Mills Resistor Company
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Why would the Texas Component resistors be difficult to fit? They are nearly identical in length and thickness to any 1/2w resistor. Is height an issue? If so, could you mount them on the other side of the circuit board?
I just replaced 22 resistors with the Texas Components in a Counterpoint SA-2 and was very impressed with the new level of clarity. I don't know how much changing one or two might contribute, but it was quite amazing with this many. This seems to be the current resistor that everything else is now compared to.
Thanks guys, seems the mills are the consensus choice thus far. Jafox, I've thought about fitting the premium film resistors, but they will be impossible to fit as they are all radial leads, simply won't fit the point to point wiring scheme in the Cayin. Now I could make up my own circuit board using the Texas Components, a thought!
Bending the leads of a resistor will not damage it as long as you apply common sense force. Another space saving orientation is to use vertical rather than horizontal space. This is done by leaving one lead straight and pushing it through the circuit board with the body of the resistor perpendicular to the board. now bend the lead on top of the resistor through the other hole. Once you get the hang of it, pre-bending before insertion is the way to go. Resistors don't care about physical orientation and as long as you have the vertical space this is the real estate efficient orientation.
Thanks guys, my issue is space limitations within point to point wiring within signal circuit. If you look at the pictures of the Cayin phono stage in my virtual system you will see I have severe space limitations, I'm not sure I can make any radial lead resistor work even with bending the leads. Now I could possiby rework the chassis and make more room.
It seems any axial lead capacitor will be a sonic compromise relative to the Vishay nudes. Very unfortunate if I want to attain maximum benefit.
Thanks Danmyers, I use this exact technique when fitting capacitors.