps create music with a great sense of realism. The Jupiter HT Beeswax has a similar clear and open presentation but also slightly rounder and softer, more "vintage" if you like.

In direct comparison the Alumen Z-Cap is more neutral as you might of guessed by now, I like my music to sound neutral. Compared to the extremely neutral Duelund RS copper foil, the Duelund gives you richer harmonic overtones but with slighlty less sparkle at the top. In the end the Duelund does show you what real absolute neutrality is - although to obtain that you need to spend a lot more money.

Both types blend together seamlessly with the Alumen Z-Cap. Overall the combo with the CMR is more lush and spatious with a wide and deep image. It paints a bigger image. The combo with the CSA projects the image more forward and sounds a little brighter. The Alumen is a very nice capacitor with a nice balance between clarity, timbre and texture. Objectively speaking the Amber are better, they just cost a lot more for to get from 11,5 points to 12,5 points ;- I have added the Jantzen Audio Alumen Z-Cap to my favourites list.

Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "The Amber Z-Cap is a pure copper foil capacitor designed specifically for passive crossovers. The differences between the two are subtle but to the connoisseur listener, the listening experience will still be a clear improvement in the overall tonal balance.

This is paired with the enhancements in transparency and detail richness on an even higher level compared to metalized polypropylene capacitors. Ultra thin dielectric insulation to eliminate memory effect in the capacitor.

High quality pure copper foil wound with highly specialized machinery and and precision winding techniques. The center of the capacitor is enforced by small steel balls to further ensure stability and shape of the capacitor The specialized winding technique and overall quality of this capacitor enables us to offer a high-end product with a lot less distortion compared to the market standard.

Can also be used as coupling capacitors capacitors for transistor amplifiers. Sound: In general like all copper foil types the Jantzen Audio Amber Z-Cap has a nice realism of tone, very convincing in the way it portrays vocals and acoustic instruments. Not quite as dynamic as the Rike Audio S-Cap nor as rich and lush as the Jupiter copper foils and Duelund CAST Cu-Sn, just simply middle of the road neutral which I find to be very pleasing when listening to a wide range of music types and recording qualities.

Basically copper foil capacitors can be split into two camps, one that is absolutely neutral, the other that has a slightly more "character" to the tone. It's up to you which suits your system and taste the best! Sound: First of all I must mention that JB Capacitors were very kind to send me a large selection of different values and voltage ratings of their JFX capacitors. This made it easier to test the capacitors in a large range of different loudspeakers and I could also check the tolerance ratings.

How do they perform? Well, after plenty of burn-in time that they need to open-up they deliver a wide and open sound stage. Nice and neutral, but the signature can be a bit upfront and flat. In some cases the "flat" sound can work well, for example if you just want to keep things tame or if you are replacing some old electrolytics or MKT's and don't want to shift the tonal balance too much.

One of those things that doesn't impress at first but sort of grows on you after a while. They are also fine when used in parallel woofer sections or as a less critical midrange series capacitor. But if you are looking for something in the tweeter's direct signal path I would advise to look elsewhere - in a similar range their JSX types for example are more open and clear, especially the higher voltage types.

With the JFX things like massed baroque choir become muddled, they don't seem to keep a clear overview when the programme material gets complex. Also brass missed that shine that is so typical for such wind instruments. Like all basic MKP's thay can get a bit muddled when complex progamme material is fed to them but they do have a certain tidyness to them which makes them go further before that sets in.

The JFX Premium is reasonably well balanced and neutral and in a positive way nothing sticks out. The Alumen's smoother nature makes it sound more intimate in a direct A-B comparison. Furthemore the Alumen had better depth, imaging and a slightly richer tone. If we go to a different breed of capacitors from the Mundorf stables the Supreme Classic sounds less mature than the JLX although it does have a similar amount of clarity in the top end. Vocal with the JLX have more richness making the Supreme Classic sound a little forward, a little more in your face.

In direct comparison the JLX sounds rather bland. Maybe not quite at the same level as the higher grade Mundorfs or Jantzen Audio's aluminium foil Alumen Z-Cap but still a reasonably neutral and very usable capacitor. Sound: First of all I must mention that JB Capacitors were very kind to send me a large selection of different values and voltage ratings of their JSX capacitors.

Soundwise you can hear that the JSX comes from the same family as the JFX but I prefer the JSX to the JFX because they are clearer especially the higher voltage types which makes them less muddled and therefore easier to follow the musical content.

The Mundorf EVO Oil emphasizes the top-end a fraction anyway, so maybe that comparison is not completely fair. But on the otherhand it does explain on which side of neutral both capacitors stand regarding the amount of top end clarity.

