Yep, those Panasonic caps are more expensive than even Black Gate from high margin low volume exotic vendors. I don't know but Panasonic seems to think too highly of themselves. Their FC series is also more expensive than audio grade Nichicons as thomas noted. Too bad all these caps can't be found from normal retailers. They all sell only generic Nichicon's, ELNA's and Rubycon's. Who for example sells those Slimlic ELNA's? Same thing with audio resistors - Vishay makes bulk foil but go to their website and look up who are their distributors. For regular resistors, there are tons of them all over the world. For bulk foil? Only one - the factory in the US itself. I'd really love to get some SMD versions but it doesn't seem likely you can get them from anywhere except factory direct. Only Holco can be had in SMD, although it is quite expensive ($1.6 ea?!), much more so than regular through hole.
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11/5/01 at 5:46pm