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Old 7th March 2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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Dear Mark,

I am planning to build a surround speakers into my system and I would like to only use one driver. I came across this

Surround loudspeaker

and I quite like the idea, however, I found that the driver used does not have a good range like yours. I wonder if your Alpair 12 has a good horizontal dispersion for this purpose and also if it can be fitted this way to achieve the effect? Do you have a plan for this project?

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Old 7th March 2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Dear Mark,

I am planning to build a surround speakers into my system and I would like to only use one driver. I came across this

Surround loudspeaker

and I quite like the idea, however, I found that the driver used does not have a good range like yours. I wonder if your Alpair 12 has a good horizontal dispersion for this purpose and also if it can be fitted this way to achieve the effect? Do you have a plan for this project?

Yours

ackcheng
HI ackcheng, how are you? I met Mark yesterday in my audio room.

Mark: the Hypex UCD700 amp that you saw me using to drive the 18" woofer was indeed made by ackcheng ^^
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Old 7th March 2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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Wow! What a small world! Did you managed to change the gain for the amp?
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Old 7th March 2010, 03:24 PM   #4
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Wow! What a small world! Did you managed to change the gain for the amp?
without your help, I could not do it as I can't even handle a solder iron
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Old 8th March 2010, 01:26 PM   #5
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can you check the resistor value?
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Old 8th March 2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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Dear Mark,

I am planning to build a surround speakers into my system and I would like to only use one driver. I came across this
Surround loudspeaker
and I quite like the idea, however, I found that the driver used does not have a good range like yours. I wonder if your Alpair 12 has a good horizontal dispersion for this purpose and also if it can be fitted this way to achieve the effect? Do you have a plan for this project?
Yours
ackcheng
Hi Ackcheng,
Interesting idea. I've never tried this myself so couldn't say for sure that the Alpair 12 would be optimal in such a design. However, the Alp12's cone has a very wide dispersion. Its off-axis response is excellent. This feature would be useful in this type of application.
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Mark.
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Old 30th April 2010, 10:41 PM   #7
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There are many interesting examples, but the one in the photo is for me one of the most stunning piece of DIY.

PLUTO photos




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There are many interesting examples, but the one in the photo is for me one of the most stunning piece of DIY.

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Nice industrial design.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 06:48 AM   #9
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This example was built by a professional supplier (Wood Artistry).
For me absolutely no comparison.


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Old 2nd May 2010, 11:06 AM   #10
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Hi Patrick,
Long time no see, how are you?
Hi guys,
Has anyone built a Pluto? Any performance and listening impressions?
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Mark.
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