Pensil 7 (Alpair 7) - Page 5 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Commercial Sector > Manufacturers > Markaudio

Markaudio Designers and builders of audiophile grade drivers

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th December 2010, 12:36 PM   #41
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hong Kong
And more thing I discovered with the using of Pencil 7, when I playing Vinyl with Fostex, every disc is fine, but now I can hear the inner groove distortion easily, so I'm less enjoyed with my vinyl and playing digital source 99% of time...
 
Old 5th December 2010, 01:14 PM   #42
diyAudio Member
 
norman bates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: iowa
Hercules, yes it is less enjoyable when you hear the "inner groove distortion".

Norman
 
Old 5th December 2010, 01:15 PM   #43
diyAudio Member
 
markaudio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hercules View Post
And more thing I discovered with the using of Pencil 7, when I playing Vinyl with Fostex, every disc is fine, but now I can hear the inner groove distortion easily, so I'm less enjoyed with my vinyl and playing digital source 99% of time...
Hi Hercules,
Doesn't surprise me. The Alp7 is high F range capable so you might want to experiment with the cartridge set up. As said many times, Alps cone's are high miro-resonance sensitive so don't take source prisoners. If the source isn't close to 100%, you'll hear it.

Cheers

Mark.

Last edited by markaudio; 5th December 2010 at 01:16 PM. Reason: typo fix
 
Old 5th December 2010, 01:50 PM   #44
EUVL is offline EUVL  Europe
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Mark,

Please check email.


Patrick
 
Old 5th December 2010, 06:56 PM   #45
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NZ
My Pencil 7 update... several months now and well broken in. My reference speaker is the Quad ESL57. Back to back against these the Pencil 7 has a VERY similar sound, the main difference being slightly more "body" in the Pencil 7s. My sources are both digital and analogue (Linn based vinyl). The Pencils have in fact replaced the Quads for most of my listening for the past month. They can produce a surprising amount of low frequency energy when they are called upon. The damped plywood boxes I built seem low in vibration when the music is playing, and the rear vents don't seem to have had any negative effect.

Congratulations to Mark on these wonderful drivers, and kudos to Scott for the enclosure design.
 
Old 5th December 2010, 11:50 PM   #46
routhun is offline routhun  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sunnyvale
HI Gazzagazza,

Thanks for the plans you have posted for this pencil 7. Your plans doesn't have cut outs for internal bracing, do we really need internal wood braces with several circular cutouts as was given in original pencil designs?

Thanks,
Routhun
__________________
routhun
 
Old 6th December 2010, 12:23 AM   #47
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Braces are optional.

My Pensil 7s have them

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
 
Old 6th December 2010, 12:32 AM   #48
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NZ
No braces in mine... but as mentioned, I did damp the walls with a bituminous / felt addition.
 
Old 6th December 2010, 05:05 AM   #49
routhun is offline routhun  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sunnyvale
Good to know, I have very limited building skills and want to eliminate all the optional stuff.

Thanks,
Routhun
__________________
routhun
 
Old 6th December 2010, 07:16 AM   #50
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
gazza,

Could you attach plans/photos of your Pensil cabs and specifcally of the bituminous / felt addition applied? Have you done any comparison how the cabs perform with or without them?
It could be also interesting for me and for others to take a look of the Planet10's optional braces...
 

Closed Thread


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pensil design using quad Alpair 10.2's... chops Planet 10 hifi 90 25th January 2015 01:54 AM
-3 db Point Alpair 10P in Pensil boxdiycast Planet 10 hifi 1 23rd May 2014 05:29 PM
Alpair 6 Pensil 6 Crash Tested Planet 10 hifi 14 7th February 2013 04:46 AM
Pensil vs. FH3 with Alpair 7.3 sootboots Planet 10 hifi 13 2nd April 2012 06:09 PM
PVC Alpair 6 Pensil guglielmope Planet 10 hifi 18 27th June 2010 07:07 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:49 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2015 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2