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Old 31st March 2011, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Alpair 12 on sale

The Markaudio Alpair-12's are on sale at Madisound for $119.

https://www.madisound.com/store/prod...oducts_id=8863
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hmmm... i wonder why!
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Old 31st March 2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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I paid $180 just b4 they were availiable at madisound
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Old 31st March 2011, 03:43 PM   #4
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hmmm... i wonder why!
They probably just need to recover some of their resources sitting in inventory. The US economy is hardly healthy and business is down. By all accounts they are fine drivers.
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I'm curious, with a +10 dB published boost to the sibilance BW referenced to our peak hearing BW, do other folks with any Tinnitus find such a response much too 'tinny' [for lack of a better description] to be enjoyable?

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I'm curious, with a +10 dB published boost to the sibilance BW referenced to our peak hearing BW, do other folks with any Tinnitus find such a response much too 'tinny' [for lack of a better description] to be enjoyable?

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I've recently been swapping various models of Alpairs in my HT system that gets a couple of hours use nightly, and currently have A12s for mains and A7 for center - and don't find them problematic for this application - but then it's not used much for music alone.
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I found that peak near 10k to be unlistenable. It is supposed to be for on-axis v off-axis listening, but even off-axis it was very much audible.
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I notice no problems with A12eN. But i only suffer from tinnitus-like symptoms when coffee consumption is in excess.

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I've recently been swapping various models of Alpairs in my HT system that gets a couple of hours use nightly, and currently have A12s for mains and A7 for center - and don't find them problematic for this application - but then it's not used much for music alone.
Not surprising if cinema mixed movie LCR content with its rolled off HF above 2 kHz is still being transferred to DVD intact which would be ~flattened out by the A12's rising response. Makes me wonder if it's predominately for HT apps.

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Not surprising if cinema mixed movie LCR content with its rolled off HF above 2 kHz is still being transferred to DVD intact which would be ~flattened out by the A12's rising response. Makes me wonder if it's predominately for HT apps.

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Well actually, most of the viewing is cable "HD" and Netflix streaming (often even lower video resolution) and I'm not sure (or frankly much concerned) about whatever EQ may be involved in the audio portion. Can that vary depending on service provider? On both the TV and music only systems, I've been much happier since abandoning extreme "philia" and simply try to relax and enjoy the program content.

But you certainly could be right - the previous Fostex speakers (FE167) sounded fine with a basic stereo amp (Rotel RB850 now used for woofers), but were more than a bit fatiguing on the Denon surround receiver.
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