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Old 19th November 2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default lowther pm6c v dx2

Hello,
I recently started listening to some pm6c,s in a simple rear loaded horn cabinet. I wanted to know what I might expect if I upgraded the drivers to the DX2.
To be honest, I think the cabinet is a bit small as the bass response is quite poor but these speakers do so much right that when I listen to my other speakers (ProAc Studio 140,) all I hear is plenty of bass but a slow lumbering presentation.
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Old 22nd November 2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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The DX2's will present more low level information - i.e. will sound more realistic. The highs are more extended. Transients are faster. There is a slight improvement in all of these areas, not leaps and bounds difference. But the total effect is that the DX2 is quite a bit nicer.
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Old 22nd November 2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Jon, thats very informative. Would it be worth going further up the scale then for a larger improvement?
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Old 24th November 2008, 01:09 AM   #4
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The DX3 is a nice step up from the DX2, and I consider it the best-for-the-buck Lowther. The DX4 is considerably more expensive, and technically would not justify the price. But ears tell a different story - they are a nice step up in every regard, and the sum total is moving from a very good driver to a great driver. It is rare that a customer who has DX4's will move to something else.

Given the generous trade in program of Lowther, you may wish to consider trying the DX2 to see if the sound is one that you like, and then move up to the DX4 later.

Be aware, the DX4 will be ruthless in revealing and weakness of your front end.
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Old 24th November 2008, 01:39 AM   #5
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Default Re: Of course

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The DX3 is a nice step up from the DX2, and I consider it the best-for-the-buck Lowther.

Let me second the DX3 over the DX2, particularly at the current $200 price differential. The DX3 is just a much nicer sound. The Qts is close enough that a little resistance will make the two drop-ins in most cases.

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Old 27th November 2008, 03:16 PM   #6
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How does the PM6A fit in the Lowther pecking order, especially as compared to the DX3 or DX4?

BTW, the amp would be either an F2 or F3 driving the Lowther in my project.

Thank you!

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Old 29th November 2008, 04:25 PM   #7
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I went from the DX2 to DX4 and never looked back. My favorte speaker ever.
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Old 1st December 2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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The PM6A is warmer than the DX2 or DX3. The DX3 is a bit faster/cleaner. I really like the PM6A, especially in an open baffle. In a back loaded horn the DX3 may have a slight edge in total effect. In my opinion it is Lowther's best-bang-for-the-buck driver.

I find the PM6A preferable to the DX2 regardless of cabinet.
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Old 1st December 2008, 10:13 PM   #9
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Thank you Jon, Very helpful! I'm scrapping a little money together over the holidays to order a pair.

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