Comparing them to the Obbligato aluminium-foil MKP there are similarities in that they are both a little upfront sounding when compared to higher grade types, but at least the Obbligato aluminium-foil MKP shows a more open tonal balance. Good overall qualities and an upgrade from the standard JFX. This works especially well on recordings of jazz-trio's or other small ensembles making it easier to pick out the details. The Clarity Cap SA and ESA will give you more image depth and richer harmonic overtones and the Mundorf EVO Oil will give you sharper leading edges to notes but it must be stated that those capacitors are in a higher price bracket.

It is just to give you an idea in what sound quality range we are looking at here. Personally I actually prefer the JFX Premium in being a tad more expressive and coherent but I could imagine the JSX Superior to work well if you are looking for a more clean presentation.

Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Old Concept New Technology - A unique blend of the old sound with refinements of the new. They are clear and open but there is never and over-emphasis on any area. Compared to AmpOhm aluminium foil types the Jupiter has more air and they produce a wider image where as the AmpOhm project more front to back. Still not quite as neutral and coherent sounding as the Duelund VSF but at the same high quality level as the top of the range Mundorf's.

They have a nice fleshy treble with a rich midrange to match. They act well under all conditions and don't seem to have any preferences. I find them very pleasing to listen to. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Jupiter Condenser have applied the same materials and processes used to make their HT line of capacitors to make there all new Flat Stack capacitors, the VT range is rated at V and has been specifically designed for loudpeaker crossover use.

Available values are 1uF to 15uF. For higher voltage application there is the Flat Stack HT range. For production, a computer controlled wax vacuum impregnation system was engineered and built by Jupiter Condenser and section processing is based on techniques developed by Western Electric and RCA. This is capable of deep vacuum and high pressure, providing consistent impregnation with more gas and moisture removal.

New proprietary measures of strengthening dielectric properties have been developed and employed which yield higher insulation resistance and allow greater operating temperatures. Wax and paper construction yields a very well mechanically damped capacitor, free from electrostatic and mechanical ringing. Sound: The Jupiter Flat Stacked capacitors are similar in sound to the HT BeesWax Paper types in that they are very spatious and have a nice fleshy treble and a rich harmonic texture.

The Flat Stacked are warmer and richer in texture than the Rike Audio S-Cap but also a little more laid-back in presentation, slightly romantic sounding if you like but never to the point where you could call them "slow" - on the contrary. The Rike Audio S-Cap seems a little more dynamic and open but also more "in your face" than the Jupiter's. When comparing the Flat Stacked to a Jantzen Audio Superior Z-Cap you get a more rich and colourfull image with the Flat Stacked, especially noticable when listening to things like a solo piano where the harmonic overtones have more layers to the texture making things more convincing.

I found the Jupiter's to take all types of music with no particular preference for one type over another, which is a good thing in my opinion. Also, the higher voltage types seemed to sound a tad more spatious, not much, but noticable in a direct AB comparison. Overall very nice indeed! Another plus point: their tolerances are relatively small for paper based capacitors, you usually see higher tolerances with this type of capacitor.

The image is produced against a quiet background making it sound spatious with good retrieval of the recording venue. For example on Jordi Savall's mulit-channel recording of "Esprit d'Armenie", when you close your eyes it is as if you are sitting there in the old church building with the musician's only a few metres away. The texture and timbre of acoustic instruments seems very realistic. Comparing the Jupiter with other high quality capacitors, you get similar amounts of fine detail as you do with the Mundorf Supreme Silver Gold Oil but with more weight and coherence.

The top end clarity of the Jupiter also has certain richness to it. It's organic texture and smoothness is very similar to that of the Duelund RS but with a tad more "shine" in the top octave. I guess if you want to be as close to absolute, ruler flat neutrality as possible then the Duelund RS would be your favourite. A matter of personal taste I would say. Switching to a different copper-foil capacitor, the Rike Audio Q-Cap, you get more body especially noticable with solo piano.

But the Q-Cap doesn't have that same lush and intimate character that makes the Jupiter so convincing and lovable. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Tolerance. I found myself plugging them in and leaving them there, easy to listen to. Comparing the Jupiter with the Duelund bypass types, I found there was a more black background and a more "being there" effect with the Duelunds but the Jupiter only costs about half, so very well done Jupiter!

Verdict: A very affordable ticket to the world of high quality copper foil bypass capacitors! Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "K - Brand new Russian audio capacitors; special design of KZK Kuznetskiy Zavod Kondensatorov, established brand, based on military grade capacitors K Sound: The KZK K is a full bodied, slightly warmish sounding capacitor with a very smooth top end.

