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Old 8th April 2013, 04:29 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by picowallspeaker View Post
If you're not into DIY or you don't want the best ...go for it !!
I will look into DIY the cabinet too at a later stage as i'm planning on buying more than one pair of speakers to keep me busy. But i will buy at least one enclosure so i have at least one pair of speakers ready to go.

Currently also considering multiway speakers, but it's a bit confusing reading about crossovers and how to design them for the selection of speakers you buy.
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Old 8th April 2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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In Yodobashi and perhaps others you can listen to various Fostex speakers in their "official" enclosure.
Have a look (and listen) at the FF105WK in its enclosure. It is really quite nice sounding and the standard Fostex enclosure for it is nicely made with its black piano lacquer front, assuming you can bring it in your luggage.
I was lucky that a colleague who had a high luggage limit was ok to bring me the enclosures for the FF125WK!
The smaller FF85WK in its box may be ok if indeed you will use a sub as well. Otherwise to my taste it is too lean. I would not use that cheap P800e box for it but rather the nice FF box.
On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with building your own enclosures of course :-)

> Currently also considering multiway speakers, but it's a bit confusing reading about crossovers and how to design them for the selection of speakers you buy.
Don't buy any until you know much more about the subject, or until you find a good and proven design.

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Old 8th April 2013, 11:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by larryldspkr View Post
Mark Audio CHR 70.3 4 inch, won't break the bank and get you an octave lower bass than the 3 inch drivers!

Planet 10 has a mMar-Ken plan in the paid CHR70 set that sounds great. Nice bookshelf size. There's also some larger enclosures in there too if you feel like you'd like to try the driver in some other sized boxes.

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Old 10th April 2013, 06:21 PM   #14
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Thanks all! I've done my shopping and decided on the 10cm (4") sized drivers. I got the Fostex FF105WK pair with two small Fostex p1000e enclosures and also a pair of Mark Audio CHR 70.3 drivers.

It's a bit heavy so I might end up having to post it, but will try my best to fit it into my luggage.
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Old 2nd June 2014, 04:20 PM   #15
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Sorry to revive an old thread.

Just wanted to update about my speaker cabinet build for the CHR-70 rev 3 drivers that were recommended to me last year.

It was about a year before I decided to work on the speaker cabinet for the Mark Audio speaker drivers, but now that I've done it, I've realized I really enjoyed all the cutting wood and making sawdust.

It took several weekends, but I'm very pleased with the results. The speakers are much nicer than the Fostex ones I popped into the tiny enclosure I bought.

I'm also really impressed with the amount of bass i'm getting from the small speakers with the large enclosure I built. I built it with MDF and used a combination of power and hand tools to build it. This cabinet design has a slanted back, so it was a bit tricky cutting all the angles correct and clamping it to glue the parts together using dowel joints. I gave it a nice matt black spray paint after a primer coat.

I'm quite surprised that apart from the speaker drivers, the paint was one of the most expensive parts of the build!

I currently have it connected up to my PC with a DIY speaker amp I built previously.
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Old 2nd June 2014, 05:03 PM   #16
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Nicely done. There's usually a certain satisfaction that comes with doing something yourself that adds to the overall experience. Glad to hear you're enjoying the speakers.
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Old 2nd June 2014, 05:27 PM   #17
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I am glad you like them. I enjoy mine too.

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