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Old 4th November 2012, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Markaudio CHP-70 a good replacement?

Hello everyone,

I have an old Omega super 3 speakers that used the Fostex fe127e drivers.
Due to age, the fe127e drivers were damage. I also came to know that Fostex has discontinued their fe127e drivers.
I'm thinking of replacing it with the Markaudio CHP-70 drivers.
I'm using the Almarro A205A MkII integrated- a 2 x 5-watt SEP.

I have a few questions:
1) Omega super 3, BR box volume is about 18 liters, can it be use for the CHP-70 drivers?
2) CHP-70, SPL is 86db, compare to fe127e, SPL is 91db. I’m not sure whether my Almarro able to drive it.
3) Any other suggestion?

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Old 4th November 2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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18 litres is perhaps a bit big for CHP-70 (original)

That volume would be suitable for:

1/ a pair of CHP-70.2, CHR-70.3, Alpair 7.3, EL70, Fostex FF125wk (ie 2 perbox)
2/ Alpair 10.2
3/ Alpair 12.2p
4/ Fostex FF165wk

You couldalways full it up with brinks to decrease the volume, which would allow FF125 with only the need to redo the vent -- every other option requires reworking the baffle.

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Old 4th November 2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Omega also has a new driver, $160/pair, which can be retrofitted.
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I understand that Louis will be offering a version of that driver for diy at some point?

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Old 4th November 2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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Hi Dave, yes, Louis has posted that the DIY version of the RS5 driver and specs will be available soon. I got a pair a few weeks ago of the regular version (if it's different, I don't know how).

Since Louis is doing a trade-in discount for people returning the previous MQ5 driver, it makes me wonder what he'll be doing with them...
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Old 5th November 2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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Looks like they're available now, so that seems to be the logical choice.
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Default Am I missing something?

Louis' commercial page has been revised again - should I be finding a link thereon for DIY, or is there a separate page?
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It doesn't appear to be up on the Omega website yet, but there's a sticky thread at the top of his forum.
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It doesn't appear to be up on the Omega website yet, but there's a sticky thread at the top of his forum.

Thanks, found it
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