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Old 6th April 2011, 04:44 AM   #11
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FA22RCZ.

I already have 6 FE206En here (they are harder to reasinably match than the FE206e)

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Old 6th April 2011, 06:07 AM   #12
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ok, it'll be interesting to read of your impressions and see what you whip up for them.
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Same here, do you have a enclosure in mind?
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Not at all...

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Old 6th April 2011, 07:46 AM   #15
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I think this driver have potential, esp in the low end.

In this thread in a norwegian site you can have a impression of what we are doing with this driver here in Norway. http://www.hifisentralen.no/forum/in...52583.540.html

The translator option in google will probably make a lot of confusion so dont hesitate to ask me questons in this thread.

PS! Bob B have made a MLTL prototype for this driver for me. One guy is almost ready with a pair and i will make mine in may i hope. I have also already made a pair in reduced size and i am very satisfied after port tuning and filtering with BSC, Impedance correction and a dip filter for the 3K peak. If i play with toe in 1 meter "in front of my nose" the impedance correction isnt realy neccecary.

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They look nice, I imagine the bass is a lot better than my sealed boxes

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I have a pair of the SEAS in a 80 lt sealed enclosures and have run them now for a couple of weeks (should be broken in) and the sound is just not that interesting. Top end is out to lunch and bass is just, flaccid. I might try them in something else (BR maybe?).

I cannot speak to the Fe206en's, but the pair Fostex Fe167e's I
have sound by my ears, manifestly better.

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Could you tell us what amp you are using? Have you tried them open baffle?
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Old 6th April 2011, 07:33 PM   #18
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>>> flaccid...

lol. What's missing in the treble compared to the Fostex 167e? Fostex has such good tone. Does the Seas have it too?
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Got mine today. 1st impression: packaging is unimpressive. Some of these are probably going to get damaged inside the packing box.

Open spider is nice... looks like room to put substantial damping on the front face of the magnet behind the spider.

Cone has interesting strands of light coloured stuff in it.

Cone shape & wizzer look vintage.

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Old 7th April 2011, 12:14 AM   #20
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Sorry made a small mistake, boxes are 60 litres sealed not 80 (I basically built the SEAS recommended sealed boxes)

I have tried them with a variety of stuff, Sansui AU 717, NAD 3020i, Pioneer SA9100 & then the with the NAD as Pre with some different solid state power-amps. The only valve amp I have is a Pioneer SA-400, which added a bit of warmth but that was about it.
Of the above I probably preferred the AU717. I haven't tried them in open baffle, but I am keen to give that a go.

Compared to the Fe167e? I suppose it came down to use of a super tweeter, I hooked up a FT17H with a 1.5uf cap to both. I felt the SEAS definitely needed it, where as the Fostex didn't.

Has anyone built an Aperiodic box? I am think of modding the sealed boxes with some home made 'variovents'.
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