Just ordered a set of Alpair 12P (Madisound USA) - Page 11 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Commercial Sector > Manufacturers > Markaudio

Markaudio Designers and builders of audiophile grade drivers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th June 2012, 02:14 PM   #101
doorman is offline doorman  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
doorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Vancouver Isl. B.C.
i let others debate the sonics vis a vis BB/MDF et al. For me, however, the MDF dust is a deal-breaker.
Best of luck with your project.
I hope to hear a pair of Alpair 12's at Dave's later this summer---
don
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 02:38 PM   #102
StevenZ is online now StevenZ  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Thanks Doorman, I think I'll just go with it since I have plenty of MDF in stock. The dust isn't a big problem for me as I make sure to wear proper eye and respiratory protection when cutting/routing. Has anyone else gotten any time with the 12P's yet? I'm curious to read any initial impressions, even if only during break-in.

-Steven
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 02:50 PM   #103
mp9 is offline mp9  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
I wouldn't use MDF, here's a possible alternative:
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
absobloodylutely - but certainly not as cheap as hardwood plywood - speaking of which you might want to look into the Murphy Hardwoods Maple Multi-ply, over the past 6 months or so I've noticed a huge drop in quality of Russian sourced Baltic Birch, and have started using the Murphy - costs more, but is a gorgeous product (for now, anyway)
Alpair 12P Gen. 2 (paper cone)
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 03:03 PM   #104
StevenZ is online now StevenZ  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
I've used Murphy before, it's decent stuff. Something I haven't seen before in Murphy's plywood is pieces of string. I can't quite figure out why there would be long pieces of white string on every sheet.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 03:17 PM   #105
chrisb is online now chrisb  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: victoria BC
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenZ View Post
I've used Murphy before, it's decent stuff. Something I haven't seen before in Murphy's plywood is pieces of string. I can't quite figure out why there would be long pieces of white string on every sheet.


I certainly haven't run into any issues with contamination or delamination of either the higher priced Multi-ply or more generic "shop" VC ply from Murphy, cut can certainly relate tales of metal parts (machine nuts and shavings) in cheaper MDF.

Frankly, considering the cost of the drivers in question, I'd spring for the higher quality plywood - but then my mind was made up on this subject years ago.
__________________
time to change the message - wassup?
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com commercial site planet10-HiFi
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 05:21 PM   #106
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by doorman View Post
I hope to hear a pair of Alpair 12's at Dave's later this summer---
don
Click the image to open in full size.

Chris is finishing the Mar-Ken12.2pT to match these WoofTs. The drivers come off the break-in bench tommorrow night so we should have them working Sat (Chris will likely get 1st crack at them).

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 05:41 PM   #107
chrisb is online now chrisb  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: victoria BC
Quote:
Originally Posted by planet10 View Post

Chris is finishing the Mar-Ken12.2pT to match these WoofTs. The drivers come off the break-in bench tommorrow night so we should have them working Sat (Chris will likely get 1st crack at them).

dave

unless I'm too busy working in the garden or sumpin
__________________
time to change the message - wassup?
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com commercial site planet10-HiFi
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 07:02 PM   #108
diyAudio Member
 
vinylkid58's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Victoria, B.C.
Saturday's forecast is for light rain.

jeff
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2012, 07:54 PM   #109
doorman is offline doorman  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
doorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Vancouver Isl. B.C.
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinylkid58 View Post
Saturday's forecast is for light rain.

jeff
I'd bet Mrs. B has heard it before!
don
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2012, 10:59 AM   #110
diyAudio Member
 
markaudio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default NEW 12P BATCH FOR MADISOUND

Hi Guys,
Brian from Madisound has let me know all the 12P first stock has gone, so he's asked me to start making another 80 drivers. We'll start making them later next week.

Cheers
Mark.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alpair 12P Gen. 2 (paper cone) markaudio Markaudio 247 3rd June 2013 02:51 PM
Alpair 6p vs alpair 6m vs alpair 7 timreeves Markaudio 11 8th January 2013 03:37 PM
Drivers to Madisound USA - Progress markaudio Markaudio 24 25th November 2011 01:34 AM
Behringer DCX2496 and XLR->RCA cable set (CA, USA) CharlieLaub Swap Meet 2 31st August 2011 02:59 AM
Component set found on Madisound ma_tt316 Car Audio 4 22nd March 2011 12:06 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:36 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2