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Old 1st December 2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default HEMP FR6.5C vs Fostex 167e

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I have the opportunity of purchasing some HEMP FR6.5C clearance stock.

Has anyone compared the Fostex 167e with this driver?

I intend to use it in the Half Chilli Chang enclosure, will this driver be compatible?

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Old 1st December 2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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No. Even assuming the HA spec sheet is accurate (which is very unlikely). It's designed for the 167.
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Old 1st December 2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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I have not compared it directly with the Fostex, no.

But the FR6.5 is a great sounding driver. Doesn't have the low end of the FR8, but has a sweeter midrange - seems more balanced.

Given a good price on them, I'd sure pick up a few.
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Old 1st December 2008, 04:39 PM   #4
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Thanks for confirming they are not compatible.

Currently a pair of Fostex 167e cost £131 Inc delivery…verses £75 for a pair of Hemp FR6.5s

Can someone recommend a similar sized enclosure to the Half Chilli that will be compatible with these units?

Sorry for all the questions but I am just weighing up the options.

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Old 1st December 2008, 05:28 PM   #5
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Something designed for them would be a good start. A cabinet is designed for a specific driver; ergo trying to drop something else into it isn't a good idea. Personally though, I no longer do anything for the HA drivers, partly due to supply issues, and partly the lack of accurate measured specs. for them, without which you're just shooting in the dark.
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Something designed for them would be a good start. A cabinet is designed for a specific driver; ergo trying to drop something else into it isn't a good idea.

I no longer do anything for the HA drivers, partly due to supply issues, and partly the lack of accurate measured specs. for them.
Hi Scott

Thanks for your honest opinion...I will give them a miss then. I thought I could put the money saved on the drivers towards the wood. Oh well...that's what you are hear for!

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Honest opinion is what we all try to give. The above is only my take on it remember. Other people will have different views.

HA really are their own worst enemy, as has been remarked upon here & elsewhere many times. Supply is often questionable, customer care pitiful, judging by Dave's experience, what specs. they provide are difficult to swallow without gagging, and they have a bunch of cabinets on their website that have supposedly been 'coming soon' for about 18 months (i.e. they don't exist). Hmm. I have a .45, and I think I'll shoot myself in this foot.

If you want, I'll make an exception & work up an MLTL for the 6.5 based on what specs they give, but how the reality would match up I wouldn't like to say.
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Honest opinion is what we all try to give. The above is only my take on it remember. Other people will have different views.

HA really are their own worst enemy, as has been remarked upon here & elsewhere many times. Supply is often questionable, customer care pitiful, judging by Dave's experience, what specs. they provide are difficult to swallow without gagging, and they have a bunch of cabinets on their website that have supposedly been 'coming soon' for about 18 months (i.e. they don't exist). Hmm. I have a .45, and I think I'll shoot myself in this foot.

If you want, I'll make an exception & work up an MLTL for the 6.5 based on what specs they give, but how the reality would match up I wouldn't like to say.

Scott that's very kind of you, but don't waste you time...not for £60! Its hard enough making a decision buying blind, or do I mean deaf. I will stick to a tried and tested formula, and if I have any problems there are likely to be numerous suggestions!
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Scott

Do you have any other speaker cabinet suggestions for either a 6.5 or 8" driver?

I don't want to build anything larger than the half chilli

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Do you have any other speaker cabinet suggestions for either a 6.5 or 8" driver?

I don't want to build anything larger than the half chilli

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context? i.e. any particular 6.5 or 8" driver, (presumably one with real-world availability and confirmed T/S parameters), room requirements, etc?

If you're considering the half-chilli, I can tell you that Dave's Fonken167 design is an excellent performer. It's approximately the same footprint as the half-chilli, and has very high WAF, although much higher build complexity.
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