Audio Note 16R Ohm 0.5W "Non-Magnetic" Series
The all new Tantalum resistors from Audio Note are similar to the old Shinkoh resistors in that they are non-magnetic, using a high copper content brass end cap with a tinned OFC copper lead out wire.
So how does the lack of magnetic material affect the sound you might ask?
Now those of you familiar with the old long discontinued Shinkoh resistors may have compared to the standard Audio Note, slightly magnetic versions, and may therefore be able to nod in agreement to my experience which is that the Shinkohs sounded more transparent, layered, subtle and elegant, so you may be pleased to hear the new non-magnetic AN tants add further texture, a darker background and an even greater sense of immediacy or believability, call it what you like, to what the already fine, but sadly unavailable Shinkohs offered. So the new non-magnetic Audio Note Tantalums are a genuine advancement rather than just a pure replacement. These have a tolerance of 1%.
- Non magnetic, high copper content end caps
- High quality lead wires
- Superior to the classic Shinkoh resistors
- Increased texture, darker backgrounds and greater immediacy