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Old 16th August 2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default best enclosure for fe167e

What enclosures don't need to be in a corner to work "right"?

Mine won't be...

Right now, I'm between a bib and the fostex recommended enclosure for the fe166e.

Elaborate wood working is fine as long as there are good plans.

Any suggestions?

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Old 16th August 2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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Well the BIB is designed for corners, and your thread title is for the fe167e, yet your considering the Fostex enclosure for the fe166??

Anyhow how about this Brines cab.. http://www.geocities.com/rbrines1/Pa...MkII/Main.html
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Old 16th August 2008, 07:49 AM   #3
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Thumbs up fostex FE167E driver

Very nice fostex full range driver


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T-Line enclosures are used & favoured a lot by planet10 (from Canada)
who has gather a lot of information, knowledge, material and plans for such use:
http://www.planet10-hifi.com/boxes-fostex.html
He also has got a full featured diy website with only free stuff & links for us:
T-line Speakers - by planet10


Good Luck with your Fostex FE167E project.
Sure is a very beautiful and good full range driver
Probably worth every penny of paid price ....


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Old 16th August 2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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Run solo, an MLTL like Bob's is one of the better bets for this unit.
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Old 16th August 2008, 12:06 PM   #5
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Since that picture of the 167's was lifted from my web site, I might as well add a picture of the FT-1600 MkII cab.

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Old 16th August 2008, 05:05 PM   #6
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Bob are those suitable for a medium to large room? 7x5m? I'm still looking for a single driver solution that will still do 35Hz at over 80db/w prefferably 86db or higher... I.e. I will not have the resources available after building, to build subs too...

Also I would like to use FE168 as this seems to be the limit in my budget... I guess there are cheaper 8" drivers, would those be better suited? I feel I am drifting in the sea of indecision again after I was told the metronome would not cut it for my room.
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Old 16th August 2008, 07:51 PM   #7
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Thanks Bob, that is the kind of design I am considering for my own setup
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Bob are those suitable for a medium to large room? 7x5m? I'm still looking for a single driver solution that will still do 35Hz at over 80db/w prefferably 86db or higher... I.e. I will not have the resources available after building, to build subs too...
I would think so. 80dB @ 35Hz is pretty modest and doable if you have any room lift at all. Also, if you are only 2-3m back from the speakers, it's a shoe-in.

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Also I would like to use FE168 as this seems to be the limit in my budget... I guess there are cheaper 8" drivers, would those be better suited? I feel I am drifting in the sea of indecision again after I was told the metronome would not cut it for my room.
I like 8"ers. My newly acquired DX3's in MLTL's are sensational. I also have a pair of 207 BR's that are very good, thank you. 8's have more grunt that 6's. More presence. 8's do need a super tweeter, particularly for young ears, but I don't miss the highs with the DX3's. YMMV.

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