Searching some ms8 info. I came across "capacitor protection for tweeters in an active setup." I am surprised at what a universal standard this practice is and in the tons of reading I've done here in 2 yrs., I only barely recall stumbling on this issue before. I've never had any popping issues before but I just hooked up my ms8 (haven't turned it on yet) and I've read some popping issues associated with it (remote turn on delays etc.). Now, I am properly scared of having to pour further amounts of money into the enormous bottomless pit that has been my excursion into a good system to replace my L1 pros.
My system now lingers in limbo (off!) until I can protect myself, I suppose. I'm still just a novice to stereo tech. and I don't know crap about no cap. I've always searched FIRST and learned everything I've needed but, I really do not want to learn capacitors and all the associated nominclature (language of electronics) I'd need to feel confident I have it right. Then I'd have to order it and wait, damn!
Can some kind soul recommend the right size capacitor for me? I would like it to be far enough below my xover with minimal slope to have negligable effect on sound. I'm planning a cross at 4khz @ -24db with power at (below) 75w @ 4ohms. I wouldn't mind the freedom to play with a hi pass as low as 2.5khz. Bipolar, special materials, $5 or $15, Idk it's only two items. Could I get them from Radio Shack?
Finally, a cap goes in the pos+ wire on the tweet, right? Should it be close to the amp or to the speaker?
I'm sorry to ask this for an answer that surely exists here, in the forum but I'm going to be driving a lot this weekend and would hate to listen only to exhaust note the whole time while shipping my caps takes til next week.