Originally Posted by grandenigma1
Please correct me if I am wrong but I was told that it is never a good idea to mount caps upside-down as they are fluid filled and this will cause them to dry up and malfunction much quicker then if they were oriented as intended.
...I am sure that this must not be an issue otherwise it would not have been done but please explain to me why this would not have any adverse effects as it seems logical enough to mount them right side up?
sorry to thread jack.
...and to add my 2 cents... I think the suggestion of the two would be a good idea... much like owning a pair of Grados and Senns depending on your mood.
I have worked for over 15 years with all kind of pc brds that were build & designed for the military & civil aviations. Many of these electronics were housed in an aluminum chassis that had a mother brd in the bottom & more than 10-20 pc brds plug into it & secured. These brds were put standing up vertical, which means all the caps & components were in horizontal line.
Ones that big aluminum chassis was given to the manufacturers of the civil or military aviations, it was was mounted in some upside down in other side way.
Which means that most of the time the components were up side down.
& by the way to those who have in mind to get into further argument regarding the Raptor or any Ray samuels amps, I would say that I have stated many times that I use military components, parts, from resistors, pc brds, wires, solder & follow the military way of putting things together as to show their value for easy inspection in case of malfunction, BUT I do not claim that any of my amps will pass the military stress test at all. How many amps have you seen with their components up-side down, if you can't remember, let me refresh your memory, one of the greatest designers who deserves the upmost respect here & in the high end world, Pete Millet, one of his best amps that I have ever heard, Wheatfield h-2, the components on the brd are upside down, does that mean anything, not at all, that amp is been in the field as long as we have heard of headphone amplifications & yet still sounds as great as the day it was made.
I hope I made my self clear.