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Old 9th June 2008, 02:50 AM   #801
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Phil,

I know *exactly* how she felt. That's how I felt the first time I heard Feastrex, too.

BTW, what music did you play for her? Just curious.

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Old 9th June 2008, 02:55 AM   #802
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Default She brought her own

I can't remember the title...but she brought her own fav music...Some African tunes...it was stunning.
I'll see if I can find the title.
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Old 9th June 2008, 10:26 AM   #803
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But something happened when she sat down...closed her eyes...and...simply... ...listened...


WoW! It makes me wonder just how good those Feastrex-es sound in Nelson's Open Baffles!
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Old 9th June 2008, 11:54 AM   #804
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Since there have been a few posts touching on the relative merits/demerits of Feastrex fullrange drivers versus other approaches, I thought it might be interesting to speculate on what would Feastrex's Mr. Teramoto be listening to if he did not have his own fullrange drivers. I'm not 100% sure . . . one reason he started making fullrange drivers is that he was dissatisfied with all speakers that he had heard until meeting up with the Exact brand, and even Exact didn't fully satisfy him but they got him into speaker building. Probably in the past he would have had a very hard time finding any speaker that could really make him happy, short of those of his own making. But he did relay to me one interesting piece of information . . . in the little bit of roaming around that he was able to do at the last CES, he really liked the Cessaro Horn Acoustics speakers that he was able to listen to. He told me that they were the first horn speakers he had heard that were free of the things that he characteristically dislikes about horn speakers. That was a very well-integrated sound. So I take it that he could probably be happy with Cessaro Horn Acoustics speakers (assuming he could afford them and had the space for them) if he was not making his own fullrange drivers. And I'm just guessing, but from what I have read about them I also suspect he would probably like Tom Danley's Synergy Horns if he had a chance to hear them . . .

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Old 9th June 2008, 01:33 PM   #805
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Hey, check it out:

One fellow's report on his visit to Feastrex's facilities in Yamanashi, Japan
Feastrex Visit (Ymanashi Japan)

Aargh! A Studer C37 playing copies of studio master tapes, heard through Feastrex speakers . . . you're killing me, man!

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Old 10th June 2008, 12:42 AM   #806
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Who is going to EnAbL their Feastrex driver first?

Chicken?
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Old 10th June 2008, 12:57 AM   #807
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Who is going to EnAbL their Feastrex driver first?

Chicken?
I know of a pair of 5-inch field coil drivers that are destined for re-coning in any case . . .

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Old 10th June 2008, 01:29 AM   #808
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Nice find Chris, I think he had a good time!!!

I was reading the new copy of Stereophile tonight, the July edition. From the "Industry Update" section, by Paul Messenger covering the Heathrow High Fidelity Show, held March 29-30, and wrote the following:

"I'm drawn toward weird and wacky hifi because that's where breakthroughs are most likely to be made. I've always had some regard for single driver speaker systems, but had never before heard the Feastrex drive units, from Japan. They look a bit like Lowthers, but cost a lot more, and use far more exotic components. The paper in the cones was said to have been formulated with help from a papermaker who's a Japanese National Treasure, and the magnets come in a variety of odd shapes and costly materials, right up to field-coil versions. Although Select Audio was demonstrating a fairly basic Feastrex model, it seemed to have an unusually sweet top end for a driver of this type."

No pics were shown in the mag.

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Old 10th June 2008, 01:45 AM   #809
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In determining what pattern to install the Enable dots to a cone, is there a mathematical method to determine their quantity and locations - so that the formula could be applied to any size/type cone driver, or is it a discovery process whereby a number of drivers are prototyped with potential Enable dot patterns, and the most lovely sounding pattern is applied to all successive drivers of that type?

I would love to hear an EnAbled Feastrex driver, but if it were mine being treated, I would want to be assured that I wasn't the guinea pig who got the worst one because I was first. "Oops, that one didn't come out so good, let's not do it THAT way anymore..." haha... With Planet-10 involved, I assume that is not the scenario...

At RMAF I thought Mr Teramoto told me that the moving mass of D5nf was 1.2 grams, which I found mind boggling. But above quoted specs state moving mass actually around 5+grams. I was afraid to even consider applying .5g of Enable dots to a 1.2g cone, that's a big change! But dots probably weigh less than that and Mm of 5+g wouldn't have such a big effect on inertia.

I would like to hear more about Enabling Feastrex. I would consider it. I have heard only good things about it. Nice idea Phil. Are you going first??
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"The suns not yellow, its chicken"

What...

Yea callin me chicken?
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