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Old 26th February 2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I have a pair of Lowther EX3's lying around and I'd like to build them into a small bookshelf type speaker. I like the look of the Fonkens but they don't fit a 8" driver, can I simply scale up the Fonken to fit a 8" driver?

Is it that simple :-)

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Old 26th February 2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Hi there,

I have a pair of Lowther EX3's lying around and I'd like to build them into a small bookshelf type speaker. I like the look of the Fonkens but they don't fit a 8" driver, can I simply scale up the Fonken to fit a 8" driver?
well resizing a design for any size driver to fit is one thing


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Is it that simple :-)

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but getting it to actually sound right , nope- not quite



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Old 27th February 2010, 08:12 AM   #3
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I have a pair of Lowther EX3's lying around and I'd like to build them into a small bookshelf type speaker. I like the look of the Fonkens but they don't fit a 8" driver, can I simply scale up the Fonken to fit a 8" driver?

Is it that simple :-)
Stoat,

It is not nearly that easy. 1st thing is that the driver needs to appropriate to this kind of enclosure... certainly FE126/166/206 aren't. I have a feeling that the Lowther is closer to them than the FExx7 drivers,

1st criteria is that they need to work in a reflex enclosure.

From what i know of these drivers any small enclosure for them is going to end up being a mid-tweeter... it will need bass support.

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