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Old 21st February 2005, 09:29 PM   #1
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ok... i bought 2 FE167E's...

A)should I just do a simple BR in a 0.5cf box with BSC?
B)BR bipole with NO BSC? roll-of the rear or run it full?
C) OB it and run down to 100Hz-200Hz and cross over to bipole 6.5in drivers covering 200Hz on down? (using some older Peerless 2732 drivers)

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Old 21st February 2005, 09:52 PM   #2
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ok... i bought 2 FE167E's...
Same here.
Think IŽll go and buy some MDF tomorrow to build the recommended 15l-BR to let it break in and to see if it fits the small enclosure.
After that IŽll most certainly try either one of Martin Kings enclosures as a starting point (further sims with MJK-sheets) or directly
Bob Brines FT1600.

Will know how the BR sounds in a couple of days and let you know.
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Old 22nd February 2005, 09:16 PM   #3
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Hi i am playing with the FE 167 E in a MLTL
in a Bob Brines enclosure
they sound wonderful

just look here for details

http://geocities.com/rbrines1/
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Old 23rd February 2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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I've heard a pair using Bob Brine's ML-TL and i can recommend it as well.

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Old 23rd February 2005, 02:37 PM   #5
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no regret with mine , FT1600
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Old 23rd February 2005, 04:02 PM   #6
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Hello:
I made a set of FT1600, I love them, I am now considering what else would be great with this driver. I am currently considering a bipole Tapered Quarter Wave Pipe. FrankDIY has made a nice version of Terry Cain's Abby with this driver it is on another thread.
I made a 1197 TQWP and fell in love with the design, presentation and sound. So I am think ing about upsizing and making a fe167 version. In my room this might be th eperfect speaker. Here is a picture of the 1197BTQWP and the ft1600.
Things are good they both sound great.
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Just listening to the 15l-recommended.(last 2 hours)
First time high-sensitivity and first-time Fostex for me.
Very upfront, musical and lively.
Looks like I have to tune my amps as it reveals a lot of their weaknesses like noise...

IŽm amazed about the bass coming out of the Fostex and the little cabinet. Very tight/precise and even in my >30m^2-room I donŽt miss a lot.
Slightly! boomy still but I havenŽt played with stuffing etc. so far.

Enclosure is made out of 3/4"-MDF, butt-jointed with just a bit of stuffing.

As nice as it is but I still do wonder what the FT-1600 sounds-like...
The spirit of DIY I guess...

Have fun with this wonderful driver.

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Old 27th February 2005, 07:16 PM   #9
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I have build the FT 1600 MKII with the Fostex FE 167 E
the speakers have to burn in for a long time
300_600 hours ..

The sound is improving every day

The bass is deep, dry en very clean..
they realy go down to 35 Hz

Hights well i find there is enough...

But the amp is very important ..

I used a HK 6550, a Nait Niam 2 ( souns wonderfull)
and at the present a Mission cyrus 2 ..

The Mission combines perfect with the FT 1600....
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