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    Default Resistors for Monitor 7B

    Hey Guys,
    I know this topic has sorta been covered quite a bit, but I have a specific question and would love to get some input. I am going to recap my Monitor 7Bs (with peerless tweeter) with Sonicaps and am trying to decide which resistors to go with. I'm mainly trying to decide between Deulands and Mills.

    Price is a mild consideration, but these are my main speakers, so I'm willing to part with the cash if need be.

    What do ya think? Would Deulands be overkill for something like the Monitor 7?

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    Duelund phenolics are 6 times the price of Mills, and 9 time the price of Mundorf MOX. The cast Duelunds are twice the price of the phenolics. Only you can decide if the 7s are worth putting that kind of money into them. I've heard the Duelunds, and they're very nice, but I use Mills 90% of the time, and Mundorfs for the rest. It's not worth the cost to my ears.
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    If you use Dueland for all resistors, that's $100 for 4 resistors.
    I'd not spend that much on 7's unless you love them to death and want to keep forever.
    Plus, cost will add up with capacitors.
    Mills is very well regarded and only $4 a piece.

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    Thanks for the input, guys. I ended up going with the Sonicaps and Mills and am quite happy.

    Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingkaherva View Post
    Thanks for the input, guys. I ended up going with the Sonicaps and Mills and am quite happy.

    Much appreciated.
    Excellent choice. Enjoy them. They'll need 150-200 hours burn-in, and the caps will settle in and sound even better.
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    About 300 hours of burn-in time and they are sounding quite nice.

    Thanks again everyone.

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    Good to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by racingkaherva View Post
    About 300 hours of burn-in time and they are sounding quite nice.

    Thanks again everyone.
    One of the nicest sounding, most balanced Monitors Polk produced. Enjoy your babies
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