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Old 13th November 2007, 11:37 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I want to create a home theater setup using full range drivers. I was thinking of using the FE127E drivers. Now I just need a box, something small. I would be creating 5 of these. Are the recommended standard bass reflex boxes any good? Any other boxes that would be good for this? It does not have to be fostex drivers but it does have to be efficient and the driver has to be shielded. Any ideas are appriciated.
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Old 13th November 2007, 11:45 PM   #2
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I would check out this project at Parts Express:

http://www.partsexpress.com/projects...sc51/index.cfm

It seems to be close to what you are looking for. Not full range
drivers though.
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Old 13th November 2007, 11:49 PM   #3
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Tangband full range drivers are good candidates, eventhough the efficient may not be very good, range from 87dB to 90dB. use 2 in parallel if you need efficiency.

typical models to consider depending on budget:

871s
1320
1337

all of them are good to very good, fair prices as well.
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Old 13th November 2007, 11:57 PM   #4
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I would check out this project at Parts Express:

http://www.partsexpress.com/projects...sc51/index.cfm

It seems to be close to what you are looking for. Not full range
drivers though.

Yep, I already checked that project out. They are cool looking speakers but because of the crossover and all the parts the price tag is about $500 dollars not including the enclosures. A little high for right now.
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Old 14th November 2007, 12:02 AM   #5
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Tangband full range drivers are good candidates, eventhough the efficient may not be very good, range from 87dB to 90dB. use 2 in parallel if you need efficiency.

typical models to consider depending on budget:

871s
1320
1337

all of them are good to very good, fair prices as well.

Yes, I was looking at those too. The effecienty is not the greatest but its a HT receiver so it should not be a problem. Does Tangbang have recommended enclosures for their speakers?
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Old 14th November 2007, 12:12 AM   #6
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look at this site for model 871S:

Cyburgs-Needle for Tangband W3-871S

this driver is only 3", if you need more power and drive go for model: 1320 or 1337 both 4" dia. both received good reviews from users, for cabinets do a search.

you can get them from Parts express, no problem.
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Old 14th November 2007, 12:19 AM   #7
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I use these for my HT...

http://www.zillaspeak.com/Bamboo.asp

The Fostex 127e is better on music but can sound fatiguing using a ss receiver. TBs are more forgiving on the amp. Just my opinion.

Fostex 127e is very good driver. TB Bamboo is less alive sounding but has fuller sound without a subwoofer. Works better with cheaper ss amps.

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Old 14th November 2007, 12:45 AM   #8
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Just a thought,

use 2*1337 as front speaker, 1*1320 as centre spk, 2*831 as rear. total price about $179, drivers only, plus a good subwoofer, they will rock, and gives you good sound as well.

FE127 is very good for music, home theatre I don't know.
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Old 14th November 2007, 12:48 AM   #9
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I don't think you will be happy with the 871s IMO, for larger rooms they have to be pushed too hard to fill the space...

You may be better off with something like the Aura NS3. With its 10mm Peak to Peak X-max your looking at a lot of head room even with the decreased sensitivity. Pair it with a helper tweeter (cheap 5-10 bucks each) paralleled with cap on the positive lead would be a better choice...

Either that, or the Hivi 3 inch http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker18.html

Which doesn't need a helper tweeter and replaced the 871 as the author's favorite 3 inch. Cheaper too...
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Why not zaphs B3S system? I'm finishing off my set of 5 right now.
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