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  1. Will this crossover work?

    It all comes back to how we define 'work' in this context. If mismatched driver output and peaks and troughs in the response curve are both included in the definition of 'work', then sure, she'll work alright!
  2. Will this crossover work?

    If the desired outcome is to chuck a bunch of components into a box without any proper testing and measurement, and either live with the speakers as-is or attempt tuning them by ear... be my guest! There are better ways to build decent-sounding, properly designed budget speakers for minimal dollars though...
  3. Will this crossover work?

    It's a bit like asking 'will these 13" wheels and tyres work on my Toyota Landcruiser?' In a physical sense, yes, the car will roll down the road, so I guess they would work. It doesn't mean that's is anywhere near optimal though.
  4. Will this crossover work?

    Absolutely - but implementing L-pads by ear for a first-timer (which is what I'm assuming the OP is) is a real crapshoot. I'm not necessarily advocating having a full custom crossover designed by a third party... but having the ability to tweak the crossover based upon measurements (particularly in-room measurements) is very useful indeed IMHO. Each to their own though.
  5. Very cool! I've heard good things about this very rare Sansui speakers.
  6. Will this crossover work?

    Absolutely 100% In my experience, off-the-shelf crossovers rarely work all that well. They are a 'blunt tool'. They may get you in the ballpark, but you will be a long way off an optimised design. You also won't have allowed for the different sensitivity of the different drivers. Proper crossover design caters for this. If using off-the-shelf crossovers with random drivers, you really need to have the capabilities of measuring the speaker once cobbled together and making changes to the crossovers afterwards.
  7. Amp Considerations.

    I think we've found our new name moving forward! Quite catchy, yes?
  8. High End prices....why so expensive?

    You sure can! Dussun is the brand you seek!
  9. Sansui AU-317 MK2 Repair/Restoration.

    Element 14 or RS Components are your local choices for capacitors, transistors, resistors, diodes etc. Mouser or Digikey are your main overseas. Avoid ebay... too many fakes. Definitely look at using Panasonic FC/FM/FR or Nichicon PW/HE series caps if possible, or even United Chemicon. They are cheap when purchased from the above sources. You also have the opportunity to replace any of the smaller signal path coupling caps with film caps while you're in there. WIMA and Panasonic make compact stacked-film caps that will fit.
  10. Audiophile banana connectors - Simple question

    Indeed.. the Sewell connectors are the same as the Nakamichis. They are about a dollar each via ebay. Neither of these are 'pure copper' as are claimed, but are high copper content brass. They are very robust and good quality for the price.
  11. Sansui Au-717 and speaker advice

    The AU-D9 (and AU-D11) are wonderful sounding amps - up there with my favourite Sansuis of all.
  12. Sansui Au-717 and speaker advice

    That they surely do!!!
  13. Speaker Recommendations

    I was going to suggest something very similar! Outriggers such as the above will significantly enhance stability. You could even do this on the cheap... a 'plinth' of 18mm plywood or MDF which is, say, 450mm x 450mm, which screws into the existing speaker spike receptacles on the Missions, and includes provision for new spikes on each corner of the plinth, will keep the speakers planted quite firmly.
  14. Audiophile banana connectors - Simple question

    A packet of these from RS Components for around $20: https://au.rs-online.com/mobile/p/4-mm-test-plugs-sockets/0531453/ The Multi-Contact beryllium copper BFA style bananas are classics. Discard the red plastic sheaths and solder the suckers on. Let me know if you need help mate.
  15. Bookshelf speakers DSE AE2095

    Nice! I have a pair of the older A2667 DSE speakers with the modifications outlined on Zog's 'mini rig' website. They also go surprisingly low, but are a bit lacking in the mids.