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Old 24th May 2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Pensil 10.2 build: Vent location?

I wonder if anyone can answer this question:

I am well into a Pensil 10.2 build. The only thing I would like to change in the original design is to put the vent at the rear instead of the front. Apart from aesthetics, it will help prevent my children filling the cabinets with all sorts of junk :-)

The question is: Can I do this without compromising the performance?

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Old 24th May 2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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There is at least one successful build with terminus on the back. Your room loading may change somewhat.

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Old 24th May 2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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I have yet to start my SuperPensil12 build and was thinking the same thing ... Thanks for the info Dave!

Swifty, if you go this route be sure to post your thoughts on it!!
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Interesting...
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Old 24th May 2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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Thanks Dave, I was hoping you would reply! I will put the vent in the back then. Should I not like the result it will be easy to change to a front facing vent. I still need to take some pictures of the build but I keep forgetting to do so...
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Old 24th May 2011, 09:22 PM   #6
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Swifty,

Have you got the drivers? If yes, better start breaking them in - very gently - soft music only at low volumes for first ~200 hours is what Mark Fenlon advises.
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Old 25th May 2011, 05:53 AM   #7
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They have about 50 hours on them already, sitting in their cardboard boxes :-)
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Old 13th June 2011, 06:06 PM   #8
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Hmmm, heel interessant
Hi guys, i am the new kid on the block, and it so happens i also am more then interested in the alpair 10.2 driver.
So ill watch this topic like a hawk, and hope to learn lots of it.
Say swifty, hows the build going??

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Old 13th June 2011, 06:44 PM   #9
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First build ever: Pensil 10.2 - in solid oak

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Old 13th June 2011, 07:01 PM   #10
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Yup, they're done. Vent location is proving to be just fine. Bass output is strong and articulate.
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