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Old 27th April 2011, 10:14 PM   #291
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C'mon Chris, give us a hint then.

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Old 28th April 2011, 07:08 AM   #292
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C'mon Chris, give us a hint then.

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Old 29th April 2011, 04:20 AM   #293
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So how have people been tweaking the damping after building their speakers? Is it possible to adjust the stuffing through the speaker's hole or is it best to leave a panel unglued? Do you just guess and hope it sounds good when its glued up?
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Old 29th April 2011, 11:34 AM   #294
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I followed the original damping plan for the FE126En and weighed the acoustistuff to get the recommended amount in the "V". If you tease the acoustistuff too much it's hard to achieve the recommended weight in the "V". One bag from Parts Express was almost enough to do the four horns that I built. It's possible to adjust some of the acoustistuff through the hole after final assembly but only what you can reach. You're not going to get a hand deep into the "V" once the sides are glued.

I found a challenging part of the damping plan was gluing the felt to the driver compartment so all sides matched up and were covered uniformly after assembly. Lots of "figuring" before I found the right spots to glue the felt on the single board sides.

After buttoning everything up the sound is so good I haven't any desire to tweak anything at this time.
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Old 1st May 2011, 10:51 AM   #295
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I'd just like thank all those who have contributed to this project. I have built a pair of Frugal horn mk3 with Fostex 126En. They have about 20 hours use now and are sounding truly superb. They are much clearer than my previous speakers (3500) - no question. So thanks everyone

All that remains to do is to finish the cabinets., and experiment a bit with stuffing and placement.
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Old 1st May 2011, 01:39 PM   #296
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You're welcome. Glad you like them.
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Old 1st May 2011, 05:13 PM   #297
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hello everyone, been following the thread and was wondering if there was anyone out there that could build these for me or cut the pieces out? My wood working skills are not very good and my last build( sachiko's fe206en) was great but looks very DIY. I already have some fostex 126e's and think this would be a great speaker. PM if possible or direct me to where i need to go, thanks.

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Old 1st May 2011, 05:39 PM   #298
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Frugel-Horn Mk3 flat-paks

As time goes on i hope to see more flat-pak manufacturers. Guys in the UK & Australia are gearing up.

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Old 2nd May 2011, 03:22 AM   #299
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It's been a few weeks, but I have finally finished them. I used a small microfibre roller for the high gloss enamel paint and it worked a treat!

Overall, I couldn't be happier with the way these have worked out. Now I can sit back and enjoy the sound.

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It's been a few weeks, but I have finally finished them. I used a small microfibre roller for the high gloss enamel paint and it worked a treat! ...
Those look fantastic!! Nicely done
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