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Old 7th June 2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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Question Fostex as center in HT setup?

I've been thinking about building 2 center speakers for a while now. Couple of weeks ago I started thinking abou using a fostex fullrange speaker for the center.

After lsearching the web with google I've come to the conclusion that:
It has not done before or it's not on the web.

Any idea's on which driver/enclosure to choose?
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Old 7th June 2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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I've been thinking about building 2 center speakers for a while now. Couple of weeks ago I started thinking abou using a fostex fullrange speaker for the center.

After lsearching the web with google I've come to the conclusion that:
It has not done before or it's not on the web.

Any idea's on which driver/enclosure to choose?
I imagine someone out there's done it before; I'd be surprised if they haven't, put it that way.

Here's my take: Use two FE127E drivers. Double the standard BR box and lay it on it's side. Should do the trick. Just make sure the drivers are relatively close together to preserve the centre image.
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Old 7th June 2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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I'm looking for somethig similar too.

I have a pair of FE208 in OB and intend to add a center and a pair of little surrounds.

The FE127 recommanded BR enclosure is about 10l so a pair of them sums 20l that's a little 'big' for a center.

Also 10l don't make a small surrund.

The little FE83 is suitable for small enclosures, but I think there'll be very little bass, even for a suround.

I like very much the aspect of the KEF Q2ds, a dipolar surround speaker with a little woofer added. Perhaps a similar approach can be done with a pair of FE83 and a small woofer in an enclosure of 3-4 liters.

But it'll be very dificult to make calculations.
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Old 8th June 2005, 04:09 PM   #4
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It's been done. Fostex has a plan available that uses 3 drivers in a slim horizontal enclosure. If I remember correctly they use the FE127, in a kind of twin tuned (doble bass reflex) enclosure.
The enclosure is wide enough so it can support the TV set.
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Old 8th June 2005, 08:06 PM   #5
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TV setups and such are no issue for me, I'm planning to build a dedicated audio/ht room
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Old 8th June 2005, 09:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: Fostex as center in HT setup?

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After lsearching the web with google I've come to the conclusion that:
It has not done before or it's not on the web.
Check on the FR Forum, it has been done....

The FE127 is a good choice. Just use 1 -- that gets you by the horrid sideways MTM concept.

I built a couple sets using RS 40-1197s (aka budget FE103s). They were bipole (to match the 4 other speakers), with magnets back-to-back (to make them shielded). They are quite good.

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Old 9th June 2005, 02:17 AM   #8
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Default Another source

Here is another example of a center channel based on the 207 (or 206)

http://www.fostexspeakers.com/fostex.html

If you look down the page, you'll see the "center channel 1". These are mostly/all base reflex designs

I have no affiliation with these folks and would be interested to here if anybody as experience with any of their designs.

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I've seen and read the site a couple of times, since it popped up in google on various locations and with different names
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Old 12th June 2005, 02:45 PM   #10
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The first question should be: What drivers are in your mains?
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