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Old 25th February 2010, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default FonkenPrime or GR Fonken questions

I decided I'll try my hand at a set of Fonkens. I guess I want to know about that "sounds good, but it's not a Fonken" ya'll been talking about.

The GR looks like a simpler build, is there big difference in how they sound?

Anyways, here are the Fostex FE127e's breaking in..
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Nice enclosure

The finese of the FonkenPrime comes from the big bevel, and the VERY high aspect ratio ports. The GR doesn't disappear quite as well, abd has a bit less control at the bottom (some find that a good thing). Build whichever suits,

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Old 25th February 2010, 02:23 AM   #3
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I put about 10 minutes into those beauties......
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In the icon view the colour scheme is quite cool...

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Old 25th February 2010, 04:00 AM   #5
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in the icon view it looks like a great paint scheme, its got my thinking

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Old 25th February 2010, 04:14 AM   #6
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Anyways, here are the Fostex FE127e's breaking in..
Ziplonkens.

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Old 25th February 2010, 04:41 AM   #7
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Ziplonkens.
Ouch!!

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Old 17th October 2010, 10:46 PM   #8
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Default Thought I'd bring this back to life....

decided several months back to build the primes but didn't get started to a couple of weeks ago.

I took my time on these with the fitting of brace to driver and was definitely apprehensive about cutting the baffle angle. I spent extra time on fit of panels before gluing and learned the value of a flush trim router bit. These are 1/2" BB, with 3/4" oak plywood for baffle and 3/4" polystuff batting on interior.

I still have to decide what finish and what I'll do for stands....too high sitting on Axioms.

So far they sound good hooked up to an Onkyo and my Sony Cd player.

What screws do you guys like for attaching driver to baffle?
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I use brass screws. Remember, just tight enuff to stop the imaginary washer from moving.

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thanks Dave, they're sounding better all the time.
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