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Old 24th November 2013, 03:56 AM   #11
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I recently tested the 4FE32 and found the distortion performance was rather unacceptable. Results posted on another forum, link below:
small midrange shootout: Faital Pro 4FE32 and ScanSpeak 10F4424G00

I was hoping to use it as a midrange, but... I decided to use another (larger) driver instead.

I have a pair, used only for this testing, that I would be happy to sell you for half price...

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Old 24th November 2013, 05:18 AM   #12
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i remember by construction of the horn, i simulate also both fatial 3"+4".
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Old 24th November 2013, 05:52 AM   #13
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CharlieLaub,
Thanks for the link. A most interesting and spirited discussion on PE Techtalk.
Maybe I did not read the distortion plots correctly but I am not sure I see a huge difference - if corrected for 2dB difference and placed in an enclosure to properly load driver to reduce excursion - the distortion may be very different when you ask a driver to stay well below its xmax. One thing no one pointed out is that the Faital is water resistant - an important advantage for some applications. Good to see some measurements though.
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Old 24th November 2013, 01:48 PM   #14
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Hm,
Can you share results of the sims with the Faital drivers?
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Old 24th November 2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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sorry, no
after i found that most 3"+4" are able to drive a horn and the simus look more or less the same, i didnīt save it, the simu of the Mini Posaune loook the same as the Kornett:
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Old 24th November 2013, 04:08 PM   #16
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VonAh,
It does look very nice on paper, just wondering why so few have used it. With this type of efficiency it may give the Fostexes some competition. Remains to be heard though. The ferrite ones have slightly higher Qts and I think the Nd ones sim better. This may be my next FC build. Just need the drivers and some time.
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Old 24th November 2013, 04:14 PM   #17
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Looks like a fun project to me. Faital are relative newcomers, at least to the US market. Also, they are targeted and designed for the prosound market. That would explain why they haven't been used much by DIY'ers.
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Hello,
if you compair the Xlin the Fostex has only a 1/3,
so in a horn the stroke would be enough,
i tested the FRS8M Visaton only xlin of 0,8 mm enough for 92 dB down 35 Hz.
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Looks like a fun project to me. Faital are relative newcomers, at least to the US market. Also, they are targeted and designed for the prosound market. That would explain why they haven't been used much by DIY'ers.
This even looks more fun as a dual driver 4FE32 in a 0.53X scale (same as the ones I built for the dual Vifa's). Great 94dB efficiency and smooth response.

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Old 24th November 2013, 09:41 PM   #20
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Faital seems to have been around in one form or another since the 1950s, so hardly new.
The 3fe25 (ferrite) looks like incredible value for the money. It has the high sensitivity and very impressive off axis behavior for paper. And it only cost a tiny bit more than it's nearest competitor the Vifa/Peerless tc9fd-18-08, for which it is a nigh on drop-in replacement apart from the 7dB better sensitivity.
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