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In Reply to: RE: Forgive my ignorance but... posted by Mr. Dick Hertz on June 11, 2017 at 21:22:32
I was looking at some higher end capacitors for these. Something like the Jantzen Superior Z-caps. I will consider other caps as well. Ever see the prices on these things lately?
In my opinion your "overcapping" these speakers. Again, in my opinion there is no need for over priced boutique caps in these, you will get excellent results using Solens or even Dayton poly's for a huge fraction of the cost. Perhaps then have a lot of money left over to replace the resistors with metal oxide type and even maybe air core inductors and new hook up wire.
Luckily I "had" a friend in the speaker DIY biz and he was giving me some of the inside trade "sales" secrets. Caps are the number one rip off. After you hit a cost point you're just paying for hype. He recommended, so I now use them, ClarityCap ESAs. JUST as good as the $100 caps.
If you are going to rebuild the crossovers then just, get better resistors and clean up all connections. LEAVE!!!! the coils. Coils DON'T go bad and are used for their resistance value as well as mH values. A coil is nothing more than a spool of copper wire - NOTHING to go bad!!!!
Thanks for the response. I appreciate all opinions. Anyway I have tried Daytons in the past and I think they are okay but am willing to spend a little extra for better ones. Yea you're right about the boutique caps they are very expensive and if I can get a great sound without spending all that money I am down with that. I was thinking something higher end for the horn and possibly something more generic for the woofer since there is not much detail in the bass.
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