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Old 15th August 2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default The 12p ROCKS

This is not a question as such, more of a huge thank you to Mark and team (Scott)

I'm listening to the 12p's in standard pencils and finding it rapturous

I had the 10.3m's running for a year and have had a great deal of enjoyment from them. And now with all the usual caveats about opinions and separates etc etc....

I love these speakers - enjoying the music to much to start searching for adjectives
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Old 15th August 2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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What are you using for an amplifier?

They 'rock' as in 'play well with rock music'?

12p's are on my shortlist of drivers to try out, but I'm addicted to single-ended tubes, so I've got an interest in how many watts they want.
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Old 15th August 2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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Old 15th August 2014, 09:32 PM   #4
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@Sodacose

Good thread if you haven't found it, they sing pretty well on a few watts...

What Amp do you use with your Mark Audio Drivers?
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Good thread if you haven't found it, they sing pretty well on a few watts...

What Amp do you use with your Mark Audio Drivers?
Yeah, have read through that one a couple of times, but a little extra encouragement to pull the trigger on the drivers never hurts .
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Old 15th August 2014, 09:47 PM   #6
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Mark makes some spectacular drivers, I have the A7.3's and the A10.3's and A10p's yet to be tried, with a few extra pairs to eventually make into speakers that will command a minimum of 2000-4000 depending on materials and finish.

We demoed the A7.3's in the smallest bookshelf design, well made cabinets by myself but rubbish wiring and terminals, and they held there own against Martin Logan Electrostatics, 5' ESL panel and 8" woofer.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, and lots of happy people agree. Try and find another manufacturer who regularly answers questions or dedicated the time to have a Skype conversation!

I guess you just need to decide which one to choose!?
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Old 15th August 2014, 10:16 PM   #7
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Trying to decide between 10p and 12p. Seems to trade a little better frequency extension (10p, from what I've read) for efficiency (12p). I could maybe get away with a Pensil 10p, but over her dead body a Pensil 12p. Probably smallish bass reflex either way. Decisions, decisions.

Sorry Lorien, don't mean to hijack your thread!
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Whats your room size?
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Old 15th August 2014, 10:29 PM   #9
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Something around 14ft x 20ft. Speakers are going on/near the short wall. This wall also has a very large window at around 26" up from the floor. I can build anything I want below the window, but in front of it is the wife's airspace. Smallish bookshelves + subs would probably be approved, but towers are iffy.

Klipsch Heresys are filling the role pretty well now because they're just below the window, but the soundstage always feels short.
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Old 15th August 2014, 11:38 PM   #10
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10p Pensil


A10p sits at 37" if we must do imperial!

Bookshelf

Build the bookshelf, then upgrade to the floorstanding when the wifes away or has been naughty?
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