Polk Audio LSi15 Crossover Modification Thread

VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
edited December 2013 in DIY, Mods & Tweaks
Coming soon!

Clarity Cap SA, PX, ESA, Mundorf Resistors! Should be fun! :)
- Not Tom

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  • OldfatdogsOldfatdogs Posts: 1,885
    edited July 2012
    Your a busy man lately good for you vr3.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Way to busy!

    I only make threads for "New" mods - hardly for the repeats! Juggling like 5 crossovers right now! :)

    Thanks!
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Parts, Stock Crossovers + random part from Legacy Empire crossover! :-P
    - Not Tom

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,412
    edited July 2012
    Trey out of overall curiosity PM me the cost of the upgrade.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Woofer/Midbass Network

    This is a TOUGH modification... definitely had to be creative on parts placement
    - Not Tom

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,412
    edited July 2012
    Trey, do you have the actual speakers there to mount the crossovers in? They look like they could be kinda tricky to mount...
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    I do not...

    What would be tricky about it?
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    I see what might be tricky...

    Looks like I might only have 5" of play here till I might run into a port!

    Interesting - requesting pictures from the owner with measurements now...

    Maybe remote mount the tweeter network! :)
    - Not Tom

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,412
    edited July 2012
    VR3 wrote: »
    I see what might be tricky...

    Looks like I might only have 5" of play here till I might run into a port!

    Interesting - requesting pictures from the owner with measurements now...

    Maybe remote mount the tweeter network! :)

    Yup lol they almost require either external mounting or having the cabinet to mount in as well. Big PITA as a result IMHO.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Well the enclosure is 13 3/8 - I assume by pictures the part is center mounted and the port is probably no bigger than 2.5" - that leaves me roughly 5.18 of mounting depth - lots of assuming here...

    If that is the case, I am currently at exactly 5"

    So I stop NOW, cut the rods - we can remote mount the tweeter network which should be easy as pie...

    Basically drop in the crossover and either hot glue or velcro the tweeter network into place - you would have to remove the woofer to do it...

    We will make it happen! :)
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Just read there is only 2.5" of clearance..

    Wowzers..

    Time to take a step back and punt!

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    - Not Tom

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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,103
    edited July 2012
    Keep pluggin...I am rooting for you for selfish reasons :cheesygrin:
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    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Already for a solution - just waiting for a confirmation! :)

    Going to do a 6x8 breadboard, going to do a stack for the midbass/woofer network and layout the tweeter network around it - use rubber feet to suspend it off the cabinet walls and mount it right above the woofer - should have plenty of space! :)
    - Not Tom

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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,721
    edited July 2012
    I was wondering if there is a point where one would be better off abandoning the original crossover mount on the terminal cup and make a new PC board? It seems that there would be plenty of room to mount a board on the back wall. On smaller enclosures is it ok to go external?
    Stan
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer: CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, Polk: RM7, Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    external would drastically increase the costs of the modifications...

    Going with a remote mounted perfboard seems to be the way to go
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    We are pretty sure this configuration will work...
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Looks like the above configuration mounted on the rear or front wall is going to be the winner!
    - Not Tom

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  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited July 2012
    I have some pics I can post later that may help. You can search for them too, I've posted them here before.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    After many back and forth emails, a phone call and a few MS Paint diagrams I believe this is the winner for this first LSi15 modification...

    A mirrior imaged set of these crossovers will fit perfectly in the midbass enclosure.. :)!
    - Not Tom

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  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited July 2012
    Here's what I ended up with. Not very easy to shoehorn inside, but it worked.

    LSi15%20Crossover%20After.jpg
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Very nice!

    Yep...

    Given the budget of the owner I believe these turned out well...

    If another $150-200 was thrown at them it would be cool to replace the inductors and larger values straight up... :)
    - Not Tom

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  • cbow8cbow8 Posts: 306
    edited July 2012
    i just found this thread!!! why didnt you tell me trey lol??. im working on paying those new monos bud let me see what i can scrounge up id like to take these things all the way!!! going to be my two channel speakers for a while sooo i want them bad a***
  • cbow8cbow8 Posts: 306
    edited July 2012
    and..... you know shi*** getting deep when you have to bust out the paint program to draw up some blue prints hahahah. was a bit of work but truely fun. i enjoyed this project and your a nice fella to work with. im really excited for everythign to be home and running on new amps!!!
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Mirror imaged pair!

    Just gotta attach the driver wire and test these bad boys out! :)
    Pair.jpg 141.2K
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited July 2012
    Free air test..

    SOUNDS GREAT!
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited September 2012
    This is not my cleanest modification unfortunately just because all of the component were mounted and I had to unmount them and start over -

    However, I walk away with a modification anyone can install in their speakers, period...

    So... yeah!
    - Not Tom

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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,777
    edited September 2012
    Nice looking components; should be an easy install.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited March 2013
    My official internal LSi15 modification, woofer network! :)
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited March 2013
    Tweeter network, nice and compact
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,834
    edited March 2013
    Testing!
    - Not Tom

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