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Old 24th February 2008, 12:30 AM   #21
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Default Hemp 5" in Fonkens

Yes, I'm also interested in the difference in the stand mount and floorstanding Fonkens (sound).

Does anyone have any experience using the Hemp 5" FR driver? Could it be used in the Fonken cabinet?

http://www.hemptonespeakers.com/

E-Speakers also has a Hemp 4.5"FR available.

http://www.e-speakers.com/Pdf/FR4.5C.pdf

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Old 24th February 2008, 01:09 AM   #22
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Default Re: Hemp 5" in Fonkens

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Does anyone have any experience using the Hemp 5" FR driver? Could it be used in the Fonken cabinet?

http://www.hemptonespeakers.com/

E-Speakers also has a Hemp 4.5"FR available.

http://www.e-speakers.com/Pdf/FR4.5C.pdf
I tried my Hemp Acoustics 4.5's in my Fonken boxes for a while. They sounded quite good, but lacked bass output because the boxes are too small. They need to be in a 20L box to perform properly.

Haven't seen or heard the Hemptones, although on paper they appear to work in a 13.5L Fonken box.

If e-speakers actually have any FR4.5's in stock, snag a pair before they are gone. IMHO they are seriously better than stock Fostex FE127's, but need to be in bigger boxes as previously stated. A floor standing box would work quite well for them.

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Old 24th February 2008, 04:30 AM   #23
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Anyone have any comments on how the floorstanding fonkens sound compared to the standmounts? The floorstanders look like a more straightforward build than the original fonkens?
The regular Fonken has a bit more finese... but the FS (followed by the FS Mk II) are by far the easiest to build, and have the smallest footprint.

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Old 24th February 2008, 04:42 AM   #25
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Default Re: Hemp 5" in Fonkens

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Does anyone have any experience using the Hemp 5" FR driver? Could it be used in the Fonken cabinet?

E-Speakers also has a Hemp 4.5"FR available.
I have Jeff's & my early FR4.5c for experimentation. I also supposedly have a current production coming (7 months so far waiting for replacement for a defective pair)

I have a h-Onken for it in the queue (as well as Fonkens for the FX120 & F120A), and i am going to see if a similar box works for the JX92S.

I've not seen the hemptone 5" but anecdotal reports have not been encorouging (unlike the quite different Omega driver which is supposedly quite excellent)

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Really nice work.

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Nice looking speakers. rbclark

Hemp 5" FRs' were tested by Zaph. check his tidbits section.
I would probably get a pair if they were 85 cents each.
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I have some question regarding to Fonken MK-II, Is it ok if I dont use the brace?
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I have some question regarding to Fonken MK-II, Is it ok if I dont use the brace?
It is, but they will lose some finesse.

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