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Old 15th February 2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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I am building a pair of Seas Thors, small version. I would like to build my own Xovers as the network schematics don't look too dificult to follow and I can upgrade from the Madisound premium Xovers and burn my fingers with a soldering station at the same time Without getting into the crazy high end $$$ caps like Mundorf supreme silver / gold or Duelund VSF, Does anyone have personal experience with the Clarity caps? The price seems to be too good to be true. I have read the reviews from Tony Gee's Humble website (great site BTW) but am looking for a second opinion. Perhaps the Hovland or sonic caps?
I have searched and read a few threads but would appreciate your input and thoughts. Oh yeah, what type of wire to connect posts to Xovers and Xovers to drivers? Kinda lost on this one..

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I just used them and I love them. The Clarity Caps are a great cap for the money, and you will notice that on the Humble Hifo website, he rates the very affordable SA range as highly as the much more expensive Silver/oil Mundorfs. Take his advice and bypass all the large value caps. I used some Phillips polystyrenes I got, and some Wima Film and Foils as well, depending on application and what I had. They sound great. I wouldn't go nuts with the capacitors, I mean, I had a hard time hearing a difference between the inductors I used, I had a hard time with the resistors, but Capacitors seemed to me, to have the largest effect on the sound. It may have been because it was having a larger effect on the highs, I don't know. I've only really compared them with the Solens, Daytons, and Jantzens, and I like them better than all of those.
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Go to Polk Audio website (Polk Speakers). Get on their forum and use "search" to find many threads on speaker cap upgrades....
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