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After hooking up the 19's to my Mac I can't believe how great they sound! I just received all of the Sonicap Gen I caps and the mills resistors the other day to replace the stock ones. Getting ready to change these out in one speaker and do a comparison test with the other speaker. I noticed on some forums it would be advised to change the wire from the crossover to the drivers with thicker gauge wire. Any thoughts on that? Anything else I should do while I have the crossovers out? I would appreciate any ideas. I'm not a tech by any means but I can follow a few simple directions and solder.
I've just replaced the Caps in my modified Valencia crossovers with the "latest" Cap from Wima ! It's called a "GTO" cap. These are high quality fast Pulse caps.
Wima and Kemet makes a version of these cap. They usually sell for around #50. ea. I bought a bunch of the branded as Acrotronic. These are
4.5uF 1200vDC 65A. caps.
What they have done for my Valencia's and my Altec/JBL 2-way MLTL speakers has been a revelation ...
View shows GTO's with Wima Bypasses..
"Getting ready to change these out in one speaker and do a comparison test with the other speaker."
Please. PLEASE do this!
Very few people do this.
When you A/B your modded/unmodded boxes, do let us know what your findings are!
When guys do upgrades to both speakers at once they are always relying on memory (except in the rare instance they do before/after measurements). Memory is fallible, and subject to all kinds of expectation bias.
Looking forward to your findings! :)
When I have time to do the crossover I will get back and give you my opinions. Thanks
Ditto on Presto.
And be sure to set your stereo/mono switch to mono, so you're getting the same signal through both speakers.
+1 for the Duelund tin plated copper. They are reasonably priced and respect the tone of the music.
Replacing all the wiring to the speakers while you have them open is a good idea. Consider using the Duelund tin plated copper wire with cotton jacket.
It is available in 20, 16 and 12 gauge. I would use the 16ga. Bigger is not always better!
Freak out...Far out...In out....
mine were not conducting to the board. And your caps lock key appears to be stuck.
I LOVE CAPS!!
Keep in mind, when you compare, that new capacitors have to break in. They might sound harsh or just plain wrong in the beginning.
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