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Old 6th November 2012, 12:48 PM   #151
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Craigtone has built a pair of A12P Pensils recently; Jeff (Vinylkid) has a pair of supers.
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Old 6th November 2012, 04:35 PM   #152
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Do you have any links? I can't access this site at work so I'm on my phone and searching, linking etc isn't super easy
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Old 21st January 2013, 09:00 PM   #153
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Default Alpair 7.3 Pencils

These were completed about a year ago but for some reason never got posted.
These are by far the best sounded speakers I've ever made...they image like no other, the low end is just fine with no subwoofer help and in my room can not be beaten. Listening last night reminded me of how great they really sound and prompted this tardy post.

I couldn't find .75" Baltic birch so I used more expensive .75" Finish Birch (about $120 for 8'x8' here in SF). This was some of the best quality ply I've used with no voids. Despite my lack of skill with a router (the edges have a few router gouges and burn marks), I'm pleased with the aesthetics achieved with a few coats of polyurethane.

They are, however, fairly unforgiving with poor source material. I had to switch from these to standard 3-way speakers and a higher powered amp while listening the new box of Beatles vinyl remasters I gave my wife for Christmas.....

Mario
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Old 21st January 2013, 09:34 PM   #154
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They are, however, fairly unforgiving with poor source material. I had to switch from these to standard 3-way speakers and a higher powered amp while listening the new box of Beatles vinyl remasters I gave my wife for Christmas.....

Mario
Mario,

Just get rid of that Beatles box. It doesn't live up to all the hype. I can take it off your hands any time. (I'm personally too cheap to pop for it though quite a few on phonogram picked it up. Nice gift.)

Nice job on the speakers!!

Bill
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Old 22nd January 2013, 01:39 AM   #155
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Thanks Bill. I love the Beatles Box and I'd never heard many of the albums....wonderful material that trumps the possibly faithful but ultimately not great sounding (IMHO) remaster or pressing.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 01:51 AM   #156
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What's your analog front end?
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Old 22nd January 2013, 01:50 PM   #157
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Nice job Mario! Your review is spot on. The driver/enclosure combo is one of the best fullrange compromises I've encountered. I still listen to mine every day!
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Old 22nd January 2013, 05:28 PM   #158
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Old 22nd January 2013, 07:08 PM   #159
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Very nice! How do they sound?....I'm interest in knowing because I have the 10.2s in a bookshelf cab and my consider putting them in a pencil.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 08:37 PM   #160
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Pretty good balance. And, it sounds better with the little 6V6 SE than SS amp.
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