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Old 3rd March 2014, 01:19 AM   #1
M42 is offline M42  Canada
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Hello All,

This is my first post here, I'm new to the world of diy particularly where diy speakers are concerned. I would like some advice...I've decided to build a pair of Frugelhorns using Planet10's cabinet flat pack and drivers. I will be driving them with a Bottlehead Stereomour set amp. I'm therefore looking for the most efficient driver for the horns. I'm considering the Fostex 126en's, but from what I've read so far I understand they sound their best placed in the corners of a room.

Given the limitations of my small room size ( 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 feet ) would a different driver ( Mark Audio? ) be more appropriate? If memory serves, I've read these speakers don't demand corner loading. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 3rd March 2014, 03:13 AM   #2
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To get the most bass out of the FE126 corner loading is needed, but most end upbeing used up againt a wall only. High output impedance of your amp is beneficial here too. The 8-9 dB extra efficeincy is probably much more important with your small amp. But it is a small room, depending on how loud you need A7 might work.

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Old 3rd March 2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Given the size of the room and the FH3's footprint, I think it's gonna be kind hard to not get close to the corners and still find space for festival seating (for 2 max?)

FE126En and the 2A3 Stereomour would be a great match of power and sensitivity - only time will tell if you find the Fostex's pronounced upper mid-range presence overwhelming. I personally find the A7 more "neutral" and evenly balanced in that regard - and as Dave notes, the room is such that the Alpair's putative sensitivity disadvantage may not as crippling as you'd think.
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