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Old 16th August 2008, 03:48 AM   #31
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other consideration that i have is i want to make it as hometheatre setup also

which i think the alpair5 may have some advantage over ff85k/en
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Old 16th August 2008, 06:39 AM   #32
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Next weekend we'll have Geek's alpair (J6T) _ silver flute and our FF85 + SDX7 in the same room.

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other consideration that i have is i want to make it as hometheatre setup also

which i think the alpair5 may have some advantage over ff85k/en
I don't know why you'd think that... FF85 can play louder, and go lower than the alpair. Being able to do HT is more about the woofer & how high you cross.

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ok, got ur point.

i emaied tol u dave if the ff85en are ready to ship.

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Old 16th August 2008, 06:55 AM   #35
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i think the best approach for this would running bi-amp.

maybe ff85en with gainclone, and a good sub amo.

which may cost more , i saw reckhorn sub amp on css web, and it appear diyhifisupply also selling this in hongkong which nearer to me and more accesible, but to bi-amp i need 2.

any other approach that i should do about this...?

anyone got ideas?

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[B]i think the best approach for this would running bi-amp.

maybe ff85en with gainclone, and a good sub amo.
Not really possible to do FF85 & SDX7 with a passive XO without throwing away too much. We've been very happy so far with 2nd order PLLXO at 250 Hz (had one lying around built), but i think i can do even better... The amp on the bottom could be a gainclone or even a decent Japanese SS integrated or receiver (i've been using a 50W Toshiba (cost me $40), but have a 150W Hitachi on deck). We have been using a 5 W RH84 on top but for the FF85 a bit more power wouldn't hurt. FF85 also seems happier with SS than the larger Fostex we have been playing with.

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Old 16th August 2008, 08:22 AM   #37
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well thats a very good idea

cost effective, and if i'm right with pllxo will create better blend?

just missing the EQ, if we are using sub amp like reckhorn, which i notice in other thread will give extra thump on the bottom

how about active xo from reckhorn? F-1 anyone have experience with this?
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Hi Dave,

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Not really possible to do FF85 & SDX7 with a passive XO without throwing away too much.
Tried a series XO yet?

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what are u using the alpair for Henkjan, i mean in the living room or like a computer speaker? which sub ur using ?
I had*) them in my livingroom (so listning rather on axis, hence the notch). the sub is a MDS08 sub (8", closed box, Qb=0.6, basboost +6dB @40Hz), cross over is in the amp (2.1 hypex plate amp).

*) currently disassembled: waiting for cabinets to be finnished, then going to my computer
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Tried a series XO yet?
No. Much as i like them, some of the things i want to try just aren't possible with series...

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