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    Default TSi crossover mods?

    There appears to be a good deal of DIY tweaking with one's speakers going on around this place. Extremely cool stuff! Although, much like trying to hack the registry of one's computer, I expect it only takes a small misstep to cause disaster!

    Are there any good threads or individuals one can look to for mod. advice pertaining to (in my particular case) TSi crossover mods?

    Disclaimer: "Can of worms" question to follow...

    Is it worth it?

    I understand that the quality of internal components can have a dramatic effect on the overall sound quality of a given component, but I would expect the amount of 'improvement' to be extremely subjective yes?

    *putting on helmet and elbow/knee pads, grabbing my lance and digging in!*

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    Perhaps I should clarify -

    Is it as simple as just replacing the components with "higher quality" components of the same value? I have a rather limited knowledge of electronics, but I am capable in most cases of soldering a PCB, reading the value of a resistor/capacitor etc. :)

    Does "upgrading" the quality of crossover components really do much? Is it worth it to rebuild everything from the ground up, altering crossover points and roll off etc.? I know that can get dangerous pretty quickly if done incorrectly. Are there any after market crossover companies out there?

    Those are some of the basics I'm curious to learn more about.

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    The biggest gain will be from replacing the tweeter cap(s) with higher quality caps, the rest will be subtle improvements. Anything you replace, make sure the new part is of the same value. As you mentioned, you don't want to alter Polk's slopes or crossover points or you may damage a driver, introduce audible distortion, or just make the speaker sound like poo. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    The biggest gain will be from replacing the tweeter cap(s) with higher quality caps, the rest will be subtle improvements. :D
    Now that sounds like a good idea for TSI-500s I've always thought that tweeter could use a bit more of something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Now that sounds like a good idea for TSI-500s I've always thought that tweeter could use a bit more of something!

    cnh
    I just happen to have a minty pair of 500's myself, hmmmmmm. Man I am really starting to hate this place, lol.

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    So who supplies the best parts for these sort of 'upgrades'?
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    Sonic Craft, Madisound, PartsExpress, Parts Connexion, CapsandCoils.
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