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AR 5 X-over caps


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I'm looking to replace the smaller x-over caps in my AR-5's. If I'm correct they are 4 uF. I haven't looked into this in any detail, but while looking at one site, they offer Solens at 3.3 uF and 4.7 uF- one too low, one too high. Is either for all practical purposes useful?

Alternatively can I parallel two caps to arrive at a closer spec, e.g. 1 uF and 3.3 uF?

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I think those are too far off. Solen makes a 4uF https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/solen-capacitors/solen-4-mfd-fast-cap-400v/

or use a Carli 3.9 https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/carli-capacitors/carli-mylar-3.9-mfd/

Here's a Dayton https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dmpc-40-40uf-250v-polypropylene-capacitor--027-421

And yes--you can parallel caps to build up the correct value. For example, you could use 2 of these but the leads are maidenly short https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/surplus-capacitors/

Also look in our For Sale section: 

 

Kent

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