Crossover modifications

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by KyleGS, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. KyleGS

    KyleGS Second Unit

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    I've noticed that many people sometimes upgrade or mod their OEM crossovers with higher end x-over parts. What is the main goal of this?
    Is it safe to say that if you replace parts with similar values that you can tweak the sound without dramatically affecting the x-over design?

    I'm interested in modding my HE12.1 x-over. I plan on replacing the sand-cast resistors with high quality Mills 12w non-inductives. ALso I plan on replacing the caps with Solen caps. All of these have the same or VERY similar values (13uF replaced with 12.5uF).
    Am I wasting my time or should I hear an improvement in dynamics, imaging, tightening of bass, etc...
     
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    Kyle,

    The main goal is to extract ever last bit of information/detail that is possible from that system. Depending on the parts quality level utilized in the original design, you can end up with a very good level of improvement. Detail, texture, soundstage, focus, dynamics and transparency can all be improved.

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    Is it safe to say that if you replace parts with similar values that you can tweak the sound without dramatically affecting the x-over design?
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    I plan on replacing the sand-cast resistors with high quality Mills 12w non-inductives. ALso I plan on replacing the caps with Solen caps. All of these have the same or VERY similar values (13uF replaced with 12.5uF).


    You are not wasting your time in my opinion; you should realize all of the benefits listed above! The only way you will know is to try it out [​IMG]

    Sean
     

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