Mills MRA are better sounding to my ears.
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The Mills MRA12 are the most accurate and neutral resistors I have tried. They are less HOT than Mundorf in terms of upper mids and highs. The Mills are quite natural sounding.
The Duelund resistors are also good, but the CAST resistors can be a tad bright sounding in some systems.
As usual this is always system dependent.
grannyring's post makes perfect sense to me... I understand you wanting more details of his thoughts but his description of hot in the upper mid and highs should make sense to most 'philes.
I do agree with you that use of the word "fidelity' in this case might not be the best and maybe that is the word confusing you... So forget that word and just use the rest as base...
But as he stated -- "in some systems." and "As usual this is always system dependent." So you will have to hear but maybe others will report. Sorry I cant.
Sorry been tied up.....Fidelity is actually the perfect word and what high fidelity audio is all about. Here is the definition: "the degree of exactness with which something is copied or reproduced" So a component higher in fidelity is truer to the source, musical event, actual sound of the instrument or voice etc....
They sound more real and deliver more high fidelity. Horns sound more as they should etc... Hope this helps.
I really cannot speak to the bass. But the Mundorf is not as warm or dark as you say. The Mundorf has some added energy in the upper mids and highs in my estimation compared to the more neutral Mills MRA. The Mills is warmer compared to Mundorf in direct comparison. That has been my experience. You can do a search and see what others think.
Both image fine.
Mills is my go to resistor also... I've tried several, there are clear differences in resistors, but to my old ears, not as much as in good capacitor difference....
"Hot" means a peak, normally a slight peak, in the upper midrange to lower treble region...
just as "Warm" refers to the same in the lower midrange.
Not sure, I've been building speakers for a long time... I have definitely tried a couple different Mundorf resistors. I know one was a metal oxide type, because I was comparing it to Lynk, a similar type. There is no doubt the quality is good, depending on your needs, I can see preferring any one over the other.
my Favorite is PHB Resistors(Foil) you can buy it in Germany,
they sound so clean no other Resistors can this.
A really good Combination for the Tweeter with Mundorf Silver/oil.