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Old 13th February 2013, 07:20 PM   #21
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I'm not sure if the TB mentioned is one I've heard, but I 'll go out on a limb anyway and suggest that having "basically the same factory measured specs ... difference is very slight", might not tell the whole story of how either will actually sound in a real system.
And as a mechanical engineer (not electric, not sound, nor electronics engineer) I agree with you, equal is not always equal. But, there is only one way to find out, so will go ahead and order the TB's with the Bamboo Cone and Phase Plug, and in March will order the Fostex FF85WK to compare. The loser will either end up on EBay or on another project.
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Old 13th February 2013, 07:25 PM   #22
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I have some silver wire left from DIY speaker cables I made. Is it advisable to use in this project, or should I use copper and leave the silver for something else?
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Old 13th February 2013, 08:48 PM   #23
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I have the same'ish out of stock (FF85WK) issue. Living in New Zealand $freight is a major issue, so I'm trying to buy all of the bits from PE. But they don't do Fostex. I do like the "look" of Dayton Audio parts like binding posts/speakers etc. Dave, I have your uFonkenSET plans, and was wondering if anyone could suggest another FR to substitute? Or should I just not tell my significant other, & pay for 2 lots of freight when the 85's become available.
Get them from OZ, about AUD 25 shipping http://www.speakercomponents.com.au/...e-drivers.html It goes by weight so you may be able to get four FF85WK landed for the lowest shipping cost.

(bought the FE166En, FF125WK and the FF105WK through them)

edit: Have had other drivers too like Vifa, TB, Focal, Fane, Philips etc and I would prefer to wait for the Fostex to appear again. I love the sound from those drivers.

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Old 13th February 2013, 08:50 PM   #24
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I have some silver wire left from DIY speaker cables I made. Is it advisable to use in this project, or should I use copper and leave the silver for something else?

provided you could repurpose the silver, I'd be inclined to try both ways - waiting of course for the silver to break-in

I've personally found the sonic benefits of solid silver most notable at low line levels, ( phono state, pre-amp signal wiring etc)
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Old 13th February 2013, 08:57 PM   #25
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I've become quite enamored of the small recessed cups (2" through hole),
Good selection and good prices at Q.

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Good selection and good prices at Q.
Thanx. I see they have the catalogue online now

These are what we use. Q-components

Q was our supplier for the 1st couple hundred.

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Old 13th February 2013, 10:35 PM   #27
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Thanks AmadeusMozart, in all my travels around the ether, I had never seen Speaker Components. Unfortunately, when I tried to order them it/they couldn't quote on the freight for whatever reason? (ie couldn't proceed to Checkout). I'll try again later.
P.S. anyone,which button do you push to include a quote?
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Old 13th February 2013, 11:05 PM   #28
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Thanks AmadeusMozart, in all my travels around the ether, I had never seen Speaker Components. Unfortunately, when I tried to order them it/they couldn't quote on the freight for whatever reason? (ie couldn't proceed to Checkout). I'll try again later.
P.S. anyone,which button do you push to include a quote?
My fault - you have to shoot them an email to get a shipping quote and then pay using Paypal. eMail Anthony at webstore@speakercomponents.com.au

PS my favourite is the FF105WK for various reasons

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Old 14th February 2013, 12:40 AM   #29
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Why use binding posts at all on desktop speakers? Just solder the ends of a wire to the speaker, lead it out thru a small hole in the cabinet (you can fill it with glue), and either put banana plugs or clips on the amplifier end.

Very simple, very easy! as Chef Tell used to say.
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My fault - you have to shoot them an email to get a shipping quote and then pay using Paypal. eMail Anthony at webstore@speakercomponents.com.au

PS my favourite is the FF105WK for various reasons

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Thanks again, for the address, I've just fired off an e-mail.
I looked back at my post, and saw after your reply, the "quote button" could mean 2 ways. I assume you thought I was asking how to get the freight quote (which was good because you replied) but I meant how to use someone elses post.
As you can see, I've worked out how to do it. Yay!
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