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Old 12th July 2018, 05:17 AM   #111
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The robot builder is just waiting for a second sheet of p-lam to arrive to replace one damaged in transit, and skin the boxes. After that, some testing vis a vis the 10.3, as well as staged "upgrades?" to front end / amps - possibly more comprehensive listening within the next couple of weeks. Funny how life - and retirement /training of replacement - gets in the way of one's plans .


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Old 12th July 2018, 01:58 PM   #112
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Thanks for the update.. Interesting to here the Apair 10s sounded softer with less edge to them! Was not expecting that. I thought the Eikonas had that smooth characteristic to them...
I appreciate the review! Looking forward to more!
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Old 12th July 2018, 03:23 PM   #113
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I'm interested in your impressions on the impact of the wide baffle on the sound vs a narrower baffle plus more bsc.
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Old 12th July 2018, 04:18 PM   #114
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Well made paper always sounds warmer and smoother than aluminum, at least to me. Whether that smoothness and warmth is accurate is a whole other conversation. I've never heard a paper driver that didn't smear things compared to well designed metal drivers.

The Eikona typically has a 7-ish dB boost from 8kHz upward, which is probably part of what Planet10 is hearing.

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Interesting to here the Apair 10s sounded softer with less edge to them! Was not expecting that.
Except for the bit wrt to imagining, i would say the same things about the compare of the EnABLed metal & paper Alpair 10s.

So the real comparisons will come when i can bring a set of A10.3eN up. I have 10 drivers on th ebench and will put a pair in a similar Mar-Ken enclosure. They will not yet be fully broken in thou, and the cab will still have a bass deficit (in comparison). The plan is for Chris to bring his Pensil10.3s out for diyFEST and we can press many ears to the task.

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Old 12th July 2018, 07:04 PM   #116
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I'm interested in your impressions on the impact of the wide baffle on the sound vs a narrower baffle plus more bsc.
The standmounters do not have any electrical BSC on them.

More impressions will have to wait fo rmore listening.

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Old 12th July 2018, 08:46 PM   #117
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Old 12th July 2018, 09:58 PM   #118
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"OMG - It's full of stars!"
That was my first thought too!

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My God, it's full of stars!

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Old 16th July 2018, 05:13 AM   #119
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My 4 compressed lumbar discs and inflamed rotator cuff are definitely all the more more so now after delivering the finished versions of these to Dave's earlier today. Even with several hours between the two required trips, the second enclosure gained about 5 pound each step up the stair case to their final destination, and they are simply a bitch on which to get a good handhold. Definitely a young man's game this is .

Hopefully I'll soon have more than 10 minutes to spare for a relaxed listening session to these.
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Old 16th July 2018, 12:50 PM   #120
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