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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by yarhevarhe on September 06, 2017, 07:05:31 PM »
... Sydney HiFi show,
Does SNA run the Sydney HiFi show or the Melbourne HiFi show?
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by yarhevarhe on September 06, 2017, 06:48:50 PM »
... As for run in time on AN resistors, they don't even begin to sound the way they should until at least 80 hours run time. The system I used at the recent show in Sydney had at least 60 of the silver resistors in circuit both in the amp and cd player and the minimum run time was 150 hours for those.
that sounds very reasonable to me.    One hour is nowhere near enough time (not even close and not even in cooee) for burnin (nor settling) except perhaps for Jaycar resistors and even then perhaps not.
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by stevenvalve on September 06, 2017, 02:34:05 PM »
Whilst it's all well to compare the price of 2 watt Shinkoh's to AN, have you actually looked at the values available and were the ones for 8 Pounds usable in any circuits you want to use them in. The remaining stock are all values rarely used hence the quantity available, all the commonly used values show zero stock. Shinkoh haven't been manufactured for at least 10 years now if not longer.
As for run in time on AN resistors, they don't even begin to sound the way they should until at least 80 hours run time. The system I used at the recent show in Sydney had at least 60 of the silver resistors in circuit both in the amp and cd player and the minimum run time was 150 hours for those.
I must say the Audionote system (to my ears) was the best sound at the Sydney HiFi show, but i did not listen to every room. I probably need to run the Audionote resistors in for a lot longer, and i may do that. Guru's sound was very good. As for the price of these resistors, they are expensive, but how much do we spend on our music systems.
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by guru on September 06, 2017, 01:52:44 PM »
Whilst it's all well to compare the price of 2 watt Shinkoh's to AN, have you actually looked at the values available and were the ones for 8 Pounds usable in any circuits you want to use them in. The remaining stock are all values rarely used hence the quantity available, all the commonly used values show zero stock. Shinkoh haven't been manufactured for at least 10 years now if not longer.
As for run in time on AN resistors, they don't even begin to sound the way they should until at least 80 hours run time. The system I used at the recent show in Sydney had at least 60 of the silver resistors in circuit both in the amp and cd player and the minimum run time was 150 hours for those.
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by vitavoxdude on September 05, 2017, 09:15:35 PM »
Just checked and the shinko resistors are cheaper by a fair bit 8 UKP each compared to 13.75 UKP for the audio note non magnetic 2 watters. The AN tantalum with the silver leads are a fair bit more at 32.35 UKP each so it gets expensive pretty quickly.

I was hoping that some of our readers could chip in with long term experiences using the Audio Note resistors or any other 2 w types and where in the circuit they found they worked best.  I would think 40 hours running time would settle them in enough.
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by stevenvalve on September 04, 2017, 11:09:15 PM »
How long did you have them in circuit Steve?  Did you use the one watt or two watt versions.? I was quite surprised at their weight and quality feel compared to the usual Allen Bradleys. Shinkoh's are not always available more the shame.  I'd be interested in what others think too.

Maybe you can come up with a where best to use the various types to add weight or colour or vibrancy etc. :) :) :) :) :)
To be fair to the 2 watt audionote resistors, my system was tuned for the shinkoh and when i replaced a 1 watt shinkoh for the 2 watt audionote it changed the balance so much so i only ran the audionote for an hour.
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by vitavoxdude on September 04, 2017, 09:46:16 PM »
How long did you have them in circuit Steve?  Did you use the one watt or two watt versions.? I was quite surprised at their weight and quality feel compared to the usual Allen Bradleys. Shinkoh's are not always available more the shame.  I'd be interested in what others think too.

Maybe you can come up with a where best to use the various types to add weight or colour or vibrancy etc. :) :) :) :) :)
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by stevenvalve on September 04, 2017, 06:45:37 PM »
The new(ish) range from Audio Note UK of 1 and 2 watt non magnetic resistors sounds OK to me.  They have a real quality feel to them too with top quality lead in wires.  They look fab as well.  The Non magnetic part is important to avoid smear through magnetics.  I have several fitted to my preamp and have no urge to remove them.  Hope this helps.  I buy mine through the HiFi collective back in the UK, they are reliable and reasonably quick too.

Oh and if you have deep pockets you could try their same range in Silver lead outs.
I have tried these but for me they where not as good as the Shinkoh's, so system dependant.
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by hedalfa2 on September 03, 2017, 08:00:09 AM »
I have used hi fi collective they provide good service.
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Resistors / Re: Resistor games
« Last post by vitavoxdude on September 01, 2017, 05:48:36 PM »
The new(ish) range from Audio Note UK of 1 and 2 watt non magnetic resistors sounds OK to me.  They have a real quality feel to them too with top quality lead in wires.  They look fab as well.  The Non magnetic part is important to avoid smear through magnetics.  I have several fitted to my preamp and have no urge to remove them.  Hope this helps.  I buy mine through the HiFi collective back in the UK, they are reliable and reasonably quick too.

Oh and if you have deep pockets you could try their same range in Silver lead outs.
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