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In Reply to: RE: Replacing inductors posted by throwback on April 24, 2017 at 05:53:33
I hope you are using the same value inductors. Otherwise you will throw the speaker frequency response out of whack.
Since an inductor inserts inductance, I can't see where adding additional wire would be a problem at all, provided it is of sufficient gauge to carry the current. The added inductance of extension wires is minuscule compared with the actual inductor.
But then I fail to understand why you think an inductor needs to be burned in to start with? A capacitor, perhaps but not an inductor.
Edits: 04/24/17Follow Ups:
In addition to inductance, the crossover coils also add resistance to the circuit. So there are two considerations. Adding a length of wire to the inductor will increase resistance, the amount of which will depend on the length and gauge of the wire. The increased resistance will also affect crossover frequencies.
As a general rule, when replacing components in a crossover, the inductors should be left alone.
"That was some weird shit".- George Bush
Yep. Same values. As to burn in, I'm only reflecting what another inmate said about replacing inductors: "Oh, one thing - for about 2 weeks it'll sound like the highs have disappeared. It just takes a while for them to break in. Things will sound muted for a while. Just give it time and they'll open up."
I also intuitively agree with you about wire extensions. But I was hoping someone out there could speak definitively on the subject.
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