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Old 14th July 2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Vandersteen Quatro crossover

Has anyone upgraded the caps in the external crossover?
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Old 14th July 2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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From what? Are they electrolytic or poly?
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Old 14th July 2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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Old 14th July 2008, 10:43 PM   #4
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Sorry - I didn't mean who is the manufacturer, I meant what type of caps are they.

Polypropylene:

http://www.partsexpress.com/dayton-m...capacitors.cfm

Electrolytic:

http://www.partsexpress.com/non-polo...capacitors.cfm

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.
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The crossover is the M5-HP crossover, same as the model 5.
Prefer feedback before I do a parts swap.
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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?
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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.
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Here's the outboard x-over. It resides in-between the preamp and power amp.
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Old 15th July 2008, 04:36 AM   #9
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Oh it's an active XO - thanks for saying so. Don't touch it.
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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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