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Old 26th April 2011, 03:03 PM   #11
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Thanks Mark, just wanted to make sure. Are most people soldering their wires on to the terminals? I'm guessing that's the case ... I just have spades connecting the wires right now but that's just for break in.
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Old 27th April 2011, 12:23 AM   #12
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Thanks Mark, just wanted to make sure. Are most people soldering their wires on to the terminals? I'm guessing that's the case ... I just have spades connecting the wires right now but that's just for break in.
Hi skeeter,
No worries, soldering is the nice way to go. Or, I did see some nice gold plated spade connectors from Japan but not sure where they can be bought.

If you're soldering your Alp12's, use a good flux to clean the terminals and cables. Pre-solder terminals and cables, it fixes so much better when you come to main solder cables to connectors. Apply just enough heat to get the solder running, remove the iron immediately.

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Hi skeeter,
No worries, soldering is the nice way to go. Or, I did see some nice gold plated spade connectors from Japan but not sure where they can be bought.

If you're soldering your Alp12's, use a good flux to clean the terminals and cables. Pre-solder terminals and cables, it fixes so much better when you come to main solder cables to connectors. Apply just enough heat to get the solder running, remove the iron immediately.

Cheers

Mark.
Good tips, thanks Mark. I've not done much soldering with delicate components so that's so good info. I'll come back to this when its time to solder

Scott
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Old 2nd May 2011, 01:50 AM   #14
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Built some temporary OB housings for the 12's just so I could get them in the living room and hear them in a little better environment I know, impatience! These things image REALLY well! There is absolutely no bass but that is to be expected. The highs are incredibly clear. Everyone has said these are revealing speakers and I definitely hear that. These really show everything! Can't wait to get the ACTUAL cabinets built ...

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Old 3rd May 2011, 01:46 PM   #15
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Looking good Scott, just make sure your little one doesn't have a poke!

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Old 3rd May 2011, 03:16 PM   #16
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Looking good Scott, just make sure your little one doesn't have a poke!

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We watch him like a hawk I'm gonna try and get some work done on the cabinets this week but work is so crazy I have very little free time. REALLY want to get these up and running!
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Old 9th May 2011, 12:17 AM   #17
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So what options are there for an Alpair12 center channel? I've seen THIS one but don't know any of the specs of the 12 in this box. I'd really like a -3db of around 80hz for crossover to my sub and prefer a large center channel (my current is 36"W x 8.5"T x 16"D). Does anyone know or has seen the modeled response for the center channel I linked to? What about other larger options?

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Sealed is only going to be good to about 100 Hz.

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Sealed is only going to be good to about 100 Hz.

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Thats kinda what I thought. Do you know if anyone has developed a BR/Vented/etc. larger enclosure? Big is good for me, maybe something half the volume of the Pensils?

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