Originally Posted by etc6849
Thanks. At least someone else understands why I blocked beaveav. I mean, my opinion is pretty much an accepted opinion by most anyone in electronics design. I was a 4.0 engineering student too, and even have a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. The fact is, if an electrolytic cap is a no name brand and the company's changed it's name several times, it's dodgy. Unless you've personally toured the plant and they have QA controls in place, only a fool would think their caps are as good as well known brands.
I'd like to even see the spec sheet for those off brand caps. I googled some and couldn't find one (which isn't a good sign either), but I bet even the specs are not as good as other options.
Of course, when you start name calling and insulting someone like beaveav did (stating a person has little knowledge, can't possibly know anything, not a good engineer, etc), it shows lack of character. If someone can't respect another person, just block them. No point in talking to someone that can't objectively read a post without attacking a guy trying to help the OP.
Your opinion is accepted by most anyone in electronics design? Got a survey or link to back that up?
Look at the great majority of consumer electronics out there, whether TVs, laptops, PCs, tablets, phones, AVRs, Blu-Ray players, cable boxes, satellite boxes, game players, etc, and tell me why they have no problem using off-brand caps. Why is it only in audio that the brand of cap seems to matter so much?
When did I say you "can't possibly know anything?" I didn't.
When did I say you're not a "good engineer?" I didn't.
Try refuting what I actually posted instead of making up strawmen and attacking them. It shows a lack of character, to borrow a phrase.
If you're an MSEE, why were your basic facts wrong?