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Old 8th November 2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default Need horn plans for Fe103

I guess I may be an idiot, but I can't find much info on horn speakers with Fostex Fe103En drivers.
I have ordered a pair of them and I'd like to assemble my first horn speakers.
I have experience in woodworking and I also know people that are better than me in this, so do not worry about realisation.
I am aware that Fe103 lacks bass a bit, but I'm still positive on building..

As far as I know, this plan is designed to work with Fe103. What do you think about it? The designer claims so, even if it's made to work with visaton FR10 as well, beacuse of cost and availability issues.
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/attac...blhornfr10.pdf

The speakers will be next to a wall and I have possibilities to move them to corners, without corners or next to furniture. The room isn't very small though, they will be for the living hall, which is 21m2

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Old 8th November 2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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Fostex official enclosure:
http://www.fostexinternational.com/d.../103e_encl.pdf

An older Fostex design for a more compact horn for the FE103:
http://www.pirkensee.de/Downloads/BK%20Horn%20101.pdf
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Old 8th November 2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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I guess I may be an idiot, but I can't find much info on horn speakers with Fostex Fe103En drivers.
I have ordered a pair of them and I'd like to assemble my first horn speakers.
I have experience in woodworking and I also know people that are better than me in this, so do not worry about realisation.
I am aware that Fe103 lacks bass a bit, but I'm still positive on building..

As far as I know, this plan is designed to work with Fe103. What do you think about it? The designer claims so, even if it's made to work with visaton FR10 as well, beacuse of cost and availability issues.
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/attac...blhornfr10.pdf

The speakers will be next to a wall and I have possibilities to move them to corners, without corners or next to furniture. The room isn't very small though, they will be for the living hall, which is 21m2

FWIW, I've heard several of this series of smaller Fostex drivers in a variety of BLH, and provided your placement allows use of corners for continuation of final flare of the horn mouth, which substantially extends bass respsonse, the Buschhorn Mk I ( not MkII) is a great enclosure for this driver. While originally drawn for smaller driver, it can easily be modified for the FE103 or even FE126.

Copy of revised ("as built) drawing for this design can be found on the last page of this plan-set

http://homepage.mac.com/tlinespeaker...aps-040510.pdf

I've suggested to Dave that he place a separate link to this single drawing at this library:

p10 hifi | Box Library / Fostex


For that matter, the FE103E could work in the newer FH3, although damping levels might need jiggering about.
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Old 8th November 2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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For that matter, the FE103E could work in the newer FH3, although damping levels might need jiggering about.
Ever try the FE103 in the original FH?

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Ever try the FE103 in the original FH?

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Old 9th November 2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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The CT 164 comes to mind.
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Old 9th November 2011, 09:35 PM   #7
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Another design you might want to look at is the Woden Design Sperrin which is actually designed around the current FE103En driver. It looks like an easier build than the Buschhorn also.
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Old 9th November 2011, 11:10 PM   #8
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Another design you might want to look at is the Woden Design Sperrin which is actually designed around the current FE103En driver. It looks like an easier build than the Buschhorn also.

Dang, why did I forget that one? To be honest, I'm not sure if this design has yet been built.
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Old 9th November 2011, 11:24 PM   #9
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Dang, why did I forget that one? To be honest, I'm not sure if this design has yet been built.
Better get crackin' Chris.

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Old 9th November 2011, 11:42 PM   #10
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I do like the CT 164. This is what I found: Single Driver Website

I like the frequency response, it looks very promising, it goes to 50Hz. Also I like the height of the speaker, 104cm is nice for me, almost at the level of my ears in sitting position
What do you think about it?
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