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Old 30th September 2010, 04:47 PM   #11
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At the top end of this 'sweet spot', around 6", what are the Fostex options still in production ?
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That said 4-5" is the sweet spot IMHO. If you need more impact & dynamics than they provide, it is no sin to add a pair of well matched active woofers.

With you amplifier i'd point you toward Mark Audio, FR125 as happier with yours.

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At the top end of this 'sweet spot', around 6", what are the Fostex options still in production ?

Well, anybody's guess is good about any "special editions" such as the ESRs, but I think the candidates from current production models would be FE166En and FE168E Sigma, which of course would generally require "some type of horn" for anything approaching full bandwidth, or the inclusion of powered woofer(s)
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>>> Of those two (i am working on a pair of each as we speak), i'd choose the 1808... right of the edge of passing outside decent value for the dollar thou.

Not cheap but it's a fun driver to own, imo. It's like buying fostex sigma's... you don't need to spend the money but they are just a bit better than the rest of the line. The 1808 is not perfect but always draws me into the music. I need to get a pair of Alpairs and compare these two drivers. I'm sure neither is bad but curious how they differ. My new open baffle setup is designed to allow easy swapping... sitting atop a pair of H-frames so switching drivers should be as easy as cutting a hole in a baffle.

I'd second everything that was said above. I have used 4" drivers that lit up a room with sound in the right cabinet and my office is approx 16 x 13 with 11 foot ceilings.

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