- Nov 27, 2001
So - I was wondering - I always see lots of talk about black gates, vishay dales, etc. when talking about good components for amps - but these are all through hole as far as I know. Are there any good series' of surface mount components, both resistors and capacitors, for audio amps? I've found that I just strongly dislike soldering through hole components - they're just a pain in the butt IMHO. Surface mount is just more pleasant I guess.