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Old 18th March 2011, 05:18 AM   #1
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Default Frugal-Horns Hiro Driver Choices

I'm interested in building Frugal-Horns Hiro, but couldn't get the listed drivers (FE1-68eS) locally. So my question is, may I replace FE1-68eS with FE168EƩ instead? If I can, what can I expect from it (better/worse)?

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Old 18th March 2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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...they're the same driver, just another way of writing FE168 E "Sigma" https://www.madisound.com/store/prod...roducts_id=272
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Old 18th March 2011, 06:37 AM   #3
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The driver oHiro was designed for is FE166e, FE166En will work.

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Old 18th March 2011, 06:49 AM   #4
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...they're the same driver, just another way of writing FE168 E "Sigma" https://www.madisound.com/store/prod...roducts_id=272
Thanks for clarifying that. I guess I get confused a bit with Scott here.


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The driver oHiro was designed for is FE166e, FE166En will work.
Will FE168ESigma give noticeable better performance? If not then I'll happily settle with FE166EN.


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Old 18th March 2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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One would hope that it does...

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Old 18th March 2011, 01:46 PM   #6
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Thanks Dave. Decided to stick with FE166EN.

But after calculate the total cost, I found Sachiko and Hiro gonna differed a bit only. So now the question, is Sachiko overkill for my room size (WxL : 4.8m x 6.6m)?
Previously I chose Hiro because I'm afraid Sachiko will be too much for my room (and who doesn't want to save a bit? ) ...
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My personal preference is for smaller drivers. Based on that i'd go with Hiro.

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Old 19th January 2013, 05:23 AM   #8
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I built the hiro's AND Sachiko's 3 years ago. Hiro for me and sachiko for my buddy Dave, who was convinced that the hiro's 'wouldn't do bass'
3 years later I'm still loving my hiro's. just got around to ordering phase plugs.
I've had some guys who own (and design) very high end systems over to listen, several times, and everyone likes them. Invariably, even experienced guys get up and start looking for subs! My buddy Dave? His Sachiko's are too big for his room... They can get boomy if you're in a small room. My room is 16' x 25' and with 4.5wpc I'm in heaven
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Old 19th January 2013, 05:25 AM   #9
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Also, IMHO, hiro does mids and highs with a purity that must be experienced.
But, the Sachiko's are damn good too!!
I think the Smaller drivers are more refined.
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Old 19th January 2013, 10:35 AM   #10
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Tell your friend to add some more damping if the Sachikos are producing too much LF for his room. Too much is good. You can always do something about that. It's much harder to increase what doesn't exist in the first place.

Glad you're both enjoying the two boxes.
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