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Old 6th January 2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Fe167e - which cabinet - Chilli Chang, Metronome or FT-1600 MkII

Hello everybody,
Im sure you already discussed some of it, but please I have a pair of the fostex fe167e at home and well first I thought to build the Chilli changs than I have got stuck with the cutting schedule esp. with the bracings. I thought to build the recommendet fostex basreflex but have god bad review on that so finaly im stuck.

Good review have so far I found: Chilli Chang, Metronome and the FT-1600 MkII
As I have alsolutely no experience and have never done such a thing im looking for advice. Please give me some recommendation. What would be the best allaround construction?
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Old 11th January 2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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Old 11th January 2010, 07:16 AM   #3
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I am a novice and have just finished the woodwork for the FT1600mkII. It was quite a challange for someone who hasnt really done any woodwork (ever!) but they have come out looking ok. Veneering next.....
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Old 11th January 2010, 07:28 AM   #4
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Hello Daniel,

because of the Xmax of only 0,6 mm
i prefer a double Horn, the POSAUNE
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Old 11th January 2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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I've heard the Brines FT-1600 Mk-II (and own the LT-2000) and it's fantastic and very compact, easy to position and very space-friendly. The bass is lean and clean, plenty deep for acoustic music and not boomy to my ears.

I've heard three sets of Scottmoose double-mouth horn/BVR's. In general, they energize the air differently and have a big soundstage. My favorite is Harvey but the Maiko is also really nice. They take up more space (physically, and you have to sit back from them a bit) so maybe your room should decide?

It's hard for me to imagine you going wrong either way, especially with that driver (which I personally prefer to the 8" FE207E; the 8" has more bass but the 6" is sweeter to my ears).

I haven't had the pleasure of hearing the Met's or hm's designs yet.
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Old 11th January 2010, 06:18 PM   #6
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I've heard the Brines FT-1600 Mk-II (and own the LT-2000) and it's fantastic and very compact, easy to position and very space-friendly. The bass is lean and clean, plenty deep for acoustic music and not boomy to my ears.
Compact? the ones i built are massive!
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Old 11th January 2010, 06:51 PM   #7
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Not on your list is the Fonken167. True it is a more challenging build then the ML-TL (simpliest) or the Chang. I've not heard the Chang, but in comparison the ML-TL bass seems a bit fat & uncontrolled.

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Old 11th January 2010, 07:07 PM   #8
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Compact? the ones i built are massive!
Hi adamus, I guess it's just the footprint that's compact. I have BiB's and huge OB's in the living room which make everything look small.
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Old 11th January 2010, 07:12 PM   #9
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Ys, I too found the FT1600 bass a bit loose for my taste, and the cabs were too large (in MY room!).
Still, I enjoyed my time with them.
I really liked the "Demetri's" I heard, though.
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Old 11th January 2010, 08:39 PM   #10
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Hi doorman, interesting! May I ask:

(a) if you tried adjusting the damping
(b) were they near the wall(s) or pulled out?
(c) what did you eventually settle on that had bass more to your liking? (Was it the Demetris?)

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