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Old 30th June 2018, 10:29 PM   #41
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Would these be able to produce satisfying levels of bass in a very nearfield setup? They would be about 2 feet from the head of the listener, and cabinet size is not a problem.


How do these compare to the alpair 6 series?
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Markaudio New Full Range Driver Alpair 5 Gen.2
Has anyone listened to the Alpair 5 Gen 3? I haven't seen any mention of it here and I didn't even know it came out until I checked Madisound recently.
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Has anyone listened to the Alpair 5 Gen 3? I haven't seen any mention of it here and I didn't even know it came out until I checked Madisound recently.
Thread bump here, I’m curious about the 5.3 as well, wondering how it would go above a Faital Pro 15PR400, actively driven/XO.

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Edit: I’d be particularly interested in what the 5.3’s off axis response is like.

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Markaudio New Full Range Driver Alpair 5 Gen.2
I have a pair. At least once i EnABL them there is little to no difference. It is claimed that the new vocie coil smooths things up top, but i have a feeling the change wasmore about the Japanese market.

The A5.2/3 is a superb driver, XOed to a woofer below 250-450 Hz (depending a lot on how loud you want to go), it will make for a superb WAW if you get everything right.

The woofer should nicely reach about 2 octaves at least beyond its LP point. Does the Faital go high enuff?

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Response looks to start going south about 1kHz. These look like they would be interesting <250 Hz aspush-push side mounted woofers. (but the box size might get scary).

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Thanks Dave.

I really like what wide banders do, but obviously there are trade offs between size and off axis response, hence the question about woofer assist and directivity.

The 15PR400 is a good driver, with a pretty flat response, although I’ll also be using Minidsp for XO/EQ. It looks like it should have a nice overlap (For a 15”) with the 5.3 so I can play with XO points.

I’m currently using the 15PR400 in an open baffle with Seos 15/DE250, crossed over at about 1kHz. The Alpair 5.3 will allow me to use a lower XO point, and hopefully improve imaging too.

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