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    Markaudio Alpair-5 Gold 3" Full Range Aluminium Woofer

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    Product description

    The Alpair 5 Generation 3 is a pure Free-to-air Single Suspension Full-Range audio driver. This new Alpair 5 is more advanced than its first-generation version. The new 5 operates only using its all-new single front suspension.



    • The latest model, 3rd generation
    • Natural Sound
    • Single suspension
    • Extreme frequency response(90 to 25,000Hz)


    Product details

    Markaudio Alpair-5 Gold 3" Full Range Aluminium Woofer


    This design retains designer Mark Fenlon’s classical mechanical engineering approach to reduce mass and extend long-throw operating capacity. Mark, along with Evan Yu and the engineering team spent several months of research removing mechanical restriction from the ultra-thin coil body. Traditional driver designs use a “spider”, a suspension device located behind the driver’s cone. Bonded to the coil, it physically restricts a coil's ability to transfer mechanical-acoustic signals to the cone. Some other drivers use damping fluid, springs, or other devices, all of which produce losses. This new Alpair 5 design completely removes all these restrictions. Its coil locates cleanly between the driver’s cone and motor sub-assembly, making the new 5 a pure free-to-air mechanical design.


    The accuracy requirement for this new Alpair 5 component design, engineering, and detailed assembly go well beyond typical commercial audio-driver manufacturing. The front suspension operating tolerance is measured in milli-newtons. Production Alpair 5 drivers are made to within +/- 2.5Hz @ F Zero. All production units are then pair-matched to with +/- 1Hz @ F Zero.


    The result is a detailed balanced sound representation across an ultra-wide frequency band for this class of small drivers. A typical box bass-reflex box application with an internal volume of 3 liters can be port tuned to below 80Hz while the driver retains is high range output up to 25kHz. The outcome is very easy to use versatile drivers suitable for many smaller applications where higher-end sound quality is desired from a mini-sized audio driver.


    Article number
    Alpair-5 Gold
    Woofer Series
    Alpair Series
    Woofer Type
    Nominal Diameter
    Power Handling (RMS)
    15 Watts
    Impedance (Z)
    4 ohms
    86.7 dB 2.83V/1m
    Frequency Response
    90 to 25,000 Hz
    Voice Coil Diameter
    DC Resistance (Re)
    3.6 ohms
    Voice Coil Inductance (Le)
    0.39 mH
    Resonant Frequency (Fs)
    101.22 Hz
    Mechanical Q (Qms)
    Electromagnetic Q (Qes)
    Total Q (Qts)
    Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)
    2.1 g
    Surface Area of Cone (Sd)
    28.270 cm²
    BL Product (BL)
    2.5 Tm
    Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)
    0.047 ft.³
    Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)
    3 mm
    Cone / Diaphragm Material
    Surround Material
    Basket / Frame Material
    Magnet Material
    Overall Outside Diameter
    Baffle Cutout Diameter
    Bolt Circle Diameter
    # Mounting Holes


    4 from 5Based on 2 reviews
    Review this product
    5 van 5
    Nice sound, for small speakers about 3.5 litre.
    By Jiri G. on 4 April 2019
    3 van 5
    Some time ago I bought a set of Markaudio Alpair-5 gen2.
    They sound pretty good, but they have a problem with certain frequencies, such as high violin, and piano tones when they hit these particular tones, one can hear the membranes resonate with an almost metallic humm.
    They sound good, but they only get 3 stars.
    For the price and M Audio's reputation taken into account, one would expect better handling of the highs.

    All in all, an ok unit, I've cut mine off at 150 hz. and using a "Tang Band W5-1138SMF 5-1 / 4" to handle the bass and it seems to work fine.

    (had this been a review of Tang Bang units, 5 stars)
    By Klaus Elkjær Knudsen on 27 October 2018

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