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Old 18th December 2017, 02:46 AM   #21
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The A12P is very very nice and if you have space for a SuperPensil box for it, it is all you need.
If you put it in a small box then I advise active filtering, maybe using minidsp (no experience with it myself, but everyone loves it) and biamping to a separate woofer. Getting both speakers to work well together may require a few days of experimenting.

So I made a few fullrange speakers over the years and liked them quite a bit, yet -oh heresy- meanwhile I discovered Harbeth traditional 2 and 3 way speakers (monitors of the BBC style), and the voices were so absolutely natural through them that I don’t care anymore if it is multiway - my next speakers will be ready made Harbeths, as soon as my little kids are old enough not to poke a finger through the cones!
Nothing wrong with multiway speakers they can and usually outplay any single or coax drivers in every way possible.
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Old 18th December 2017, 06:08 AM   #22
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A12p doesn’t really like a small box.

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If you use biamping with an active filter as mentioned, would it matter if the box is small? Imagine the A12P used from say 200hz.
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Old 18th December 2017, 03:04 PM   #23
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Nothing wrong with multiway speakers they can and usually outplay any single or coax drivers in every way possible.
Harbeth however is special in that they are hard to clone, you can't get their drivers and their cross-overs are not simple. That means buying them with cash and they are pricey.
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Old 18th December 2017, 04:07 PM   #24
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If you use biamping with an active filter as mentioned, would it matter if the box is small? Imagine the A12P used from say 200hz.
Problems we had with smaller boxes were “congestion”, a lack in the midrange that went away with bigger boxes. No experience using it as a midTweeter.

Unless you want to really play loud i’d be looking at one of the smaller Mark Audio for their better dispersion & finesse.

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Dave,

Very interested in your "before" and "after" listening impressions of the 10" AN driver.
+1. Any photo from the Classic10 after the ENBL would be very interesting.
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AN C10 drivers currently on the break-in bench.

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My AN15" is for single box mono only so I need the whizzer for good dispersion (and it's superb) but for stereo perhaps the Classic (no whizzer) is a better option with it's narrower dispersion. Anybody thought about that before choosing their AN driver ? I wrote to David, he suggested that given how much I like the AN15 Super I should stick with the whizzered versions.
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AN C10 drivers currently on the break-in bench.

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Wow cant wait to read the results
Please let me know the news on it.
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Old 19th December 2017, 10:48 PM   #29
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My AN15" is for single box mono only so I need the whizzer for good dispersion (and it's superb) but for stereo perhaps the Classic (no whizzer) is a better option with it's narrower dispersion.
From just looking at its published response, I'd say no and just over-toe them to 'taste' unless super tweeters are added. The classic ideally needs some form of CD horn EQ [parallel notch filter]: mh-audio.nl - Home

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Old 20th December 2017, 06:10 PM   #30
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AN C10 drivers currently on the break-in bench.

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The 8" Ferrite took about 200 hours to come around. Same magnetic structure, cone, spider and surround material as the 10" Ferrite.

Just saying....

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