Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by TNRabbit » Mon May 02, 2011 8:20 pm

Sure, Rick.

He includes a pair of: one 4.0k uF mylar film cap tied in parallel with one .68 uF polypropylene cap to replace the tweeter caps
- a complete woofer crossover for each speaker
-glue to affix the crossovers to the back of the speaker enclosure
-two crappy plexiglass circles to attached the round woofers to
-two 5" round woofers with HEFTY magnets

If you get an extra pair of 4.7 uF yellow caps, don't use them. They are the cheaper, but still better than stock, tweeter replacement caps.

I highly recommend using the old woofers for the brackets. you'll need to cut out a little more than where the lip turns down for the new ones to fit inside them. Epoxy in with your choice of glue & use clamps or weight until dry.

I used silicone to glue my crossovers in as it provides a certain amount of shock absorption. You'll want to glue them in 2-3 hours before you begin soldering. I used a hair dryer to speed drying.

Rick, if you want his email, you mail be able to save some money by not having him include the plexiglass pieces as he said they are a pain to cut out.
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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Scarabeo » Mon May 02, 2011 8:45 pm

Looks like "Litekeys" is out of stock on all his up-grades... ](*,) You may half to wait for the up-grade rick! I will wait too and buy them when he has them - Then bid on some 77's :D
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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by TNRabbit » Mon May 02, 2011 8:53 pm

I have his email; I'm sure he could whip up a couple for you guys.
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OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon May 02, 2011 9:06 pm

TNRabbit wrote:Sure, Rick.

He includes a pair of: one 4.0k uF mylar film cap tied in parallel with one .68 uF polypropylene cap to replace the tweeter caps
- a complete woofer crossover for each speaker
-glue to affix the crossovers to the back of the speaker enclosure
-two crappy plexiglass circles to attached the round woofers to
-two 5" round woofers with HEFTY magnets

If you get an extra pair of 4.7 uF yellow caps, don't use them. They are the cheaper, but still better than stock, tweeter replacement caps.

I highly recommend using the old woofers for the brackets. you'll need to cut out a little more than where the lip turns down for the new ones to fit inside them. Epoxy in with your choice of glue & use clamps or weight until dry.

I used silicone to glue my crossovers in as it provides a certain amount of shock absorption. You'll want to glue them in 2-3 hours before you begin soldering. I used a hair dryer to speed drying.

Rick, if you want his email, you mail be able to save some money by not having him include the plexiglass pieces as he said they are a pain to cut out.
I already emailed him. Waiting for a reply on material list.

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon May 02, 2011 9:07 pm

Scarabeo wrote:Looks like "Litekeys" is out of stock on all his up-grades... ](*,) You may half to wait for the up-grade rick! I will wait too and buy them when he has them - Then bid on some 77's :D
Dibbs on all ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by TNRabbit » Mon May 02, 2011 9:19 pm

Tell him to pack the woofers more carefully; both mine were bent along one edge. Nothing that a piece of wood & whack with a hammer didn't fix~
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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Mr. M-500t » Tue May 03, 2011 10:08 pm

Well Gary, Larry says he'll have more kits by the week-end. I'll relay your message to him.

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon May 16, 2011 5:32 pm

My new kit is on the way. Hope I can do it ? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: #-o :lol:

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by TNRabbit » Mon May 16, 2011 5:58 pm

Mr. M-500t wrote:My new kit is on the way. Hope I can do it ? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: #-o :lol:
Do you have a soldering station? That will help.
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
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Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon May 16, 2011 6:01 pm

A man without a soldering iron is worthless ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by OconeeOrange » Wed May 18, 2011 5:13 pm

TNRabbit wrote:
OconeeOrange wrote:Way back when, I think I had a pair of the 7's not the 77's.
As I recall, traded them to a friend for some small, very heavy, tiny speakers from Radio Shack.
They are in the crawl space I suspect.
I will crawl in there tomorrow and see.
Yours for free if you want them.
My recollection is that they are very good but needed additional bass as most small speakers do.

SOLD! I have 5 pair of 7s right now & 2 pair of 77s (which I prefer). They are an EXCELLENT surround/center speaker when ganged together (for power handling increase). THANKS!

PM me with shippping cost~
I was wrong.
I pulled these out and they are TEAC.
I hooked them to my bedroom TV and they sound better than the Bose I had there.
They are heavy little things. I am going to put my Polk 65s in there though.
I'll bring these to you at Carverfest. I think you will like them.

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Mr. M-500t » Wed May 18, 2011 7:57 pm

Anybody want to join Gary and I ? here you go. $35.00 shipped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... SS:US:1123

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by TNRabbit » Wed May 18, 2011 8:07 pm

Damnit, Rick; I'm WATCHING those!!!

](*,)




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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by Mr. M-500t » Wed May 18, 2011 9:29 pm

Go for it Gary. I'm not in the market until and if I'm happy with the upgrade on the pair I have ! Gonna use them on my puter.

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Re: Adding crossover to Realistic Minimus 77s

Post by TNRabbit » Tue May 24, 2011 6:20 am

I have acquired two more pair of Minimus 77s since this thread started~

Going to see about ganging them for a center line source speaker.... :D

Rick, did you get your kit & complete installation yet?
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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