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Old 28th December 2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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Several of the Fountek's are best buys.

FW168, FR88EX to name a couple. Neo CD1 is pretty good in some applications as well: Speedster *
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When they were <$30 they were very good value, now pushing $50 they have some stiff (ie better) competition.

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The FR88EX is $40 at Meniscus Audio. Is that enough under $50 to make them useful? Sometimes it seems that if its not MarkAudio or Fostex, w/ the occasional TB, it's not worthy.

Seems to kill any sense of creativity.
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Seems to kill any sense of creativity.
Why? You're free to choose any driver you like.

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I'd like to use these in a FAST. Just hope they stay that cheap.
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The FR88EX is $40 at Meniscus Audio. Is that enough under $50 to make them useful?
I see they have gone down at Madisound too. Guess they weren't selling at $50 (or manufacturers have decided it is in their best interest to swallow some of the neo increases)

I have 22 FR88ex (bought when they were cheap). For a buck or so less I'll take an FF85wk over them, but the reduced price makes the Alpair6p a longer reach away. Granted the FF88 will do bass better than the FF85, but the latter is so much better everywhere else.

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I'd like to use these in a FAST. Just hope they stay that cheap.
An FR88ex with ceramic magnet and stamped basket. Probably edges the Aura NS3 at the same price.

Ryan don't you have a set of FR88?

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What is it that makes the FF85 your choice? Is it cone material? Specs roughly equivalent, FR roughly equivalent (hard to really tell with the small print of the Fostex spec sheet). Fountek has more travel.
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What is it that makes the FF85 your choice?
It sounds better. More DDR. ie more information to give more texture, timbre to instruments & voices, and better imaging & soundstage.

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