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Old 27th April 2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default two quite different parallel capacitors in series with my tweeter

For my crossover, I used a 4,7 F Audyn Cap Plus in series with my tweeter (ScanSpeak D2905/9500).
In parallel with this capacitor, I used also a 0,01 F high-end bypass capacitor

But after trial I was told that it would be nice to increase the average value of this series cap up to 5,6 F.

First possibility : to change the 4,7 F Audyn Cap Plus for a 5,6 F (a better one like the Mundorf Supreme but quite expensive).

Alternatively, I would prefer to add a third capacitor in parallel like a ClarityCap Sa or a Mundorf Supreme 0,82 F (still expensive but half the price of the 5,6 cap). Does that sound a good idee for you : two cap (4,7 and 0,82 F) in parallel and while both are MKP (same technology) coming from different manufacturer?

Many thanks for your advice
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Old 27th April 2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Adding a cap in parallel to get the right total seems fine to me.
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Old 28th April 2013, 04:15 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by fpitas View Post
Adding a cap in parallel to get the right total seems fine to me.
I agree and recommend it...saves the cash

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Old 28th April 2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by FCollignon View Post
or a Mundorf Supreme 0,82 F
0.82uF from Mundorf MCap Supreme is obsolet. Only if someone have old stock.
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