Mark Audio 12p speakers - question as to ohm setting on Paramounts

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Offline wullymc

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Hi there,

A quick question.  I am looking at building another set of speakers and am looking at the Mark Audio 12p.  They are 92db but 7 ohm.

I have my Paramounts wired for 8ohm.  I believe in the manual it gives the wiring for 4,6, & 8 ohms.  Would I need to rewire the Paramounts for this speaker? 


Thanks....Dave

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Offline Doc B.

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You can wire them for 2,4,8 or 16 ohms. I would leave them at 8 ohms.

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Thanks Doc!

Dave
Project RPM5.1 with 2M Bronze/Graham Slee Era Gold V/Quickie with PJCSS/Paramount 1.1 300B/Woden Valiant

ODAC/Crack/DT880 600ohm

Current Project:  Beepre!!!


Offline Paul Joppa

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(For completeness, the Paramount cannot be wired for 2 ohms - only the Stereomour transformer has that ability.)

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Sorry, meant to say 1,4,8,16 ohms.

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Offline drewh1

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Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 07:46:53 PM
Curious how your build is going. I am looking into building a pair of single driver speakers with these drivers. What did you come up with and how do they sound.


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Kaiju
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Diy Cotton wrapped wire interconnects and speaker cab!es
Green Mountain Audio EOS HDx speakers
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Offline 4krowme

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  I was surprised to see this title about the Mark Audio 12P. It just so happens that I have built a small set of folded horns and am using this very driver. In short, I couldn't be happier with the results. I wondered if the 12P would be bass shy just because of its size, but in fact it is a very capable driver. The speaker cabinets remain unfinished except for basic use in the house until the weather gets a lot nicer. I used 1 1/2 box elder for the baffles, 3/4" MDF for the cabinet, and will cover most everything with 1/2" baltic birch plywood. Not sure what the tops and bottoms will be using, but i have time to think until spring.



Offline 4krowme

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 This is in the FWIW category. Yes, I did finish these speakers quite a while back, and am still using them with the Mark Audio 12P drivers installed. To this day I am happy with their performance. They do look better after being finished.