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Old 25th February 2009, 07:52 PM   #11
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I should build the Brynn. It was my name suggestion.

What does the width of the baffle add to the sound? Also I'm sort of stuck on using bottom mounted vents from using the 127e MLTL (as shown on the godzilla site) for a long time.
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Old 26th February 2009, 02:48 PM   #12
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Default wondering is 60watts too much to fostrex 126

Anyone can advice is a solid state amp of 60watts a overkill in-term of power to drive the 93db full range speaker. I am going to built a cabinet for 126 and still puzzle which design to pick. backwards horn or bass relex which plan to place at a living room of 20ft x 12ft. Can anyone mind share your experience and comment on your set-up......thanks
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Old 26th February 2009, 03:49 PM   #13
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Well, it's certainly overkill, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. At least you know that your dynamic BW will only be restricted by the speakers, not the amplifier as well. That said, you might want to look for something else in the future.

BR & 126 generally = not a great combination. They're better off in a horn, which is what they were designed for.
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Old 26th February 2009, 04:18 PM   #14
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I have driven the 126 with the super t amp, with 2 china pp )yaqin and ming da), with a couple of transistor amps (thule, pioneer), with the trends, with dared mp 5 and of course with the tubelab that I build a couple of months ago ....
and this is the compo I kept and I like the most (the 126e's BIB with the tubelab) ...

btw I forgot to mention another option for the drivers , the hemp acoustics 8''

but if you ask right now I think I'll go for 207e .......
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Old 26th February 2009, 04:38 PM   #15
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a few thoughts:

Any of the amps you've listed would certainly have enough "muscle" for the 207E's, and don't be surprised if you find a different favorite amp/speaker combo - be prepared to roll tubes in the tubelab for "tone control".

An application like this would be a great showcase for the flexibility of Eddie Vaughn's Carina - in Triode mode, not the most grunt achievable with the EL84, but the combination of driver tube cap bypass and Ultralinear/Triode switches allow for a wide range of flavors from the same amp, without even rolling tubes.


After spending much time with the FE126E, even in an less than optimum enclosure, you might find the 207E a bit dark and thin at the top end. Phase plugs & other types of treatment won't likely help that much, and you may well need to consider adding a tweeter.
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Old 26th February 2009, 05:04 PM   #16
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To find a better combo is what is all about, I have also another pair of loudspeakers (http://www.audiospectrum-hifi.com/english/index.htm) made by a talented Greek ... which I use very often

My tubelab also has the triode/ultralinear switch and switchable feedback, I like the 126e's in triode mode with no feedback using the EL34, 6L6 sound nice too but I prefer the EL34's, havent yet tried KT88 though ...

do you have in mind any tweeter that will match the 207e??
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To find a better combo is what is all about, I have also another pair of loudspeakers (http://www.audiospectrum-hifi.com/english/index.htm) made by a talented Greek ... which I use very often

My tubelab also has the triode/ultralinear switch and switchable feedback, I like the 126e's in triode mode with no feedback using the EL34, 6L6 sound nice too but I prefer the EL34's, havent yet tried KT88 though ...

do you have in mind any tweeter that will match the 207e??

I'd be inclined to stick with Fostex horn tweeter - at the very least the FT17H, But be warned that once you get past their entry level horn, you're looking at higher cost than the 207E itself.

Of course, I could be all washed up about the need for a tweeter at all. My only listening experience with Fostex 8" Fullrangers was the FE206ESR in the BLH belonging to Frank McCrea, and honestly, I couldn't consistently detect a huge improvement when he connected the T90 or 900 or whatever model of supertweeter he was using.
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Old 27th February 2009, 03:28 AM   #19
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Default bryn/126

"but... the Brynn (have allready checked it) is something that I plan to build next month .... so to give another option for the 126 (and keep the best sounding enclosure and put them in the bedroom) ..."

I built the bryn last year and used the 126 and I'm still happy with them. .......all the best....Pete
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"but... the Brynn (have allready checked it) is something that I plan to build next month .... so to give another option for the 126 (and keep the best sounding enclosure and put them in the bedroom) ..."

I built the bryn last year and used the 126 and I'm still happy with them. .......all the best....Pete

pardon if the question has been already answered, but with which amp(s) are you driving the 126's in the Brynn?
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