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Offline Transworld

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Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« on: March 28, 2012, 18:43 »
The following are my modification pics of my A5+.   :)  Xovers are using Mundorf Caps and M Resistors. Amp side using Nichicon Gold Tunes and some Muse caps. Hookup wires using Belden Silver plated wire.


































Thanks for viewing.  :)


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Offline YH

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 20:08 »
Where did you buy your m caps from? and the mundorf resistor as well?  Asking as I am now sourcing for parts for my own upgrading project

Offline Transworld

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 20:32 »
I bought my mundorf caps from Robert of Ahfaudio. Resistor from Parts Connexion.


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Offline jimi

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 20:37 »
Bro, you didn't waste anytime! Were they new?

Sorted my computer out, my Swans actives are really singing now.

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 21:19 »
Bro, you didn't waste anytime! Were they new?

Sorted my computer out, my Swans actives are really singing now.

Hi Bro, time is precious. Ha.....the spks are new originally until I overhaul. Glad you are enjoying them now, spks takes quite sometime to run-in. Do you want to mod also? Ke...ke


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Offline jimi

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 21:40 »
True, but my source was poor then.

No modding for me, happy to enjoy the sound for now  ;D
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Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 21:52 »
I think the mods may have cost more than the speakers haha.

But that's also how it is with Lenehan Audio. The PlusR and Reference upgrade price can cost more than the base speaker itself!
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Offline Transworld

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 21:52 »
True, but my source was poor then.

Your source poor? I thought you using lossless, I'm using Flac.


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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 21:56 »
Cleaned up the PC a bit with tweaks, JPlay, hibernate mode, etc.

Got some 24/196 and 24/96 files.

FLAC is not the best sounding btw but good enough, might dep on the latency of ur computer.

Still prefer a CDP though- got a long way to go.

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 22:22 »
I think the mods may have cost more than the speakers haha.

I did not let the total cost exceed $160. Have not reach 50% of the base price yet. Ha...


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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 22:26 »

Still prefer a CDP though- got a long way to go.

This I fully agreed, when connect to cdp it sounds so much better. But my usage is for pc, so the spks got to swallow the pride of playing Flac.


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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 11:50 »
Hi Transworld,

Do you find that the mods have changed the sound for the better? I have this speaker too, and one thing I've always thought wld be a good practical mod would be to swap out the TRS input for some RCA ones.

I've also always wondered if it would be a problem to change out the single speaker cable to something more sexy. Not sure if it would be "unbalanced" since amp to left speaker is some other hook up wire.

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 14:26 »
Hi Transworld,

Do you find that the mods have changed the sound for the better? I have this speaker too, and one thing I've always thought wld be a good practical mod would be to swap out the TRS input for some RCA ones.

I've also always wondered if it would be a problem to change out the single speaker cable to something more sexy. Not sure if it would be "unbalanced" since amp to left speaker is some other hook up wire.

Actually by just swopping out the TRS input does not help much on the SQ. Just a cosmetic mod. It is the Xover parts and amp caps makes the biggest difference follow by the internal hookup wires.

Putting a good quality spk cable to the right will boost better frequencies, don't forget the left spk is driven directly from the amp using the same wires.


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Offline ohsnaptimothy

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Re: Audioengine A5+ Modifications
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 08:55 »
Very nice thread!

I'm doing the same mod here, and then some..

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644525/audioengine-a5-speaker-upgrades

Best Regards,

Timothy
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