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My favorite go to crossover capacitor is ....

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Posted on March 18, 2017 at 20:07:50
Rpower
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Location: Northeast Georgia
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Audyn Cap Q4 MKP Metalized Polypropylene Foil Crossover Cap (red). They are very clear and well balanced and the price is right! They really beat the crap out of those yellow polyester MKT caps that they use in everything these days.

 

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RE: My favorite go to crossover capacitor is ...., posted on March 20, 2017 at 09:34:29
bare
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Umm.. ONLY place I've seen those 'Yellow' caps is on Ebay Chi Fi gear.

 

RE: My favorite go to crossover capacitor is ...., posted on March 20, 2017 at 09:46:06
claudej1@aol.com
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So you have DATA to back up this bold claim????

 

AK5, posted on March 20, 2017 at 14:21:37
djk
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Current Klipschorn network.
Not 2 Big 2 Jail

 

AL4, posted on March 20, 2017 at 14:26:33
djk
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Current LaScala network.
Not 2 Big 2 Jail

 

RE: AL4 seeing red, posted on March 20, 2017 at 21:29:02
freddyi
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FWIW - those Red Chinese "Audiophiler" caps seem to measure well within the limits of my cheap ESR meter and their tolerance meets spec to boot. I don't know if they can be said to "sound good". Hopefully the OP's Audyn are better. I ordered a few Vishay DC-Link but DrLowMu apparently thinks they're not so hot.
Karlson Evangelist

 

RE: My favorite go to crossover capacitor is ...., posted on March 21, 2017 at 06:21:11
Rpower
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Location: Northeast Georgia
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Just my ears...

 

RE: My favorite go to crossover capacitor is ...., posted on March 21, 2017 at 06:22:13
Rpower
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Location: Northeast Georgia
Joined: October 27, 2000
Found them in the crossover of my Golden Ear Audio Triton Fives.

 

RE: AL4 seeing red, posted on March 21, 2017 at 06:24:26
Rpower
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Location: Northeast Georgia
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I have tried them and they are pretty good, much better than the polyester caps.

 

RE: My favorite go to crossover capacitor is ...., posted on March 21, 2017 at 07:30:47
krankkall
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Location: New Mexico
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I do my own DIY speaker builds.
I make my own cabinets but usually don't go crazy on expensive drivers and Xover parts.
Dayton or Bennic might not be audio nirvana, but are serious players in the bang-for-yer-buck category .

Steve

 

RE: AL4 seeing red, posted on March 21, 2017 at 08:20:12
drlowmu
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The WIMA DC LINK four pin models, sound best of the DC LINKs to me and others.

In comparison, Vishays are described by some who have A-Bed the two types as sounding mushy, woolly and cheap.

Usually I employ multiple bypassing, with high quality under 1 uF film bypasses, by ear, in all cap positions. This is important in SET amps and in crossovers IMHO, if you want to play back audio wide band, and not lose the highs as they were originally recorded and played.

Jeff

 

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