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Old 7th April 2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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I'm not happy with the waterfall response.
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Old 7th April 2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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I have one thing to say about the Alpair6... just listen to them

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Old 7th April 2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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I have one thing to say about the Alpair6... just listen to them

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Hi Gregg,

What enclosure/system do you have the 6's in?
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Old 7th April 2009, 12:40 PM   #4
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I'm not happy with the waterfall response.
Well, I'm not too struck on you as it happens old boy. (forgive the sardonic humour).

Actually, I don't think the response curve is especially different from the MA published ones, and one can note on top of that they're a sight closer to spec. than most other FR drivers, recent Jordans included.
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Old 7th April 2009, 02:59 PM   #5
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Zaph's data's off. He's showing no low range gain (+4db hump 200 to 700Hz)and his parameters don't look right either. On my Alp 6's I've got measured Fo's 71 to 75Hz.

I'm with Geek (and Jim Griffin, Henkjan and more) these drivers are so so sweet. The lows are stunning from this tiny-tot driver, detail and depth by the bucket load.

Norman, the data's not going to what you really need to know. Get some, build boxes and listen, you'll be happy.
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Old 7th April 2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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Well, I've just finished a box design for my Alpair6s, which I'm be prototyping shortly -should be quite a nice cab. though.
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Old 8th April 2009, 01:32 AM   #7
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yea, you's are right, there's more to a driver than a waterfall plot.

Such as Harmonic distortion, IM distortion, and energy storage.

Thye jordan jx92s has some ringing, but 1-3khz is better than 8khz.....................

http://zaphaudio.com/5.5test/compare.html

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Old 8th April 2009, 01:36 AM   #8
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Hi Gregg,

What enclosure/system do you have the 6's in?

Looked like a 4-5 litre BR (heard them at Creative Sound Solutions).

They behave as I understand not unlike (more similar than different, anyway) a J6t, which sounds great in a 2 litre sealed and a BR helper woof.

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For myself, they're going in a pair of compact[ish] high-gain double-horns; ~100db 1m/1w from Fo - Fh. This pleases me. Always better to damp out what you don't need.
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