The secure code is incorrect. But one other thing: I thought the main reason people used metal film was because of the price and the low tolerance at said price. Do you already have an account? Jun 9, at 9: Post 6 of 8. For what they cost, however, they’re pretty good. Considerably lower thermal noise levels, lower than metal film resistors!
Carbon Film vs Metal Film revisited. I recently built two versions of the same circuit one with carbon film Kiwame resistors, the other with a combination of PRP and Holco metal films. I matched them, they were within 0. As a side note and an opportunity to say something nice about a manufacturer, a couple of years ago — long after the warranty had ended — the rubber rings around the cones started to deteriorate. For what they cost, however, they’re pretty good. Share This Page Tweet. I also agree that carbon resistors might not be very tolerable for headphone amps because of the noise.
Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi. Components Resistors Kiwame Kiwame. Japanese Kiwame resistors using carbon film technology are endowed with high-flying characteristics and perfect in audio use.
Listening to these two circuits, it is resistirs that the metal film version has lower noise, is more detailed, has more extension, images better, and sounds alltogether more clear.
Post 5 of 8. I thought the main reason people used metal film was because of the price and the low tolerance at said price. Rseistors also agree that carbon resistors might not be very tolerable for headphone amps because of the noise. Also, not being matrix construction they lack a bit of bass punch.
Since their first introduction in the audio industry they have managed to gain reputation and the respect of both manufacturers and worldwide diy-ers.
Post 3 of 8. Average votes for this product. You can share your feelings about products and help other people by sharing your experience. Post 2 of 8. This product is no longer in stock. They are fil very compact given their wattage rating.
For what they cost, however, they’re pretty good. Post 8 of 8.
Originally Posted by Daroid The Kiwame is not just a simple “carbon” resistor – it’s a boutique marked for audio applications – and it is assumedly better for that appliaction than radio shack carbon fikm or other cheap carbon film. Welcome to Hificollective, to create an account please register here x.
There is a growing enthusiasm for these carbon film resistors tilm they recapture the vintage tube sound without the drift of carbon comps.
KIWAME High-End Carbon Film Resistor 5W kOhm – Audiophonics
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Carbon Film vs Metal Film revisited
As a side note and an opportunity to say something nice about a manufacturer, a couple of years ago — long after the warranty had ended — the rubber rings around the cones started to deteriorate. Jun 10, at Now, it may be that there is too much noise with the carbons rexistors a headphone amp. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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