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Old 13th February 2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Lowther DX55 or Markaudio Alpair 7???

Hi All,

I have a plan to buy horn speaker for my bedroom but wonder which one of Lowther DX55 in Alerion or MarkAudio Alpair 7 v3 in Meashowe (my room is 5.5mx6mx3.2m, I love jazz, classic,... my amp is Cayin H-80A, Cambridge Azur 840C CD player, Rega P7,...). Please advice which one I should buy.
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Old 13th February 2012, 01:53 AM   #2
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I don't have any experiences with any of those, but how about the Alpair in a Frugel Horn Mk3? The Lowther's are in a completely different price segment, aren't they? Not sure I would spend that kind of money for bedroom speakers, but that's obviously a very personal decision.
I can just say that I am very - VERY - pleased with my FH3's. :-)

Good luck!
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Old 13th February 2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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I haven't heard Lowthers in decades, but i can say that A7.3 is very good in both FH3 and in Maeshowe. The extra size of Maeshowe allows production of a bit more extention, but mostly improced dynamic response and ease of production.

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Old 13th February 2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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The DX55 is truly unique driver and probably the most crazy alive sounding "wideband" I have ever heard. Well, actually, the most dynamic tweeter out there that goes down to 250Hz or so. Kind of like what one wished a compression driver with horn could do. Once you hear it properly you will be seduced and everything else will sound dull.

Having said the above, for single driver use, the Alpair or Fostex will better suit your needs.
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Old 14th February 2012, 12:44 AM   #5
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I had a pair of DX55's in the Alerions, and I really liked them a lot. It does
take something like that to get bottom end out of the DX55's tho.

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