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Old 3rd January 2011, 12:35 PM   #121
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Well done, bradhold!

(I just received my Alpair 7's - just got to get the cabinet together now )
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Old 12th January 2011, 07:05 PM   #122
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I have a pair of fe126en's (stock), and i'm wondering which one to build:

Frugal horn level 1 or the Frugal horn mk3.

Is the mk3 horn better suited to my 126en's, or will the fe126en perform well in an level 1 horn?

Please help me decide!

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Old 12th January 2011, 08:24 PM   #123
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My personal feeling is that we have achieved what we set out to do with FH3 -- simplier, better, more versatile -- were all accomplished (and prettier too IMO), so i'd recommend the new build in all cases.

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Old 12th January 2011, 08:33 PM   #124
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Yes, Bravo Brad! Looks like you rose to the challenge nicely. Please do report back after you've listened for a time.
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Old 13th January 2011, 02:08 PM   #125
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My personal feeling is that we have achieved what we set out to do with FH3 -- simplier, better, more versatile -- were all accomplished (and prettier too IMO), so i'd recommend the new build in all cases.

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I am going to build the FH3 soon (at least try....).

Thanks Dave!
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Old 15th January 2011, 02:29 AM   #126
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Ed, one of the objectives of the most recent version was to reduce the complexity (including number of folds, etc) over the MkI. Having built multiples of the first, as well as the A126, BH MKI & II, I can say that goal was certainly achieved.
No doubt that as with many elegantly simple looking designs, the topology would be "scalable" to larger drivers; but of course the line length and overall cabinet dimensions would increase.
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Thanks Chris
I'm looking at a 6.5" driver. Early sim's show a falling response parallel to the infinite baffle profile and ~4 dB above.
No sooner do you boil it down when I come along and spin it..
This design really has evolved well, has there been any work/progress on a scaled up version for 6.5" drivers?
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Old 15th January 2011, 05:24 AM   #127
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has there been any work/progress on a scaled up version for 6.5" drivers?
Yes.

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Old 15th January 2011, 05:27 AM   #128
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Hi Dave,

I emailed you,

Thanks Very much!
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Old 15th January 2011, 10:08 AM   #129
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Dave, any drivers in mind for the larger Frugel-Horn Mk3 enclosure. I have my eyes on the Mark Audio Alpair 10.2 drivers.
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Old 15th January 2011, 07:22 PM   #130
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Dave, any drivers in mind for the larger Frugel-Horn Mk3 enclosure. I have my eyes on the Mark Audio Alpair 10.2 drivers.
let me second guess Dave and Scott on this - extrapolating experience with a range of Fostex and Mark Audio drivers in the FH3, I'd be inclined towards something like the FE166E / FF165K, etc for a larger F-Horn

I personally found the Mark Audio drivers an bit bass heavy in the couple of horn type enclosures in which I've heard them so far, and definitely prefer them in Pensil and of Mar-Ken series.
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