Metal Foil Resistors are Best


Interesting article probably posted here 100 times but just throwing it up there as I found it interesting.

https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1278251#
howardcrow
Interesting, of course it’s a promotional piece written by Vishay employees. My take is that there is no right resistor for every application. For instance I use only carbon comp for grid stoppers due to their non inductive characteristics. On the other hand, the carbon junctions in carbon comp resistors can be really noisy in the preamp signal path, particularly at higher voltages and currents. It’s horses for courses.


It looks like the article completely neglects the consideration of capacitance. Thin film resistors tend to be superior in that regard because they can be made to be extremely small, and physical size is the determining factor in capacitance in a resistor.