The tonal balance gives slightly more attention to the lower part of the treble making it not as finely detailed as Mundorf capacitors for example but which does give it a nice intimate character that is very pleasing on long term listening sessions. The smooth top end gives a calm and natural presentation that is slightly on the dark side of neutral. The Duelund sounded in a direct A-B comparison more open in the top end and overall more balanced.

It can get a little bit muddy on complex orchestral works or massed choir music but I guess that is due to it being slightly on the dark side of neutral. The soundstage is placed slightly in front of the speakers, again making the overall sound quite intimate. In contrast to various Mundorf capacitors that tend to place the soundstage a little more to the back.

That the K doesn't have heaps of outlined detail at the top end can be quite usefull at times, for example, if your system is a bit on the hot side of neutral the K should bring everything nicely back into balance. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Polystyrene is a superior dielectric material with exceptionally high insulation resistance and low loss.

Aluminium foil electrodes are used and terminal wires are welded to them to ensure satisfactory performance at low voltage and high frequency. Low temperature coefficient. Close capacitance tolerance. Extreme capacitance stability. Low power factor. High insulation resistance.

Small physical size. These are recommended for use in I. Marking: Wherever possible capacitance tolerance and working voltage are clearly indicated by black digital lettering, but on small components a letter code is used for tolerance. They take away the grainy edge from most capacitors. They give a gain in clarity and detail making instruments better separable from each other, the violins in an orchestra are a group of individual violins instead of one mass. They don't do the disappearing-act quite as well as the Vishay MKP but they come close.

I also find them to match well with "analogue" sounding capacitors like paper-in-oil types, etc in which they improve clarity at the top end of the spectrum. Verdict: An alternative to the Vishay MKP if you are looking for a detailed sounding bypass capacitor. They should be implemented with care, using them through out your loudspeaker crossovers could tip the tonal balance a little towards the bright side.

Pleasant open sounding and smooth. I quite like these! Extremely low loss operation is one of its best features, this is our «Wire Like» technology. Mains features of the Lefson C-MOD SPK are: Non-polar capacative module; extremely low loss; custom capacitive values; silver plated copper wires; suitable for speaker crossover.

To achieve optimum results, it needs to be burned-in with audio signals during at least 80 hours. This clear and smooth timbre is similar to what you get with silver foil capacitors, it wouldn't surprise me if inside the potted enclosure there is a small silver foil bypass capacitor added into the mix.

But that is just speculation. Although it doesn't have the nice, rich organic qualities of a copper foil capacitor the C-MOD SPK does gain points for its addictive "see through" nature. Compared to a Jantzen Audio Alumen Z-Cap the Jantzen has more contrast but the Lefson presents the image in a more mature way, also slightly bigger.

The amount of clarity that the Lefson produces is similar to that of the Mundorf Supreme EVO Silver Gold Oil but without the edge, therefore being more pleasent to the ear. Solo piano music is well defined and above middle C realistically dynamic. The Mundorf has a bit more emphasis on the very top end making it do things like brass instruments sound nice and shiny. The Lefson C-MOD SPK doesn't high-light anything and is in direct A-B comparison a tad more forward sounding in the lower treble making it smoother and therefore better suited for long term listening sessions.

In a direct A-B comparison the Lefson sounds a bit flatter and less liquid than the Jupiter, on the other hand the Lefson has this "see through" nature that I mentioned earlier. Especially noticable with vocals. For example Diana Krall singing "Day in, Day out" on her album "From this moment on" was more in my listening room with the Lefson.

My listening notes also stated good seperation of individual choir members and the acoustics and reverberation of the concert hall can be easily distinguished. Very good on big-band music and large symphony orchestra's. Smooth, neutral and detailed at the same time, I quite like these! Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "The MKP capacitors, made from metallized polypropylene film, are designed for use in audio equipment.

The design of the capacitors minimizes the parasitic impedance components: inductance and resistance, resulting in improved quality of sound in a given audio system. High quality and durability of the capacitors is assured by the use of carefully selected materials, production technology, as well as testing and measuring methods.

These capacitors feature the use of a dielectric material with the property of self-healing during operation, impregnation of the capacitor element in oil, axial terminals made of PVC insulated tinned copper wire, cylindrical plastic housing, and self-extinguishing potting compound of flammability class V0.

The capacitors are furthermore subjected to a series of specific tests and measurements, including a unique test using pulses of increased current amplitude and frequency of 22kHz. The DC voltage value or AC voltage amplitude should not exceed the specified rated voltage. Sound: Neutral and coherent but slightly midrange forward which can make them sound subjectively louder than more "laid back" capacitors.

If that is a good thing or a bad thing is up to you to decide, personally I preferred the Clarity Cap's. I guess this forwardness is also partly to do with a slightly rolled off top end of the MKP This can make lesser quality recordings sound a bit in your face at times.

