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Old 5th October 2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Flood killed my speakers

The recent flooding in Manila killed the Half Chili's I built for the room referenced in this thread.

I was able to save my 45SET amp so I'll still be using that. What would you guys recommend I build?? It'll be for female vocals and jazz and requirements are high sensitivity and small footprint.

Flooding also killed the speakers in my office system. The room is rectangular, around 15' x 20'. Amplification will be with a Musical Fidelity 100w/ch amp so sensitivity isn't an issue. What would you recommend??
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Old 5th October 2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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So sorry to hear that! Did you lose the drivers too or just the cabinets?

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Old 5th October 2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Echoing Godzilla, sorry to hear that. We have family in Alabang who lost everything. But you saved your tube amp, which is good.
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Old 5th October 2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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The Fostex drivers have paper cones and they quickly turned to mush so they will have to be replaced. I lost my Rega P3-24 and a pair of Klipsch Forte's. The verdict is still out on my Denon CD player but I was able to save my Musical Fidelity amp/preamp from the office system and my tube setup from home.
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Old 6th October 2009, 09:41 AM   #6
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So should I go with the Half Chili (FE167E)again for my home system??

For the office system I'm thinking of doing a Metronome with FE127E drivers. BTW, the room is 16.5'x16.5' (made a mistake with the original measurement).
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So should I go with the Half Chili (FE167E)again for my home system??

For the office system I'm thinking of doing a Metronome with FE127E drivers. BTW, the room is 16.5'x16.5' (made a mistake with the original measurement).
Sounds good to me...

There sure has been a lot of natural disasters on your side of the pacific of late... the news photos of people wading chest deep thru the streets only hinted at the devastation.

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So should I go with the Half Chili (FE167E)again for my home system??

For the office system I'm thinking of doing a Metronome with FE127E drivers. BTW, the room is 16.5'x16.5' (made a mistake with the original measurement).
Were you happy with the Half Chili's or are you curious about trying a new design? You know what you will get if you do them again but if they were lacking to your ear in any department then I'm sure you are wondering if something else would be better. If I were in your shoes it would all depend on my opinion of the Half Chili's. I wouldn't hesitate to build another set if I really liked them and had little or no issue with their performance.

Sorry to hear about your loss, but you are alive and able to build more speakers so you are in more of the lucky category relatively speaking. I've never faced any kind of flood situation other than Hurricane season in Central Florida which is usually more about wind damage. Good Luck.
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The 45SETs are crying for more sensitivity.....something in the range of 97db would be great. Any fullrange drivers out there that sensitive??
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More efficiency = more $$$, larger driver, larger box in most cases.

FE208eS is close... has been shown to work well in Sachiko. FE206e/206eN would be a less expensive alternative at the cost of a dB or 2.

http://www.audio-talk.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1455

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