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Old 15th January 2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Lowther GB.

Just in case you missed the facts in the "Initial listening...F2" thread. Jon Ver Halen, Lowther-America made a great offer for us here at DIYaudio. Take a look here: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...294#post808294 This is your chance to join the elusive club for a fair price This should be of interest for all you Pass amp builders! (or owners, for that matter) Especially the F-club members should pay attention.

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Old 15th January 2006, 09:34 PM   #2
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You seem very excited. I might even consider stepping in.
Only...what driver to choose? You might want to add a brief explanation of the most popular drivers, like PM2 is good if you want this and DX55 is nice if you want that combined with another that. Or would that be too simplistic for those beauty's?

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Old 15th January 2006, 09:52 PM   #3
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You seem very excited. I might even consider stepping in.
Hugo, I dont know all the details about the Lowthers. But Jon Ver Halen does, indeed Take a look here:
http://www.lowther-america.com/ There is a nice description of all the drivers. The good thing is that Mr. Ver Halen agreed to let all drivers go, through this GB We dont need to agree on anything, other than passing 5 pairs.(hopefully 10 pairs as that is even cheaper) You can choose even the fancy silver stuff Or the second hand drivers for that matter

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Edit, I consider a pair of DX3's for MJK's MLTL's. Or maybe the DX55's which NP likes a lot
 
Old 15th January 2006, 10:15 PM   #4
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Thank you, I was thinking of the newbies in fullrange...like me.

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Old 15th January 2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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Okay, I did a little research for you Take a look at this :
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...022#post817022
I guess the C series is very good for the price asked
Most of us can play along with a pricetag like that.
I think I will take a pair of those C55's that NP thought would be great.
Thanks for the hint, Hugo

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Old 18th January 2006, 01:26 AM   #6
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A little primer on the various Lowther drivers. Hopefully you will find this usefull.

The following are my thoughts as to a comparison of the various Lowther drivers to each other. When compared to other manufactures drivers they have greater resolution, speed and dynamics: even the inexpensive C series.

The A series (Alnico magnet) have a slightly warm sound to them, are quick, and have loads of low level detail. The classic Lowther sound.

The DX/EX series are faster, sound a little cleaner, lack a little of the low level information that the A series have. Except the DX4, which seems to do a bit of everything. The latest from Lowther.

The C series are a little more relaxed sounding, but still very fast and transparent compared to almost anything else. They also tend to have a flatter frequency response.

The 8" drivers have more bass, better dynamics, more efficiency. It is easier to equalize the 5" drivers to near perfect flatness, they have more extended highs, but not as much bass.

As you increase the magnet size you get more highs, better low level information, and a better "jump" factor.

I find that most of my customers who prefer jazz and excitement in their music love the DX drivers, those who prefer classical prefer the A series. (Broad generalization - but usefull)

The Silver voice coil seems increase efficiency and low level detail, but they weigh more and the highs are therefore slightly reduced but cleaner. Go figure.

All of this is just a nutshell. Feel free to call or write if you have a specific question.
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Old 18th January 2006, 02:20 AM   #7
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Originally posted by steenoe
Okay, I did a little research for you Take a look at this :
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...022#post817022
I guess the C series is very good for the price asked
Most of us can play along with a pricetag like that.
I think I will take a pair of those C55's that NP thought would be great.
Thanks for the hint, Hugo

Steen
I also think C55 might be best bargin.
My guess is, it is basically same as the rather more expensive DX55.
This picture shows C45. And C55 would look just alike.

Click the image to open in full size.
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I also think C55 might be best bargin.
My guess is, it is basically same as the rather more expensive DX55.
This picture shows C45. And C55 would look just alike.


DX-es are with Neodymmmmmmmmhmmmmm magnets
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DX-es are with Neodymmmmmmmmhmmmmm magnets
Neodym.
Oh, that is different.
Magnet system is probably an important factor.

C55 may be good anyway.
What would be the major electrical differences between C55 and DX55?
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Neodym.
Oh, that is different.
Magnet system is probably an important factor.

C55 may be good anyway.
What would be the major electrical differences between C55 and DX55?

electrical?
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