CAPACITORS, OIL reliability VS. other CAP material
So not to start any controversy, but here it goes.
More or less I believe in leaving the Amps and CD on at all times(solid state) of course.. I have ten year old equipment without one problem, or loss of performance doing this, as a matter of fact it only gets better. And both my amp and CD manufacture state right in the manual to do this and actually mount the power switches on the back of unit.
Pre-amp ahh, I pretty much kill it unless going to use the system within a couple hours again, mainly because if it is off it stops the link in the chain for signal so nothing will come on out of nowhere, such as the cat steping on the remote, or a nasty power surge pop or something to that nature. And well the truth is I hear very little difference with the preamp on all the time or just letting it get a quick 15 min warmup, which is untrue with the other devices in my case.
Now on to the question at hand, Capacitors, Will Jensen or other type Oil caps wear or lose performance in a quicker manner, regardless of the use in comparison to the other electrolytic’s used in any high end caps period?
I could see the argument that the oil could be a different case and possibly dry out faster over time, but Have no idea as I am not an engineer at all.
Why this question? Well I am going to get a high end CD player’s caps that are generic replaced with jensens and Rubycons as I have heard great difference using these in Tube equipment, and they are highly recommended for any CD player as well, including cheap sony’s up to Meitner and whoever else.
Now the CD obviously does not put the strain or Heat on a cap that an amplifier would, so I figure they may just outlast any other cap just the same.
Keep this technical to the material used, This is not a debate about whether Jensen’s are the best sounding to your ear out there.