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Old 11th September 2012, 10:51 PM   #121
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Yep, just stock cones. The lighting in my dining area is combination of halogen spots and compact fluorescent. It can definitely throw off colors
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Old 23rd September 2012, 01:15 AM   #122
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So, now that you have had more playtime (hopefully), how are they sounding to you?
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Old 26th September 2012, 06:55 PM   #123
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You know, these speakers (with this SE 2A3 amp) do so many things right it is really hard for me to find fault with them. Obviously they aren't going to have the deepest bass in the world or be able to reach the sound levels of a big horn rig. They are just incredibly easy to listen to for extended periods and the mid band can really be stunning.

This is my first Mark Audio product and I have to say I'm so impressed it leaves me wanting to try other drivers in the current line up.

I have mine set up in an alcove-like area at one end of my studio. Since I took this photo I've moved them onto concrete blocks directly in front of the shelf they sit on now. I had to rob 3 different toddlers to make those diffusers!

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Old 26th September 2012, 07:25 PM   #124
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You know, these speakers (with this SE 2A3 amp) do so many things right it is really hard for me to find fault with them.
I could say the same for my SP's, they just don't fit very well on a desktop.

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This is my first Mark Audio product and I have to say I'm so impressed it leaves me wanting to try other drivers in the current line up.
They're all very good.

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I had to rob 3 different toddlers to make those diffusers!
Kinda cool actually.

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Old 26th September 2012, 07:26 PM   #125
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that amp is almost too freaking cool to cover - anyone putting their fingers in the wrong place would soon learn their mistake (I'm convinced that we do feel the instant of demise, just have no way to forward our impressions to the outside)

what, too dark?

I finally got around to firing up some 12Ps in a standmounter myself last night ( also an SE amp- this one a 6SC7) - certainly not a disco pounder, but very delicate and detailed - I need to make time for some more relaxed listening.
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Old 26th September 2012, 07:34 PM   #126
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that amp is almost too freaking cool to cover
No kidding! Do you leave the cover off and admire the innards, or put the cover on and turn out the lights?

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Old 26th September 2012, 08:32 PM   #127
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Glad you're enjoying them, Vaughn! Great work on both the speakers and your Morrison amp. Your fit and finish is fantastic.


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Old 26th September 2012, 09:20 PM   #128
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Vaughn,

Cool setup! A cozy corner indeed. The diffusers are quite unique - hope you compensated the toddlers who gave up their blocks. And yes, very nice amp!

I am currently breaking in my pair of A12P and agree with you gents - the mid-range is very good. I've got only 50 hours on them, so still some way to go.

Sorry for being nosy, but I have one observation - are those Monster interconnects I spot? If so may I suggest that you try out single strand CAT5 cable too? I had a pair of similar ICs and found that CAT5 with simple low cost RCA connectors sounded even better with an EL34 SE amp.

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Old 26th September 2012, 10:03 PM   #129
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thanks for the kind words everyone! I have to admit now that I've made the stand mounters I'm curious what they would have been like in the super pensil enclosures. Of course if I'd built the pensils the reverse would have been true.

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Sorry for being nosy, but I have one observation - are those Monster interconnects I spot? If so may I suggest that you try out single strand CAT5 cable too? I had a pair of similar ICs and found that CAT5 with simple low cost RCA connectors sounded even better with an EL34 SE amp.

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You've got a keen eye Zia! Yes, those are some Monster interconnects I dug out of my wire box. I do indeed have plans to build a set of interconnects and speaker cable from cat5 wire.
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thanks for the kind words everyone! I have to admit now that I've made the stand mounters I'm curious what they would have been like in the super pensil enclosures. Of course if I'd built the pensils the reverse would have been true.



You've got a keen eye Zia! Yes, those are some Monster interconnects I dug out of my wire box. I do indeed have plans to build a set of interconnects and speaker cable from cat5 wire.

if you want to get spendy on the RCAs, try the Eichmann bullet plugs (just be prepared to fuddle-duck some type of strain relief), or in the spirit of frugalness that CAT5 inspires, try the super cheapie Radio Shack

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