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Old 18th March 2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Vampyr vs Metronome vs Zigmahornets, DCA 4 vs EnABled vs Fostex help!

Hi, I am new to this full-range driver thing, but as I was reading the 6moons review of the Zigmahornets my wife walked by and said she thought they were pretty. I saw an opening there, so as long as I keep the cost down, I have the OK to build a nice sounding system. Thought I would go with the SI T-amp, I have a room 10' x 19', listen mostly to vocals and classical (strings), would prefer to keep the speakers within 6" of the wall and position them on the long wall with the sofa opposite, so I would be sitting 7-8' away. No carpet in the room, vinyl floor and painted plaster walls. Prefer good imaging, nice highs, no thunderous bass needed.
Liked the Zigs, but there always seems to be a 'but' in what people say about them, then there are the Metronomes, (but the wife says they're OK looking), and the Vampyrs seem to be a design with nothing said about them since the design last year. THEN there are the drivers-Fostex, EnABled, and now the DCA 4 seems to be available again.
The more I read, the less I know....
Suggestions appreciated, especially any feedback on those who can compare the above, or have heard the Vampyrs.
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Old 18th March 2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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If I read you correctly, the Metronomes still had enough WAF ?

If so, and as there appears to be no anecdotal reports on the Vampyrs yet, the Metronomes would be my hands down recommendation.

As for drivers, as my signature line will portray, I might not be objective on the matter, but I think it wouldn't take long to find some very positive user feedback on the Fostex FE127EN (i.e. the Planet10 modified units)
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Old 18th March 2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Hi,

No one has built Vampr yet (at least that is talking) so that is why no feedback.

Metronome -- at least for FE127 & FE108 has been built and builders like it.

Zigmahornet has been built often, many people are dissapointed and from the descriptions of its performance, you can probably get more out of a set of Solo 103.

The larger driver (FE127e vrs FE103e*) offers a lot more performance for not an aweful lot more money. The box will be bigger thou.

Vampyr was designed using modern sim tools and design methodology that has yielded successful boxes in (almost) every case. Its form factor was purposely targeted at the very nice aesthetic of the Zigmahornet. Best we can figure, the Zigmahornet is more designed by guess.

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*(just finished the 1st 4 FE103eN and hope to install them in a client's BD-Pipes today)
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Old 19th March 2009, 12:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses, they are helpful. I am tempted to try the Vampyr's just to see what they are like, but then I have no reference speaker to let people know how they sound. I may have the chance to buy some slightly used 127e's, so the metronome may be the way to go.
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Can anyone give me a link to the plans/drawings or some photos of the vampyr, or is it vampyre? I've done several google searches and can't find anything.

The way you are talking about building it there must be some solid information out there somewhere??

I built Zigmahornets with Fostex fe127's, I altered the dimensions according to some vague hints I found at the time, though I can't find them now! They have a bigger cross section than the originals and portion of the bottom is sealed off and filled with sand. On the whole I think they sound far more impressive than I was expecting, though I do find them a little shouty sometimes.

I'm hoping to build some new cabinets that are more optimised for the drivers but like many I like the aesthetics of the Ziggies, hence my curiosity about the vampyr(e).

Here's hoping
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Old 10th January 2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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Both Vampyr & Venom have been withdraw. Results for Vampyr-V showed a big improvement. Venom-V is the box in the same theme for the FE127.

The V-Series are, as far as i have seen, A variation on the MBVRs & Voigts that is unique.

At this point you need to contact Scott (or me) about the V-Series. There is a modest fee for these plans.

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