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Old 9th September 2017, 09:11 PM   #31
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Old 9th September 2017, 09:21 PM   #32
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OK, i will endeavor to drag up the µMar-KenSET and compare to the uFonkenSET this upcoming week… maybe even tomorrow.

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Old 9th September 2017, 09:40 PM   #33
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Awesome,

Really curious about pro/cons about spider-less. Just looking at the paper, A5.2 does not have a less Mms compared to Alpair5 Gen1. On the other end, ATC even uses dual spider for their tweeters to avoid "rocking mode", and is also a highly regarded brand.

I have a few pair of MA drivers and enjoyed them very much. If A5.2 is an improvement on A7.3 from 100hz up, I will get a pair no doubt.

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A5.2 is an improvement on A7.3 from 100hz up
Maybe from a little higher, up.

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Old 22nd September 2017, 03:38 PM   #35
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Hi Dave, any idea to be shared about your assessment regarding FF85WK and A5.2?

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I did do a quick listening test a week ago Sunday. These are 2 very good little speakers. It wa stoo close to tell in this test, the Alpair might be a littler less coloured, but i need to set up a system where i can more quickly switch the DUT or get someone to help. It is currently slow switching as i hobble over to the speakers and carefully switch them other.

I might well have to put a set of A5.2 into the Frugel-Horn Lites so as to get more empasis on the low end capabilities.

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Update: i don’t know where i got the idea that the A5.2 had a dimple in the dustup… just took a dozen off the break-in bench , no dimple.
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Do you mean dimple like this?

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Yes, the dimple first made its apperance on the A10p and then when the CHS70 morphed into the P7 (dimple is the only difference). Also seen in the Pluvia 11.

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but i need to set up a system where i can more quickly switch the DUT or get someone to help. It is currently slow switching as i hobble over to the speakers and carefully switch them other.
time for one of these? A12 | Rotel

only feature that you might miss is power amp input/loop but then for a price an intrepid hacker might even be able to outfit that

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Nice looking piece of kit. Anything with remote control speaker switch would do, better yet if levels would automatically switch as well. With the very similar sensitivity of the A5.2eN and FF85wKeN is not needed it would be with other speakers.

I was actually thinking about the tube-buffered LM3875 amp downstairs that we added swictable speaker capability to. Need to string some longer speaker lines, but that is doable.

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