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Old 7th April 2013, 03:06 AM   #11
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Thanks for the update! Is there a suggested U.S. retail price, yet?
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Old 9th April 2013, 12:49 AM   #12
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Looks very interesting! I know it's still in development but will the 10.3 and 10P be the same form factor (cutout and mounting depth wise) as the 10.2?

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Old 9th April 2013, 03:10 AM   #13
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Thanks for the update! Is there a suggested U.S. retail price, yet?
Hi Silver, Guys,
For the Alpair 10 Gen. 3, no price changes on our supply side from the old model. Brian, Adam and the Madisound sales team can advise you more on the retails as there might be cost variations on their transportation and logistics. I'm confident any price change would be modest.

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Old 9th April 2013, 03:12 AM   #14
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Looks very interesting! I know it's still in development but will the 10.3 and 10P be the same form factor (cutout and mounting depth wise) as the 10.2?

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Hi Mike, Guys,
The new coming Alpair 10P will be based on the same platform as its metal cone brother, so use the existing frame dimensions.

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Old 9th April 2013, 06:21 PM   #15
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Hi Mike, Guys,
The new coming Alpair 10P will be based on the same platform as its metal cone brother, so use the existing frame dimensions.

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Is it my imagination, or did you post a photo of an early proto of this driver a while ago?

Of course unless it varies wildly from the now familiar architecture, there'd probably not be much difference to be noted in a wide shot from current 10.2 or 3?

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Old 9th April 2013, 06:24 PM   #16
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I asked Mark about this when he posted. I think you might be surprised...
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Old 9th April 2013, 07:26 PM   #17
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Very nice work. Thanks to Mark and his team for continued innovation/refinement and for engaging the DIY community.

Very glad to hear you are doing so well, Mark!

I'll be saving up to buy a pair of these as soon as they are available! I was thinking about buying a second pair of 10.2, but not much point in that now.
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Old 15th April 2013, 11:58 AM   #18
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Just saw this now and it looks on paper a very different driver to the gen 2 - smaller box volume, higher sensitivity and f3 higher up than the current one. Wd I be right in saying this is designed to be more commercially/OEM friendly?
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Old 15th April 2013, 11:11 PM   #19
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Just saw this now and it looks on paper a very different driver to the gen 2 - smaller box volume, higher sensitivity and f3 higher up than the current one. Wd I be right in saying this is designed to be more commercially/OEM friendly?
Hello Bill,
You've surprised me with your thinking.

With a Vas of +26 litres and Qts that will average around 0.32, the Gen. 3 will happily operate in vented boxes from 10 litres to 20 litres depending on design priorities, F3's from low 40's to low 50's will be achievable on most projects, excellent for a driver of this moderate size, by no means a very different change as you suggest.

Evan and me retained the driver's main sound characteristics. It remains a "smooth" sounding driver and by re-design, improved its efficiency and HF output, thus addressing the bulk of member feedback.

No commercial OEM maker/brand that I know (I know a good many) and that I'm currently working with has asked for the same priorities. Their priorities rarely centre on increased bandwidth and/or efficiency.

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Old 15th April 2013, 11:29 PM   #20
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by no means a criticism, quite the opposite - its a perfect full range driver in many ways, v versatile

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