Posted on Wednesday, 12th October 2011 by Auw Jimmy
I ordered Duelund CAST Cu capacitor few months ago. I already have Duelund CAST Ag (Silver) on my Aikido Preamp. But I wanted Duelund CAST for my future amp (probably it’s gonna be another abandoned project?). As the CAST Ag price is very not reasonable (around US$2500 or more for a pair of 1 uF/630 VDC), then I think the CAST Cu is the best option (around US$ 1200 a pair). I also ordered my Alexander by Duelund capacitor (less than US$ 200 a pair of 0.47 uF/900 VDC), just to ‘finalized’ my passion on it (how bad it could be?).
After around 3 months or so production, finally the goods arrived on my home yesterday. When I opened it, I got a surprise. Duelund changed their chassis design for the CAST capacitor. See below.
I think the design is more likely a ‘small car battery’. Quite nice, since the new design is smaller and it’s ‘boxy’ design could fit on most PCB easily, compared with the old ‘moon cake’ chassis design.
A shoot from the side, one is 0.47uF, the other is 1 uF. Not too much different in size, but could be 40% larger in volume.
Size and dimension… 6 cm length? Not bad! Now they can compete with ‘common capacitor’ and not considered as ‘nerd’ one.
Comparing with the old one, my Duelund CAST Ag 1 uF/630 VDC. Definitely the new one is better in terms of appearance and savvy in terms of placement.
Duelund always proud that they are handmade in Denmark
Top side comparison. Be noted that the center and the right are 1 uF version, while the left is 0.47 uF version. I think this new design is easier for designer to implement this capacitor on their equipment, especially on the PCB. I feel that the old design is quite classic and elegant, while the new design is more modern and simple.
Bye-bye ‘moon cake’ design…