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    Default The Mod In Pictures: SNIP!

    This is when it really gets scary for a newbie like me. Thank heavens Jake is the pro from Dover. I should mention that the white clips that hold the crossover in place are easily "sprung" with a needle nose pliers. Again, patience is a virtue. Take your time and be careful.


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    Default The Mod In Pictures: Glue

    There will be a lot of glue removal involved. Polk was very generous with the glue when they assembled these speakers. As Trey and Jake both assured me, the innards are pretty robust. It would be hard to screw up too badly when removing the glue, but remove it you must. A small screwdriver did the trick for me. Again, just take you time, and pry it up little by little. You want to get the flat blade of the screwdriver up under the glue as much as possible. The glue can be tough to remove in spots, but keep at it. It's OK if it comes out in small pieces.

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    That's all for today. I hope someone finds this useful.

    Seth

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    yea those are just for shipping to keep the grille from abrading and rubbing against the cabinet

    Quote Originally Posted by Moofy View Post
    Those cardboard stand-offs came with the speakers. I guess they are supposed to help the fit between the grill and the cabinet. As you can see, one is missing. I guess it's unusual to have even as many I have.

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    The tape was to mark where the big inductor was soldered to the crossover board for no hassle replacement.

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    Default The Mod In Pictures: The Back of the Crossover Mount Prior to Disconnecting Original

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    Default he Mod In Pictures: After Disconnecting Original Crossover

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    Default The Mod In Pictures: Original Binding Posts Removed

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    Default The Mod In Pictures: Holes Where New Binding Posts Will Go

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    Default The Mod In Pictures: New Binding Posts (Cardas)

    These are supposed to be 5-way posts, but I can't figure out how to connect my pins!

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    Default The Mod In Pictures: Binding Post Holes - Double Check The Size of Your Drill Bit!

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    Default The Mod In Pictures: With the New Posts Installed

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    Default The Mod In Pictures: The Back Side of the New Binding Posts

    Before making connections

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Getting to Work on the Original SDA Connector

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Jake Making the MAGIC HAPPEN!

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: One New SDA Jack Installed

    This is one of the hairier parts of the mod. Make sure you use a jig when you drill the holes for the new connectors. I drilled a pilot hole in a piece of scrap 2x4. On the first one, I had my knee on the jig, but it moved a little, which caused the bit to dance around a little and mar the black coating around the hole. As OCD as I am, this killed me! On the second one, I sat on the jig, and it didn't budge - a perfect hole!

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: The Second SDA Connector Hole

    Drill nirvana!

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Jake Starting To Assemble the New Crossovers

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Halfway Through One Crossover

    We decided not to use the "pure" Castle design. Jake assembled/soldered everything and tied it together with hot glue. Worked like a charm.

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Dynamat Installed

    I read up quite a bit on Dynamat and wasn't sure what to expect. It works like a charm. Basic kitchen scissors cut it very well. Make sure you measure carefully to minimize waste. I wasn't planning on the "design" I ended up with, but I like it. I tried banging the frame of the PR with a wooden spoon before and after Dynamatting; the Dynamat makes a huge difference.

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    Looking good!! I remember my first and enjoyed every second of it..
    No Way But The Hard Way, So Get Used To It!!!

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: The Completed Crossover in the Right Speaker

    Purty!

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: One of the MW's Showing Dynamat and Armacell

    The Armacell was also easy with work with using only scissors. Good stuff.

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Back fo the Tweeter Showing Armacell

    For the most part, 1/2" Armacell worked great. You'll need to cut it to that width. You can go a little narrower for the longer edges of the tweeters. (I used 1/2" all around, but you would get a better fit following my tip above.)

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Armacell on the PR

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Another MW Dynamatted and Armacelled

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Tweeter Safety

    Another Polkie suggested this idea, and it works like a charm. When the tweeters are removed and you are working on their backs, place them on a roll of duct tape or masking tape. Safety first!

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Hurricane Nuts

    Hurricane nuts are available from Parts Express (50 for less than $10, I think). This is another product that has had mixed reviews on the various Fora. For me, they worked GREAT! I am not a skilled craftsman by a long stretch, but I got these installed with nary a hitch. If you take your time and be careful, you should have the same experience.

    In the photo is a jig I rigged up to make sure the holes I drilled were square (perfectly perpendicular to the face of the speaker). I clamped the jig on with a large clip. I admit, after I completed the first tweeter and got my confidence up, I tossed the jig aside and drilled freehand. It's not hard. I guess I wanted to test Jake's theory that "everyone has a right to screw up their own speakers"!
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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Drivers Removed for Hurricane Nut Installation

    It's not essential, but I used masking tape to hold the connectors in place...just wanted to be sure I didn't mix anything up.

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    Default The Mod in Pictures: Hurricane Nuts from the Inside of the Cabinet

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