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Old 12th January 2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Tangband Bamboo 1320 vs Fostex FE127

Someone at Ebay is selling the Tangband 1320 at a fairly good price ($60-70 a pair including delivery). I am thinking of using a pair as a bipole arrangement.

My query is that how does it compare to the Fe127 in a similar arrangement? Would the FE127 has an edge over the Tangband in terms of sound reproduction?

Any input from any one is welcomed. Cheers.
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Old 13th January 2009, 03:15 AM   #2
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ive seen some of those bamboo drivers on parts express.i must say im curious to here what others have to say about these.
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Old 13th January 2009, 04:17 AM   #3
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Godzilla has had experience with both and has made comments here and on the Full Range Forum.

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Old 13th January 2009, 04:26 AM   #4
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Old 13th January 2009, 04:52 AM   #5
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Default I have the 4" bamboo..............

$70 a pair for the bamboo including shipping, I'd get some (no longer availiable).

I use 2 arranged like the omega minuet
http://www.dagogo.com/images/SG-NYC-...nuet-front.jpg

here's a link to a picture of mine.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...ageID=24436489

the fostex has a peak just b4 7khz while the bamboo has a peak at 6khz (never bothered me).

The bamboo has a shorting ring and phase plug.
The fostex has a 3 gram cone while the bamboo is 3.5 grams.
The bamboo has a stronger magnet.

I'd imagine they are close in sound but who knows.

The fe127e has a huge following while the bamboo was too pricy for huge popularity (even though worth it) and was discontinued (my theory).

People are still buying 127e, even at $45 now.

Most of this stuff is like flavors.

I am thinking of trying 4 of the 2" peerless (830970) in an array similar to the 7th veil "nonsuch 4" but I'd use somewhere between 18" and 24" wide baffle to avoid baffle step stuff.

http://www.tnt-audio.com/jpg/nonsuch.jpg


Why not buy 1 of each then tell us what you think ?

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Default Re: I have the 4" bamboo..............

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People are still buying 127e, even at $45 now.
And the FE127eN at $120.

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Old 14th January 2009, 06:11 PM   #7
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I have the 3 inch in salad bowl enclosures and they sound great. If you have the chance to get a pair, then do it and give them a listen. The only down side is they are less efficient than the fostex.

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