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Old 20th February 2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Which Planat 10 metronome to start?


Ive more or less decided that my first venture into DIY speakers will be Metronomes from the Planet 10 site. I want to go for 40" or 48" tall but cant decide which, FE108, F127e or F126e. I'll be playing rock, eg Peter Gabriel, into a bedroom loft room 16' long, 14' wide, roof height 8' centre to 4' eaves. I'll be using PC (flac) through HRT Streamer into a Sonic Impact amp.

If I had the oppty to listen and compare, I'd be looking for even frequency response, bass guitar to cymbals, clear vocals and width of soundstage. ( Optimist?).

I realise that I'm asking a subjective question, but I would welcome any comments. Thanks in anticipation.
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Old 20th February 2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Unless you can find someone selling an FE 127, you'll need to go with one of the other two you mentioned. The 127 is no longer in production.
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Old 20th February 2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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best go for a bipole wired parallel for 4 ohms, you'll get alot more
power from the amp and 3 db more efficiency from the speakers.
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Old 20th February 2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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Unless you can find someone selling an FE 127, you'll need to go with one of the other two you mentioned. The 127 is no longer in production.

add the FF125WK to the list of Fostex candidates for this enclosure
you don't really believe everything you think, do you?
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Old 21st February 2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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You are somewhat limitedon power, but i'd still put CSS EL70 on the short list.

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Old 22nd February 2012, 08:59 AM   #6
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Thakns for the suggestions guys. So, now I'm down to 4 driver choices FE108, F126e, CSS EL 70 or FF 125WK, before I close on that I see comments about limited power, I was thinking that the high efficiency of the drivers would make 2*15 into 4ohm OK. I've tested the set up in the room using some old 8ohm commercial bookshelves and I'm satisfied its loud enough, so I'm going to risk it, will upgrade the amp if necessary. Could you advise which enclosures I could use for the FF125WK or CSS EL70. Oh bollux, lets get to the point - Dave, read loads of stuff from you, which driver would you put in which enclosure.
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