Tag Archives: capacitor

A Surprise in a Re-Stuffed Capacitor

I was recently re-stuffing some capacitors for a radio. It’s not something I do often, but I’ve accumulated a pile of pulled vintage caps over the years so I have some on hand if a customer requests the most detailed … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer #64364 Overhaul

This Series II Bose® Active Equalizer came through the shop. It had suffered age-related failures in its electrolytic capacitors, and the resistors had drifted with age and moisture to produce the wrong curves. Fortunately, it’s nothing some maintenance can’t solve! … Continue reading

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How to Read Capacitor Codes

I ended up with a massive stash of mil-spec CDE Mica caps recently, and was searching for a refresher on decoding their military part numbers like “CM05FD221GP3”, since the caps came marked for their values but not their voltage ratings. … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series IV Active Equalizer #221114 Repaired

From the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: Another Bose® 901 Series IV Active Equalizer came through the shop, this one serial #221114. It’s owner reported that it had lost one channel, so it was clearly due for an overhaul. It … Continue reading

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Can you say high ESR? [dead cap]

That’s right, 35 Ohms ESR. No surprise, every MIEC cap I’ve ever seen has been garbage.

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Bose® 901 Series VI Active Equalizer #199732 Repaired

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: A first for my shop, I recently worked on a Bose® 901 Series VI Active Equalizer! These are considerably newer than the Series I-IV that typically come through the shop, although they’re … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Active Equalizer Series I #17118 Repaired

Cross-Posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: This Bose® 901 Active Equalizer came in through the shop for the standard overhaul service. It was showing its age, as most of these equalizers from Series I and II will do … Continue reading

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