lowther to fostex cabs - can it be done? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Full Range

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th September 2008, 08:08 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Default lowther to fostex cabs - can it be done?

Hi all,


I have been offered some free lowther acousta cabinets minus drivers (I think its the acousta 115 see here). They originally took the PM6a driver, but I think also work OK with the DX3.

I don't have either of those, but I do have some FE206e. Specs are reasonably similar except for VAS (54L for FE206 and 15L for DX3 according to their sites).


So will it work and if it shouldn't what should I expect to hear?

Fran
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 03:19 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Bob Brines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hot Spring Village AR
The real Vas of the DX3 is in the low 40's. Published specs of Lowther drivers are pure fiction. However, the 206 is close, but expect to play with the compression chamber volume. But then, I'm not a BLH expert.

Bob
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 08:24 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Scottmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
As you're not paying for them, nothing to stop you from playing with them -the actual 206 & Lowther specs are reasonably close, as Bob notes.

Just don't expect them to sound great -the Accousta range were never particularly good examples of BLH design. They will give you an introduction to hybrid horns though.
__________________
Community site www.frugal-horn.com Commercial site www.wodendesign.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 09:30 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
True!

I will give it a go anyway and report back here.

Any suggestions for an effective way of modding the compression chamber?

Fran
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 10:31 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Scottmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
Damping?

Small sealed bags of sand or wooden blocks are usually favourite to reduce Vb. Increasing it would be a little trickier though...
__________________
Community site www.frugal-horn.com Commercial site www.wodendesign.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 07:17 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Graham Maynard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: UK
Another method here -

Replikon, it really works.

Cheers ...... Graham.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 07:32 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
thetubeguy1954's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida. USA
Send a message via Yahoo to thetubeguy1954
Default Another Damping Option?

I'm curious as to what you guys think of using these 4" - 7" poly-foam balls as a means of damping? I like the idea of the ease of usage they'd provide. Any comments or suggestions?

http://www.poof-slinky.com/catalog/c...1&action=prov&

Thetubeguy1954
__________________
Central Florida Audio Society--SETriodes Group--Space Coast Audio Society---Full-range/Wide-range Drivers---Front & Back-Loaded Horns.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 07:39 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Scottmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK
Whatever works. I see no reason why they shouldn't be useful for some apps.
__________________
Community site www.frugal-horn.com Commercial site www.wodendesign.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th September 2008, 08:13 PM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
thetubeguy1954's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida. USA
Send a message via Yahoo to thetubeguy1954
Thanks Scott for the input. I love the DIY idea but, sadly I'm a clutz when it comes to building anything out of wood. Hence I'm always looking for the absolutely easiest way to do thing!

Thetubeguy1954
__________________
Central Florida Audio Society--SETriodes Group--Space Coast Audio Society---Full-range/Wide-range Drivers---Front & Back-Loaded Horns.
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2008, 10:58 PM   #10
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
thread from the dead...

Well I picked up the lowther cabs tonight so hope to have a play with them in the coming week or so. Wouldn't have said the build quality was all that great. It will be interesting though to see how the sound out though.


Fran
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fostex 8" in Bose 301 cabs brsanko Full Range 13 6th October 2007 06:05 PM
WTB: Fostex backloaded horns, complete or just cabs jim_vt Swap Meet 0 13th July 2005 01:49 PM
Fostex drivers in lowther cabs? kianbach Full Range 1 24th April 2005 03:43 PM
which cabinet: Lowther or Fostex Wardsweb Multi-Way 4 8th August 2003 03:27 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:17 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2