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wheezer 14th July 2008 08:20 PM

Vandersteen Quatro crossover
Has anyone upgraded the caps in the external crossover?

sdclc126 14th July 2008 09:18 PM

From what? Are they electrolytic or poly?

wheezer 14th July 2008 09:29 PM

infini and wima

sdclc126 14th July 2008 09:43 PM

Sorry - I didn't mean who is the manufacturer, I meant what type of caps are they.



If they are electrolytic you can replace with new of the same or "upgrade" to polys - upgrade is in quotes because, though there is much debate about audible differences between crossover components there is little science. Polys have tighter tolerances and last more or less indefinitely; electrolytics tend to degrade in value over time. The larger the value the bigger price difference too.

If there are poly caps in the crossovers I wouldn't change them. Brand does not matter, especially the really expensive stuff.

wheezer 14th July 2008 11:19 PM

The crossover is the M5-HP crossover, same as the model 5.
Prefer feedback before I do a parts swap.

sdclc126 14th July 2008 11:28 PM

Uh - feedback is what I've already given you - you don't need feedback on a particular model - the advice applies to all crossovers.

Have you checked to see what type of caps it has?

R-Carpenter 15th July 2008 12:59 AM

Take a picture and post it. Picture is worth a thousand words, plus I am curious to see another hi end loudspeakers crossover full of 5c parts.

wheezer 15th July 2008 03:16 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Here's the outboard x-over. It resides in-between the preamp and power amp.

sdclc126 15th July 2008 03:36 AM

Oh it's an active XO - thanks for saying so. Don't touch it.

luvdunhill 15th July 2008 04:00 AM


Originally posted by sdclc126
Oh it's an active XO - thanks for saying so. Don't touch it.

what's so active about that? perhaps it's just "biased" with the battery.

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