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Old 7th July 2019, 10:45 PM   #1
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HEllo all .

Which one drivers Mark Audio are best ?

Alpair 7 paper or metal, Alpair 10 metal or paper , or new Alpair 11MS.

All for fullrange work.

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Old 7th July 2019, 10:48 PM   #2
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Define "best."
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Old 7th July 2019, 11:14 PM   #3
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Sound Quality, freq response.
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Old 8th July 2019, 02:03 AM   #4
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Définie application, size of enclosure preferred, size of room, expectations at either low end reach or high frequencies spread, or both (ps. not going to happen)

And then be prepared to get all kinds of answers from all kinds of people, because everyone has their preferred driver, just like they have their preferred food.

Mine is squid, by the way. Cook it anyway you want, I love it.
That's about as relevant as possible.
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Old 8th July 2019, 12:05 PM   #5
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Like said, all Mark Audio are in the same league, and differences are small. It's all depending on the implementation (wich speaker box, single driver or in combination of a tweeter or subwoofer, what is your goal, ...)

I prefer the 10M Gen3 driver in a WAW config with an subwoofer tuned low and with a 1st order crossover at 150-200Hz, so that is what i build. But others prefer something else with this. Some want no sub or CR and use all kind of horns with this drivers (see Planet10's site for inspiration). Some prefer the 12P, others want the 7P. But at the end they are great drivers, and very hard to beat for their pricerange.

The newer drivers should be in the same league, but slightly different, but i got no experience with it.
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Old 9th July 2019, 11:17 AM   #6
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From all I have read and heard. Most seem to favour the metal cones over paper. Not all, but most. They don't sound at all metallic and some oddly think the paper ones have a more metal colouring of the sound. I think the paper ones are often tuned more for the asian market?

I love the 7.3. But it's now out of production. 10's are bigger, can go a bit louder, push more air, but lack that small super fast driver sparkle.

It may be worth looking at box designs, as these can range from small to massive.

But if I had to choose one to build a new box, not knowing anything about your room, music taste or budget, I would probably go with the new biggest ones. 11ms.
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...and some oddly think the paper ones have a more metal colouring of the sound.
I have said that many times ref the A7.3 & the A7p. Those 2 do not have the same relationship/sonic signature as the other paper/metal pairs )ie A6.2m/p, A10.3/p

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I love the 7.3. But it's now out of production. 10's are bigger, can go a bit louder, push more air, but lack that small super fast driver sparkle.
Me too. A7.3eN (or A7 MAOP) are my personal favorites. Mostly for the greater DDR. I tend to prefer listeningg to the paper A10 or A6, but the metals are very good and probably a bit more accurate. Any can be used as a midTweeter, where one can end up with a few compromises loudspeaker.

The new ms genertion has a lot of potential. The A5.2eN is superb, the A11ms (haven’t EnABLed one yet) sounds fantastic (not the DDR of A10.3eN but that will, i strongly suspect, be fixed by EnABLing them. That makes for high expectations of the A7ms. On paper it looks better than the A11ms, goes as low in a BR (just won’t move as much air). In particular the shape of the cone and single suspesion coule well make them a staggeringly good midTweeter.

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Old 10th July 2019, 12:31 AM   #8
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OK , and somebody try some mark audio driver in a front loaded horn ?

Somebody know how would be the freq response ?
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What horn, what flare frequency, what size, what rear chamber load and which driver? All of those dominate the frequency response, so we can't answer your question without further information as there isn't a single answer, more an infinity of different ones.
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