Anyone tried upgrading the crossover caps for the EM-ESL?

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ElectroNoob

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Hi,

I just wanted to see if anyone has tried upgrading the "low DF electrolytic capacitors" in the EM-ESL cross-overs. The mod looks like a low hanging fruit...

Thanks,

Trey
 

Tosh

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The real low-hanging fruit is to bypass the passive bass xo (inductor and cap) entirely and use an active xo and additional amp there.
 

Flm09

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Hi,

I just wanted to see if anyone has tried upgrading the "low DF electrolytic capacitors" in the EM-ESL cross-overs. The mod looks like a low hanging fruit...

Thanks,

Trey
Do you have pics of your ESL crossover project?
 

Brandon Hartwick

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It doesn't make a whole lot of difference,. I upgraded to clarity capacitors on the ESL panel. Bypassing the woofer crossover entirely and powering it with its own amp and electronic crossover made a much bigger difference.
 

StimpyWan

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Hopefully, I'm going to upgrade my EM-ESL capacitors over the July 4th weekend. A mix of caps.

22uF - Mundorf EVO Supreme Oil
39uF - ClarityCap CSA
68uF - Mundorf MKP
180uF - Mundorf 150uF E-Cap, plus an Axon 30uF

No plans to upgrade inductors. At least not until after time with the recap.

A pic, though some of shunts were updated, as noted.

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