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Old 21st September 2019, 05:51 AM   #51
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I have different speakers. XTZ, DALI, Tannoy, SA, SMG and some speaker elements Fostex, Visaton, Scanspeak and Markaudio (12P gen 2).
I like Fostex the most. But I'm still looking for better.
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Old 21st September 2019, 06:57 AM   #52
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If not already mentioned, if you like the Fostex, another flavor to taste test might be the Alpair 10P or new A11ms metal cone.
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Old 21st September 2019, 07:07 AM   #53
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I have several different amplifiers. Class D, Class A, Class AB and Tube Amplifiers. I choose the one that sounds best for the speaker.
What i am looking for is the amplifier output impedance. Most multiways look for low output impedance amps — the Class D & Class AB likely — but there are some like the Fostex FExx6 drivers that want a high output impedance amp — like a typical Single Ended tube amp.

Given your collection i would recommend the Alpair 10.3/p, 11ms for their extra bass over the small improvement in DDR (detail reproduction) and better dispersion and top of the smaller A7.3/ms.

Do note that the smaller drivers supported by bass drivers crossed 150-400 Hz can really kick butt and you certainly have enuff amplifiers for that.

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Old 21st September 2019, 07:10 AM   #54
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Which Fostex?

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...and Markaudio (12P gen 2)...
While it can move more air and be more dynamic, the smaller A10p goes lower, higher, and it has better DDR.

And any of these drivers can be EnABLed.

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Old 21st September 2019, 07:14 AM   #55
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I have different speakers. XTZ, DALI, Tannoy, SA, SMG and some speaker elements Fostex, Visaton, Scanspeak and Markaudio (12P gen 2).
You might like the Jordan Eikona, all but the cone is made by Scanspeak I believe. Member Colin here is from Jordan.
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Old 21st September 2019, 09:42 AM   #56
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Cube Audio looks nice. Very nice. Cost a lot.
Jordan Eikon is good too.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lowther. no one likes them?

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Old 21st September 2019, 04:09 PM   #57
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Acquired taste. Some swear by them. Others swear at themselves for buying them.
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Old 21st September 2019, 05:24 PM   #58
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Some swear by them. Others swear at themselves for buying them.
You could probaly find such a person for almost any speaker,

The Cubes get got reviews (we did a box for 8” Magus, it did somethings better than his A11ms (in Brodgar), and other speakers he has. He got his before they ~tripled in price as distribution was added to the mix.

A warning to keep buying Sonido direct so they do not suffer the same.

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Old 21st September 2019, 05:29 PM   #59
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lowther. no one likes them?
It's designed strictly for compound [front/back] horn loading, so extremely limited linear excursion and has a strong rising response to offset front horn compression loading.

This limits it to a near-field monitor with CD horn EQ or for some folks, just use extreme toe in or out depending on the room, etc..

I auditioned Bob Brine's DX3, 4? MLTLs w/EQ and once close enough gave the kind of performance normally reserved for small seating area electrostat apps, so worth the $$$ IMNSHO IF used well within its built-in limitations.

In short, not really a contender for a typical 'FR' speaker app.

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Old 22nd September 2019, 01:09 AM   #60
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Unit cost aside, of all the candidates for simple(st) enclosure with widest bandwidth for a single driver per channel not requiring a ton of EQ - or other assistance -none of the Lowthers I’ve heard would be on the list.

But of course, YMMV.
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