Saturday, November 22, 2014

Heathkit RX-1 Recapping

I finished "recapping", i.e. replacing the paper capacitors in the Heathkit RX-1. Some were a little tricky to get at when the unit was assembled.

Here are some of the original caps:



And here is an image after recapping (the news ones are all yellow):



I didn't notice any significant difference after recapping, but it is still a good idea to do. Depending on the circuit location, a leaky capacitor can damage a tube or other expensive component. Below is all the old caps after removal:


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