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    Sadly no.... I still have not finished the blind...

    Sadly no.... I still have not finished the blind testing of the cooked vs. uncooked caps, and until i finish that, I can't do the brand vs. brand test. To add insult to injury, we're moving this...
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    4ohm according to the schematic

    4ohm according to the schematic
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    That's a great cap....it gets high praise around...

    That's a great cap....it gets high praise around here for the older Polks. I originally went with the Jantzen Superior Z's for my tweeter cap upgrade. I think they're awesome, but very pricey.
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    Burn-in test setup from last weekend -- Used a...

    Burn-in test setup from last weekend --

    Used a mono signal and one speaker and flipped back and forth between a cooked cap and a new cap (same brand, same value). I had 8 people sit thru flips on...
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    Plain old 1/8" hardboard on these. When I decide...

    Plain old 1/8" hardboard on these. When I decide to stuff them back in the box, they will be on a much smaller piece without all the binding post bling obviously.
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    Not yet. I have CC, Sonicaps and Daytons to test...

    Not yet. I have CC, Sonicaps and Daytons to test eventually, but I only burned in half of the caps so I could do a "burn-in" test. I'm testing to see if listeners can tell the difference between a...
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    I’ve been listening to these Monitor-40’s for...

    I’ve been listening to these Monitor-40’s for several days now with the rebuilt crossovers and I have to say there is indeed an improvement (keep the flame-throwers on hold please).
    Keep in mind,...
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    Thanks.....I know what you mean. In the next...

    Thanks.....I know what you mean. In the next couple weeks I hope to put these through a thorough DBT, swapping between the 4 sets of high-pass caps I have (Jantzen, Clarity, Sonicap, Dayton), so see...
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    Ooops....I guess my post is a bit late, but FWIW...

    Ooops....I guess my post is a bit late, but FWIW - http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1569601&postcount=13

    I too have had good experience with damping stamped driver baskets. I...
  10. Need Help Driver Basket Damping - the cheap way

    Here's how I did mine. First of all, I did not waste my money on Dynamat, but of course that's completely up to you.

    I use Peel & Seal

    It's very similar to Dynamat, but a fraction of the...
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery Ben - It's not the...

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Ben - It's not the same without you whipping my noob ass into shape. :wink:
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    Spent some time terminating cables to hookup the...

    Spent some time terminating cables to hookup the now crossover-less Monitor-40's to their new external crossovers. Only had time earlier to listen to some Pink Floyd for about 20 minutes or so with...
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    CAPS OFF THE COOKER TODAY I took (HALF) the...

    CAPS OFF THE COOKER TODAY

    I took (HALF) the caps off the rig this afternoon, so that equates to 193 hours of cooking time. I labeled them to easily distinguish from their uncooked brethren.
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    Crossovers ready to rock

    I'm doing temporary connections because I have not made up my mind whether these are going to stay external after the tests or get shaved down and put back in the Monitor-40's. As is, they will...
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    I got these speakers for just over $100. I...

    I got these speakers for just over $100. I initially swapped out the high-pass NPE and mylar bypass cap with a Jantzen Superior Z. I was very happy with the improvement and decided to rebuild the...
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    NEW vs. OLD crossover

    The rebuild and the OEM Polk XO

    Not gonna miss the NPE's

    http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w339/bkeane1259/SPEAKER%20STUFF/IMG_0519b.jpg
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    Test Crossovers

    I drilled my boards and did some preliminary layout work on the crossovers. Gonna solder 'em up later tonight.

    Component layout:
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    Here's what I use for basket dampening. I use...

    Here's what I use for basket dampening. I use this exclusively for auto installs as well for trunks, doors, floorboards and decks. It's very similar to Dynamat, but a fraction of the cost. Lowes...
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    Thanks. This has been quite a learning...

    Thanks. This has been quite a learning experience so far!!

    Half of the caps have been cooking since Monday morning. So far so good. The dummy load resistor is behaving just like it should --...
  20. Need Help I'm rebuilding the entire XO's for my...

    I'm rebuilding the entire XO's for my Monitor-40's. I'm also running a test on four different pairs of caps for the hi-pass section of the XO to determine which capacitor sounds the best. ...All...
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    Cooking half the caps for 125 hours (till...

    Cooking half the caps for 125 hours (till Saturday night). Then I plan to do a DBT with these three pairs (Clarity, Sonicap and Dayton) to see if we can tell the difference between the cooked caps...
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    I will get these mounted to boards this week with...

    I will get these mounted to boards this week with binding posts in the tweeter hi-pass section to enable easy swapping of the testing caps.
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    New XO mock-up done and tested - looks right -...

    New XO mock-up done and tested - looks right - sounds right.

    http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w339/bkeane1259/SPEAKER%20STUFF/IMG_0509b.jpg
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    Oem crossover for monitor 40

    Here are the OEM components for the Monitor-40. All of these will be replaced save for the tweeter air core. The mylar bypass will be eliminated.
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    Anyone ever try any of the sound waves on this...

    Anyone ever try any of the sound waves on this site?

    http://www.burninwave.com/
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