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Thread: Royd Crossovers...Due a Service?

  1. #1
    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: Cheshire UK

    Posts: 611
    I'm Martin.

    Default Royd Crossovers...Due a Service?

    Hi

    I was just wondering if my Coniston and Minstrel Crossovers are due a service and recap.

    Time has marched on and I dont know how long a speaker crossover will perform at its best. we are talking what now?.... 30 years in one case...22 years in another

    Im on Imgur now so this is a library picture of some Coniston crossovers. I also have a picture of Sapphire crossovers fror reference. Ive got no full idea what Minstrel crossovers look like

    https://imgur.com/GcKrbJp Coniston

    https://imgur.com/Bi0FhRq Sapphire

    https://imgur.com/ker3dJH Minstrel nearest stripdown picture I have so far (Not my units as mine are minty looking)


    How long do speaker crossovers generally last please?
    Cheers
    Martin
    Last edited by Minstrel SE; 07-01-2018 at 17:37.

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: brighton uk.

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    I'm jamie.

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    they look very simple to do,why not have a go yourself?
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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Sheffield - UK

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    I'm Mark.

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    Both the crossover linked to use cheap electrolytic caps and they are the type of capacitor that ages.

    100% Analogue

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    Join Date: Apr 2017

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    they look very simple to do,why not have a go yourself?
    Oh dont worry. I dont get service engineers involved for jobs like this. I carefully learnt how to remove and solder in capacitors and a crossover board is about as simple as it gets ( if the board isnt glued in ) The biggest job is dismantling Royds. The main reason Im tentative is because there are bonded driver tubes and foam ports to take care of

    They call me the flux master

    If I cant cope with a crossover its time to give up really

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