Good Capacitors preferably in Australia?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by vkinetic, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. vkinetic

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    I've started to get my new soldering iron warmed up for a few projects (aside from an amp kit build later this year) just to get my hand back into the electronics things after many years absence.

    I have a few recapping projects - one is an old TC Electronics Sustain+Parametric (series 2 unfortunately) and another is a very rare, extremely heavy, and potentially very valuable old Sansui AU-70 integrated amplifier. I want to source some high quality caps of all descriptions but especially electrolytics.

    Can anyone recommend good brands of capacitors and places where I can buy them? I would prefer a supplier in Australia, but at the end of the day I'll buy from anywhere.

    Thanks!
     
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    Try Vic at Vintage Amp Supplies. vicmazz64@bigoond.com
    He'll sell you F&T or Atom Sprague electrolytics, or Mallory polyester film.
    Mouser will sell a number of brands including Nichicon and Mallory amongst others. Mouser just takes a bit of navigating.
     
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    You have to roll your own down there.
     
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    We've been rolling our own down here for a long time.

    Thanks very much for the links and details :)
     
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    These are two great resources - thanks so much for pointing me in their direction :)
     
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