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Old 3rd August 2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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The size of my sitting-room and dining room together is around 250 square feet. The area of my sitting-room, where my Hi-Fi is put, is around 120 square feet. Should I choose BLH FE206E or other full range driver.

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Old 3rd August 2007, 09:09 AM   #2
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The 206 should be fine.
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Old 5th August 2007, 08:18 AM   #3
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are those measurements correct?

120 square feet? that is 10 by 12. not that a small living room is bad, but the large fostex stuff just don't go well with a small room IMO.

eh... I might go with a smaller driver. bass will propogate sooner.

got pictures of your room? construction style is important too.

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Old 5th August 2007, 02:44 PM   #4
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I used to go that way too, until GM pointed out that it just gives more tuning flexibility. Now I tend to go for the larger drivers -works for me anyway, and being a rocker at heart I they suit me better. Now I've said that, you can squeeze a heck of a lot of sound out of the 6 1/2in & 4 1/2in drivers & they generally have better mids & highs.
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not that a small living room is bad, but the large fostex stuff just don't go well with a small room IMO.
Why? I don't see any reason why an 8" Fostex won't work well in his room.


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I might go with a smaller driver. bass will propogate sooner.
How does bass propagate sooner?
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Old 5th August 2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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Hello,

ive heard my SAXOPHON in only 16 sqm, it works.

More important, clap your hands, if the sound
comes later out of the dining room, you need a
curtain between or a large wall carpet ~4 cm before the wall
in the dining room to reduce the echo.
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Old 5th August 2007, 04:46 PM   #7
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& I've run MLTLs with 8in Fostex drivers in even smaller spaces. Ed has similar space for his Vofo TQWTs which have the 206 and they work fine.

Shoe-horning a big BLH with the 206 into a very small room is going to need some tweaking to get going right, but it'd be fun.
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I run the 206E in a 208 BLH cab in a room 10x10. Magical bliss !!
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Old 11th August 2007, 01:08 PM   #9
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I've got a choice between rooms for my FE206E's in FE208ESigma cabinets, as indicated in this diagram: http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/287...optionsbh7.jpg

Which option would be better?
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Old 11th August 2007, 05:33 PM   #10
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I would think option B. I would suspect you may find that If you use option A the opening on the left hand side could cause imaging problems.
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