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Old 20th June 2005, 01:21 PM   #21
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No, quite true, Fostex drivers aren't too popular for open baffles as their Q is often way too low and don't have enough cone-excursion; like most full-range drivers really. That's not to say they don't work, as you've clearly just found out! I'd be interested in hearing an F200a though. Glad you're enjoying them -they don't look that bad from the picture either... then again, I was once threatened by a former girlfriend that if I ever built another pair of speakers, I would be put, together with the speakers, outside. I asked if she would throw some speaker wire out as a joke. I regretted the comment for the rest of the evening. ;-)
BTW, the FX200 is now discontinued -I suspect that retailers are now simply selling what's left of their stock.

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I actually emailed spectrumaudio and they said that they do not have any instock. The FX200 seemed to model better than the F200A when I modeled it in winISD.

I'm in a similar boat to where you were, searching for a good full range and of all the drivers I've modeled the FX200 has been the best and I'm dying to get my hands on one, but I can't find any (BTW if anyone wants to get rid of some please let me know). How are the 208E sigmas' bass? does it go pretty low? How are 40hz tones?

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Bass, nothing much below 80 and dropping fast. But I now hooked up a sub beneath them and that obviously makes a lot of difference. What I now hear is bass, but is's very muddy compared to what's above. Well, can't have it all. The tweeters were a nice addition too. In the beginning I listened to the 208s without tweeters. You don't really miss them unless you add them, then you can't put them away anymore.

I guess to get real bass out of them, I'll need to go BLH.

Does someone know how deep they go in BLH ? Will they get to 40, 30 ?

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Old 23rd June 2005, 08:37 PM   #24
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Originally posted by timolien
Does someone know how deep they go in BLH ? Will they get to 40, 30 ?
They should... but you will need something on the order of the kleinhorn to get there.

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Old 23rd June 2005, 09:01 PM   #25
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Well, as I said earlier, Kleinhorns are a bit out of my real estate league. Fostex recommended or thereabouts will be the max I can get away with.

Any idea what to expect in that case ?

Will they still need subs ? And if so, any suggestions for DIY subs with compatible output ? Passive, active ?

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My favourite Fostex 8" is the FE206E. Price is important to me and it is the cheapest. Lots of good designs for it too. So I bought a pair and have them in "break-in" cabinets. Not as nice as your Ob's timolean.
The loaded cab with my avatar drawn on it is the Martin King Project 5. The second cab under construction is a little taller and has a filter chamber and throat sized like the Dallas II.
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