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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Your thoughts on Resistors for a Sunn Sentura I amp.

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Memphis, TN

Sep 13th, 2017 07:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm re-capping my 1968 Sunn Sentura I and at the same time I'm replacing the multicap can (30, 20, 20, 20) I want to replace the 6.8K and 10K resistors as indicated in the link below.

At present the 6.8K 5 watt resistor is a wirewound cement type and the 10K 2 watt is a carbon comp.

I was thinking about replacing the 6.8K with an Ohmite wirewound Brown Devil rather than the current wirewound cement, as well as replacing the 10K with a metal oxide rather than the carbon comp.

Would this be a wise choice ?

Sunn Sentura I power section

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Too Near Atlanta GA

Amp Tech Emeritus
Sep 13th, 2017 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes...choices sound good and should work well.


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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Sep 13th, 2017 10:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a bunch of old 5 watt carbon resistors if you need them for your project. I can test to make sure they are well within tolerance.

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Memphis, TN

Sep 13th, 2017 12:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Appreciate it, but went ahead and ordered the metal oxide.

I found that that older carbon comp had drifted a bit so figured get modern and stable !

Thanks for offering though !



Sep 17th, 2017 02:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

And metal types have the advantage over carbon of not presenting 'fuel to the fire' should the part overdissipate significantly, which is beneficial in the case of power supply components!

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