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Old 29th May 2012, 12:42 AM   #131
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How do we arrange to buy a pair? Also, It stands to reason that the 7.3 may benefit in an even greater way that the 10.2 from this process. Have you considered it as a possible MAOP version?
Hi Buzz,
Talk to Brian at Madisound. If they don't want to handle the sale, contact me directly.

I've been considering an Alpair 7 MAOP but no plans yet to make them. It doesn't stand to reason that a 7 MAOP will automatically work. I only wish low mass full range driver making were so simple. I'll be dong allot of testing before a let a 7 MAOP on the market. Given the staggering cost of the cones and the potential high reject rates, I'll be thinking hard before committing to any new MAOP drivers.

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Mark.

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Old 29th May 2012, 12:55 AM   #132
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Old 29th May 2012, 12:59 AM   #133
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Let me know how you get with Madisound - thanks
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Old 29th May 2012, 06:59 PM   #134
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can't resist opinion that even fancy hosho-shi paper might be easier/cheaper than the multi-form alloy MAOP process
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Mark, will they be demoed in Tony's showroom in Tuen-mun?
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Old 30th May 2012, 04:32 AM   #136
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Hi Boris,

Alpair 10 MAOP will be demoed in Tuen Mun later.

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Old 30th May 2012, 02:45 PM   #137
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I was interested in the Alpair10 MAOP when I thought the price was in the $400-500 range a pair. Brian at Madisound quoted $700 a pair. They may be worth it but I cannot stretch that far.
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Me too, unfortunately. Another time and I might pull the trigger, as I like the 10.2. Its just a timing thing. May try the 12. Mark, how long will you offer the MAOP?
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Old 30th May 2012, 03:31 PM   #139
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Hi Buzz, John,

Guys, we're taking about CUSTOM drivers.

The MAOP process is mighty costly, reject rates are high. The cones and cap sets are individually balance moulded before going through MAOP, getting the mass tolerance with +/-2.25% (net g). The Japanese coils are all custom with a price tag to match. They aint pushed off a line by a 19 year old kid pressing a button on a machine while talking to his mate on a mobile.

Evan and Jeff san bust their backs making these drivers. Each driver individually built, individually ran, individually anechoic tested then pair matched; Hour upon hours of work.

Naturally, you decide at the end of the day what to buy. But I can't give this level of technology and customisation away for basement money. 500 bucks is too low when working at this level.

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Old 30th May 2012, 03:39 PM   #140
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Mark, will they be demoed in Tony's showroom in Tuen-mun?
Hi Boris,
Give Tony a call, as he might also play them at Kenneth's place in Fotan. Remember these are custom drivers, so won't sell cheap.

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