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Old 16th January 2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Fe107e or FF85k?

I found the fe127e to be too harsh in the upper range for my liking but liked their overall sound. How does the fe107e compare to the ff85K? Or, for that matter how to both compare to the 127e? I'm looking for something that sounds smooth all around.
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I'm sure Planet10 has an opinion here. Are you there Dave?
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Old 17th January 2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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i can't answer you questione exactly, but i know the fe108es very well.

berfore modding it, the sound was to harsh and the highs were to loud. for my taste, i always had to use a notch to tame the highs in the frugal-horn. after modding it with felt around the driver and on the legs and c37-lacquer on the cone it was much better, but sill a bit to harsh. finally i bite the bullet and a few days ago i installed phase plugs . imho a notch is not needed anymore .

maybe you should try to enabl the 127e and try a phase-plug?

the "magic-dots" are the next thing i am going to do with my modded fostexes .
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I found the fe127e to be too harsh in the upper range for my liking but liked their overall sound. How does the fe107e compare to the ff85K? Or, for that matter how to both compare to the 127e? I'm looking for something that sounds smooth all around.
I find the FE127e harsh too.. the peak at 7k or so can really be fatiguing... as the FE127eN shows, most of that can be removed... between my site and comments in various threads everything (except practise) to duplicate what i do can be found. I understand that the FE103 is smoother out of the box, FE107 should be similar. FF85 is an awesome driver, but starts rising sharply (or so the measures and the young ones who can hear that high) above 15k. I'm working on that one too.

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I understand that the FE103 is smoother out of the box,

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They're smooth, but also reveal loads of detail.
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I'm leaning towards the Fe107e right now (though I wonder if they'll have more bass than my 3 inch Tang Bands). Is there a reason to step up to the 108Ez? I suppose I could also do the fe167e but like the appearance of smaller drivers better.
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Have you considered getting a pair of fully treated fe127e? or treating your if you already have a pair?
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I'm leaning towards the Fe107e right now (though I wonder if they'll have more bass than my 3 inch Tang Bands). Is there a reason to step up to the 108Ez? I suppose I could also do the fe167e but like the appearance of smaller drivers better.

If you plan on a typical sealed or ported design, it would be best to go with the FE103E instead of the FE107E. The 107 is better suited for horns.
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If you plan on a typical sealed or ported design, it would be best to go with the FE103E instead of the FE107E. The 107 is better suited for horns.
!08eS would rather be in a horn, the FE107 can be considered to be a shielded FE103... they are pretty much interchangable to my mind.

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!08eS would rather be in a horn, the FE107 can be considered to be a shielded FE103... they are pretty much interchangable to my mind.

dave

I stand corrected. I thought they were similar to the 126 and 127, one shielded, one not, one better for horns, the other not. Hmm...
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