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Yes, selling both my headphones. The Alpair 11MS will sound utterly incredible nearfield with some EQ. If this mono-suspension driver existed several years ago, I would have stopped using headphones ages ago. I'm so glad I kept the Proprius; they perform wonderfully for this application. Been listening to a lot of piano music to judge unevenness in dB SPL of various regions/octaves of the scale.


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Going back several years to about 2015, I used the Mark Audio Alpair 12PW and 7P for a while but ended up selling them after deciding to use my AKG K1000 exclusively, as I did not have enough desk space for speakers at the time, due to living in a box room. 

The highlight of the 12PW/7P combo was a very wide bandwidth (very deep bass extension) and a neutral tonality with quite a flat on-axis frequency response. I remember comparing them on cardboard open baffle to my K1000 and the speakers sounded similar in frequency balance but better in spatial abilities. I was fixated on full-range single drivers then so I sold the speakers. I have bought the combo again today because I want to compare them to MySphere before I sell it. I had to buy a second-hand pair of 7P as they are no longer manufactured. The price of the 12PW has risen quite a bit too. £350 spent and just waiting for their arrival. I intend to eventually combine the 11MS and 12PW and sell the 7P on when I sort out EQ. Need to do some comparisons before parting with the best headphone reference money can buy and liberating the funds for more Slee goodies.
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