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Old 13th October 2007, 08:29 AM   #111
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That is each. It would have to be the same guy we spoke to Wixy, nice bloke. They are getting a set in to measure and display.
I wouldn't say it's apples and oranges, more like apples and organic mangoes. Even more so considering that last photo.
Definitely high-end no-compromise drivers.
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Old 13th October 2007, 09:43 AM   #112
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I'm heading to Hong Kong in a couple of a days, I have found a place there that stocks the D5nF for $2000US a pair! With the current exchange rate, it is going to be very very tempting to bring home a pair...
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Old 13th October 2007, 10:21 AM   #113
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Feastrex's US representative also has (or had, perhaps), a limited number of units that are/were being sold at a special introductory price, but if that offer has not already expired, it will soon. (Earlier this year Feastrex was moving those drivers at their break-even price to encourage penetration in the market.) I suspect the situation in the USA probably also applies elsewhere . . . so don't assume you'll always be able to find them at that price, whcih indeed strikes me as quite cheap (for those drivers).

And my understanding is that the various representatives have an understanding not to compete directly in each other's markets, so shipping to Oz is likely out of the question. But if you're traveling overseas, it's a local sale and nobody should have cause to complain . . .
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Here is a report on Feastrex's first day at RMAF:
http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/hu...12/127714.html
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Old 13th October 2007, 04:24 PM   #115
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[B]Here is a report on Feastrex's first day at RMAF:

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LESSON: REMOVE THE PHASE PLUGS BEFORE SHIPPING THE DRIVERS. That way they can't shake loose during shipment and damage the cone.

Always a good idea... i realized this as a possibility when i shipped my first set of drivers with phase plugs.

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Old 14th October 2007, 03:56 PM   #116
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This looks like a great way to see what's showing at RMAF, starting with the Feastrex speakers, of course:
http://www.audioxsell.com/community/...Feastrex-1.htm
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Boy, was I dumb, or what? Without really thinking about what I was doing I posted an image of the wrong Lamm amplifier for The Lotus Group's (Feastrex's) room at RMAF 2007. They were using the ML2, a totally different beast --
Click the image to open in full size.

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Old 16th October 2007, 01:04 PM   #118
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I visited the Feastrex website and looked what they had to say about the Naturflux design.
Anybody notice anything strange in the
drawing on this page ?

Hint: It's the one with the intersecting field lines.
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Old 16th October 2007, 03:19 PM   #119
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I visited the Feastrex website and looked what they had to say about the Naturflux design.
Anybody notice anything strange in the
drawing on this page ?

Hint: It's the one with the intersecting field lines.
It's understandably just an illustration. The concept is smooth flux lines. I tend to think will reduce flux modulation to some degree.
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Old 16th October 2007, 06:58 PM   #120
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I heard the drivers. was duely impressed.

They are the highest speed full rangers out there. even more than my 208es-r.

thing is though, and alot of things get called into question by such an extreme product, is whether or not that level of speed is necessary to listen to music?

I thought that the bass was NOT sufficient on the five inchers. with the "audiophile" recordings they were throwing around, sure. but the low bass was not there with any of the music that I made them (reluctantly) put on. there was too much midrange out of the horn for my taste. I basically felt that it was the cabinet's fault. It was quite audible. the drivers were mind blowingly good. probably some of the best full rangers on the planet with prices to match. the hypnotic clarity, no grossness in the response.

the dynamicism from the 5. unbeleivable. my fe108esII is nice and all. arguably an equal driver, all things considered, but in the "jump" dept. the feastrex is got er beat.

the resemblance to front loaded horns (and a little beyond) out of the 9 inch field coil is remarkable. compared to the 208es-r again, there is more detail, but a less chill and studio like presentation. its all tradeoffs here. the bass out of the field coil, as one would expect, is typical of a tunable q driver. extremely high speed and detailed, but not there in large quantities. I enjoy this aesthetic though. it did not bother me.

the field coil was my favourite. very "japanese" sonic aesthetic, things are out in the room as much as possible but not in your face. detail, refinement, paperyness, organicness.

it was all very nice. and again, I will reiterate: it is all tradeoffs. these drivers definitely operate within their own paradigm. bending other paradigms in the process. but like all full rangers, they are simply not perfect, and certainly not cheap. in several years, they will have the designs further refined, as is the case with anny "musical instrument" speaker. but also, as is the case with the musical instrument approach to component manufacture, it is hard to be let down with them in the end. they are their own works of art. I only compare them to other drivers to attempt to give a baseline, but in this realm, and also of the realm of the drivers I compare with, a baseline simply does not exist. only madjik.

while it might seem like I am in the end a fostex fan boy, and that I am certainly not completely taken with these drivers, lookey here: I only take the time to criticize what is worth my time to do so. these drivers definitely blew my mind. the most organic sounding components I have ever heard, and for good reason: they are!

It is funny because in my own product, I focus on "organicness" of ingredients (within my relatively low price constraints) and I acheive a similar result in the end sound. ingredients matter, folks. feastrex has taken all this to the nth degree, and acheived the nth degree of musical hyperspace as a result.

I met the engineer, and though we had to use a translator to talk about his design goals, etc. he had a certain look in his eye. a VERY smart and experienced fellow. good people. I am glad to see full range technology being taken this far.

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