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Old 21st November 2007, 05:01 AM   #1
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Default Finally done, Fonken

Well it took a while because house remodeling got in the way. The boys wanted to make speakers for their room and one of them wanted them red. So here they are with blood wood veneer. The first time working with veneer that was not paper backed. Just to say it liked to crack a lot. That resulted in a lot of regluing and touching up. I have had the FE127 running for a while now but not sure how many hours. The only thing I like to say is these image like crazy. I think they sound real good for a small speaker. Right now I am running them with the SEX amp but I think they need a little more power. Now I just need to find some time to sit down and listen to my favorite cds.

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Old 21st November 2007, 05:31 AM   #4
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Congrats John, they turned out really nice. Love the dark red veneer.

Hook them up to an old SS receiver for a while to break them in. You can drive them pretty hard, with a bit of extra bass. Lots of hip-hop or dance music to get the cones moving.

Only thing left to do is the EnABL'ing. You'll be shocked at how good they will sound.

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Old 21st November 2007, 03:13 PM   #6
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Superb. I love to see deep red finishes when done as well as this.
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Old 21st November 2007, 05:37 PM   #8
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Welcome to the club, John - I've built a few pairs of these myself, and can certainly appreciate the work.

Yup that non backed veneer can be a paint to work with, particularly around the slots and driver cut outs

As Jeff noted, burn 'em in good for a few hundred hours first if you like, but you haven't heard this speaker until the drivers and phase plugs have been EnABLed


I was wondering about whether the SEX amp would be quite enough power, in my tiny room the Paramour 2A3 and 5w or so class A EL84P/P certainly are.


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Old 21st November 2007, 06:50 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the comments guys. So now I will probably look into the EnAble option. I will play them as they are for now so I can see what the difference is once they are EnAbled. The SEX amp puts out 1.8 watts I believe, but I do think its enough. What I have noticed is that they are loud but I do not notice unless someone tries to talk to me. I really do believe that I need to put them in a different room where they can be farther apart. Right now they are not in the ideal position, too close together.

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Old 21st November 2007, 08:42 PM   #10
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Your speakers look really great! Where do you get blood red stain? I am redoing my subwoofer and bought Minwax Red Oak and was going to see how that looks on pine.
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