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I mean the previous version -- not the "grand".
It appears that VA speakers use MKP caps, and that the best caps available these days are Audio Note, V-Cap and Rel's Exotica TFT.
If it came from VA, and they made specific recommendations, then OK. Otherwise, you may have been better off still looking for Kreutzers and Rasoumovskys.
Hukk, I am afraid that some of us have been having some hopefully innocent fun at your expense. Kreutzer, Rasoumovsky and Waldstein can be found a biography of Beethoven. They do not make capacitors.
Having said that, unless you are an deeply experienced speaker designer/builder, I would strongly advise against arbitrary substitution of crossover components. I am confident that the Vienna Acoustics people carefully considered their component selections. They may not be perfect and cost surely was a consideration, but randomly substituting components, even those of premium quality, is at best a crap shoot.
To quote, for example, Martin Colloms (High Performance Loudspeakers, Sixth Edition, p. 305,) on crossover components, "Often the design decisions are based on careful subjective assessment, where measurement does not provide the full picture." Colloms advises against such substitutions. On the following page, he asserts, "Casual upgrade of a crossover network may actually worsen results."
This is good advice. Enjoy the music.
In addition to briggs' comments, there's a good chance that the Vienna Accoustics folks have measured and selected individual XO components to hit the designed XO frequences and to match left and right channels. Unless you have very good measurement equipment, are willing to buy and sort through a dozen or so of each part looking for the best match, AND know what you are doing, I would leave the XO alone.
In the unlikely event that the XO contains electrolytic caps and the speaker is more than 10 years old, it's possible that you could improve things by replacing those caps. Still, I would bite the bullet and work through Vienna Accoustics.
Are you sure this is the correct brand?
Thanks for any input,
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