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Upgrading capacitors in my 1977 K-horn crossover

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Hi Guys,

I would like to upgrade the caps in my K-horn crossover and I have a few questions.

I would like to replace the current 32 years old caps with better caps.

The crossover is labelled Klipsch Type AA, it has 3 oil caps and two inductors.

What are the value of the caps since I don't see any label on them?

What is the recommended good audiofile capacitor, and where do I buy them?

Should I go with some audiophile paper oild caps or metallized polyester?

Thanks,

Jean

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Get in touch with Bob Crites here on the forum, (BEC)

Jay

Jay, I already bought a pair of 4500A and the matching tweeer from both. While great, but, I prefer the sound using the original parts.

My observation with the BEC xover and tweeter, is I feel that both the midrange and the low end are lacking compared to the original parts.

I still have the BEC parts which I'm no longer using. I may try to reinstall them again to confirm my observation.

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Get in touch with Bob Crites here on the forum, (BEC)

Jay

Jay, I already bought a pair of 4500A and the matching tweeer from both. While great, but, I prefer the sound using the original parts.

My observation with the BEC xover and tweeter, is I feel that both the midrange and the low end are lacking compared to the original parts.

I still have the BEC parts which I'm no longer using. I may try to reinstall them again to confirm my observation.

You may need to let them break in a bit to be sure of your findings.

Jay

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Sounds to me you just like the sound of the Type AA better than the Type A. Why not just turn your 4500 Type A into a Type AA?

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Guys,Thank you

I was looking at the following pricing for a 6uf || 7uF since they don't have a 13uF

http://www.hovlandcompany.com/pdf/prices/MusiCapsPrc.pdf

Is that a waste of money, or should I simply buy the cap from Allied link?

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Sounds to me you just like the sound of the Type AA better than the Type A. Why not just turn your 4500 Type A into a Type AA?

Dean, it's a possibility, how do I upgrade the existing 4500A to 4500AA?

Thanks,

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