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Old 17th May 2009, 08:53 PM   #21
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Thanks fella's,

I may have to swallow my pride too. They don't sound half bad at all, and that's without BSC. The only variable that has changed since I first heard them was a B1 buffer is now in front of the amp.

Still a shouty bugger at the top end but a little 10mm audax tweeter will be tried out.

I may have to scrounge for some more walnut for a little L shaped 'baffle' for it (tweeter).

I loved the CSS but not the Fostex. Now I'm beginning to appreciate the Fostex. I'm a convert!
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Old 17th May 2009, 08:57 PM   #22
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Doing at least the pre-treatment on the drivers will really help smooth them out -- and you will get a bit more downward dynamic range.

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Old 17th May 2009, 09:06 PM   #23
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Dave,

I'm not even talking to you. Between you, the Moose fella and Rabbitz (the reason behind me hearing the CSS in the first place) I'd be happily discontented listening to multi-ways that so far have not worked in my room.

Wait, this is working out to be a good thing.

I didn't want to be a bloody Fostex lover though!

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Dave,

I'm not even talking to you. Between you, the Moose fella and Rabbitz (the reason behind me hearing the CSS in the first place) I'd be happily discontented listening to multi-ways that so far have not worked in my room.

Wait, this is working out to be a good thing.

I didn't want to be a bloody Fostex lover though!


Nice grain matching on the Brynn cabinets, and yup the little 4"rs kinda grow on ya, huh?
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Old 19th May 2009, 08:13 AM   #25
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Thanks Chris

Yeah actually they do. The little buggers.

Er, aside from 127eN drivers (umming and ahhing), is there another, (here we go) better Fostex that'll drop into the Brynn cabinet with reasonable success?

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Old 19th May 2009, 09:00 AM   #26
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is there another, (here we go) better Fostex that'll drop into the Brynn cabinet with reasonable success?
FX120, F120A. The FX120 is abou the same $ as FE127eN, the FX120 is smoother (way smoother than a stock one), but lacks the downward dynamic range of the 127eN, but better than stock by a fair bit. You loose a bit of efficency and they tend to like voltage amps better.

You probably need to add a bit more damping to the box to make it appear slighly larger.

Jeff, you have FX120 in our Brynn at one time didn't you?

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Chisb,
You said you tried the FF125. Was it stock or modified? What is your opinion on this driver/box combo?
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Chisb,
You said you tried the FF125. Was it stock or modified? What is your opinion on this driver/box combo?

All drivers were modified with as close to equal degrees of treatment as their dissimilar cone / dust-cap material and shapes allow.

I played with both the FE126E and FF125K in the Brynns, experimenting with series R of up to 4 ohms IIRC, and on tube amps ranging from Paramour 2A3 to DIY Class A EL84 P/P triode to Jolida 203 EL34.

Simply put, even though the series resistance helped tonal balance, the result for me with either was not as satisfying or relaxed and transparent as with the FE127E. Another driver that works very well in this box, and is a virtual drop-in replacement if not rebated for flush mount, is the mythical HA FR4.5 - a good pair can be quite delightful. In fact, that's what's running in my own pair at this time.
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Jeff, you have FX120 in our Brynn at one time didn't you?

No, just my Hemp 4.5's. The FX120's are still in my Fonkenesk boxes.

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No, just my Hemp 4.5's. The FX120's are still in my Fonkenesk boxes.

Jeff

Jeff, that's "esque" as in burlesque
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