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Capacitor direction
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:17:31 PM »
Hi guys
Just got some 1.5uf Obligatto premium caps for the Goodman's crossover today. Any idea if they are directional?
Cheers, Andy

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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 10:02:15 PM »
Hi guys
Just got some 1.5uf Obligatto premium caps for the Goodman's crossover today. Any idea if they are directional?
Cheers, Andy
I follow the writing on the cap
still discovering the link between electronics and audio reproduction.so much to learn and so little time

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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 10:14:00 PM »
Same as above  8)

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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 10:30:34 PM »
I can see a positive + after the name written on the cap but I was unsure if it was indicative as the + was not close to the end of the cap

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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 10:37:04 PM »
A + sign ?

I can't remember that on mine, but I bought mine three years ago or more.

The way I install them is with the signal direction the same as the direction you follow when reading the print on the cap.

I guess that follows the same if there is a + after the name :)

You are talking about these ones?
http://www.hificollective.co.uk/components/obbligato_gold.html
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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 11:04:54 PM »
Yep that's them

So neg would be at the end where writing finishes?

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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 11:07:06 PM »
Other way....Lettering start end is signal input.

That's how I used them in my ML-1 crossovers, tweeter side.

Nice caps for the $$$

I used the Copper case Obbligato's for the others.
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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 11:20:36 PM »
Thanks Data can't wait to hear them  ;D

Hopefully get some VSFs off Mike next year.
Cheers
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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 08:07:54 AM »
Caps installed over the weekend and my soldering in still bloody awful  :-[

Early days (about 16hrs on them) but they are sounding just as Steven described, rich, smooth, and transparent (just like me - NOT)  ;D

So far only positives  ;D They tamed the slightly aggressive top end on some recordings, which is very welcome

System is now smoother and more organic without losing any weight and magic. I can now listen louder without things getting a little harsh and my ears don't shut down as quick. 8) Happy days
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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 12:46:01 PM »
Excellent!  :)


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Re: Capacitor direction
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 03:02:03 PM »
Thanks for the advice guys.  ;D

Original caps were Hunts metallised, which I hadn't come across before.

Now to try out some Neotech copper wiring and replace the Lpad with some good resistors.
 8)