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Old 20th February 2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default what is the best 4" FR speaker , under $100-?

I'm looking forward to building my first FR speaker after I finish my on going 2.5 way project.

There are 2 brands of FR speakers that always pop up on my mind, Tang band and fostex.

The main question is, What model is the best 4" FR driver under $100- from the 2 brands I mentioned?

Cost no object as long it is below $100- each.

The speaker will be used for my PC.
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Old 20th February 2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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My vote is for the Fostex fe108ez, sounds great right out of the box..
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Old 20th February 2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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Dave's recc. is a good one, however, it's efficiency is about 4db lower than the FE126's/127's and about twice the price IIRC. Something to consider depending on your amp choice.
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Old 20th February 2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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try this one. i liked it

http://www.hempacoustics.com/FR4.5C_...heet_ready.pdf
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Don the 126 and 127 are 4.5'' drivers Dave
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Old 20th February 2008, 04:50 PM   #6
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4 inch Fostex would be 103 or the shielded version, 107 and 108.
4 inch Tangband would be the bamboo or the titanium models.

It would be a good matchup imo, but one that will never prove a definite winner because they offer different sounds. All excellent but with different perspectives.

Fostex will be more efficient and more forward sounding while TB will be have fuller bass at the expense of efficiency. Either brand works well with inexpensive (but great sounding) digital amps. Add a sub to either and enjoy a great speaker system limited only to ultimate output.

I suppose the Jordan wins top spot for 4 inch full range drivers but i have never yet had the pleasure of hearing a pair.

A great comparison test would be Jordan vs Fostex vs Tangband in the best set of cabinets for each. Blind listening tests with Tube, SS and digital amps may prove interesting!

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Old 20th February 2008, 05:07 PM   #7
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try this one. i liked it

http://www.hempacoustics.com/FR4.5C_...heet_ready.pdf

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Don the 126 and 127 are 4.5'' drivers Dave
They are!, but I should have added that the 126/127's are both worth considering IF the extra 1/2 inch makes no difference!
Can't see why it would!
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Old 21st February 2008, 01:14 AM   #9
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My wife says half an inch can mean everything.

I think the 127 sounds a little fuller than the 103 but the 4 inch TBs sound fuller (but less extended on top) than the 4.5 inch Fostex.
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My wife says half an inch can mean everything.

I think the 127 sounds a little fuller than the 103 but the 4 inch TBs sound fuller (but less extended on top) than the 4.5 inch Fostex.


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