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Discussion in 'DIY Amp Forum' started by RobZ69, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. RobZ69

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    Hi fellow-strattalkers,

    Simple question.
    What is this? And (more challenging) what does the colour-code say about values?

    IMAG0456~2.jpg
    IMAG0464~2.jpg
    I'm having a hard time identifying this (pre-amp) component. Or at least its values (I'm pretty sure this is a capacitor).

    I read the colours as (top to bottom)
    Orange, Black, Red, Brown.

    Help!!

    (much appreciated!)
     
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    Something about fish.... . I'm sure it was something with fish
     
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    33nF :thumb: it's orange orange orange black red. I have loads of 'em, very popular in the 1970s. I know tham as Philips C280 series.
     
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    Thanks! Much appreciated!
     
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    Deleted duplicate post.
     
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    Just as a bit of trivia. That is Philips van Eindhoven in Holland, so RobZ69 the factory is not that far away from you!
     
  10. RobZ69

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    Indeed, although I suspect nowadays production in Eindhoven has either ceased completely or has been outsourced to some low-cost location;)
     
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  12. RobZ69

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    Thanks.
    I have since replaced the tropical fish, but they turned out not to be the problem (as the volume of the second amp channel did not improve).

    The replacements I got are physically much larger 'tone caps'*, the only 33nF ones I could find at short notice (and they are rated 400v in stead of 250v). Which I hadn't noticed from the pictures when ordering them....;)
    Luckily the amp has room aplenty.

    IMAG0490~2.jpg
    By trial and error I found the 'offending' cap, and as luck would have it I had a replacement (although rated 50v in stead of 25v)
    So both channels are now in working order.

    This is the amp, by the way.
    http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/nad.489234/#post-3339899


    * Sure!
     
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    Thanks for the info and update. I remember the thread and that old amp. Great you got it working again. Or still working on..

    All the best,
    Robin
     
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