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    Hi Guys

    I’m using a SUT and I need to put resistors on the primary side. I’ve used an online calculator and it comes out at 21ohms. So two things really

    1) Do I go for 20 or 22ohms - I would be trying to use a 1% tolerance to minimise the differences between channels

    2) What type of resistor, carbon, metal film etc should I be using. I would like to say that money is no object but of course that’s not true so a compromise will be required.

    Many thanks

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    Reincarnation...........no not again

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    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

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    I'd recommend Takman carbon resistors - https://www.hificollective.co.uk/cat...resistors.html . More musical, less 'HiFi' than the naked Z-Foils and somewhat cheaper to boot!

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    Yep Takman are good also.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

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    Audio Note Tantalum, if they have the value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Is that really £11 each?!
    Adam.

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    And?

    Nobody baulks at paying lots for foo caps.

    You can probably get them a bit cheaper elsewhere, but Hifi Collective service is first class, and you can be confident you aren’t getting fakes.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

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    But foo caps are rolled on the thighs of naked virgins in the dew drops of a golden dawn! Resistors is just resistors innit.
    Personally I also like metal foil and metal film, low noise, tight spec, predictable performance. But then I haven't knowingly heard the resistor magic of carbon comps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Nobody baulks at paying lots for foo caps.
    I do. But I'm a cheapskate.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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