We have been selling the amazing 2W Silver Tantalum non-magnetics for sometime and now we are pleased to announce the 0.5W version are now available, exclusively at HFC. Here is what Audio Note have to say about their fabulous resistor...
The ultimate development is the all silver resistor, no, it is not made from solid silver, but is essentially the same as the non-magnetic tantalum resistor, where instead of a high content copper brass end cap with copper lead-out wires, we use a solid silver end cap with 1.2 mm pure solid silver lead-out wires. We had to have a special annealable silver material developed by a metallurgist so we could control the hardness to make the “grip” of the cups sufficient to not come loose from the resistor body when bending the lead-out wires. It took a while to find a specialist company willing to produce this material and then the minimum quantity they could make was 50 kilograms of silver (! Not cheap!). The first production of the material varied so much in hardness that the reject rate of the cups was well over 80%, second reprocessing, dropped the reject rate to around 60%, third reprocessing it dropped to 30%, fourth time we finally came down to 15-20% rejects, so production of the resistors could commence. Not a cheap start-up process I have to tell you.
I had the first samples for some time and their sound was phenomenal, even compared to the excellent non-magnetic versions, in fact, the difference these silver resistors make is so great that they may change the sonic game overall, so this is ultimate resistor bar none.
Available from 10R - 2M2
BODY: diameter: 9mm, length: 18mm
LEAD: diameter: 1mm, length: 35mm
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Available from 10R - 1M
BODY: diameter: 3.6mm, length: 10mm
LEAD: diameter: 0.8mm, length: 35mm
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