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Old 19th September 2012, 12:17 AM   #51
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Tias,
I just looked and the price of brand new FE126 drivers is only $50.00 each. Why not just get another pair?
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Old 19th September 2012, 12:23 AM   #52
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Just to try something different out really, if somebody can tell me if they are suitable.
and then later on maybe switch them from the Mikasa into the FH3, to find out the comparison.

Is it not recommended you think?
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Old 19th September 2012, 12:24 AM   #53
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FE126 is a good choice. You could always get tarted up FE126 or do them yourself. Any others you'll have to bribe Scott to check.

A pair i did up for a clientwho poked a hole in his

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GYChang used the Pioneer A11, but it is unobtainium, ilikely not near optimal. The new FF125 might work.

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Old 19th September 2012, 12:28 AM   #54
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ah, sorry maybe I didn't understand before.
Is a cabinet usually suited to one certain driver?
Or just tried and tested the best option?
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Old 19th September 2012, 12:32 AM   #55
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When I take the FE126's out of these Mikasa cabinets and put them in the FH3's.
What would be a suitable replacement for the FE126's in the Mikasa?

I wont get rid of the cabinets, I'll put them in my office, but I'm keen to 'experiment' with different drivers in it (after I repainted it)
Would the Alpair-7 be a good choice?
If you thinking is going in that direction why not just put the A7 in the FH3? That would sort any thin bass issues -- if you have the power my feeling is that A.x is a better driver in the FH3 than the FE126.

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Old 19th September 2012, 12:34 AM   #56
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ah, sorry maybe I didn't understand before.
Is a cabinet usually suited to one certain driver?
Yes, that is usually the case. That the FH3 happily accepts many drivers (but each needs a specific damping scheme and boundry reinforcement to tune the bass) makes it very unusual.

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Old 19th September 2012, 12:45 AM   #57
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oh wow, those images didn't show up first.
That is some nice work Dave!
I'll sound pretty simple now, but what are those white dots for, I've read something about Enabling them? Is that what they do, and what does that mean really?
Sorry for all the questions...

And thanks for the heads up for the Alpair being better in the FH3.
it's now hooked up to a Marantz SR3500 so the power wont be an issue (I hope).
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Old 19th September 2012, 12:58 AM   #58
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oh wow, those images didn't show up first.
That is some nice work Dave!
I'll sound pretty simple now, but what are those white dots for, I've read something about Enabling them? Is that what they do, and what does that mean really?
Sorry for all the questions...
Questions are good. The white spots are the visible part of EnABL. No one really knows how it works, but it increases DDR (downward dynamic range), which has the audible benefit of better imaging, greater detail, less noise covering up and mooshing the space between notes... There are lots of people that will tell you it can't possibly work, but that is not the people buying their 2nd, 3rd or more drivers because they appreciate the benefit.

The cosmetic aspect is simply a bonus that my artistic side has exploited. The Fostex white cone and the pretreatment allow for some pretty dramatic colur schemes. You can see more here:

It's not easy being green -- just pictures

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And thanks for the heads up for the Alpair being better in the FH3.
EL70 is also a good choice, less money and fits within a smaller shipping budget (at least from Canada), and on a real tight budget the sale price (Madisound) on tan CHP70.2 makes it a no brainer (althou it is purposely shelved down at the top, which i don't like -- CHP70 (the original) does not suffer and hopefully CHP70.3 will fix that)

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Old 19th September 2012, 01:47 AM   #59
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man, those things look amazing.
I found the thread explaining more about it,... Might have to send you guys an email about a quote soon. very interesting.

I don't know how the EL70 compares to the Alpair, but have to say, the alpair looks a hell of a lot better in my opinion. Looks do matter as well.
I really like the more subtle design you have. the copper on orange alpair and the natural and black fostex,... tasty.
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FWIW, I have a soft spot for the FE126E in this enclosure for reasons of which Dave is aware, and that will never be stated, but he's definitely right about the Alpair7 in the FH3.
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