Originally Posted by nebuchadnezzar
Drives me nuts sometimes when I see the way some of these guys handle static sensitive cmos, fets, ICs. You pay a lot for them as it is and then you may just get home with a dud because of their carelessness.
As for caps I was initially using old imported ones in the amp but I found quite a few leaky ones so I replaced them with new Indian stock and I'm much happier with the results. Our caps and resistors are actually quite good. I wouldn't worry at all about them, in the case of amps these components are rated at 500V+ anyway so they tend to be solid in their construction.
I wish I could do some time scaled stress testing though....