Capacitors

June 25, 2012

I was fascinated by the way an amplifier remained live seconds after you flicked the switch off. The sounds would start to crumble away in the air, like ice melting beneath your feet.

Capacitors, my dad explained.

Everytime you flicked it on, you wonder when the power was coming on stream. Inside the amp, capacitors warming up and ready to disgorge their charge.

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