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Can anyone tell me what the big deal is with Cerafine caps? I've heard that Sanyo Os-Cons or Panasonic FC's are better caps so why wouldn't more people be using those in their diy amps? Also, does anyone have a data sheet on the Cerafine's?

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The nice thing about Cerafines is that they were the first readily avaliable, high quality electrolytic cap. They are well known as a result and they do sound good, compared to most electrolytics.
 
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Thanks for your reply as I'm new to this DIY stuff.
 
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I should add that I don't mean to imply they are neccesarily superior to other good caps. Just better known.
 
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The Cerafines are relatively large, which probably allows ELNA to avoid many compromises that go into standard capacitors, where compactness is desired.

The Panasonic FCs aren't "special", as far as I know. The only thing that recommends them is that they're the highest performance cap in Panasonic's line, and Panasonic parts are readily available from DigiKey. You can do a lot worse than Panasonic FC, though.
 
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