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Old 17th April 2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default FE208ES-R ! Dave another dream......

FE208ES-R is available in Japan!!!! Only 82,950 Yen!!

http://store.fostex.jp/notice/1208163712141/
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Old 17th April 2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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The 208ES-R preceeded the 138ES-R by about 12 months. IIRC, it's even rarer.

What would be good is a full production 128ESigma, rather than these limited edition models.
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Old 17th April 2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Scott,

According to Altavista. babblefish:

"The number of limitation distributions: 350 units - Acceptance start: From 2008 April 24th AM10:30 - limited distribution price: 82,950 Yen (1 unit/including tax) - The large-sized alnico magnetic pure iron pole piece zinc die-cast frame copper & silver alloy wire voice coil of main merit ES cone based hybrid diaphragm pure magnesium center cap 3.1kg"

Is this the same one you were talking about?
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Old 17th April 2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Yep. Looks like they've decided to do another short run from that translation. Clark Blumenstein has had a personal pair for some time (lucky $%). Anyway, meet the FE208ES-R, pictured early last year:
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Old 18th April 2008, 12:59 AM   #5
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only $260 more than a F200a.
99dB/w.
100W music power. these babies will cave your head in with a 30W amp.
Whoa! 3.1kG alnico magnet. surely that much alnico is just for poser value.
Very, very tempting..

top end of the response looks a little ragged, especially considering how fostex smooths them.

Time to start saving pennies and flogging stuff on Ebay methinks..

What are the downsides to these drivers?

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Old 18th April 2008, 03:06 AM   #6
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I'm still dreaming about 138eSR... but i'll have to live with F120A or F200A.

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Old 18th April 2008, 03:11 AM   #7
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Looks like it has the perfect response. Put that bad boy into a BIB or suitable back horn to bump up the lower octaves and relax into it's slightly rolled off highs... looks like an amazing driver to me!

Meanwhile, i am still salivating over a pair of 225's! For some reason i want an 8 inch driver!
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8" is about the minimum size driver for the kinds of sound you and I like, Zilla, or at least that's how its starting to seem to me.

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