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Best reservoir capacitors for Naim NAP 160

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by Gervais Cote, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Hi gents,

    I'm about to rebuilt a bolt down Naim NAP 160 (ser. 1507) and I would like to get your opinion on the best pair of reservoir capacitors to use.

    I hesitate between these 3 :

    -1 : Nichicon KG Gold Tune, 10 000 uf, 63 Volts, dia. 40 x 80 mm long
    -2 : Nichicon KG Super Through, 10 000 uf, 50 Volts. dia. 40 x 100 mm long
    -3 : Vishay MAL2050, 10 000 uf, 63 Volts, dia. 40 x 70 mm long

    This selection is based on what's available and what I think works fine. Also, I prefer the lug terminals to the bolt on screws for ease of mounting.

    Thanks for sharing ideas.
  2. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

  3. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Thanks for the link for the Kemet but I am from Canada so I don’t know if this will work......

    I sent them an email so we’ll see.
  4. 337alant

    337alant Negatively Biased

    I agree about the BHC but I use the Nichicon KG a lot and they are also excellent, the superthrough ideal with the big solder tags
  5. Jeff Young

    Jeff Young pfm Member

    I'm not much of a believer in "audio" capacitors for PSU filtering. I'd go with the BHC/Kemet or the Vishay (or a Nichicon LNR).
  6. Julf

    Julf Evil brother of Mark V Shaney

    For a good reason - the requirements are very different.
  7. ramona

    ramona Music lover

    Nichicon KG always tend to sound little bit too analytical in every circuit I've used them. Just the other day I've pulled them out of Salas L-Adapter inserting Mundorf AG which sounded better for my taste.
    If Mundorf AG seem costly BHC or F+T are good substitute. Absolute best are the Sikorels and Rifa but they screw type and big to fit in a tide place (not to mention that especially Sikorels - EPCOS/TDK - are hard to find)
  8. neiljadman

    neiljadman Senior Member

  9. Operajulian

    Operajulian Opera Julian

    I have purchased from RS and I live in Toronto. Also try some Mundorf's from Parts Connexion, here in Burlington, Ontario.

    Good luck - Julian
  10. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

  11. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Wow !
    All very good suggestions so thanks a lot to all of you gents !
  12. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

  13. neiljadman

    neiljadman Senior Member

    with 299 on order and an estimated ship date of Jan 10th!

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