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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3 View Post
    Will do George...

    Swap out those resistors - it really sparks new life into those speakers, not to mention getting rid of those crappy caps lol
    I'm thinking of starting(possibly) with the Taylos Reference Monitors,, they have a Hovland cap in line with the tweeter,,,but a couple of Bennics and two (to be determined) resistors elsewhere,,supposedly they are not critical,,however an upgrade could not hurt,,at least in my mind,,I need to investigate further,,thats why I'm interested in your work.Unfortunately,,I would have to order 10 of the MR series to get a 5 uf value(custom,,according to the dealer).Keep us posted,please sir--best of luck.
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    George I am probably showing something you already know.

    link to values for the MR series: https://www.madisound.com/store/inde...=404_5_351_413

    They make a 2.2 uf and a 2.7 uf. so you can get there for about $118 and a little solder.
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    Paralleling disimilar values in the HF circuit is a bad idea.
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    https://www.madisound.com/store/prod...oducts_id=8372 - this is 5% lower than 5uf - kind of pushing it I know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    2 boxes would be overkill. A single box would work fine as long as all your coils are orientated correctly: http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/coils.htm
    I just recapped my 2B XO's and happen to have one right next to me when I checked out that link. According to the chart of good vs. bad inductor arrangements, the two larger inductors on the XO are arranged just like #4 in the chart, or 'very bad'. Is that something to consider when modding the XO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Paralleling disimilar values in the HF circuit is a bad idea.
    I'll keep looking for a 5 uf,,there seem to be some opportunities in the low pas circuit though,,my crossover is ptp and has some bennics and a couple of resistors,,I'm thinking that I might upgrade them first.Any thoughts?A schematic would be nice,,I'll ask Ty for one,,who knows,,worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmadden28 View Post
    . Is that something to consider when modding the XO?
    Sure if they are very close to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmadden28 View Post
    I just recapped my 2B XO's and happen to have one right next to me when I checked out that link. According to the chart of good vs. bad inductor arrangements, the two larger inductors on the XO are arranged just like #4 in the chart, or 'very bad'. Is that something to consider when modding the XO?
    If you were building one from scratch, I wouldn't. But maybe Polk compensated for it in their design? I would leave it alone, IMO.
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    Since they are both likely in the low pass section it's not likely a worry.From what I can tell polk usually do a good job of keeping the coils from the hi pass section away from those of the low pass section.This is good as you would'nt want any of the high current signal flowing through the big coils mutually coupling into the tweeters circuit.

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    No Rez is installed in left speaker...

    Will keep doing stuff as it arrives

    I am doing one speaker at a time so I can hear the differences
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    Would like to comment that No Rez is much better than Sonic Barrier...

    No Rez sticks to plain MDF with no issues where as Sonic Barrier needs the help of a glue like hot glue or something...
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    Trey,, I have identified the caps that I will replace,, how did you get the resistor values? I measured mine as I do not have a schematic,,did Ty share any values with you? Just curious.
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    The resistors are Eagle resistors that Madisound sells...

    I just matched up the colors off the website...

    I must note that Ty has been very unresponsive to all of this so far.
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    Ty has been responding to my e-mails--lets just say he's not been very helpful with schematics or values,,and yep--I have the eagle resistors as well,,bennic electrolytics,,one solen,,and a hovland in the tweeter circuit,,I still can't help but think that if I upgrade the Bennics and Solen,I might get an improvement in performance,,,maybe,,maybe not,,I do like your idea about the outboard crossover though.
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    I noticed an immediate, HUGE improvement with changing out the Bennic/Solen combo, not to mention those resistors...

    Mids opened up, far cleaner details than before - tighter staging and far more 3 dimensional...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3 View Post
    I must note that Ty has been very unresponsive to all of this so far.
    I'm not too surprised.IIRC As well as selling him the drivers and passive components I believe Madisound does the crossover design for his product line.But I doubt they would be too eager to disclose details.:)

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    Madisound did the xover design but Ty claimed to have tweaked it from there to perfect it...
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    Mine are ptp in my Taylos,, the caps and resistors are not on a board.
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    Mine are PTP as well :)

    I think what FTGV means is madisound just designs the xover/schematic
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    gotcha--thanks guys
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    I've used their crossover service before. Madisound measures the drivers in house and inputs the data into LEAP. Since they're not using your enclosures, results may vary. My results weren't awful, but I eventually bought my own measuring setup and software, then redesigned everything.
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    Yeah - Ty said he tweaked everything in house to perfect it, just used Madisound as a starting point.

    Ty's speakers have won a ton of reviews because they sound awesome. Dont get me wrong - I just had no idea how much more potential they had due to crappy crossover components.

    Hell I probably could have tricked out my Taylos and got the exact sound I was looking for and saved a TON*** of money.

    The price of the Super Towers I could have easilly thrown MR caps, duelund resistors, premium external crossover enclosures, premium binding post... god you name it!

    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3 View Post

    I think what FTGV means is madisound just designs the xover/schematic
    Yep,it's up to him to assemble in the method and with the components of his chosing.

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    I'm gonna proceed with my Taylos upgrades--Ty has confirmed the resistor values,,,now which ones to get? 2.7 ohm 2,5 ohm--in series,,,, and an 8.2 ohm,,20 watters--dueland,,mills?
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    The MR cap is huge.... would seriously take up some real estate inside a speaker
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    The MR is about 3 times the size of the Hovland and the Hovland is no light weight
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    Yea?



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    I have everything soldered up and I put the left speaker back together...

    Waiting on the binding post for the crossovers!
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    Wow--I had forgotten just how big the Clarity's really are.
    Good luck--BTW-- I did get some validation from Ty regarding the resistor values in mine
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    What all are you replacing in the chain George?

    I hope my binding post arrive today I would love to hear what this all sounds like lol
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