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Old 6th April 2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default eNabled Fostex F120 on the big site

I already have "home done" eNabled FE167s and FX120's in BRs that aren't even broken in - but noticed this pair of F120a's on the big auction site.

Seems like a great price (~$400). Q - are they worth a leap?
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Old 6th April 2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Old 6th April 2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: eNabled Fostex F120 on the big site

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I Seems like a great price (~$400). Q - are they worth a leap?
In my opinion they are not worth the big leap in price. I have a pair and they are OK but I don't think they are the best driver I have ever heard. They are a really well made driver that sounds good but not "Oh my God, that is amazing!" sounding. I have compared them head to head with the Jordan JX92S and like the Jordan better. While the F120A is a nice driver, I feel it is over rated and over priced.
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Old 6th April 2009, 05:06 PM   #4
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Fostex F120a -"The F.....in g disaster " heheh -too bad he didn't listen to one before ENABL so the picture is not clear.
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Old 6th April 2009, 06:39 PM   #5
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I didn't get a chance to listen to these in a box, but Jim Rebman's were sure good. Not flashy at all, they just kept pouring out the information we fed them. Very neutral.

These were special ordered by Romy -- with no suggestion from me -- he paid $606 for them. $400 is a very good price.

Spots are dark grey, and he had me paint the chromed bezel (being acrylic it should come off with isopropanol)

I have the measured data for anyone interested.

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Old 6th April 2009, 06:48 PM   #6
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I note that Romy posted a generic F120A picture. Here is the one i snapped before blackening the chrome. There is a bit of banding on the cone from the way the gloss went on.

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Old 6th April 2009, 07:15 PM   #7
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>>>>>http://www.planet10-hifi.com/

by applying the EnABL techniques and some proprietary planet10 techniques ($150 worth) that eliminated all know problems from this driver. The drivers come with measured T/S parameters. The drivers are finished in Black.

Take advantage of the rare and opportunity to get new perfect full-range driver for a near a half price. I would not part with this beauty but by suddenly progressing illness will force my doctor to amputate my ears in two weeks and will not be about to listen my new Fostex F120A anymore… my lost is your found.>>>>

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Old 6th April 2009, 11:11 PM   #8
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G'day dave,

How did you determine the positioning of the mid cone pattern ring?

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I used Bud's tap test. Mid ring on the dustcap was determined after playing with 1st FF125, and then FX120.

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Ah yes! I forgot about that one, thanks.

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