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Old 3rd February 2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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I built a pair of the Harvey BVR's nice speaker just not my cup of tea. , If anyone near Jax FL wants them i would trade them for 2 sheets of 3/4 birch plywood ,so that i can try another design .
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Old 3rd February 2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Out of curiosity, under what conditions did these not float your boat?

In other words, what driver / electronics, etc?
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The Amp Fi X 2A3 , the CD player Ah Tjobe, Mapleshade @ Kimber Kable , the room 16'x12'x10' with treatment, dedicated listing room. other speakers Hornshoppe Horns . I felt the Harveys sounded like a PA speaker very hollow sounding .experimented with damping in both the chamber and throat. drivers i used were Fostex 126e and Fostex 108 sigmas
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Fair enough.

FWIW, I've personally heard a pair of Harveys built by Aengus MacIntosh that sounded underwhelming with the FE126, but very satisfactory with the FE127. This was in a much larger space than you've described, albeit with about 10dB more power than your Fi X 2A3.

By all accounts, the Saburo is a superior performer for the FE126E from the ScottMoose design catalog.

I can attest that the smaller Aiko from the same branch of the Spawn family works very well for the FE108E Sigma.

Anyway, good luck with your next project(s)...
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Old 3rd February 2009, 06:08 PM   #5
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My next project is going to be the Nagoata 18mm Swan. I built a mock up out of 1/4 luan and was amazed ,can't wait to build them properly
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Good luck with the new build.

Remember that the most recent pass of Harvey was designed specifically for the 127, not the 126 BTW, as Chris notes. The 126 wouldn't be overly happy in it.
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Fair enough.

FWIW, I've personally heard a pair of Harveys built by Aengus MacIntosh that sounded underwhelming with the FE126, but very satisfactory with the FE127. This was in a much larger space than you've described, albeit with about 10dB more power than your Fi X 2A3.

By all accounts, the Saburo is a superior performer for the FE126E from the ScottMoose design catalog.

I can attest that the smaller Aiko from the same branch of the Spawn family works very well for the FE108E Sigma.

Anyway, good luck with your next project(s)...
Chris: Do you have a link for the above mentioned Aiko?- can't seem to find it.
( my wife would say" Yup, same old thing,you never look"--!)
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I built a pair of the Harvey BVR's nice speaker just not my cup of tea. , If anyone near Jax FL wants them i would trade them for 2 sheets of 3/4 birch plywood ,so that i can try another design .
i might take you up on that. would they work ok with the pioneer a11? not too far from jax.
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Passably, although they'd prefer the 127.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 09:18 PM   #10
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Passably, although they'd prefer the 127.

the best fe127 price is about $47 from madisound, then?

what about the 126?
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