V Cap is a brandname for the finest Fluoropolymer (better known as Teflon® which is a trademark of Dupont) high grade capacitors owned by a small but dedicated audio company VH Audio. The ‘VH’ in VH Audio stands for VenHaus the owner of this company Chris Venhaus.
Around 1995 Chris got active in the DIY audio scene and started experimenting with making his own loudspeaker cables with strands of CAT 5 Ethernet cable. Around 1999 Chris had a bunch of these DIY audio recipes as he calls them, which enabled audio enthusiasts to build their own high-end cables. You can still find those recipes on his VH Audio DIY section.
CAT5 LS Cable
In 1999 Chris started his company VH Audio and in 2004 he launched his first series of Tin Foil Fluoropolymer capacitor. Fluoropolymer or Teflon® has the best insulating capacities so far we know and that’s why it found its way in high-end audio designs although the implementation is not that easy. After many years of experimenting Chris and his engineering team found the solution with the use of a very expensive Swiss winding machine and precautions to gard the integrity of the delicate Teflon®, to make high quality audio filmcaps with the use of Teflon® as insulating material between the tin foil. Because these TFTF caps are able to withstand large amount of heat, they’re often found in tube amplifiers like in the famous OTL amps from Atma-Sphere where 90% of the customers choose the option to upgrade their order with V-Caps.
V Cap TFTF Series
As Teflon® is widely regarded as the best insulator, copper is regarded as the best conductor. In 2010 Chris and his team mated the best insulator & conductor together in his latest and greatest capacitor the CuTF Series. Chris uses State of the art machinery to roll the high conductive and oxygen free copperfoil and treat it thereafter in a Cryogenic bath at minus 185 degrees Celsius.
At TubeDirect we decided to add the V Cap CuTF series to our portfolio for the audio enthusiast that demands the best filmcapacitor (see the reviews) in his audiosystem.
V Cap CuTF caps in een vintage Audio Research SP-3