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Old 14th February 2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default FE108EZ in a Frugel-horn?

First off, finished my 2nd "Fraggle" horn and I'm very impressed. The designer did an excellent job. I like the sound of the Fostex drivers. Tried a MA driver a while ago and it didn't do it for me. Right now I'm running the ff105wk in them, and the results are quite good.

Would the FE108ez or FW108n be any kind of improvement in the FH, or even work in it? Happy with the speakers so far, but always looking for improvement if it's viable.
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Old 14th February 2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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I'm guessing maybe less bass with the 108? Which MA driver did you try?

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Old 14th February 2015, 06:02 PM   #3
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I did the Alpair 10p in a larger encloser. It was warmer, for forward, but in the end loss detail compared to the Fostex. The MA drivers are also more forward, and I prefer a more laid back sound.

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Old 14th February 2015, 06:16 PM   #4
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Here's a crappy pic of the rough-finished pair. Once I finalize on the preferred driver I'll veneer them.
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Old 14th February 2015, 06:40 PM   #5
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By all reckoning, yes, the 108 would work in the FH3, likely with less bass extension and "slam" than the FF driver. If you're still curious about other drivers that might work, and have the budget to consider the 108Sigma, I think you ow it to yourself to try the Alpair7M.
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I did the Alpair 10p in a larger encloser. It was warmer, for forward, but in the end loss detail compared to the Fostex. The MA drivers are also more forward, and I prefer a more laid back sound.
That's interesting. I would have said the opposite.

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Old 14th February 2015, 07:15 PM   #7
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Are you using new drivers? Those can take a hundred hours to break in, and only then will you know what you have.
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Old 15th February 2015, 01:22 PM   #8
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This looks like a home theatre application judging by the picture. Results vary widely depending on source quality and the amplification used.
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Old 15th February 2015, 02:25 PM   #9
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Looks good to me. Enjoy the fraggles! Heard so many mixed reviews about MA drivers. It's difficult to pull trigger to buy a pair.
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Old 15th February 2015, 02:41 PM   #10
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Drivers are well broken in. Normally, yes, any home theater application wouldn't be ideal. But I'm using a Meridian Pre/Pro and an ICEPower amp. I had various tube preamps in the past, BAT vk3i, Bottlehead, and a few others. The Meridian amazed me because I replace the BAT with it and lost nothing in musical quality. It's the only theater preamp that I've used that I'd consider suitable for good audio. For curiosity I put an NAD setup and Adcom setup in when I still had the bookshelf Fostex setup and it was painful to listen to. Even the Lexicon sounded harsh.
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