Author Topic: Toshin Kogyo Caps ?  (Read 811 times)

Offline ALF

Toshin Kogyo Caps ?
« on: March 09, 2018, 02:59:18 PM »
I see RS supply these electrolytic capacitors as " audio grade " and not cheap as well, does anybody tried them and can it also be used for DC blocking in pre amps ?
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 04:53:04 PM by Curlycat »
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Re: Toskin Kogyo Caps ?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 03:24:11 PM »
RS part no? I have only used Elna from RS as audio grade.







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Offline Nidri

Re: Toshin Kogyo Caps ?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 05:26:04 PM »
Appears to be a Japan-based company, but with manufacturing in China.
(http://www.toshinkk.co.jp/en/company/index.html)
(http://www.toshinkk.co.jp/en/product/alumi.html)

The below is just Internet opinion, but it doesn't bode well:
(http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/a-new-capacitor-unknown-outside-japan.495059/)

"TK brand (Toshin Kogyo) is famous for failing. It's probably the only Japanese brand that's still low quality."
(https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1116808)

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Offline Ampdog

Re: Toshin Kogyo Caps ?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 12:10:27 PM »
Mmmmm ....

I read a bit 'round' this and also found enough to raise doubt.  In a market with capacitor brands like Hitano, Philips, Trec and Rubicon available, most others of higher cost are unnecessary.  In addition I have full specs. on the first two brands as necessary for designers. For me, any new brand in an already crowded  market will have to earn a stand, which will be difficult regarding the degree of experience many have with the above brands. 

And perhaps regarding the ever-present term 'audio grade'. Reading up one finds nothing much more than status matter regarding the term "audio grade".  Over spec'ed for audio usage - with the accompanying higher price naturally plus 'you pay for what you get" sort-of-thing.
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