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Old 2nd February 2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default FOSTEX FE208ES-R

Desperately seeking a pair (preferably new or mint cond.). Yes, you can take me to the cleaners on this one..
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Old 2nd February 2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Hi pengesluk, out of curiosity:

1. If you're willing to pay a lot for an exotic 8" fullranger, why not just get AER's?

2. What's your enclosure?
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Old 2nd February 2011, 09:59 PM   #3
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!. Up to my knees in AER already
2. None. OB.
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Old 2nd February 2011, 10:03 PM   #4
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The -R version has a Qt=0.16. It's not really suited for OB but for a BLH.

The SEAS X1 is much better suited for OB. So be a patriot, and try those.
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Old 2nd February 2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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I would imagine the plan is to run them down to their mass-corner (-3dB should be ~475Hz judging by the claimed Fo & Qo) & cross to dedicated LF drivers.
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Old 2nd February 2011, 10:27 PM   #6
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Scott, you're spot on as always. Good to see someone thinking outside the box for a change. And why is it that people always try and talk you out of a fixed thing WHY??
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Old 2nd February 2011, 10:51 PM   #7
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Because the FE208ES-R is very hard to find!
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Old 2nd February 2011, 10:58 PM   #8
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Scott, you're spot on as always. Good to see someone thinking outside the box for a change. And why is it that people always try and talk you out of a fixed thing WHY??
Probably because it's seems the primary improvement of the -R version is improved bass performance. Appearantly there's very little difference from midrange and up over the standard version.

Also, according to some people at Audio Asylum, the x-1 is a better performer (of course it's also about 50% more expensive that the current asking price for the 208ES-R).
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Old 2nd February 2011, 11:29 PM   #9
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Saturnus, I just happen to have all the different Fostex 8" "fullrange" drivers of any interest, including a pair of FE208ES-R and I know for a fact that there is no other Fostex with a midrange like this driver. I need another pair for two reasons, I would like to try and make them sing even more beautiful in an all OB system, and I fancy the idea of a back-up pair in case something should go wrong with the pair already giving stellar performance in a maxed-out BLH system. They are THAT good, and I hate the thought of not having this sound around. There you have it. As for SEAS, yeah, right...
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Saturnus, I just happen to have all the different Fostex 8" "fullrange" drivers of any interest, including a pair of FE208ES-R and I know for a fact that there is no other Fostex with a midrange like this driver. I need another pair for two reasons, I would like to try and make them sing even more beautiful in an all OB system, and I fancy the idea of a back-up pair in case something should go wrong with the pair already giving stellar performance in a maxed-out BLH system. They are THAT good, and I hate the thought of not having this sound around. There you have it. As for SEAS, yeah, right...
pengesluk I agree with you 100%! I also own the FE208ES-R drivers. I use my in Sachiko cabinets from approx 80Hz to 10Khz. I then have a pair of 16 ohm, alnico magnet, Pioneer HW-7 horns coming in at 8Khz and covering up to 25Khz. Below that I have a pair of Hawthorne Audio "augies" 15" drivers on OB, powered by a a pro solid-state amp covering from 100Hz and below, down to 28Hz. I can honestly say there's no other speaker I'd rather have. Like you I'm looking for another pair of FE208ES-R drivers in case one of these ever gets damaged!

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