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Old 12th March 2012, 12:32 AM   #11
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I currently have FE126, A7.3, CHP-70 and W4-1879.
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Old 12th March 2012, 12:33 AM   #12
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Old 12th March 2012, 09:32 AM   #13
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Old 12th March 2012, 06:36 PM   #14
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Presently I only have a pair of FH3 with A7.2 drivers for demo. However a mate just 10-mins drive from me has a pair with CHP70 drivers and a pair of my Frugal Supertweeters (MA Tweeter #3) on top to reinforce the top end. I'm sure he'd be willing to bring them over to my place to demo.

So anyone near North Manchester (UK) is welcome to listen by pre arrangement.

Bye-the-way I also make Flat pack kits and full builds of these speakers to customer spec.
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Old 12th March 2012, 09:01 PM   #15
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Fostex 126 enabled FH3 West Wisconsin, USA
As far west as Prairie du Chien? I'm there once a month on business.

Bummer to read the FH3 really wants a tube amp. I intend to first try my FH3 with my refurbished B&O Beomaster 1900.
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As far west as Prairie du Chien? I'm there once a month on business.

Bummer to read the FH3 really wants a tube amp. I intend to first try my FH3 with my refurbished B&O Beomaster 1900.

while a dyed in the wool "bottle-head" might opine that any "full range" driver and most particularly in members of the BLH enclosure family thrive best on tube amps, there are some very nice sounding SS from vintage to the latest generations of Class D that could make many folks happy

hell - the FE126E in the FH3 doesn't sound all that hurtful on a Denon AV receiver

I've heard FH3 with enough different driver / amp combos to know that synergy isn't always predictable nor guaranteed
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Old 12th March 2012, 09:11 PM   #17
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Bummer to read the FH3 really wants a tube amp.
As has been said before... one of the beauties of FH3 is the ability to change its personality by changing the drivers.

FH3 with FE126 likes a tube amp or other amp with highish output impedance (ie Firstwatt F2)... if you use A7 or EL70 (or many others) work with SS. The EL70 (undoubtedly best bang for buck) is happy with modest Class D amps too.

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Old 8th June 2012, 05:08 PM   #18
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FH Mk3 flat pak now assembled, finished, and playing music.
Available for listen near The Mouse in Orlando, Florida. Drivers are Planet 10 FE126eN^2, amps are B&O and NAD SS, sources include vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital.

Bourbon and homebrew always available, but you're welcome to BYOB, source material, and amps.
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FH Mk3 flat pak now assembled, finished, and playing music.
Available for listen near The Mouse in Orlando, Florida. Drivers are Planet 10 FE126eN^2, amps are B&O and NAD SS, sources include vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital.

Bourbon and homebrew always available, but you're welcome to BYOB, source material, and amps.

If not already done so, would you care to post your initial impressions, or would that be a spoiler?

Which B&O amp?
More importantly, what would be the house (and special select) Bourbons? (kinda like full-range drivers, can't be restricted to only just one!)
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Old 8th June 2012, 05:35 PM   #20
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If not already done so, would you care to post your initial impressions, or would that be a spoiler?

Which B&O amp?
More importantly, what would be the house (and special select) Bourbons? (kinda like full-range drivers, can't be restricted to only just one!)
Chris:

After I've lived with them awhile, I will post a picture or two and some "post-initial impressions." But my initial impression is, I LOVE these things. My wife still hasn't come around, but I think these girls are destined to become the pair of speakers in my (mainly) vintage B&O system: Beomaster 4000 (rebuilt last year by Benny Amina), Beogram 4002 (with Soundsmith SMMCEN20 cartridge), Beogram CD X, plus cassette decks and iPod dock. (Other B&O amps are the Beomaster 1900 and 2400 receivers in other systems around the house.) The BM4000 and BG4002 get most of my listening (a record or two a day, at least).

I have nothing negative to say about the FH Mk3. I have them on the long wall in my dining room, more than five feet from a corner. Bass is good, soundstage depth and height and width are surprising, tonal balance is good, highs are there. Essentially all my listening is from a dedicated chair seven or eight feet in front of them in "the sweet spot," so I have no comment regarding "off axis response."

Regarding the bourbon, Makers Mark is available 24/7/365. There is always another around a bit more high end than MM, though MM is what I'm always drinking. The current "more high end" is Woodford Reserve, a brand I first tried on a Delta Airlines flight.

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