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Old 20th April 2013, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default New to forum and first DIY project underway...

Hello. Glad to be a part of the full range family. This is my first DIY speaker project. I purchased the Fostex folded horn kit with the FE 126 EN. So far I am impressed...dare I say they are better then my Klipsch RF62 speakers? Well they are pretty close. Let's say different. Certainly a more manageable size.

I have also contacted Ed for one of the EnABLE kits...I will do this next to see what result I get...but I have a mere 10 hours on them [in one day]. I am driving them with a Jolida 202BRC and my main source is a VPI Traveler w/MC and JD9 [modified] phono stage.

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Old 21st April 2013, 05:39 AM   #2
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Welcome! You seem to be having fun, and that's the point.
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Old 21st April 2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Photos please.... welcome to your new addiction.
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Old 21st April 2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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Photos please.... welcome to your new addiction.
I will post photos as soon as I have a more finished set.
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Old 21st April 2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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I also have a pair of Tang Band W4-1320 drivers coming in to "experiment" with.

Any good one stop source for speaker design basics?
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Old 21st April 2013, 10:28 PM   #6
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I also have a pair of Tang Band W4-1320 drivers coming in to "experiment" with.

Any good one stop source for speaker design basics?
Parts Express Tech Talk forum is a DIY speaker builder's toy store. Lots of great members willing to share, chat, PM, whatever...
Plus, there's this Speaker Building Bible thread
The Speaker Building Bible
Have fun with it and welcome to the addiction!
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Old 28th April 2013, 01:27 AM   #7
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So here are some photos of the speakers as I have completed my room testing. The grilles are to keep my grand kids from poking fingers into the drivers...off when focused on listening. I am not getting into any special finish here, simply a semi mat black. These are pretty much stock except for treating the drivers with duct putty and filling the corner voids with sand for extra damping [which is a marked improvement] and upgrading the internal wire w/soldered connections. Once they have over 100 hours on them I will do an EnABLE treatment [per the Planet10 method]. I have all of the materials on hand now.

So far these are sounding pretty good but from what I understand they improve a lot after 100 hours or more. In the interim I am in line for a Frugel-Horn Flat Pack and plan to install Alpair 7 drivers. This set will be finished to the hilt

I have become a real full range fan. I think it's their "honesty" in reproducing sound. As I sit here I have the Alpairs mounted in cardboard baffles for a break in period [hooked up to a NAD amp w/tube pre amp]and they sound pretty nice. The highs are very precise and clean. I think these will be a step up. They actually fit like a glove into the Fostex cabinets but I have no calculations that say these will perform their best in those. I may give them a try once the initial 20 hour break in is complete.

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Old 28th April 2013, 01:33 AM   #8
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Sorry, forgot the photos....
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Old 28th April 2013, 04:29 AM   #9
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As I sit here I have the Alpairs mounted in cardboard baffles for a break in period [hooked up to a NAD amp w/tube pre amp]and they sound pretty nice. The highs are very precise and clean. I think these will be a step up. They actually fit like a glove into the Fostex cabinets but I have no calculations that say these will perform their best in those. I may give them a try once the initial 20 hour break in is complete.
Well, since you have the horn ready and the speakers seem to fit, by all means try!
I don't expect the bass to sound correct but even so I am curious about your feedback.
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scaleautoart,

Please not that the break-in period for the MA Alp 7 is greater than 20 hours. However many of DIYers who've built speakers using the Alp 7.3 feel that the sound is well worth the wait.

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