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    Default Monitor 7B crossover Up grade Pics

    Jeff came down this weekend so I could help him Mod is XO's on his Minty Monitor 7B's. A few brews were consumed and some tunes listened to. The XO's turned out great and we a had a good time to boot. We also added some Vampire Binding posts while we were at it.

    We used Sonicaps on the highs. Solens On the Lows. And mills resistors.

    Let us know of the changes when you get a chance Jeff.




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    Did you use the "Solen 35.0mfd Metallized Polypropylene Capacitor, PB Series 400Vdc"?
    and the Sonicap 12uf?

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    Any reason you didn't use the Sonicaps for both capacitors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazylitvak View Post
    Any reason you didn't use the Sonicaps for both capacitors?
    Price!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazylitvak View Post
    Did you use the "Solen 35.0mfd Metallized Polypropylene Capacitor, PB Series 400Vdc"?
    and the Sonicap 12uf?



    Yes.





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    Who's Jeff?
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Looks nice!! I'm planning on doing this to my 7A's sometime soon. Those are some nice looking 7B's!


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    Looking good!!!!!

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    Just last year, I replaced the caps in my monitor 7's with Bennic caps. It was a huge improvement in sound. Now I'm salivating at movin up to the Sonicaps and wonder how much more difference they will provide?
    Any ideas or experience on this?

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    NICE pics Nick. Thanks for starting this thread.

    Nick spent his whole Sat. with me looking over his shoulder (beer breath and all)
    firing away questions. I appreciate you helping me out. You did a great job and a very good learning experience for me. Plus....I got to hear some tubes this time. Somebody has a sweet ass amp coming their way.

    Only wish I had time to dominate in some xbox 360.

    I know they've only got about 20hrs on them....but I think they sound great already. Some improved bass for sure. I'll keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anton.chigurh View Post
    NICE pics Nick. Thanks for starting this thread.

    Nick spent his whole Sat. with me looking over his shoulder (beer breath and all)
    firing away questions. I appreciate you helping me out. You did a great job and a very good learning experience for me. Plus....I got to hear some tubes this time. Somebody has a sweet ass amp coming their way.

    Only wish I had time to dominate in some xbox 360.

    I know they've only got about 20hrs on them....but I think they sound great already. Some improved bass for sure. I'll keep you posted.

    Are you Jeff!?


    Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablycurt View Post
    Are you Jeff!?


    Just curious.
    Sounds like it.
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    Intoxia Surroundus!! The opposite of anorexia for audiophiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablycurt View Post
    Are you Jeff!?
    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Who's Jeff?
    Yep...I'm Jeff. Sorry....meant to include my name in the signature with my last post.

    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablycurt View Post
    Looks nice!! I'm planning on doing this to my 7A's sometime soon. Those are some nice looking 7B's!
    Thanks Curt. I plan on keepin these for a for a while...so it had to be done. Now maybe I'll have the confidence to try doing my 5As by myself down the road.

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    Ah ok... That's a VERY nice pair of 7s you have. I want to get my ears on them, hopefully i can remember what my old 7Cs sounded like. :) Enjoy!
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    I am in the process of doing the same, waiting on a replacement MW6500. I chose Daytons for this modification. Can anyone comment on their sound?

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    Nice job Nik

    Quote Originally Posted by gcstokes1 View Post
    I am in the process of doing the same, waiting on a replacement MW6500. I chose Daytons for this modification. Can anyone comment on their sound?
    The Dayton's are much more neutral than the Solen's. Sonicaps are more revealing. Also look into the Clarity caps at madisound.
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    The Dayton's are much more neutral than the Solen's. Sonicaps are more revealing. Also look into the Clarity caps at madisound.
    Ben[/QUOTE]

    My experience with the Solen goes back to a re-cap on a pair of large Advents, I found them very bright in that application, and changed them out for the Daytons. I must say though that I probably did not give the proper hours of "burn in". Perhaps I will give them a second chance.

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    gc the Solen's never warmed up.
    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    Your welcome Jeff! It was a pleasure doing it for ya. And I look forward to your next visit... BRING MORE UPLANDS!!!

    Get some hours on them and report back to us.




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    Quote Originally Posted by anton.chigurh View Post
    NICE pics Nick. Thanks for starting this thread.

    Nick spent his whole Sat. with me looking over his shoulder (beer breath and all)
    firing away questions. I appreciate you helping me out. You did a great job and a very good learning experience for me. Plus....I got to hear some tubes this time. Somebody has a sweet ass amp coming their way.

    Only wish I had time to dominate in some xbox 360.

    I know they've only got about 20hrs on them....but I think they sound great already. Some improved bass for sure. I'll keep you posted.

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    My husband recapped my 7b's last weekend and they are great. He used Sonicaps and Mills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texun2 View Post
    My husband recapped my 7b's last weekend and they are great. He used Sonicaps and Mills
    Lol, thank you for letting us know! hahahahaha

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    Super-late to this thread, but did you change the inductor? It appears to be different.

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    Thanks for posting pics. Might give me some motivation for upgrading mine...
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