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CheeseNoOnions:
Hey everyone,

I just discovered this whole community via The Amp Hour via @mightyohm via @CollinMel via a youtube search for how-to's.   Anywho, I'm really new to everything, but have managed to finish some small audio synth kits.  I've read suggestions of using 1% tolerance resistors instead of the 5% in audio applications, but I don't know why.  I do understand what the tolerance means in terms of resistance value, but I don't know what this would do to an oscillator or wave generator.  Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

Simon:
Well ideally you want 0% tolerance resistors in any application but as most of us know we all have to live in the real world. In what perspective were you told to use 1% resistors ? was it in any particular part of a circuit ? I'd try to use 1% resistors in any design and they are much cheaper than they used to be but of course plain old 5% aren't bad for general use, it's down to what your prepared to spend really

FreeThinker:

--- Quote from: Simon on October 07, 2010, 07:57:44 pm ---Well ideally you want 0% tolerance resistors in any application but as most of us know we all have to live in the real world. In what perspective were you told to use 1% resistors ? was it in any particular part of a circuit ? I'd try to use 1% resistors in any design and they are much cheaper than they used to be but of course plain old 5% aren't bad for general use, it's down to what your prepared to spend really

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Could Always try popping into your Ebay shop eh Simon DRAL (ducks, runs away laughing)

Simon:
I can't compete on resistors I buy them by the hundred but don't bother listing them, I don't set out to stock every part possible and act as a main stream seller (well not any time soon), I just bulk buy any parts i need getting a price break and resell the surplus for what I hope is a reasonable price and enough for me to break even and get some back on what i spent in advance, basically I bet i make more than I'd get for investing my pennies in the bank.

In the UK RS charge £5 carriage (if they actually happen to stock the part  :D) and Farnell want a £20 minimum order

FreeThinker:

--- Quote from: Simon on October 07, 2010, 08:14:21 pm ---I can't compete on resistors I buy them by the hundred but don't bother listing them, I don't set out to stock every part possible and act as a main stream seller (well not any time soon), I just bulk buy any parts i need getting a price break and resell the surplus for what I hope is a reasonable price and enough for me to break even and get some back on what i spent in advance, basically I bet i make more than I'd get for investing my pennies in the bank.

In the UK RS charge £5 carriage (if they actually happen to stock the part  :D) and Farnell want a £20 minimum order

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Local RS outlet is very poor,holds very little stock.They seem to have become a logistics company holding small stock totals in each outlet and shipping them around the counrty ovrnight to meet "next day"
deliverys.Was quoted an 8 week lead time for a 20mhz crystal only a couple of weeks ago!!! Got one from Malpins over the counter.
Ps Don't take me too seriously I love poking fun at people and it sometimes goes a little wrong, try to control myself but sometimes the urge is too strong!! ;D

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