Refurbishing 7C

I have a great pair of 7c's purchased in 1986/7 . They sound good but I think they are due for a crossover rebuild. Exactly where can I get all the capacitors etc. for doing the rebuild.
I figure I would start there before changing the tweeters. Any tips or advice is appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Onkyo TX-6000 (2)
Nakamichi 480
Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
Nakamichi zx-7
Technics sl-1200
Polk Monitor 7c
Mission 700

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,029
    Try Parts Connexion
    Parts Express
    Sonic Caps

    Just to name a few I have used.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    Sonic Craft who makes and sells Sonicap capacitors.
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    thanks
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    Ok I took a look at the capacitors inside the unit and they are original. The capacitance rating is not visible without desoldering and inspecting. Is there a parts list that I could get to buy the caps first before taking it apart or do these values vary from speaker to speaker and I have to pull them out first. Thanks
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    edited July 12
    The schematics are listed at the top of the page. Replace the resistors as well.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,333
    This should be the correct schematic for the 7C with the SL2000 tweeter.

    https://us.v-cdn.net/5021930/uploads/attachments/4/6/7/2/8/18773.pdf
  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    None of those sources have a 34 microfarad electrolytic capacitor or a 2.0 ohm 5w resistor. Not even Digi-key. 33 yes , 2.2 or 1.8 ohm yes. Anyone think it will matter if I substitute?
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    Forget electrolytic caps, upgrade to film and foil. Sonic Craft has everything you need.
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    ok so I went to sonic craft. filled my cart. Looks good?vjbqljl474np.png
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    It's a good idea to replace the original 5 watt resistors with either the 10 or 12 watt Mills versions. Sorry, I didn't mention that earlier.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,333
    Most also remove the polyswitch & replace with a 0.5ohm resistor. Not sure if you can just get a 2.5 ohm resistor & jump the polyswitch spot on the board or if you need and actual resistor in that spot. I'll defer to someone more knowledgeable than me.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    Good point DaveHo.

    Yes, remove and jump the poly, then use this resistor to replace the original 2 ohm. http://www.soniccraft.com/product_info.php/25-ohm-vishay-mills-mra-12-p-4634
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    thanks
    Onkyo TX-6000 (2)
    Nakamichi 480
    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Nakamichi zx-7
    Technics sl-1200
    Polk Monitor 7c
    Mission 700
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    You're welcome.
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    So your saying remove the fuse and jump it?c6peyf5j2c67.jpg
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,333
    Odd, I didn't think the 7c had fuses. Can you post a pic of the drivers, front and back, to make sure we're on the same page?
  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    Ok here
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    Nakamichi 480
    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Nakamichi zx-7
    Technics sl-1200
    Polk Monitor 7c
    Mission 700
  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
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    Onkyo TX-6000 (2)
    Nakamichi 480
    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Nakamichi zx-7
    Technics sl-1200
    Polk Monitor 7c
    Mission 700
  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    The manufacturing date stamped on the crossover is 5/18/84
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    Nakamichi zx-7
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    edited July 12
    Those are not 7C's. You should pull a crossover to check the component values before ordering anything.

    This is a 7C.

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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    Yes they are. I purchased them from The listening Room in scarsdale NY brand new in box. ~7 hundred dollars. I personally opened the factory sealed polk audio box myself.
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    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Nakamichi zx-7
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    Polk Monitor 7c
    Mission 700
  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    I just checked the drawing for the original 7c and all values for components match exactly.
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    Nakamichi zx-7
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    I can read the model 7C on the binding post plate, but I'm telling you those are not what are considered to be 7C's.
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    Look closely at the original drawing. The original 7c had a fuse and was removed. The resistor was changed from 2.7 ohms to 2 ohms. capacitor values match exactly. So mine is probably a very short run of orignial 7c's . You're probably used to seeing the other revisions. So yeah it is a 7c.
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    Nakamichi zx-7
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    I'll give you that yours is likely a transitional model, but note the schematic is dated 6 months after your production date.
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    Yes I see that. Basically they started with my version and then as the revision block on the drawing says changes were made on 7/1 to the resistors and fuses. Then the engineering drawing was released on 11/26/84 for the next production run. So mine is and official 7c and all that followed are revised ones. The facts are on the drawing.
    So I win LOL. It's to bad you guys don't have an original haha.
    Onkyo TX-6000 (2)
    Nakamichi 480
    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Nakamichi zx-7
    Technics sl-1200
    Polk Monitor 7c
    Mission 700
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,425
    So what did you win...I want to see the prize
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  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    Nothing just goofing around. Thanks for your help , F1nut, really. Back to my original question. So my capacitor and resistor choice are good?
    Thanks for any input.
    Onkyo TX-6000 (2)
    Nakamichi 480
    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Nakamichi zx-7
    Technics sl-1200
    Polk Monitor 7c
    Mission 700
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,971
    You should check what the component values are on your crossover first.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • wbrokow1wbrokow1 Posts: 16
    Ok thanks
    Onkyo TX-6000 (2)
    Nakamichi 480
    Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1
    Nakamichi zx-7
    Technics sl-1200
    Polk Monitor 7c
    Mission 700
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