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    Default Source for Upgraded X-Over Parts

    I have a little side project I am doing that involves upgrading a stock x-over on a pair of bookshelves. I am looking for the preferred source to buy upgraded caps (Auricaps, SP?) and precision resistors ( 5w, 1 % range). Suggestions welcome and as always thanks in advance. Cheers.

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    Madisound.com i believe have the arura caps and mills resistors also clairity and some others.
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    Parts connexxion has both, and auricaps are on sale currently at 40% off:

    http://www.partsconnexion.com/
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    Michael Percy audio carries Mills resistors and Auricaps.

    I have bought from Partsconexxion before and there service is pretty good. A friend of mine bought some stuff and specifically asked them to send it USPS which meant no duty tax. They sent it instead, without telling him, UPS and he incurred a large fee after the fact. So if you buy from them be aware this can happen.

    Michael Percy Audio is in the US.

    Why Auricaps? I use and love them for coupling but they are a bit pricey for x-overs. You can do just as good with other caps that cost less. Just, IMO. But the Auricaps sound very nice.

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    P.s. If Auricaps are 40% off at Parts Connexion then it might be worth it even if you incur duty fee's from Canada.
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    Look no further than Sonic Craft, http://www.soniccraft.com/
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    Correction:

    Michael Percy audio no longer carries Auricaps. Sonicraft does.

    Parts Express does too as I physically picked up some Auricaps on way back from Ricardo's house in Ohio.

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    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    I have found with Parts Connexion if you talk with CHRIS it usually goes smooth and STEPHANIE is fairly good too

    Auricaps are awesome but for the money Clarity Cap ESA all day every day
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    On Auricaps - I had read some good things about them here but I am certainly not set on using them. I'll check out the others as well. It looks like I have a lot of options to look into. Again, many thanks to all, you guys never fail to disappoint. Cheers.

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    Just curious, what bookies are you upgrading?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skrol View Post
    Just curious, what bookies are you upgrading?
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    A pair of Def Tech Studio Monitor 450's.

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    That is quite an interesting speaker going down to 24Hz in such a small enclosure and the use of an aluminum dome tweeter. How do you like them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skrol View Post
    That is quite an interesting speaker going down to 24Hz in such a small enclosure and the use of an aluminum dome tweeter. How do you like them?
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    Not their finest work, IMO. Wanted to try the upgraded parts to compare before and afters. Like I said just a little side project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VR3 View Post
    I have found with Parts Connexion if you talk with CHRIS it usually goes smooth and STEPHANIE is fairly good too

    Auricaps are awesome but for the money Clarity Cap ESA all day every day
    Update - Placed an order with Partsconnexion and went with the Clarity Cap option. Waiting for the parts to come in the mail. I inquired about any "duty" before I ordered and they assured me there was none. Cheers.

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    Hey Nap

    Wait until you hear the SM450 modified...

    I also highly recommend lining the enclosure with No-Rez...

    I could not even listen to those speakers unmodified... They are also my first set of speakers I modified that started it all!! lol
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    FYI, Madisound also carries ESA's, and shipping is usually cheaper.
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