Pensil 10.2 or 12 wrt bass extention? - Page 16 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Commercial Sector > Vendor Forums > Planet 10 hifi
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Planet 10 hifi Home of the Frugal-phile™ - Planet 10 HiFi

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th April 2011, 03:50 PM   #151
chrisb is offline chrisb  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: victoria BC
Originally Posted by Bill Fuss View Post
I guess I'm reviving this thread, and boy I have a lot of questions. I'm a pretty serious audio nut that is lucky enough to have his own listening room. It's not nearly as large as I wish (13 x 15) but I've concentrated on killing first reflections and sucking up as much bass as possible with traps. Imaging with almost any competent spkrs is very good.

I've been subscribed to quite a few FR threads and am at the point of ordering a couple MA drivers to get some first hand impressions. I'm leaning very hard toward the 12s as they are able to move more air, and being 60 yrs old, my hearing range is limited to about 13khz these days. The 10.2s seem to be in higher regard these days but I guess I'm stuck in the "bigger is better" camp.

With my music choices of mostly blues and jazz of all types, plus some rock and classical, plus my desire to "load the room" excessively from time to time, it just seems to point me towards the 12s in Super Pensils.

I guess my main question is will I be asking too much of FRs to start with?

in no particular order;

no, I don't think your asking too much of a decent FR system

the room you describe is small enough that you might well find the smaller Alp7 or 10.2 quite satisfactory for both sensitivity/SPL and bass extension - and the required enclosures are somewhat smaller if floorspace is an issue
on hiatus
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2011, 04:40 PM   #152
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
I appreciate the reply. Footprint really isn't an issue at all, no WAF to deal with, I married a saint. My second spkr system is a pr of 30" wide baffles, a totally different type of sound, but I like them.

I have been urged to try the 10.2s by another member, and the baffle width of the Super Pensils does put me off a little with respect to imaging. I was wondering if there wasn't another way to achieve their goals without changing it from the original Pensil 12 design. A huge radius cut on the side corners might be an option.

I realize there are many more advanced cab designs I can try, and I'm a fairly competent woodworker so starting with the right driver is the biggest deal for me at this point. Are there any specific designs that you might recommend?

Sorry for rambling.

Thanks, Bill
  Reply With Quote


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
Pensil 12 and B&W Matrix 802 goneill Planet 10 hifi 65 26th April 2011 04:31 AM
Driver/enclosure to complement Alpair 10.2 FR Pensil in a FAST system? southernoise Planet 10 hifi 24 7th February 2011 01:04 PM
Alpair 10 wide bass driver and Alpair 10 Fullrange _henry_ Full Range 71 15th March 2009 11:37 AM
Gainclone considerations (wrt chassis layout) Selexus Chip Amps 3 29th December 2004 01:41 PM
Speaker Workshop vs. other software WRT measurements timsch75 Multi-Way 3 26th September 2004 01:11 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:11 PM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2