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rvito
02-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Hello Folks, I recently picked up a real nice pair of Altec 19s. They sound fantastic but I am wondering if due to the age I should look at a recap or replace the crossovers with new from Gpa. Is it a chore to do a recap? Seems a lot cheaper to buy new caps then new crossovers but are the new ones a better way to g? Thanks for any information.

fpitas
02-08-2014, 12:39 PM
The caps often need replacing by this time, so you could do that, or buy the GPA crossovers. Another option if you're handy with a soldering iron is Zilch's Z19 crossover, which some people think was an improvement over the original. If you Google search you'll find lots about it.

10 Watt Street
02-08-2014, 01:40 PM
A common problem with the Altec Model 19 crossover is bad grounds at the rivets. Replacing the caps, internal wiring, and a thoroughly cleaning of the pots indicated.

rvito
02-09-2014, 05:15 AM
What about the inductors should they be replaced as well?

10 Watt Street
02-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Typically the inductors do not age or change value, so no, they don't need to be replaced.