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Old 23rd November 2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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I have my new FE126e Saburo's breaking in nicely and I am really impressed with the sound. There is even very nice bass there. So now.......I have these discontinued 6 inch FE164's in the closet that I haven't done anything with. Any reccomendations? Qts=0.31 Qms=4 Qes=0.34 VaS=32.2L. I think I have heard that these may be more suited to bass reflex rather than rear horn. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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Howdy, I also have some FE164's and as luck would have it, they are said to work in cabs designed for the FE167E, of which there are dozens.

Also: http://www.quarter-wave.com/Project02/Project02.html
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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hi guys, here is a design for the FE164.

http://pmillett.com/ax_fullrange.htm

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Old 23rd November 2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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Hi Gio, nice!

Crazy question -- do you think it's worth trying to recalc a longer vent to get it to the floor, i.e., better boundary re-inforcement to reduce the need for a circuit?
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Old 23rd November 2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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Hi guys, here is a design for the FE164.

http://pmillett.com/ax_fullrange.htm

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Those sure look like the Fostex recommended box for the FE167E. If so, they would be good for HT, but next to worthless for music.

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Old 23rd November 2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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IIRC the FE164 was the original driver in Martin's ML-TQWT, the FE167 being the substitute when the 164 was discontinued.

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Old 23rd November 2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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What about the Half Chili's? Would the FE164's hold up?
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Old 23rd November 2008, 07:53 PM   #8
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What about the Half Chili's? Would the FE164's hold up?
As mentioned before, you can pretty much consider 164 & 167 to be interchangable.

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Old 25th November 2008, 03:04 AM   #9
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Those sure look like the Fostex recommended box for the FE167E. If so, they would be good for HT, but next to worthless for music.
Tough to say, this may actually predate the FE167E, so it could be that Fostex adopted this design as their their recommended enclosure.

A couple more FE164 projects:
http://www.10audio.com/fostex.htm
http://speakers.amplivibe.com/
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G'day soundsinthestix,

These were specifically designed for the FE164.
http://www.decware.com/newsite/cornerhorn.htm

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