monitor 4.6 cap

So I was looking to upgrade my set of my monitor 4.6's and see that its a 13.5uf cap. If you have upgraded yours, could you please help me decide what to use. should I go with a 13uf or 15uf or 2 6.8? and how did you mount them? I was also looking to replace my sl2500 and found a set of monitor 4.6 on CL that already had the rd0198 installed for $75 so I pick them up.
M7's 1982 Peerless tweeters
M5's X2 (1981 Peerless tweeters, 1988 with upgraded tweeters)
M4's X2 both with Peerless tweeters
M5Jr with SL1500 (in the garage, they sound great)
M4.6 series2 X2 with upgraded tweeters
SDA 2 with upgraded tweeters

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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,026
    Nice score! I think your only option is the 2 6.8 uF caps.

    Don't have any experience with the 4.6 crossover but I would try to mount the caps with some cushioning tape underneath, either single adhesive side or double, and cable ties. I used some Frost King white epdm ribbed weatherstrip tape when I recapped my 7B's.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-9-16-in-x-5-16-in-x-10-ft-White-EPDM-Cellular-Rubber-Weather-Strip-Tape-Cushioned-Ribbed-V27WA/100166568
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,748
    edited February 13
    The 4.6s are great bookshelfs. I used Sonicaps. Contact Sonic Craft, and ask if they can check their inventory for 13.5ufs. If not, two 6.8ufs in parallel will get you there.
    The crossovers themselves are tiny, so you'll have to get creative.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

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  • Thanks... I was thinking of using a different terminal plate and mounting the crossovers on the inside back wall, Solder some wires from the new terminals to the original ones.
    M7's 1982 Peerless tweeters
    M5's X2 (1981 Peerless tweeters, 1988 with upgraded tweeters)
    M4's X2 both with Peerless tweeters
    M5Jr with SL1500 (in the garage, they sound great)
    M4.6 series2 X2 with upgraded tweeters
    SDA 2 with upgraded tweeters
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,369
    I saw those 4.6’s on CL and was thinking what a deal with the 198’s.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,564
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,026
    ^^ Wow that was a joy reading through that. Thanks for posting the link! Must've driven some people here crazy, as much as it intrigued and delighted others ;)

    wispolkboy - here's his photo that shows where he mounted everything

    4fb014jgoxay.png
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • ^^^^^Well that's the ticket! I was thinking of the back but bottom makes sense to me
    M7's 1982 Peerless tweeters
    M5's X2 (1981 Peerless tweeters, 1988 with upgraded tweeters)
    M4's X2 both with Peerless tweeters
    M5Jr with SL1500 (in the garage, they sound great)
    M4.6 series2 X2 with upgraded tweeters
    SDA 2 with upgraded tweeters
  • Thanks for the link! @BlueBirdMusic
    M7's 1982 Peerless tweeters
    M5's X2 (1981 Peerless tweeters, 1988 with upgraded tweeters)
    M4's X2 both with Peerless tweeters
    M5Jr with SL1500 (in the garage, they sound great)
    M4.6 series2 X2 with upgraded tweeters
    SDA 2 with upgraded tweeters
  • @dromunds...he had them on CL before and wanted $125 (i think). He reposted them a few months later at $75 and they were there for a few weeks so I finally bit, and he even meet me halfway, saving me about an hour in drive time... (wife just came downstairs and gave me "the look" as she noticed a definite build up of speakers)
    M7's 1982 Peerless tweeters
    M5's X2 (1981 Peerless tweeters, 1988 with upgraded tweeters)
    M4's X2 both with Peerless tweeters
    M5Jr with SL1500 (in the garage, they sound great)
    M4.6 series2 X2 with upgraded tweeters
    SDA 2 with upgraded tweeters
  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,748
    wispolkboy wrote: »
    @dromunds...he had them on CL before and wanted $125 (i think). He reposted them a few months later at $75 and they were there for a few weeks so I finally bit, and he even meet me halfway, saving me about an hour in drive time... (wife just came downstairs and gave me "the look" as she noticed a definite build up of speakers)

    It's better to ask forgiveness than permission
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/



  • ^^^so true! ^^^
    M7's 1982 Peerless tweeters
    M5's X2 (1981 Peerless tweeters, 1988 with upgraded tweeters)
    M4's X2 both with Peerless tweeters
    M5Jr with SL1500 (in the garage, they sound great)
    M4.6 series2 X2 with upgraded tweeters
    SDA 2 with upgraded tweeters