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Introduction to designing crossovers without measurement
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Old 6th September 2017, 01:12 PM   #561
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It looks like you have 1.6uF plastic film capacitors. These are generally long lived devices and may be OK. MKT indicates polyethylene, and when faced with the choice many would prefer polypropylene (MKP, FKP). The difference, if any, will be small.
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It looks like you have 1.6uF plastic film capacitors. These are generally long lived devices and may be OK. MKT indicates polyethylene, and when faced with the choice many would prefer polypropylene (MKP, FKP). The difference, if any, will be small.
I'm pretty sure MKT is polyester.
Am I wrong?
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Old 7th September 2017, 03:14 AM   #563
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Polyethylene teraphthalate, if my memory serves is also known as polyester.
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Old 7th September 2017, 09:46 AM   #564
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Of course- that is indeed accurate.
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Old 15th September 2017, 02:12 PM   #565
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Thank you, guys. Actually, in the meantime, I have found out what it really is. MKT 1.60 is an old marking for today's MKT 100 line of polyester capacitors produced by Sharma. The capacitance is 10 uF, 10%. I finally got hold of a LRC tester. It seems to work fine, but I'll still replace it by a ClarityCap polypropylene.
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Old 16th September 2017, 05:02 AM   #566
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Good find Tom, hope you weren't led astray. Component value markings can sometimes be cryptic especially the older they are. Clarity caps will do well.
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Old 27th September 2017, 12:06 PM   #567
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Thanks for all the info. I have been doing a ton of reading and this is by far the best, clearest and easiest to understand for a new comer to the crossover world. However I still would like some guidance on how this is all finally hooked up together after calculations. Is there somewhere I should look? Something about the basics getting this all working correctly together? Any help would be appreciated.
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