Hi Guys, This is board is a Chinon CD controller from the 90’s. I’m wondering what reason in commercial production in Japan would have to do this? This is a more costly production if SMD/Thru hole capacitors are all the same. Personally I have distrust of SMD caps, and would do the same, but didn’t expect to see it commercially. Are these pads much bigger than the SMD footprints? I can see the are a little bigger, but doesn’t look like much.