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Old 16th October 2014, 07:29 PM
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Just to see if anyone has tried using other types/makes of caps or even resistors in their WD25TEx crossovers. Mine are in external boxes and was just wondering......
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Old 29th October 2014, 07:39 PM
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Well, The stony silence has taught me the error of my ways.
Besides before doing anything stupid I should be sure that mine are working as designed and I have just realised that the splodge mix of tissue paper and diluted white glue that I fixed both my unstuck woofers voice coil formers´ with, must surely have compromised their sound as the mass of their cones must have been increased by around 20%. So I have just bought 2 new drivers from Falcon and hopefully will be fitting them in the course of next month. Well, that´s my auto Xmas gift sorted.

Anyone need a pair of cone less drivers ?
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Old 30th October 2014, 07:51 AM
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That could be the way to go, cone-less loud speakers. BOB
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Old 30th October 2014, 09:20 AM
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Which, combined with box-less speakers means we should get out more to live concerts.
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Old 30th October 2014, 01:29 PM
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I couldn't agree more, but there's the price of a good concert.
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Old 30th October 2014, 01:46 PM
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When (and if, fingers crossed Mr. Deliveryman) I receive my new drivers from Falcon I will post to say if I notice any real difference, although of course , I´m sure I shall - they´ll doubtless sound 165 quid better.
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Old 30th October 2014, 03:37 PM
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Hi Van et al,
One of the main "problems" with L/S crossovers is keeping the cost down hence the use of electrolytic caps instead of paper/polypropylene ones.
As most elcos are ±20-50% tolerance this can give strange results.
I am of the opinion that it is always a good thing to replace these elcos with closer tolerance types as above, if you can afford it!
I found with my IPL STL5s that it tightened things up a lot.

John
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Old 30th October 2014, 06:11 PM
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Hi John,
I believe the Soniqs PXX caps that came with the WD25T kit are polyprops but thanks anyway. Maybe measuring them, just to see their real values might be a good place to start.

Chris
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Old 1st November 2014, 09:16 PM
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Hello Chris,

As they already have decent caps, if there are any resistors in the crossover you could try replacing them with Mills resistors. I did this in my Tannoys about 6 months ago and was very surprised how much the clarity and detail improved compared with standard wire wounds fitted.

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Old 2nd November 2014, 10:30 AM
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Hello Chris,

As they already have decent caps, if there are any resistors in the crossover you could try replacing them with Mills resistors. I did this in my Tannoys about 6 months ago and was very surprised how much the clarity and detail improved compared with standard wire wounds fitted.

Regards, Phil.
Agreed. I had the same experience when changing resistors to Mills.
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