Another look at reproduction calander flat caps
The authentic sounding foil, wax and dielectric paper reproduction caps were unable to handle 150 volts so a local regulatory agency put the company out of business. This LOOKS like an old Stratocaster cap, but they are modern metalized film and paper?? film? I am not sure what is inside. The winder who was attempting to make the CD reproductions either bought junk paper, he had no clue what he was doing, probably both. I can buy calendar cut 3M inorganic paper or I can buy diamond dot paper from China and calendar cut foil. It would have been far simpler for the original winder to have included a label that the end user applies and instructions on how to melt paraffin wax or bee''s wax in a tin can & a pot of water. That way they could skirt the labeling issue. I really do not care what the caps look like. These look authentic, but they do not sound right. As I eluded to in my first review, ''I can''t see anyone using these in an amplifier'', so the chances of exceeding the voltage with them is possible but very unlikely. I am sure that with some effort these could be procured from somewhere, and they could be made with the same specs and correct sound. China, and Mexico both have winding shops, and I am sure a few thousand people would buy these.
Reviewed by: Seth Burgin from Colorado & Arizona.