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Maxxximum CAPacity Crack

Poll Results: Am I Hot or Not?

 
  • 40% (8)
    Fugly. I wouldn't stick that thing in my garage.
  • 60% (12)
    [drooools] Caps....soooo.....big.....
20 Total Votes  
post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

A cautionary tale.

post #2 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by amcananey View Post

A cautionary tale.

Hey weather its ugly or not if it sounds good...it sounds good. Can't argue with that kind of logic tongue_smile.gif

post #3 of 27

I'm really sorry, but I voted "fugly". Doesn't mean I don't absolutely love your work though!!!

 

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post #4 of 27

I will be building a S.E.X shortly and might send it to you for a "bit" of a makeover.

 

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post #5 of 27

Ignoring the fuglyness of it, I would be concerned for the safety of passers-by due to the exposed power caps

 

On that note, I have built similarly constructed amps as proof of concept and evolving designs.

 

For the amount of effort you have put into modifying the casework Bottlehead has done why not just start from scratch? A "blank page" build could easily accommodate all the caps you want, with an aesthetically pleasing layout and much more attention given to safety. 

 

With a blank page build you could even throw out the undersized transformer Bottlehead includes and buy a HUGE toroidal to run 2 output tubes instead of one. Maybe throw a smallish choke into the power supply because why not. 

post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
The capacitor terminals will be covered with heatshrink. I wasn't planning on leaving them exposed. And I agree that it would be best to just start from scratch, and I suspect I will do that eventually. But this project evolved in bits and pieces. If I had planned to make all these changes up front, I would have started with a new case. As it was, none of the changes independently seemed to warrant stripping it down and starting over. Or maybe I was just too lazy... Best regards, Adam
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
gikigill,

I'm about to build a S.E.X. as well. If you're interested, I'd be happy to share my modding plans. As you might imagine, I plan on swapping in a few choice caps, among other things!
Edited by amcananey - 8/28/13 at 4:07pm
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by amcananey View Post

gikigill,

I'm about to build a S.E.X. as well. If you're interested, I'd be happy to share my modding plans. As you might imagine, I plan on swapping in a few choice caps, among other things!

There are 3 of us building the SEX together (1 kit each). I plan to make mine in stock form first to experience it prior to modding (I can't speak for gikigill's intentions), but I'd love to hear / see your modification plans!!

post #9 of 27

you really should use a few of these

http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/bigcap2.jpg

post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
Kevin,

That is, at best, a medium-sized cap. These are big caps!

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Adam
post #11 of 27

I dunno, I would say that mine is bigger in volume, but it may be close.

mine at 1000uf/1000v is much more suitable for audio use. Should

be great as ouput caps for an otl amp.

 

I did have some 10uf/50kv oil caps, but I threw them away when

I moved into my new office. lucky that no one makes xray supplies

that way any more.

post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
How about [URL=http://media.photobucket.com/user/qusp/media/duelundCAST300uf.jpg.html?filters[term]=copper%20cast&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=1]these[/URL]? They are 300uf. Dunno what the voltage rating is. They look to be about the same size as yours, but I'm guessing yours are a MUCH better value!
post #13 of 27
I plan to start stock on the SEX and then go nuts, no limits at all.
post #14 of 27

as I remember I paid less than $10 each for mine, and they are Teflon and some kind of foil. So definitely mine are a better value.

if the 10uf caps are $750 each, you can guess the price of those.


Edited by kevin gilmore - 8/29/13 at 4:29am
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
Kevin, I'm guessing that you got yours from some sort of limited supply surplus or salvage operation, and they are no longer available, but out of curiosity I have to ask: where did you get them? Best regards, Adam
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