• 05-31-2020, 08:24 AM
    wibble
    Acoustic Energy AE209 Capacitor Upgrades?
    Hi All,

    I'm new on here & looking for some advice. I have some Acoustic Energy AE209s, old, but in great condition and suitable for my current needs. I was reading the reviews of the 209s on here and saw the following:

    Smooothzzs - "replace the stock croosover ceramic resistors to wirewound Mills and MKT caps to ICW capacitors(PX and SA range)"
    and
    BanBan - "To get real airy highs and clear emotive vocals, replace the stock crossover caps to ICW (PX and SA) caps and resistors to 1% wirewound 12W Mills"

    Does anyone know where I could get this done? I'm in the UK near Sheffield & would drive up to a couple of hours in any direction to get it done.

    I'm generally happy with the speakers, but there's always the urge to tweak! I'm at least 18 months away from a major upgrade I reckon, but there's plenty of life left in the 209s & hopefully a bit more potential.

    Cheers.
  • 06-17-2020, 08:43 PM
    wibble
    I've done some research & humblehomemadehifi.com seem to be top crossover guys - based in The Netherlands. Probably not worth it for speakers this old, but a great resource for information on caps.

    Might have a crack myself - hificollective.co.uk have an extensive range of caps in the UK.
  • 08-19-2020, 08:10 AM
    Clark Roberts
    Thank you so much for sharing. It's very helpful to me.
  • 08-19-2020, 08:15 AM
    Denver Sanchez
    very helpful, thank you!
  • 08-30-2020, 12:36 PM
    Clark Roberts
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wibble View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm new on here & looking for some advice. I have some Acoustic Energy AE209s, old, but in great condition and suitable for my current needs. I was reading the reviews of the 209s on here and saw the following:

    Smooothzzs - "replace the stock croosover ceramic resistors to wirewound Mills and MKT caps to ICW capacitors(PX and SA range)"
    and
    BanBan - "To get real airy highs and clear emotive vocals, replace the stock crossover caps to ICW (PX and SA) caps and resistors to 1% wirewound 12W Mills"

    Does anyone know where I could get this done? I'm in the UK near Sheffield & would drive up to a couple of hours in any direction to get it done.
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    I'm generally happy with the speakers, but there's always the urge to tweak! I'm at least 18 months away from a major upgrade I reckon, but there's plenty of life left in the 209s & hopefully a bit more potential.

    Cheers.

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