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Old 27th May 2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Any suggestion of capacitors that using in a clone R3.8 X-over??
I've already order some Clarity Cap SA, is it good to use in R3.8??

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Old 27th May 2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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I've no experience of them in your specific x-over design, but I have used clarity cap SA grade as replacements in the x-overs of my old JBL Rhodes C-37 and they sound just fine.
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Old 27th May 2006, 03:50 PM   #3
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What's an R3.8 and what tweeter did you use?
I'm using Clarity caps with a bank of Jantzen caps as the base caps in my crossovers and I also parallel a bank of film&foil caps across the base caps. The F&F caps are a combination of .47, or .33, .22, .10 & the .01's to make up the final 1 uf.
It's the bank of F&F caps that I heard a difference in the sound. The soundstage became cleaner & clearer.
The base caps cost no more than the Solen's and it's these caps that I replace that makes the most difference.
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Old 27th May 2006, 04:08 PM   #4
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R3.8 is ProAc Response 3.8 clone

Tweeter: Scan Speak D2910-9700
Mid Bass: Scan Speak 18W-8531
Woofer: Scan Speak 18W-8531
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Old 27th May 2006, 05:00 PM   #5
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R3.8 is ProAc Response 3.8 clone

Tweeter: Scan Speak D2910-9700
Mid Bass: Scan Speak 18W-8531
Woofer: Scan Speak 18W-8531
WoW! Them drivers probably deserve nice crossover components.
Here's more info on bypassing caps that I came across after I stumbled across an audible difference in caps.
http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/Cap.html
http://www.northcreekmusic.com/Bypassing.html
http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=20346
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Old 28th May 2006, 06:16 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot!
Since I order Duelund Graphite Resistors & Clarity Cap SA, also ERO MKP1837, according to Tony Gee's suggestion, I think the result is positive!

Beside, how about Jentzen Cross Cap??
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Old 28th May 2006, 02:15 PM   #7
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FYI: http://members.aol.com/sbench102/caps.html

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