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M U S I C A P ®
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     MusiCaps deliver exceptional dynamics, speed, focus, correct
     timbre and depth of field, and true inter-transient silence

     Separate layers of polypropylene film & conductive foil deliver
     superiors clarity of reproduction that metalized capacitors can not.

     Custom stranded silver-plated copper leads - no copper oxidation
     to ever degrade the music.

     1000V Teflon insulation on coupling MusiCaps 22 gauge leads.
     Large 16 gauge, stranded, silver-plated cooper leads on
     speaker MusiCaps.

     Lead-free silver-bearing solder used in tinning and attachment
     of leads.

     Tight ± 5% tolerances.

     Hand soldered lead termination.

     Extremely low DA, DF and ESR.

    100% pre-testing for absolute quantity assurance.

    Consistent, even, winding tension assures freedom from
    microphonics.

    A single capacitor = a singular sound - no time smear from
    multiple sections.

    Value to value sonic consistency that is not found in other capacitors - regardless of price.
 

What the reviewers say...

"If you want see-thru, high definition, detail and listenability, try MusiCap."
                                                       Joe Roberts, Editor, Sound Practices, Issue 6, 1994

"The improved signal transmission of the Hovland foil capacitors elevated the (Ariel)
speakers to a new level of naturalness, clarity, and immedicy."
                                                         Lynn Olson, Positive FeedBack, Vol. 5, No.4

"So I yanked the Vitamin Qs and soldered in some Hovland MusiCaps I got in the mail.
 Immediated, radical, MAJOR change. THE highs came out of hiding, images emerged from the fog,
 and it became possible to again discern detail."
                                                                       Seth Goldwin, Sound Practices, Issue 6, 1994

"...the extra ambiance, combined with a very clean treble delivery that seemed far less prone to ringing or silibance than the other types does make them really quite speical."
                                                                   Dominic Baker, HI-FI World DIY Supplement, August 1996
 



MUSICAP® Capacitors

Hovland MusiCaps enable sensitive audio circuits to achieve their ultimate level of performance.
By far the most musically accurate capacitor available, MusiCaps provide a dramatic improvement
in clarity, focus and dynamics when used in critical new design, or as an upgrade to existing tube or
solid-state components.

The MusiCap line also includes capacitors expressly designed for use in speakers. Speaker MusiCap
are a revelation in well designed dynamic crossover networks,  or as an upgrade to fine electrostatic
speaker systems. A growing number of prominent high-end manufactures employ Hovland MusiCap
in their top speaker models.

The no-compromise design of MusiCap dictates a painstaking manufacturing process using costly materials.
The result is a quality product which, while not inexpensive, delivers immediately discernible benefits and will
over the long run prove an exceptional value.

MusiCap Design
MusiCap are constructed of a speical variety of foil and polypropylene film, rather than the sonically inferior deposited-particle "metalixed film" used in other popular capacitors.
Polypropylene is chosen in part because of its superior ability to foam an intimate bond with the thin foil -
neither teflon nor polystyrene mate as well. MusiCap are individually machine-rolled, and the leads are carefully hand-soldered using lead-free silver-bering solder.
MusiCap leads are stranded, teflon insulated, silver-plated copper - a vast improvement over sound-degrading
solid copper or steel leads. Inaddition, the winding method and density of MusiCap helps quell microphonic tendencies.

Sonic Consistency
Fron the outset, attention was given to creating capacitors which maintain their musical qualities from the smallest to the largest value. Unlike other brands of capacitors which often sound diffent as the value changes,
MusiCap proprietary design parameters result in remarkable value-to-value sonic consistency.
100% pre-testing and tight ±5% tolerances assure absolute quality.

Size
As a result of the premium materials used to product MusiCap, they are approximately 100% larger than common metalized capacitors. Because of their greater size, 10µF is the largest MusiCap value we can make.
You may combine MusiCap in parallel to obtain custom values or values larger than 10µF.
Usage notes: MusiCap lead lengths are approximately 2 inches on coupling caps, 4 inches on speaker caps;
The red lead on coupling caps, and blue striped lead on speakers caps is the foil inner edge.

MusiCap Speaker Capacitors
Critical loudspeaker crossover deserve to have a transparent product specific to the application.
MusiCap speaker capacitors are identical in design to our standard MusiCaps except for the larger leads,
which are 16 gauge, fine-strand, silver-plated copper.
It makes little sense to invest in expensive, high-quality speaker cable and internal wiring,
only to have the signal pass through solid leads of insufficient gauge. While a fully "MusiCap-ed" crossover is supreme, just installing MusiCaps in the tweeter circuit can reveal much additional detail and nuance.
 
 



MUSICAPS ®
Film & Foil Polypropylene

The component of choice when musical realism is your goal.


Coupling Capacitors
(22AWG. Silver-Plated Teflon Insulated Axial Leads; 
Round case; ± 5% Tolerance)
 
VALUE
WVDC
DIMENSIONS
(Diameter x Length)
0.01µF
1,600V
0.39" X 1.17"
0.022µF
1,00V
0.44" X 1.25"
0.033µF
600V
0.35" X 1.28"
0.047µF
1,000V
0.54" X 1.75"
0.1µF
400V
0.41" X 1.28"
0.1µF
600V
0.50" X 1.75"
0.15µF
400V
0.43" X 1.25"
0.22µF
400V
0.55" X 1.50"
0.22µF
600V
0.62" X 2.00"
0.33µF
600V
0.75" X 2.25"
0.47µF
200V
0.50" X 1.75"
0.47µF
400V
0.59" X 2.00"
0.47µF
600V
0.80" X 2.50"
0.68µF
400V
0.76" X 2.00"
1.0µF
200V
0.68" X 2.00"
1.0µF
400V
0.78" X 2.50"
2.0µF
400V
0.98" X 3.00"
2.2µF
200V
0.80" X 2.88"
3.0µF
200V
0.92" X 2.88"
4.0µF
200V
1.06" X 3.00"
4.7µF
100V
0.95" X 2.75"
5.0µF
200V
1.10" X 3.25"
Speaker Capacitors
(16AWG. Silver-Plated High Current Axial Leads; 
Round case; ± 5% Tolerance)
 
VALUE
WVDC
DIMENSIONS
(Diameter x Length)
1.0µF
100V
0.55" X 2.00"
1.5µF
100V
0.70" X 2.00"
1.8µF
100V
0.66" X 2.25"
2.0µF
100V
0.70" X 2.25"
2.2µF
100V
0.75" X 2.25"
2.7µF
100V
0.80" X 2.25"
3.0µF
100V
0.75" X 2.88"
3.3µF
100V
0.82" X 2.88"
4.0µF
100V
0.85" X 2.88"
5.0µF
100V
0.95" X 2.88"
6.0µF
100V
0.94" X 3.36"
7.0µF
100V
1.05" X 3.36"
8.0µF
100V
1.10" X 3.36"
9.0µF
100V
1.20" X 3.36"
10.0µF
100V
1.35" X 3.36"
2.7µF
200V
0.87" X 2.88"
3.0µF
200V
0.92" X 2.88"
4.0µF
200V
1.06" X 3.11"
5.0µF
200V
1.10" X 3.36"
6.0µF
200V
1.24" X 3.36"


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