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Thanks, @BluesHarp! I'm with you . Just got tired saying it over and over again.O wow.. this crap again?
Components are not all the same.
Some are better made and some are cheap and unreliable.
Some parts sound better than some that do not.
Nobody in this thread mentioned "magical capacitors" that cost $20.
If a part that's out of production is popular for its tone or function then supply and demand makes it $20..
not its tone and even then, depending on what it is, that doesn't mean the cost is proportionate to its use or tone.
So.. builders use NOS $1 parts for... aesthetics??? WHAT??