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Old 27th November 2010, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default My new Alpair 12's

just arrived today .

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kinda disappointed in the factory cabinets . they sound kinda cardboardy . lack soundstage and the bass is nonexistent

Lol , Hi

cabinetmaker by profession and vinyl junkie after hours .

after finally getting my man cave built and resurrecting my old stuff , i found this place among others .

after reading and studying for the last few weeks , thought i'd say Hi
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Old 27th November 2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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Hi woody,

keep us updated on your cabinets. which design u're going to build?

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Old 27th November 2010, 02:55 AM   #3
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Keep us informed. I hope to have a pair (or the 10.2's) headed my way soon--
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Old 27th November 2010, 03:28 AM   #4
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kinda disappointed in the factory cabinets . they sound kinda cardboardy . lack soundstage and the bass is nonexistent

Hi Woody - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!

You have started out with some outstanding speakers so I figure you already know where you are headed and how to get there.

About the lack of bass and soundstage - - - - - MA strongly suggest a gentle and extended break-in period for his drivers. I'm sure that things will improve after a couple of hundred hours - which will give you time to finish the cabs.
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Old 27th November 2010, 04:17 AM   #5
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Woody,

As i suggested in my email earlier today, i did get the ClassicGR Mar-Ken12 going today.

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Old 27th November 2010, 05:10 AM   #6
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if u guys notice, i think he's abit adventurous guy using the original cardbox as the enclosure

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Old 27th November 2010, 05:22 PM   #7
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Woody,

As i suggested in my email earlier today, i did get the ClassicGR Mar-Ken12 going today.

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dave
so how are they sounding Dave ? i'm just about to throw a set of those cabs together . you guys do realize that that bit about the "factory" cabinets was all tongue in cheek i hope .

my plans now are to build those and hopefully the full onken version and also the pencils . all out of plywood , then decide what nice show quality ones to build .

while my man cave is only 12 x 15 my livingroom/diningroom/kitchen open floor is 4 times that w/ cathedral ceilings so it will be interesting .

thanx for the welcome
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Old 27th November 2010, 06:05 PM   #8
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so how are they sounding Dave ?
They aren't sending me out of the room

They need to loosen up a bit before i can have a really good listening session.

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Old 27th November 2010, 07:46 PM   #9
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They aren't sending me out of the room
Nice. F3 in the low 50's?

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I'll be interested too, in bass comparison between those cabs & the Mar-ken 12's
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