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: 3,137
    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.
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 809
    ^^^^ Plus one. You can use a Dayton cap for the 34uf if you want to keep your budget down.
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 507
    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: 507
    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: 507
    edited May 2018
    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: 2,381
    edited May 2018
    Scroll to the top of the page and click the pic of the letter, then select new.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 507
    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: 10,007
    rmetz85 wrote: »
    Should I get Better quality once played more?

    Without question.

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