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Monday, April 18, 2011

Colors!

Hi!

Just got a batch of varnished capacitors back from the paint shop



Besides the finishes which I already had (metallic white, metallic graphite, sandblasted with clear coatings) I now also have bordeaux red metallic and dark blue metallic. The caps shown are ASC X386S series. The white one is 30uF/330VAC and the others are 30uF/440VAC. Also available in the same colors: 25uF/330VAC and 40uF/440VAC.

I especially like the new red and blue ones. First I was a bit sceptical if I should get the caps in such colors. But I like the result. The metallic finish is quite a lot of effort. First the caps need to get cleaned and sand blasted. Then a base coating is applied, followed by 2 coatings of the color. Then they get finished with a shiny clear varnish.

Besides the finishes on the photo there is also standard silver and black. Transformer covers are also available in the same coatings, except sand blasted.




Best regards

Thomas

7 comments:

  1. Thomas,

    this is real Cap-Porn ;-)) Congratulations!

    Peter

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  2. The graphite metallic looks great, will grab some of these for the next project ;)

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  3. Super cool and tasty as usual, Thomas...

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  4. Thanks for your nice comments, guys :-)

    Thomas

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  5. Hello Thomas: I live in kitchener waterloo,in CANADA.I'm currently building a version of the 6cb5 amplifier,I have been building tube gear for at least 20 years now,I find your work most interesing!,I'm glad I discovered your site! Best regards James Orend.

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  6. Hi James,

    thanks for your comment. I'm happy to hear that you like my blog. When you finish your version of the 6CB5A amp let me know how it comes out. If you are interested to write a small article about it, I'd be happy to publish it as a guest post.

    Best regards

    Thomas

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  7. Thanks Thomas: I'm just waiting for the output transformers to show up,then the assembly will begin,I've got a feeling it's going to sound just great.I have built many single ended amps, but only one other using TV sweep tubes,that was way back in 1995,That amp sounded quite bright,but I was running them at 695 volts on the plates! OUCH!

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