This is the first
commercial fruit of Studio Zèy research - a hand-crafted
capacitor that is natural in both how it sounds, and how it was
Crucial components of VNP Caps are made with some of the best sounding materials available:
The resulting sound is natural, airy and brimming with beautiful overtones.
Every VNP Cap is
made to order. Studio Zèy philosophy is to create things that are
natural, beautiful and made by human hands, not machines - and as
such, individual and unique.
Values available at the moment are anything below 100nF.
The current price for a VNP Cap in values below 1-15nF is £29. Values over 15nF are priced individually, depending on requirements (as a rough guide, every additional 10nF over first 15nF will cost about £3-5).
Evaluation samples are available - please ask for details.
is coming; for now, please
with your order and preferred method of payment - you will normally
get a reply the same day.
VNP Cap is entirely hand-made, and it cannot possibly be made as consistently as mass-produced parts. Therefore, it needs some extra precautions:
Also, in case it is not obvious: VNP Cap is made mostly of flammable materials. It WILL catch fire if exposed to open flame or extreme heat. It is NOT self-extinguishing.
"I first started working on what became VNP Cap because I was looking for a capacitor to upgrade the critical Vref component in my "Shigaclone" CD player. I tried very many capacitors, including some respected (and expensive) makes, such as Black Gate, ClarityCap and Multicap - only to find that none of them could improve the sound over the stock, cheap electrolytic capacitor...
That seemed strange, especially that I was expecting the film capacitors to be superior to electrolytic. Something about this particular position was causing those audiophile capacitors to fail to deliver. Still, I was convinced that there has to be room for improvement, only that the commercially produced capacitors were for some reason not doing a good enough job.
If I wanted a better capacitor, I had to design it myself then... So I went back to the very roots of what a capacitor is: two metal layers separated by an insulator; that determined my choice of stacked foil geometry, which is the only "true" capacitor layout (or rather - is the least of a compromise). Then I researched the available materials, picked the best I could reasonably afford, then spent many long hours putting the whole idea together... Eventually I made the first prototype. When I installed it in my test setup, it impressed me so much with its natural sound that I named it "Very Nearly Perfect" capacitor.
I then experimented some more, until I was confident I could make them reliable and of consistently good quality. Finally, I abbreviated that rather immodest original name to a much more sensible "VNP" and so the VNP Cap was born."
All VNP Caps come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing faults and defects. Their sound quality is also guaranteed - full refund will be given if you are not impressed with them.
Not covered under warranty are natural variations in materials and minor manufacturing inaccuracies typical of hand-made items.
My components are under constant development, so description and pictures may not reflect the current development stage.
Disclaimer: no claims will be accepted for any damage or loss, direct
or implied, that arose due to the use of these capacitors, either in
electric devices or elsewhere. Don't even think of installing them
in military or medical machines.
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