Looking forward to the pics and your assessment of the expected improvement in sound.
Got the speakers back yesterday. Although the crossovers still need to break-in, I can safely report that the improvement is nothing short of astounding.
The parts take up most of a 8" by 12" enclosure. Compare to the stock unit:
The sound is much improved across the entire audio spectrum. The bass is fuller, yet tighter. The mid-range is significantly improved in clarity, and the treble sounds as if a new and improved tweeter is in the speaker. Given what manufactures charge for their better speakers, makes one wonder why they often don't put better parts in the crossovers. I got a education some time back when I had crossovers re-done in a pair of Legacy speakers. The parts in those were not very good quality.
The improvement is so good, that I would put this up against the V.2 version of the SCM 19, and I bet this would sound better. The major difference is the V.2 has a new tweeter, made in house vice the scanspeak in the V1. The woofer/mid is the same.
Danny, I am floored at the difference. The fact that I have a second set of stock speakers to compare them to really allows the differences to be focused on.
I'll post an update in a week or two after the caps break in. Should only get better.