Pioneer SX 1050 Receiver-Recapping

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Steve G
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Pioneer SX 1050 Receiver-Recapping

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I am going to fully recap a Pioneer receiver mostly because of the age of all the electrolytic capacitors and I have time. Presently, the receiver is fully functional and has no problems. I recently watched some You Tube videos and some people replace electrolytic's smaller than about 4.7uF with film capacitors. Assuming that they will fit in the same place. Some could be in the audio path.

Is it wise to use film capacitors in place of electrolytic's? I do know that film caps last much longer. Price is not an issue. I have heard that this change can affect the sound quality. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this? Or should I just use electolyitc's and call it good.
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Hugo
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Re: Pioneer SX 1050 Receiver-Recapping

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Film capacitors are always better for sound and reliability so if you can make them fit, go for it.

Always go bit by bit with replacing them and test in-between. If you make a mistake then it should be easy to spot, having to verify only a small section.
Steve G
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Re: Pioneer SX 1050 Receiver-Recapping

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Thanks for your help!
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