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older API 512c vs new... any difference?
Old 17th January 2019
older API 512c vs new... any difference?

I'm picking up a lunchbox full of 512c's this week on Reverb. Just noticed some were made a couple years ago, some in 2010 and one in 99'. Is that something you would be worried about? They look identical and I don't think of 500 series stuff as "vintage," but the 500 series commercial debut of 1985 is getting kinda old now for capacitor life! Modern caps only last 20-ish years don't they? Should I be worried the 1999 unit could start to go or sound noticeably different? I have an ESR meter but cant test them since they're physically in a different state on Reverb.com
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