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Old 3rd March 2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default energy veritas 2.2i crossover project

Hi,

If anyone is interested, I'm in the middle of upgrading the crossovers in a pair of Energy Veritas 2.2i

ERSE foil inductors in all signal paths
Mundorf Supreme resistors in all signal paths, and a few in parallel with driver
Mundorf Supreme Silver/Oil for the tweeter, and midrange (12 capacitors total, (a few are paralleled to get correct value)

so here is the album, I'll be uploading pics as it goes along, thanks!!

https://picasaweb.google.com/scott.c...eat=directlink
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Old 3rd March 2011, 03:43 AM   #2
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for fun we also upgraded some Energy C2's, just to see what an overkill crossover can do on some basic speakers! and it was practice for the veritas--

they sound amazing now, plus we have a stock pair of C2's to compare to, pinched & not as open sounding, not as musical

https://picasaweb.google.com/scott.c...eat=directlink

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Old 3rd March 2011, 03:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the photos, I'll be following this with great interest. I picked up a set of Veritas 2.4's on the weekend, and there's something funky in the tweeter crossover, so I'm about to embark on some crossover parts replacement myself.
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Old 3rd March 2011, 04:05 AM   #4
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very cool, are they the 2.4i's? ( there's the 2.4, and an updated i version )

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Old 3rd March 2011, 04:17 AM   #5
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Nope, mine are the original 2.4's, no "i". One side has static in the tweeter in just the right circumstances, and it's driving me nuts. I reversed all the upstream components, as well as the mid/tweet module, and the static stays on the same side, so it's got to be something with the crossover.
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Old 3rd March 2011, 04:27 AM   #6
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yep, I've heard about that problem here & there on the web (also it could be the midrange), no one really had a fix-- I do know they changed the crossovers significantly going to the i's (along with beefed up bass drivers)

basically they doubled up on all the resistors & changed caps etc... to handle more power I presume ( have a stock v2.4 crossover diagram) so I could compare--

also noticed they soldered the clip-on wires to the tweeters on mine... just seems odd, the midrange & bass I can pull off

I think part of energy doing the i is to fix your problem, and to beef up the bass drivers, those were getting blown in the originals also--

sooo... were your tweeter wires soldered?

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Old 3rd March 2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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you should post a picture of the high/mid cross-over, to compare to the i
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Old 3rd March 2011, 11:21 PM   #8
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I have a pair of Veritas 2.3's and Id love to upgrade the xo. The midrange is a little recessed as well as the bass.
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Old 3rd March 2011, 11:59 PM   #9
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yep, I've heard about that problem here & there on the web (also it could be the midrange), no one really had a fix-- I do know they changed the crossovers significantly going to the i's (along with beefed up bass drivers)

basically they doubled up on all the resistors & changed caps etc... to handle more power I presume ( have a stock v2.4 crossover diagram) so I could compare--

also noticed they soldered the clip-on wires to the tweeters on mine... just seems odd, the midrange & bass I can pull off

I think part of energy doing the i is to fix your problem, and to beef up the bass drivers, those were getting blown in the originals also--

sooo... were your tweeter wires soldered?
My tweeters were soldered too; it's shame this was done as a previous owner damaged the tabs on one tweeter removing the soldered connections. The connectors were re-soldered later by someone who didn't know what they were doing. I ended up wicking the solder off the tabs and changing the connectors on the wires. I also noticed one of my mid/tweet units has been replaced as it has different shaped stickers than the other.

I'd love to see what the crossovers from the 2.4i series looks like. As for driver reliability, it seems to me that 2.4's might have a better chance of being problem free than the lower models as they have three woofers to spread the work out. I guess time will tell.

I'm attaching a photo of the mid/tweet crossover which I took the other night. My first step is to replace the resistors as they're cheap. If the problem persists I'll look at changing the caps next.
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Old 4th March 2011, 12:19 AM   #10
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Default I Have all the Crossover Schematics for the EnergyVeritas Series

I have all the crossover schematics for all of the Veritas Series if anyone is interested....

Email me if interested.

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