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Recap the speaker cross-over network

I'm going to recap the cross-over network in my speakers and am looking for a quality cap manufacturer.
Thanks
Alan



Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

Parts Express has what you need. I recapped my Polk Monitor 10's, 7's and 5jr's with Dayton and I can't believe how great they sound!

http://www.parts-express.com/cat/metalized-polypropylene-crossover-capac...

Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

A few years ago I had to get new xovers for my Naim SBLs, below is a link to three options I had from Audio-42, from the cheapest to not quite so. Hope it helps

http://square-2.com/wp-content/uploads/crossover1.jpg
http://square-2.com/wp-content/uploads/crossover2.jpg
http://square-2.com/wp-content/uploads/crossover3.jpg

Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

Thanks for the quick response, I have another question. Does the voltage matter?

Thanks
Alan

Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

I would try to be on the safe side by using higher voltage rated caps. If the originals were 50 volt, I would use 100.

Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

Thanks, would using. 600 volt cap be a problem? I'm having a hard time finding exactly what I need.
Alan

Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

I would go to Mouser's site and look for non-polarorized or bi-polar capacitors. There should be a good selection from Panasonic or Nichicon. If you can't find them, call Mouser and they will help you.

Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

Panasonic, Nichicon and a few others are quality. You should understand that almost all caps are now made in China; some are junk and some are good. You will need non-polarized capacitors. You can buy them through Mouser or Digikey.

Re: Recap the speaker cross-over network

Well, in a crossover you have to use film capacitor, since they are more stable when it comes to temperature and have less loss ,but you don't use electrolytic in a crossover, and filmcaps mkp mkt etc. You have them very expensive. And further just non inductive resistors and depending on space good aircoils, but give first your schematic.