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jvsb 27th August 2003 01:37 PM

Fostex FE-206E OR FE-208 Sigma
Which driver is better for a backloaded horn speaker FE206E or FE208Sigma? FE206E goes up to 20kHz, FE208 goes only to 14kHz??!!

How about FE208 and a supertweeter?

Which cabinet is the best for this driver? I have seen plans of Jericho horn and they look promissing.


Ken L 28th August 2003 03:05 AM

It's either-or
either the FE206E

of the FE208EZ with T90A

Depends whether or not you want to use the supertweeter, or single source.

I'm using FE206E's in front loaded horns - they seem a little lacking in the highs - however, it is common in FL horns to have drooping response in the highs - and Larry Moore and Dave Auckerman think the FE206E gives excellent high end response in their horns - which are parabolic whereas mine are LeCleac'h flare.

I'm still not sold on one driver doing 6+ octaves.

I have never heard it but I have heard a lot of good things about Martin King's ML- TQWT

I would either build martins project or the Fostex plans at Madisound.

The reason I'm saying this, is I think I will probably wind up with PM5A's in my horns ( designed to counter the drooping top end in front horns) and will build the FE206E cabinets that are similar and use them for surrounds.

If I don't get the bucks for that, I'll put in FE208EZ Sigma's in the horns with t90A's


ScottLowe 6th April 2014 01:45 AM

Fostex FE 208 Sigma ;good woofer and tweeter and crossover for use with an open baffle ?

cradeldorf 6th April 2014 03:05 PM

I'd go with the 208 Sigma. Just my .02 It's slowly dropping response as the sound gets more directional is a good thing, also the rising response of the 206 just means it's gonna scream more at you in the high frequency's.

Scottmoose 6th April 2014 04:44 PM

Good grief. A vampire thread. Dormant for 11 years, now back from the dead. :eek:

cradeldorf 6th April 2014 11:08 PM


Originally Posted by Scottmoose (
Good grief. A vampire thread. Dormant for 11 years, now back from the dead. :eek:

Bahahahaha!!! I didn't even notice!!! :wchair:

Vix 8th April 2014 08:41 PM

Caution: Now that Mars is approaching Earth (look for the reddish dot in the eastern sky)...anything can happen :) even threads like this...just to remind me that I have a pair of Fe206e hidden in dark boxes...I bought them in 2003 or 2004, but after a short use, they were condemned and abandoned, because they were bloodily screaming at me, like Vampires who will bite any innocent ear...sometimes I think about them, but immediately I got tinnitus, reminding me that they won`t see the sunshine...until I figure out how to tame them.... Muahaha....

chrisb 9th April 2014 06:47 PM

Sookie - true love never dies - can bleed a lot along the way though

DrBoar 10th April 2014 07:11 PM

Harder to find but the Jericho 08 seem to be good of small size for a horn.

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