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surface mount resistor advice, smt resistors vs through hole audio quality
john11
post Mar 4 2013, 08:47
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Hi and thanks for reading this post.

I have a few blown one watt resistors i want to replace in my power amp and am thinking about using surface mount resistors.

Do you think this is a wise move switching from through hole to surface mount, has anyone done this and what are your experiences concerning sound quality changes.

Many thanks in advance. John.
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greynol
post Mar 7 2013, 05:23
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I have the same experience with designing layouts plus dealing with manufacturing PLUS servicing/reworking populated boards. It is this last point that pdq is addressing. This is not about the integrity of vias and plated through-holes; it is about what becomes of them after less-than-delicate work has been performed.


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