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s'mores
I wanted to try out some big caps (physical size and voltage rating, not capacitance - i.e. a 1NF 600V orange drop) in a filter design. As far as I understand, I don't have to worry about dying from accidentally shorting out a cap in a synth circuit because the voltage across the cap in use is what matters, not its rated voltage. Any other potential downsides to using these caps or should I just listen to my ears?
Nantonos
s'mores wrote:
the voltage across the cap in use is what matters, not its rated voltage.


Exactly. You are not going to get explosions or welded screwdrivers from a film cap used on ±12v. Not like huge electrolytics in power amps or high-voltage charged caps in valve/tube circuits.
s'mores
update: they all sounded like shit anyways compared to mica / C0G. was worth a shot...
s'mores
those 15mm lead spaced Wimas sure did look sexy though!
tojpeters
I have used orange drops in the Serge '73 filter on several occasions with very good results
s'mores
tojpeters wrote:
I have used orange drops in the Serge '73 filter on several occasions with very good results


Never actually tried the orange drops, only the Wimas and some Panasonic film caps --- maybe I should
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