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Old 18th September 2015, 11:45 AM   #1
ColinA is offline ColinA  United Kingdom
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What do people think of the Alpair drivers in the XL.
10m or 10p?

This would be for use in a largish room with a 2A3 SET amp.
(I do not need them to go very loud!)

Any other options with a UK supplier?
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Old 18th September 2015, 12:13 PM   #2
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ColinA,

AFAIK Oak Audio carries MA driver in the UK:

Markaudio Drivers | Product Categories | Oak Audio

Both the Alpair 10P and 10.3 work fine in the FH-XL, the Alp 10P is slightly more efficient.
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Old 18th September 2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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Having heard both in the XLs, I can confirm Zia's comments - in your case, the paper driver's additional sensitivity could be the determining factor between the Alpairs. The Fostex FF165WK also works well, and has an additional almost 4db of sensitivity over the 10P - along with the famous Fostex flavouring.
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As to driver sensitivity. Drivers i have had here and measured put:
A10p just over 90 dB.
A10.3 just over 87.5 dB.
FF165wk just over 91 dB.

As to the 10s in FHXL, it is 6 of one, half dozen of the other, they have a different set of compromises. The A10.3 takes much longer to break-in so an early comparison gives the A10p an edge.

The use of 2A3 SE would give the paper an edge, but even in my big room, we were happy with Bernie's 2A3 SE driving the even less sensitive A7.3 except when the wick was turned way up. How well your amp clips will play a role then.

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Old 18th September 2015, 09:14 PM   #5
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well, there you go - published and real world measured sensitivity specs not always agree
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