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Old 3rd July 2002, 03:14 AM   #11
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Originally posted by r_s_dhar

Thanks. There, indeed, are two issues. What I wanted to know, specifically, is:

1. How perceptible/audible would the shift in the crossover point be if I were to use 10% polyester caps (green caps)?

2. Would you say that the audio quality would degrade?

Please share your experience.

Usually, DIYer like to know that they used high quality components even if they can not tell the difference It is all about fun and a little of money.
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Old 3rd July 2002, 06:44 AM   #12
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OK, I accept that. I also know that sometimes it's about insecurity, and getting security by letting someone else take the decisions for you.
My philosophy is either to make sure you know how it works, or else find out how it works. In the end, I find it more satisfactory to know the ins and outs of what I'm doing. But maybe that's just MY insecurity....

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Old 4th July 2002, 05:11 AM   #13
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Thank you very much. Your reply was really informative and helpful.
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Old 12th July 2002, 11:13 AM   #14
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I was just wondering....

polyester caps are supposed to be good allrounders. But polystyrenes are supposed to be best for audio purposes. Now, if you did not mind their size, why dont we use them in active xover?

I am one of those with scattered and ecclectic reading in electronics without matching hands on experience. Hence questions of this kind. Can anyone please tell me?
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Old 12th July 2002, 12:30 PM   #15
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Polystyrene caps are about as common as hen's teeth these days.

Polystyrene caps cannot withstand wave soldering temperatures- they have to be hand soldered (expensive) so as far as I know, no one makes them any more.

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Old 17th July 2002, 07:42 PM   #16
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components do matter, due to the linearity and hysterics associated with the type of capacitor. here's a site better explaining this: http://members.aol.com/sbench102//cap.html this should explain a lot.
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