Who's modded modified speaker's cross -over?


I am considering modifying my speaker's crossover. I am starting to realize there are so many capacitors and resistors brands to choose from.
Please share with us your choices and the outcomes.
pedrillo
I've never modified a speaker crossover, however I've upgraded the crossovers of 15 pairs of speakers over the years. I've used Panasonic metallized film or Solen capacitors of equal value for the caps pulled. Once I used Auricaps, but they tend to be expensive and should be used with higher end speakers.

I upgrade the internal wiring, usually with decent Audioquest or Kimber and pack the corners with rope caulking. Hope that answers your inquiry.
If you're looking to save some $$$ I would suggest replacing the tweeter caps first. They're usually smaller values than the bass caps, which tend to rise in price as you get bigger and bigger. You'll probably hear the most improvements there. I always liked Sonicaps for their price/performance ratio. You can also bypass those caps with a .1uF Sonicap II for added transparency.

I'd also suggest replacing the tweeter resistor with a Mills. Keep all the values the same.

Enjoy,
Bob
If you're looking to save some $$$ I would suggest replacing the tweeter caps first. They're usually smaller values than the bass caps, which tend to rise in price as you get bigger and bigger. You'll probably hear the most improvements there. I always liked Sonicaps for their price/performance ratio. You can also bypass those caps with a .1uF Sonicap II for added transparency.

I'd also suggest replacing the tweeter resistor with a Mills. Keep all the values the same as the originals.

Enjoy,
Bob
http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html
I rebuilt my speaker crossovers which only had a capacitor for the Mid and a capacitor for the tweeter. No resistors or inductors.
I chose Duelund after reading Tony Gee's comparisons (see attached link)http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html.
I changed the internal wiring to Vampire at the same time and also re-calculated the capacitor values with the help of Rodmann on Audiogon and the calculator on the following link http://www.apicsllc.com/apics/Misc/filter2.html#first
The improvement to the sound was astonishing.
Good luck.
Wanna play around with what the crossover is doing electrically? Here is free circuit simulation software that runs on top of Pspice (if you care about that). Since it is a demo version it is limited to the number of components in the circuit. But this is usually more than adequate for crossovers. There is a bit of a learning curve but nothing you can't figure out pretty fast. When you build a circuit, you add a text to identify the nodes you want to probe, then run the AC analysis. It gives both amplitude and phase response graphs vs. freqency.

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