Thanks for the reminder... I presume you thought it worthwhile to do it yourself... A dealer can usually do it, but you certainly can send it to Vandersteen for it to be done there as well.
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My dealer is over 100 miles away and he didn't even come to set up the sub. It
will take a while and probably cost me a fortune to have him do it.
I know I can send them to Vandersteen but taking the pair of crossovers out of
the speaker is already half the work and I don't want to risk damaging them
during shipping, they are quite heavy. I used to be a DIYer, soldering is no big
deal. But if you are not comfortable around soldering iron, don't take any risk,
call your dealer.
Thanks for your post. I have a pair of 5s and it's well past time to replace the crossover batteries. I am looking forward to hearing the results.
Yesterday I replaced the batteries in the external low pass-filters. The boxes needed complete disassembly to complete the job properly. The job wasn't hard, except that the battery terminals are right next to one of the red WIMA capacitors and I had to go very slowly to make sure the soldering iron tip didn't damage the soft plastic exterior of the WIMAs.
I haven't looked at the crossover yet. Hopefully the replacement can be accomplished without too much precision work.
One thing I resolved after doing the low-pass filters: I will order the 9 volt lithium batteries for the crossover as their life expectancy is 11 years.