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Old 6th October 2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Does anyone have experience with Audio Nirvana, particularly the big ones, 12" and 15?"
They seem like very good value, how about the 8" alnico in a horn?
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Old 6th October 2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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have you even bothered to search?
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Old 6th October 2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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lol, doubtingthomas, you don't know how to search then, try searching for an10, maybe even an12.

I have some experience with an an10 stamped frame. It's about 12' from me right now. It is a very light cone with a bit of climb from 1-2khz, but Nelson Pass was kind enough to show a filter that would help. It seems well built and the customer service was helpful. But I haven't tried it. The an10 is still in its original shipping box.

wow Adason, only 74 hits searching for audio and nirvana ?

That's better than I could find. I got 33 hits in .11 seconds searching for an10 in this forum, 18 hits for an12 in .11 seconds, and only 4 hits for an15 (the 15" version) in .06 seconds flat.

74 to 55, you win.

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Old 6th October 2011, 06:46 PM   #4
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could you please provide the filter/link?

my AN10 is also still in shipping box
some of my Designs

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Old 6th October 2011, 08:27 PM   #5
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>>> my AN10 is also still in shipping box

Unfortunately there are lots of nice drivers packed away. I have several beauties (Fostex 168s, TB 1808 and the venerable Radio Shack 1354 for example).

Others rise to the top of the project list but that doesn't make them superior, just better liked at the moment.

I'd love to get my hands and ears on a pair of 12 or 15 AN drivers. Probably put them on OB and add bass and treble support.
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Old 6th October 2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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These are excellent drivers in my opinion. Lowthers on the cheap. Ignore all the negative talk on these forums about these drivers. Most of it comes from people who sell competing drivers.

The ANs are fantastic value for money and will get you very close to the music.
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Old 7th October 2011, 02:35 AM   #7
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I've got a set of 8" stamped frame (Super 8) which I seem to recall had a pleasant enough sound. I'd like to listen to them again, but alas they've been out on a prolonged loan.
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Old 7th October 2011, 04:15 AM   #8
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Thanx for the poke. Your drivers are pretty much done, i'd really like to listen to them before they head back your way,

community sites,, ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
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Old 7th October 2011, 06:10 PM   #9
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I own a pair of the 15" ferrite Audio Nirvanas, in huge ported cabinets. I'm driving them with an umodded Trends 10.1 amp. Bass goes down to the 20s, no need for a tweeter, an amazing accomplishment. They are fantastic, price notwithstanding. Among the best I've heard, and I'm no newbie to high end.
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Old 7th October 2011, 06:24 PM   #10
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I have a decent collection of these drivers, but have not had the time
(the years go by) to do a decent treatment with them.

Simply putting them in my big open baffles (BOB), I have at least managed
to listen to them. They are very nice drivers, particularly at the price. My
usual reaction to listening to them is that they are better than they should
be at the cost. The smaller ones need a woofer to help out in OB's. The
obvious comparison is with Fostex.

They are good out of the box, but they do respond to some tweaking,
a little EQ, pointing and positioning. Have a glass of wine with them
and you'll be happy.

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