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Old 9th December 2007, 04:25 AM   #1
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Default FE138ES-R - Dave, your dream came true...

Howdy y'all.

been searching the japanese sites recently. a simple google for yourself will do the topic justice.

apparently, the FE138ES-R in a 5 inch swan style enclosure is recommended.

start drooling. I hope they make enough to satisfy the global market this time. so put pressure on them.

they will likely not be super expensive. I would estimate them at about a grand usd a pair. or thereabouts.
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Old 9th December 2007, 05:26 AM   #2
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Very cool looking driver. Don't like the super swan box though.

Dave won't be the only one just ichin' to get his hands on a pair of 138ES-R's.

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Old 9th December 2007, 05:51 AM   #3
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no doubt, but he has always been the most vocal fan of the 5 inch size. I think he was the first one to come up with the moniker, back in an old forum post about the 138es-r.

if they are up to the snuff of the 208es-r, in the things fostex did with the cones, and the way it ended up sounding, etc, then it will be a VERY special driver indeed.

yeah, that version of the super swan they talk about is a little funny looking IMO. it is a tough enclosure to get looking natural. not a hard one to get sounding natural though...

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Old 9th December 2007, 05:53 AM   #4
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Is there a link? Can't get nothing from google to see?? Dave

Ps. I'm not the Dave their talking about in case some new folks are a lookin....
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Oh really?! I got 330 hits with this being the first one: http://www.diyloudspeakers.jp/8000ht...iendshow1.html

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Oh really?! I got 330 hits with this being the first one: http://www.diyloudspeakers.jp/8000ht...iendshow1.html

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Thanks GM... I just googled Fostex fe138 esr and only got one thing with no pics... Guess your puter is smarter than mine.... Dave
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Hmm, don't know why it would be. All I did was highlight 'FE138ES-R' in the first post, right clicked it and chose Google to search for it. Note this using Mozilla Firefox on a Windoze machine.

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Old 9th December 2007, 06:11 AM   #8
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Default sorry.

I did not post links because I figured that people like you, GM, would be able to find great ones. that one is nice, lots of pics.

the price quote I got was from a garbled japanese translation something about a hundred thousand yen.

thats about a thousand bucks right? not anymore!!!!

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Hmm, don't know why it would be. All I did was highlight 'FE138ES-R' in the first post, right clicked it and chose Google to search for it. Note this using Mozilla Firefox on a Windoze machine.

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I didn't even know you could do that I did it and got all the pages..... Nice looking driver and seems to be a paper cone instead of banana fiber.... Anyhow will the real Dave of the thread title please stand up Dave
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Old 9th December 2007, 08:49 AM   #10
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the cone...

my favourite translation of the cone so far has to be this...

"HP vibrating plate and the new super-high-modulus carbon ES corn Controller."

YES!!!! I want a corn controller in my speaker!!!!

there is another description. it is mica, carbon, impregnated or something, and all sorts of other stuff. if you look at the color, it is blue, green, yellow, black all trippy and stuff, depending on what angle you look at it (a subtle effect though). there is a good website regarding the 208ES-R and the speculated cone construction

http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?h...l%3Den%26sa%3DG

I call my pair of 208ES-R the death stars. they look and sound evil to me. it reminded me of watching america's top model through a bose system. they are like. hey. yeah thats right. I am freaking perfect. look at YOUR ugly, distorted ***. You got to live, breathe, crap. I on the other hand am the summit of art meets engineering. HA! You are not worthy of my presence!!!

and that is when I took them back out of the horns and put them in their boxes for a while. stuff has gotta quit speaking to me like that, ya know?

my eventual personal system: garrard 301, etc. EML 45 amps, death stars in traditional front mouth BLH. the whole system will be called THE death star. I expect to see god. and then die.

later,

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