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  1. WestMass, I take your word on the proper...

    WestMass, I take your word on the proper crossover schematic. I'm sure you've done this mod quite a few times with great success. If it's mo' betta, I'm for it.

    Looking at the SL-3000 upgrade...
  2. Roger that. But I'm somewhat confused here: if...

    Roger that. But I'm somewhat confused here: if the RD0-198 is the drop-in replacement for the SL-2500, why wouldn't I just use the SL-2500 crossovers?
  3. WestMassGuy, Yes, my thoughts on this are...

    WestMassGuy,

    Yes, my thoughts on this are evolving, and in no small way because of your guidance and suggestions.

    I would not have opted for the RD0-198s over the RD0-194s without having first...
  4. Real quick, why are "mylar" caps specified? Do...

    Real quick, why are "mylar" caps specified? Do they still exit, should I search specifically for them, and what may be a suitable contemporary alternative?
  5. I'm pretty committed to the Polk 7s, Nightfall....

    I'm pretty committed to the Polk 7s, Nightfall. 10s were an option, but I decided to go for flatness, accurate imaging and clarity over a big bottom. Also, they fit well in my living room (though the...
  6. Would you recommend polypropylene caps?

    Would you recommend polypropylene caps?
  7. Zingo, I see you have studied the schematic. I...

    Zingo, I see you have studied the schematic. I can probably build all this on top of the existing crossover chassis.

    I don't see a polyswitch in this newest crossover. I guess that something they...
  8. Seems reasonable enough.

    Seems reasonable enough.
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    I hear you, WestMassGuy, but I'm wondering where...

    I hear you, WestMassGuy, but I'm wondering where I'm going to mount the extra capacitor(s), etc., if I use the old crossover chassis. Your previous emails also referred to shunting, which I haven't a...
  10. Cost is the issue. I'm already in $15 for the...

    Cost is the issue. I'm already in $15 for the first crossover and $100 for a pair of RD0-198s. Speakers were about $40 (craigslist). It'd be nice to keep everything below $200. I don't want to chase...
  11. Thanks, Nightfall! I'm actually running this...

    Thanks, Nightfall!

    I'm actually running this new crossover right now with an SL-2000 tweeter and it doesn't sound half bad. This is perhaps heretical to say, but if you didn't tell me, I probably...
  12. If I can't find a matching crossover, I'm...

    If I can't find a matching crossover, I'm planning on building on top of my existing crossover so it matches the newer one. The problem is where to put the extra capacitors. There'd have to be some...
  13. Want to Buy: Monitor 7, Series 2 crossover

    I'm looking to purchase a Series 2 crossover for a Monitor 7. Does anyone here know where I can locate one?

    This connected to an SL-2500 tweeter. It has quite a few more capacitors than the...
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    The latest haps: Got Polk on the phone today and...

    The latest haps: Got Polk on the phone today and we ran down some serial numbers. My eBay crossover is from a Series 2 Monitor 7 (ca. 1991), which took the SL2500s, hence it corresponds to a RD0-198....
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    I thought I'd cut to the chase and order the...

    I thought I'd cut to the chase and order the RD0-194s today. I called Polk and they're on BACK ORDER. They'll have them back in stock in a couple of weeks.

    I'm thinking that this is not simply a...
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    I would probably switch out the caps and...

    I would probably switch out the caps and resistors in my current crossovers, as they were designed for the SL-2000s and will accept the RD0-194s. I'm not sure, however, if the latest revision lines...
  17. I don't think I would make any mods that would...

    I don't think I would make any mods that would accentuate the highs in my system, particularly after I've just installed tweeters to attenuate said highs.

    I had another bad scrape with my...
  18. Stanton, When you say changing the polyfuse...

    Stanton,

    When you say changing the polyfuse for a resistor "did as much for my highs," do you mean smooth them out or boost them?

    After installing the RD0-194s, I plan on recapping my...
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    I will PM you with my address, but I first need...

    I will PM you with my address, but I first need to get to ten messages, hence this.
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    That's outstanding, WestMass. Is it possible to...

    That's outstanding, WestMass. Is it possible to PM on this site?

    BTW, do you remember the Helsinki Cafe in Great Barrington? Played there once and have been through the Berkshires a few times in...
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    Thanks for your patience with my newbie-ness. ; )...

    Thanks for your patience with my newbie-ness. ; )

    From your description, WestMassGuy, the new crossover is the revised model. I think I'll just repair the old one and swap them out again.

    Going...
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    Hi Westmassguy, Replacing the binding post...

    Hi Westmassguy,

    Replacing the binding post would be the obvious answer, but I didn't know that could be done. Do you just torque on the post with a pliers and it will come free, or does it have to...
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    Here is a photo of the "new" crossover, the...

    Here is a photo of the "new" crossover, the BEO700-B, that I installed. As I said, it sounds fine. But I'm wondering if it's the wrong crossover for my SL-2000 tweeter, as it appears to be completely...
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    What crossover is this?

    Just bought a pair of Polk Monitor 7Bs with SL2000 tweeters. I got a pretty good deal at $35, probably because one of the banana terminals in the rear was shorn off.

    I have since purchased on eBay...
  25. I want to thank everyone for contributing to this...

    I want to thank everyone for contributing to this discussion. I have some deciding to do now -- the 194s or the 198s -- but I've definitely opted against buying the used Peerless tweets.

    This...
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