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Old 14th June 2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default Metronome or Fonken Floorstander

Guys

I'm going to start a new speaker build in the next couple of weeks. I have the FE127E's on hand and I'm currently running them in, in a cardboard enclosure. Strangely enough they actually sound quite good in cardboard. Anyway...

I was dead set on building the metronome but had second thoughts because my woodworking skills are terrible and because they are quite tall they'll cost a fortune in birch ply (can't get them to fit on the smaller size sheets)

I mostly listed to folk music (Martin Carthy, June Tabor, etc) and run a small push pull valve amp and use a PC (Asus Xonar Essence ST) as my source.

What do you recommend for my circumstances?

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Old 14th June 2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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Guys

I'm going to start a new speaker build in the next couple of weeks. I have the FE127E's on hand and I'm currently running them in, in a cardboard enclosure. Strangely enough they actually sound quite good in cardboard. Anyway...

I was dead set on building the metronome but had second thoughts because my woodworking skills are terrible and because they are quite tall they'll cost a fortune in birch ply (can't get them to fit on the smaller size sheets)

I mostly listed to folk music (Martin Carthy, June Tabor, etc) and run a small push pull valve amp and use a PC (Asus Xonar Essence ST) as my source.

What do you recommend for my circumstances?

Thanks

Chris

well, if you're talking about this design:

http://homepage.mac.com/tlinespeaker...127-FS-Mk2.pdf


it's not a particularly difficult build, delivers pretty good bang for the buck, and it's been my experience that the FE127E just luvs em some 8-20watts of tube power.


do pay attention to the note on ballasting the lower cavity, as even with a wide base plate, it can be a bit tippy
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Old 14th June 2010, 04:37 PM   #3
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Yes that's the one I was thinking. I've heard good reviews of both and the metronome looks like a very tricky build so the floorstander is the one I'll go with

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Met will take the FE127 lower, but perhaps not with the same finese. The floorstander is a much easier build, and uses a fraction of the panel material as the Met.

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