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Old 8th September 2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Mark Audio CHR-70 Line Array - Madisound News Blog

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As well as the Arrays, some useful ideas, and a good bibliography.

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Woah! Maybe some of us can pool our CHRs and get the 6x array going for next years DIY Fest??? ;-P
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Woah! Maybe some of us can pool our CHRs and get the 6x array going for next years DIY Fest??? ;-P

or something like
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Pointd out in another thread, this reference seems to have more on passive EQ:

http://www.humblehomemadehifi.com/do...eline_copy.pdf

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Old 23rd September 2011, 01:07 AM   #5
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Is it too soon to start nagging Mark for an array CHR?

I'm thinking a much smaller diameter alloy or steel frame so the FRs could be
packed in much tighter? I enjoy my 2-way line array crossed at 4.3 KHz but
eventually will replace the 5 inch woofers with 4" and would love to pack them
in really tight. More drivers = higher efficiency and power handling...
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Is it too soon to start nagging Mark for an array CHR?

I'm thinking a much smaller diameter alloy or steel frame so the FRs could be
packed in much tighter? I enjoy my 2-way line array crossed at 4.3 KHz but
eventually will replace the 5 inch woofers with 4" and would love to pack them
in really tight. More drivers = higher efficiency and power handling...

The query has already been put to Mark as to possibly revisiting the rectangular frame that we saw in earlier version of the Alpair6 - if for no other reason than their very clean aesthetics in a line array . I've heard both paper and metal versions of the latest gen of this model, and they're very nice indeed.

No doubt there are limits to the number of driver models Mark would want to pursue without assured marketability/demand, a CH price range descendant of the Alpair5 (maybe even in paper) could be interesting.
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No doubt there are limits to the number of driver models Mark would want to pursue without assured marketability/demand, a CH price range descendant of the Alpair5 (maybe even in paper) could be interesting.
Very true,

I would assume the only way he would make a metal framed, array specific speaker with the CH is if the CHR-70 sales skyrocket due to the availability of
the array design. It would be great to have a squared off alloy or steel frame but these days....I'm sure folks buying 36 CHRs to build arrays with would be on the low side.
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I may be mistaken but I seem to recall one of the new MA drivers have a removable plastic bezel? Perhaps Mark could simply make a square bezel and buyers could buy them separately for line array use?

Mark also seems to have proven that drivers with a plastic frame are a viable alternative with minimal drawbacks.

Even though the CHR-70 is a great product for the price, perhaps as Chris said, a CHR/P-50 would tick more boxes suited to line array use? Cheaper to manufacture/buy, closer C/C spacing and the individual bass response per driver becomes less of an issue in a Line Array with EQ, active or otherwise.

I wonder what sort of price Mark could produce a CHP-50 for? You have his private email don't you Chris?

Sorry Mark


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Hi Dean, the model with removable bezel is Alpair 7 Gen 3.

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I may be mistaken but I seem to recall one of the new MA drivers have a removable plastic bezel?

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I may be mistaken but I seem to recall one of the new MA drivers have a removable plastic bezel? Perhaps Mark could simply make a square bezel and buyers could buy them separately for line array use?

Mark also seems to have proven that drivers with a plastic frame are a viable alternative with minimal drawbacks.

Even though the CHR-70 is a great product for the price, perhaps as Chris said, a CHR/P-50 would tick more boxes suited to line array use? Cheaper to manufacture/buy, closer C/C spacing and the individual bass response per driver becomes less of an issue in a Line Array with EQ, active or otherwise.

I wonder what sort of price Mark could produce a CHP-50 for? You have his private email don't you Chris?

Sorry Mark


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mea culpa also - like Mark needs us to compile an even longer wish list -

and no, I don't have his private e-mail - but he certainly does respond to forum PMs
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