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Old 22nd December 2011, 09:59 PM   #41
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I have heard rumors that people actually burn these Fostex enclosures to keep warm whilst listening to their ipods with very cheap headphones.
The Fostex designs for the FE126 are particularily bad... the TL/BR hybrid has you thinking about a pair of woofers right off the bat (in which case a small sealed makes WAY more sense, and the BR has been described as a "cruel joke"

The fires are usually big & outdoors. They need to be really hot to burn up the glues.

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Old 22nd December 2011, 10:53 PM   #42
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I have a corner style Mantle in a small living room approx 15x15.

If i dont have clear corners to place MK3's in, would the BK12 be a better suit?

What are the advantages of the BK12 over the MK3 design for the same FE126en speaker?

(Using a miniwatt amp)
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Old 30th December 2011, 02:19 PM   #43
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I have a corner style Mantle in a small living room approx 15x15.

If i dont have clear corners to place MK3's in, would the BK12 be a better suit?

What are the advantages of the BK12 over the MK3 design for the same FE126en speaker?

(Using a miniwatt amp)
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The BK-12m should be less room placement sensitive than the FHMK3 and might prove to be a better back yard picnic speaker where no walls or corners are available. I suppose a scaled up a redesigned BK-12m for the FE166En might prove practical. Very few good enclosures exist for this driver. There is the Victor,(kind of tall), and the Austin,(kind of complicated).
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I suppose a scaled up a redesigned BK-12m for the FE166En might prove practical.
It exists, but not released.

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Old 31st December 2011, 12:24 AM   #45
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The BK-12m should be less room placement sensitive than the FHMK3 and might prove to be a better back yard picnic speaker where no walls or corners are available.
now that's cute -

as well, the FH3 was intentionally designed with latitude for a range of small wide band drivers, while the BK12 was optimized specifically for the FE126En

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I suppose a scaled up a redesigned BK-12m for the FE166En might prove practical. Very few good enclosures exist for this driver. There is the Victor,(kind of tall), and the Austin,(kind of complicated).

Yes, if you have the space, Victor works very well, but is certainly more obtrusive than either the FH3 or BK12
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If i were to put a rounded edge on the mouth opening of the horn, for cosmetics, would this affect sound in any noticable way?
I was thinking og putting a router to all 4 sides of the opening before the box goes together.
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How would you round the mouth?

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Router with round over bit before putting it together.
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If i were to put a rounded edge on the mouth opening of the horn, for cosmetics, would this affect sound in any noticable way?
I was thinking og putting a router to all 4 sides of the opening before the box goes together.

I'm thinking he means using a small round-over bit on the 4 sections of sides, bottom and front baffle panel that outline the mouth opening.

probably not much noticeable affect would be my intuition
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At that sizes effects will be pretty much cosmetic only. Go ahead

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