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Old 19th February 2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default 200 budget for full range drivers, which ones and what set-up for first speakers?

i have an upper budget of 200 for drivers+filters for a full range pair of speakers.

for that kind of money (excluding wood) what driver and enclosure would be my best bet?

fostex FE166En seems to get good reviews with a back loaded horn, would these get the thumbs up?

want a good all round performer with bass starting at 80hz, sub will take care of the rest (eventually).

extra points for easy to source in the UK drivers.

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Old 19th February 2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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If your amps are SS, I'd be tempted to go with Alpair 10.2's in the Pensil.

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Old 19th February 2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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If your amps are SS, I'd be tempted to go with Alpair 10.2's in the Pensil.

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amp is a tripath for now, but it will be changed to something more appropriate to a full range set up. i'm still trying to get my head around amps, so i figured i'd sort out the stuff i can vaguely understand first.

is there a good all rounder for all amplifiers?
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is there a good all rounder for all amplifiers?
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Fostex FE166En with this enclosure?

what kind of amp would one need for this?

kinda drawn to that because its pretty.

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Fostex FE166En with this enclosure?
Kim Chi requires FE167e (hard to find, i have a few), will work with FF165wk. Very revealing of amplifier shortcomings.

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Old 19th February 2012, 09:18 PM   #7
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With the FE166En you could also try my design.
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Old 19th February 2012, 09:26 PM   #8
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With the FE166En you could also try my design.
can you show me please?


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Kim Chi requires FE167e (hard to find, i have a few), will work with FF165wk. Very revealing of amplifier shortcomings.

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posted the wrong picture!

these (126e) look to have more appealing high end than the 166e

can you post me a link to the combination that you suggestion before, i've found the CSS driver but can't find the enclosure.

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Is next to your thread : FE166En FT17H Concerti Clone
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Old 19th February 2012, 09:37 PM   #10
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I (and my wife - always important) really like the look and projected performance of the Frugal horn. The Frugal-Horns Site -- High Performance, Low Cost DIY Horn Designs

Looks like you have a few FR drivers that would serve - but the Mark Audio Alpair 7 gets high marks and fits easily in your budget.

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