Monitor 7 Crossovers

Does anyone have a step by step or at least a shopping list/link of what capacitors are needed to redo crossovers? Looking for middle of road ~$50 or so. Open to options and opinions.

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,769
    Start by putting a "1" in front of your budget... And don't forget about the resistors.
  • rmetz85rmetz85 Posts: 14
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Start by putting a "1" in front of your budget... And don't forget about the resistors.

    LOL. I’ve heard lots of people have done them for around $50 or so. Also heard don’t have to do resistors. However I’m open to seeing what you suggest.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,374
    The values are printed on the components.

    Caps:
    12uF 100V or higher
    34uF 50V or higher

    Resistors:
    2.7 ohm 5 watt or higher
    4.5 ohm 5 watt or higher

    Use either Sonicap Gen I or Clarity CSA for the 12uF. The 34uF shunt cap many will say isn't important, but I disagree. However, you could use a cheaper cap there if you have to.

    For the resistors gets Mills, either 10 or 12 watt. Yes, you absolutely need to upgrade those.
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  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 745
    ^^^^ Plus one. You can use a Dayton cap for the 34uf if you want to keep your budget down.
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 421
    This is the dry-fit picture of set of Monitor 7s I did a few months ago.
    Mid-tier components.

    $140 in parts, including binding posts. PM me if you want the list.

  • rmetz85rmetz85 Posts: 14
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    This is the dry-fit picture of set of Monitor 7s I did a few months ago.
    Mid-tier components.

    $140 in parts, including binding posts. PM me if you want the list.

    Noticeable before and after performance?
  • rmetz85rmetz85 Posts: 14
    Faustin wrote: »
    ^^^^ Plus one. You can use a Dayton cap for the 34uf if you want to keep your budget down.

    How much of a difference is there in price and performance?
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 421
    rmetz85 wrote: »
    Noticeable before and after performance?

    Absolutely.

    Note.
    I have done a pair of Monitor 10s with Dayton caps. While they did sound better than the old, dried out caps that were in them originally, the better quality ones made that much more difference. They got Sonicaps before I gave them to my daughter.
    You get what you pay for, as the saying goes.

    Standard disclaimer. My ears. My room. My electronics. Yada yada yada
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 421
    edited May 23
    edit:
    double post
  • rmetz85rmetz85 Posts: 14
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    This is the dry-fit picture of set of Monitor 7s I did a few months ago.
    Mid-tier components.

    $140 in parts, including binding posts. PM me if you want the list.

    Not sure how I PM in this...just joined, but I’ll take that list.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,120
    edited May 23
    Scroll to the top of the page and click the pic of the letter, then select new.
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 421
    rmetz85 wrote: »

    Not sure how I PM in this...just joined, but I’ll take that list.

    PM sent
  • rmetz85rmetz85 Posts: 14
    I went ahead and got the parts. Did the same build as Tony, less the posts as mine were still nice.

    Install seemed easy enough. Hooked them back up and everything worked! Haha. I was nervous as heck!

    I will say they sound so much more balanced. I’m really looking forward to seeing what they sound like once worn in. Wasn’t a drastic difference from before, just more balanced. Should I get Better quality once played more?
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,858
    rmetz85 wrote: »
    Should I get Better quality once played more?

    Without question.

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