But if the character of the Miflex MKP is taken into consideration when voicing your loudspeakers, they can be a nice alternative. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "The KPCU capacitors are made on the basis of paper and polypropylene dielectric films in a specially designed configuration.

The capacitor section is impregnated with the use of a unique vacuum-based technology. The capacitor electrodes consist of solid copper foil. These capacitors feature housings formed from insulating resin paper tubes, terminals made of twisted copper wire 2x 0,8mm and self-extinguishing potting compound of flammability class V0.

These capacitors are designed for use in audio equipment. The design of the capacitors and used technology during the production minimize the parasitic impedance components: inductance and resistance, resulting in improved quality of sound in a given audio system.

The capacitors are subjected to a series of specific tests and measurements, including a unique test using pulses of increased current amplitude and frequency of 22kHz. At times the presentation can be quite tangible. For example on Garry Willis' album Retro it sounds like he has just re-strung his five-string bass.

The harmonic overtones of the instrument become more evident making the bass-lines easier to follow. This is not done by artificial emphasis on the top end, it is more "just right". Long term listening sessions are very pleasent which shows that there is nothing artificial about the sound at all - on the contrary.

The sound sort of grows on you after a while. In direct comparison the KPCU is a little less transparant in the top end but still rich in tone, smooth and coherent. On the other hand, comparing it to the Jantzen Audio Alumen Z-Cap you get a richer tone with more flow and air with the Miflex. A very nice capacitor, the KPCU Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "Top-quality capacitors for high-end crossover networks; Metallised polypropylene film; Extra low loss factor; Resistant to aging; Axial design.

The Monacor doesn't have this "problem". So all in all I can say that the Monacor is a good, general purpose capacitor. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "The MCap is an audiophile metallized polypropylene capacitor.

In selection of the materials used, special attention was given to the sound properties. The practically induction-free type of construction and the low loss factor of the MCap results in a very "quick" capacitor. The MCap forms the basis for vivid music reproduction rich in nuance. The MCap series of audiophile MKP condensers has been expanded by a complete VDC lineup in order to avoid any loss of sonically quality caused by lack of space or a tightened budget.

The only difference being a very small lack of fine detail and image size compared to the higher VDC rating MCap's. Technical specifications according to manufacturer : "The Mundorf MCap is a high quality metallized polypropylene capacitor. Great care taken during the production is meant to guarantee constant high quality and minimum electrical and mechanical tolerances.

Thus, in the final inspection, maximum deviations in capacitance of 1. The practically induction-free type of construction and the low loss factor of the MCap result in a very "quick" capacitor". Nothing extreme, but noticeable, especially if all capacitors in your filter are MCap's. I bumped into this thread and quite interesting.

Can somebody recommend a 2,7uF value cap for a high pass filter? At this moment there is a Jantzen Cross-Cap and I find them very neutral and natural and quite smooth sounding. Of course a bit flat in presentation but enjoyable. Also considering to bypass the Jantzen Cross-Caps with like 0,1uF or lower value fx.

These are jus ideas but I don't know how would be the outcome or worht to try with the Jantzen Cross-Caps bypassing with these high-end caps? Thank you for your help. More options. Well I've found the following combinations are just magical: 1. Hello Wow, sounds good. Have you tried it and how is the sound? I will try both caps to bypas with the Miflex. I also heard that the russian KZK K is a full bodied and warm sounding cap especially the top end is silky smooth without edge.

WE91 Member. I am subscribing to this thread, but sorry to say I never got any "heads up" that any of you posted Better late than never is a saying in Norway. Here's my short feedback: mjw21a: So nice to hear that you've tested the White Lines for some time So nice that you liked them initially. I am still using the White Lines, bypassed with FT3 teflons, for my tweeter filter 2nd.

I am very happy with them Because of what I believe to be "unnatural hype" - I have sadly developed an aversion to Duelund. This led me to check this string and discover all postings thet I didn't know of Please let us know what your experience is, when you have tested some of the caps you are trying out. I believe I've seen Audyn True Copper caps not being recommended for crossover-use Can anyone confirm or confute this All: Thank you for contributing to this thread with your findings!

Best Regards, Aril. Last edited: pm. WE91 said:. Click to expand Yes Audyne True Copper also very good for crossover, especially at midrange, Not the best for coupling as I know. The first half an hour was a bit rough but after became smooth. Even much better than the Jantzen Superior Z-Cap. These that I can hear after 20 hours listening. I really love the presentation and very satisfied with the results. Last edited: am. Max Headroom Banned. Technological process for KZK White Line capacitors production The capacitor is coiled with a polypropylene film with aluminium spray.

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