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I just picked up a pair of KSP-400's and am loving the sound. One of them does have the dreaded hum issue, but I've got a friend who is going to fix that for me. He and I have read the posts about that, which have been very helpful. I was wondering if it wouldn't be a good idea to go ahead and replace the caps on the crossovers while we were at it. Has anyone on here done that to the KSP-400's, and did it make a significant difference in sound? As I said, I'm loving the way they sound now, but I am pretty new to higher end audio, so not sure if there is more to be had out of these speakers. Thanks for any info.
Hi there, I have a pair of first generation KG4's that have the Crites titanium drivers as well as his crossover networks. These speakers have always sounded fabulous with my old, integrated transistor amp. The top end was always smooth and silky, yet very revealing without any harshness. I recently purchased a high end tube amp and now my favorite speakers hurt my ears! There is an upper-midrange glare that has appeared that makes these speakers very unlistenable and no longer balanced. Using a spectrum analyzer, the offending frequency is in the 2k - 3.8k range. The caps in the crossover network are 3uF and 8uF. I read online here that the crossover frequency for the KG4's is 1800Hz. I think if I changed the crossover frequency to a higher value, that would reduce or eliminate the glare by sending more highs to the the double 8" drivers, correct? Sorry, I don't know enough about electronics to experiment with changing these values without some guidance. Would any of you know what values I should try to change the crossover frequency? Or, is there another approach to remedying this upper midrange glare? Thanks in advance for any help you can lend. Cheers!