Kiwame Carbon Film Resistors are an excellent match for Hi-End Audio. Kiwame resistors are from Japan and characterized by lower noise than metal film resistors and a more natural sound. There is a growing enthusiasm for these carbon film resistors because they recapture the vintage tube sound without the drift of carbon comps. They are also very compact (2w: 4x12mm, 5w 9x24mm) given their wattage rating. The resistance material is carbon film with coated silicon. 750 volts DC max.