5.8 bypass cap SDA 2b

What cap is everyone using as a bypass cap for the TL MOD ? I like Clarity but cannot come up with the exact value . I see these http://www.soniccraft.com/product_info.php/gen-sonicap-58-uf-200vdc-p-440 . I can get close with the Clarity Cap at a 6.0uF but from what I read that may not be such a great idea.

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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 708
    One more question if I may. If I happened to have a set of SL2500's available and used the 5.8uF would these sound as nice as the 198's. Has anyone listened to this ?
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 539
    edited June 12
    The difference between 5.8 and 6.0 is +3.4%.........much tighter than the original spec.

    Whether or not you can hear a difference or like one over the other is debatable. By the specs NO. But this is audio and people here all kinds of things! YMMV.

    It also appears in the link you posted they will match a pair of caps for a few dollars. If you ask nice they can probably find some that test under 6.0
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    VSAT88 wrote: »
    What cap is everyone using as a bypass cap for the TL MOD ? I like Clarity but cannot come up with the exact value . I see these http://www.soniccraft.com/product_info.php/gen-sonicap-58-uf-200vdc-p-440 . I can get close with the Clarity Cap at a 6.0uF but from what I read that may not be such a great idea.

    It's not a bypass cap.

    I'm not aware of any Clarity cap with a 6uF value. 5.6uF is their closest to 5.8uF.
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 708
    edited June 12
    F1nut wrote: »
    VSAT88 wrote: »
    What cap is everyone using as a bypass cap for the TL MOD ? I like Clarity but cannot come up with the exact value . I see these http://www.soniccraft.com/product_info.php/gen-sonicap-58-uf-200vdc-p-440 . I can get close with the Clarity Cap at a 6.0uF but from what I read that may not be such a great idea.

    It's not a bypass cap.

    I'm not aware of any Clarity cap with a 6uF value. 5.6uF is their closest to 5.8uF.

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/px-cap-250vdc/claritycap-6.0-mfd-px-range-polypropylene-caps/
    And indeed you are 100% correct as the cap bypasses nothing. It is simply added...Correct me if I am wrong Jesse.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    edited June 12
    Interesting....no one else seems to have the PX in that value. IMO, you're better off using Sonicap over the PX series.

    Still not a bypass cap......
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 708
    F1nut wrote: »
    Interesting....no one else seems to have the PX in that value. IMO, you're better off using Sonicap over the PX series.

    And the 2500 tweeter ? ^ What do you think about that ?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    Get the RD0198.
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 708
    Done. Thanks again.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,227
    5.6uf is close enough, IMO

    Have used it on multiple builds with no issues :)
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,348
    The 5.6uf is within 5% of the value shown on the schematics. Perfectly fine. The SL2500 was the budget SL3000 back in the day. The RD-0198 is light years ahead.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    However, if the 5.6uF is at the minus end of the +/-5% tolerance it's even further away from 5.8uF.

    One of the great things about Sonicap is if you need 5.8uF they will make sure it is within 1%.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,227
    edited June 13
    With clarity cap, I've never seen their caps outside of spec, they are usually in the 1% range.

    I believe they do 3% with the csa
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 708
    Ordered the Clarity Caps and the RD 0198's. They are on the way. I just do what Jesse says. Don't want to get beat up, lol :D
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 708
    edited June 13
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    Used a 12uF ClarityCap (the ones with the chrome black label), Mills MRA12 2.5 and Mills M1516 .5 Ohm in the other tweeter positions.
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 708
    VSAT88 wrote: »
    Ordered the Clarity Caps and the RD 0198's. They are on the way. I just do what Jesse says. Don't want to get beat up, lol :D
    F1nut wrote: »
    Interesting....no one else seems to have the PX in that value. IMO, you're better off using Sonicap over the PX series.

    Still not a bypass cap......

    Ordered the SONICAP "http://www.soniccraft.com/product_info.php/gen-sonicap-58-uf-200vdc-p-440"; NOT the Clarity cap...Mind is slipping...And the RD-0198's
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