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Old 10th April 2013, 12:08 AM   #521
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No enclosure is going to quesl the Fostex "schreeeech" these have.
That bad? Ouch! Sounds like how I feel about the FE126. I bought a pair many years ago, played them for a half hour at most and put them back in their boxes. I felt the same way, nothing would cure that sound. (I may well be in the minority however as they seem to have been very popular).

I got the Nessie suggestion via some Japanese brothers in Audio. Apparently the resonant pipe is the preferred enclosure for the 138 ES-R.
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Old 10th April 2013, 12:19 AM   #522
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The FE126 problem is mostly curable. Th eissues with the FE138 are WAY worse, and no one has gotten a set into Bud's hands yet to see if they can be remedied.

A beautiful looking driver thou.

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Old 10th April 2013, 12:50 AM   #523
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No, they're fe136es-r all right.
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