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Old 17th June 2011, 04:15 AM   #21
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Should keep the weight @ ~90lbs per speaker. I pretty sure the overall size/shape should "just" slip under the radar
They have convienient handholds on the back too.

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The newly updated Victor page on Woden Design sports a nice pic now:

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Beautiful!
(A bit odd not seeing polka-dots @ Dave's though!)
Stunning execution, brilliant finish.
Tell us your listening impressions---
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Beautiful!
(A bit odd not seeing polka-dots @ Dave's though!)
Stunning execution, brilliant finish.
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Same here!

Nice job.
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Beautiful!
(A bit odd not seeing polka-dots @ Dave's though!)
Stunning execution, brilliant finish.
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patience, grasshopper - there was a bit of backlog on workbench "behind the polka dot door" when I picked up some FE126E for FH3 the other day*

My own initial impressions were that perhaps a bit of adjustment to driver chamber fill level might be required, and that even stock, the ESRs are pretty darned special. Certainly have the signature FE series dynamics and forward midrange - no "shout" to speak of, but perhaps some slight midrange "echo" that could use some taming by playing with fill (as usual, this is most notable on vocals)

For those familiar with the voluminous room, these have little trouble creating a huge soundstage and plenty of bass.


Not having seen any preliminary drawings, I was a bit surprised myself that they weren't any taller than the Valiants - so yes that means for a reasonable breakout from 5x5 sheets. I would make for a bit of a bitch if you want to perimeter wrap veneer for grain continuity, but then who will be spending much time inspecting the top of the cabinets?

hmm, bamboo



*speaking of FH3/FE126E - I had a short session with them this afternoon. Compared to dual EL70 microtowers, they definitely need corner placement for low end foundation, and in this particular room that places them approx 15 feet apart - so of course, depending on recording mix, channel separation can be a bit exaggerated and center imaging a bit thin and wandering.

but man can these deliver on dynamics, big soundstage and imaging . one of my longtime favorite recordings for imaging is Wailing Jennies - 40 Days, - fairly close miked small group with very tight harmonies - it's literally hard sometimes to separate the 3 voices - not with the Fostex/FH combo .
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Poka-Dots are coming. Working on some special plugs for the FE166eN^2.

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Old 20th June 2011, 04:21 AM   #28
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Love the look of those speakers! I hope the midrange can be sorted out with stuffing or perhaps playing with the cavity size/shape.
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emphasis on "slightness" - I've heard much less coherency and poor balance in a 3-way with ribbon mids/tweets very recently; tons of sloppy bass though, so that must make up for it.
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Jeff,

The same issue is occuring in Maeshowe. A minor bit of damping in the throats (as originally specified by Scott in concept if not amount) made a significant improvement. Just a matter of nailing the dose. I've at least 2 more driver changes in these, plus a couple in Maeshowe which should give a very good baseline.

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