As a newbie to the forum and (forgive me if I exxaggerate) proud owner of a pair of AR5's with serial numbers 7533/7534, I'd be very grateful if some of the truly erudite and informed members could give me some advice (bearing in mind the shipping costs to Italy) as to the replacement of the capacitors in these speakers. I believe the speakers are approx. 40 years old and sound well enough for their age but I feel that the caps are a bit off value. I haven't as of yet opened the cabinets but I believe from the previous owner that they are original. (4uf, 24uf & 72uf for the tweeter,midrange and woofer respectively. The pots are also scratchy but I can find a position(s) where the interference is limited. My research with Falcon Acoustics (UK) ended with their advising me to stay with NPE's (total cost per speaker £3.26). However, pots or rather L-pads from the Uk work out at approx £20 per L-pad (somewhat excessive I'd say. Bearing in mind that Parts Express furnish the pots at $5.55(a piece) and stock both Solen and Dayton caps, could I ask if this is the route to follow on a bang per buck basis. Should I also consider using a film cap for the 4uf and NPE's for the24uf and 72uf.
Thanking you in anticipation for your advice on these extraordinary speakers.Please forgive me if the post is in the wrong section.
DDGP1027Member Since 23 Apr 2012
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