Alpair MAOP 10.2

RXV

Member
2014-06-20 11:19 am
The A10.2 MAOP should work in the A10.3 Pensil. http://frugal-phile.com/boxlib/pensils/Pensil103-plan-300114.pdf

Scott?

Original A10 MAOP would go in A10.2 Pensil.

dave
Thanks Dave and Scott.

I'm deciding whether to use MAOP 10.2 in the usual Pensil/FHXL enclosure, or put in in a sealed cabinet (for a WAW hybrid design).

I'm leaning towards the latter, as I already have a Pensil cabinet (for my Alpair 10P), so I want to make things a little different this time and spice things up
 

RXV

Member
2014-06-20 11:19 am
I have another question/dilemna:

I noticed that the MAOP 10.2's front plastic bezel cover (the ring trim front cover, sorry I forgot what it's called) looks like it is permanently attached to the driver frame itself.

I have had the Alpair 10P and 7.3, and both have easily removable ring bezel covers, while with the MAOP 10.2, I tried prying it off (just with hands, no tools), but I don't want to yank it off forcefully as it might break the plastic frame and lead to irreversible damage.

Is this so with all MAOP 10.2 owners?
 

RXV

Member
2014-06-20 11:19 am
Go for it. The only big downside is more budget, for woofers, XOs. Have a spare amp in the closet?

dave
Yes that was what I was thinking, but I'm willing to spice things up, since I have already heard MarkAudio's with bookshelf, pensil/fhxl, so trying out a WAW setup would be an interesting project.

Yes I was also planning to have the woofers have their own amplification while the MAOP 10.2 has its own amp to play the mid-hi region (sort of)
 
Awesome, These are expensive but are said to sound better that the A10p, the other one I was considering.
They should certainly different, but "better" is really subjective, and relates more to personal taste. The A10p is said to have a "vintage" sound, in part because of it's paper cone.

jeff
I have heard the Alpair Maop10.2, Alpair 11MS and Alpair 12p. Keramik, Metalcone and Paper.
I prefer them in that way.
But in my home is eating tweeter sound.
I have woodwalls. I need more tweeter sound. Alpair 10p maybe have better sound then Alpair 12p.
I have a pair of Tannoy mercury V1i. Budget speaker from early 2005.
Cheap speaker 150€. A bargain.
5" bass and 1" tweeter.
It have more microdetail.
But Alpair is more homogen. More bass. But Alpair 12p have less bass in my room.
 
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