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Old 13th January 2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default What Amp do you use with your Mark Audio Drivers?

I came across Mark audio drivers when I was researching small SET amps which led to single driver speakers. Compared to other full range speakers the efficiency of the speaker is lower. I have a few different SS amps that I could use with the driver, but I am curious about tube amps since I have not heard one to compare it to a SS amp. I have a pretty large room 20' x 20' which is open to a 10' x 17' dining room, 11' x 12' loft area, and 9' x 13' additional room with ceiling that start at 12' and goes to 24' high. How would a Pensil 12 work in this space? I don't listen to real loud SPL. How large of an amp would I need? Tube or SS amp?

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Old 13th January 2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Don't know what the amp is, but you could ask Mark:

Pensil 12 comes home

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Don't know what the amp is, but you could ask Mark:

Pensil 12 comes home

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The amp in that thread is a higher wattage tube kit amp. It also costs more than my current budget will allow.

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Old 13th January 2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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I use a KT88 se amp, 5 watts in triode with Alpair CHR 70.3 and 10.2 speakers. Both can play reasonably loud in my 12X19 foot room! I'm VERY happy with this set-up.

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I use a KT88 se amp, 5 watts in triode with Alpair CHR 70.3 and 10.2 speakers. Both can play reasonably loud in my 12X19 foot room! I'm VERY happy with this set-up.

Larry

a range of them:

dual EL70 - Tubelab Simple PP EL84 (12-ish watts pentode) - 400sqft + room

Alpair 7 & 6M- Denon AVR 1610 HT receiver (70-ish "Denon" watts - whatever that really means) 320 sq ft room

Alpair 7.3 & 10.2 - EL34 SE triode & DIY hack-job EL84 PP class A/triode - in bedroom closet, oops, 8x20ft "man-cave'

none of these combinations can't play louder than I care to listen to, but of course for some folks less than a measurable 120dB on peaks is simply not realistic enough - live and let live I say - (except for the cochlear cilia destroyed by sustained listening at above levels , or 20+ years in a commercial woodworking shop, where SPLs can exceed an average 95 dB, with peaks well over 110)
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I am running my 10.2's of a Dayton DTA-100. Sounds great. Huge bottom end.

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Dyna Mutt. EL34 PP in triode or pentode (20 or 40W)

30W chip amp in the office

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Has anyone tried some good old Dyna Stereo 70s on their Mark Audio drivers?
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AFAIC no such thing as a good old ST70, they are all crying out for reworking.

My DyanaMutt works really well (it took 2 ST70 donors)

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Has anyone tried some good old Dyna Stereo 70s on their Mark Audio drivers?
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AFAIC no such thing as a good old ST70, they are all crying out for reworking.

My DyanaMutt works really well (it took 2 ST70 donors)

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