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Old 2nd June 2006, 08:16 PM   #781
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Default Fostex 108EZ

Hi Uvellani & all,

Jump right in, IMHO the 108EZ are excellent in the BIBs....I fully recommend. My initial reservations with the sound have been sorted with some furniture arrangement (read, putting the BIBs against the wall). Have ordered a mic kit from madaboutsound and once I put it together and work out how to take measurments I'll post them.

They have been running now for a couple of weeks, they have superceded the Index IIs. Happy enough with the MDF build that I have glued up the sides and started the veneering... hopefully I'll finish this weekend, pictures on Monday. If you are interested in the dimensions of my build please feel free to email wac38_mac_com (replacing _ with @ and .)

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Old 3rd June 2006, 10:26 AM   #782
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In LA at the HE2006 rm 317, is a pair of fe 108ez I-BIB being demo'd .

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Old 3rd June 2006, 05:10 PM   #783
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Hi Jeff

Sorry for the late reply, I've been away or a few days doing some research for my PhD. Typing errorrrrrrr on my part: line length should be 178in.
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PS: Nice one Terry.
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Old 3rd June 2006, 05:31 PM   #784
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The Fostex FE108/168EZ are fantastic in the BIB. I luv my 168 BIB's, which as an added bonus offer an honest 94db, and nice throaty and warm sound. Lovely looking speakers, Terry. A+++

I have a prototype Music Reference SET amp coming from Roger Modjeski next week, 3.5 watts using the 6EM7 vertical sweep (IDHT) tube. This dissimilar triode is basically a 6SL7 on one side, and the big side is basically identical to a 2A3. I am going to be very interested in seeing how this hand built, hand wound Tx wonder from one of the very best tube wizards extant, plays with the 168.
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Old 3rd June 2006, 07:16 PM   #785
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Hello Daniel!

You said you were going to try the Supravox 165LB somewhere at the beginning of the thread, if I remember correctly. Can you tell us about the results?



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Old 3rd June 2006, 07:49 PM   #786
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Hi Oliver!!

After seeing what the BIB load for the Supravox 165LB looked like, ie: squat and big CSA, I decided to give the drivers to my brother, who built the BR boxes off the Supravox website. He really likes them, says they come to life after playing a few weeks in his living room. He is very pleased with them.

Sorry I have no BIB impressions of them. If I were to build another, I would try the HempTone BIB. This is a VERY sweet, musical, efficient driver requiring only a couple good watts to really sing well. A very well balanced machine with tremendously visceral lower register even in a 2.5ft^3 cabinet (Omega SuperHemp) I cannot recommend this driver more highly.
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Old 3rd June 2006, 09:23 PM   #787
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Hi all, I've been reading some of this thread and the BIB looks like a good one to try. Is there any plans with a cut list for the fe108ez to go from? Thanks Dave
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Old 3rd June 2006, 11:05 PM   #788
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@DaveCan, I can give you plans or cut list as per my pair via email.... or go back thru the post where I have posted my metric and approx ft/" measurements.
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Old 4th June 2006, 05:40 AM   #789
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Thanks wac38, if you could e-mail me the plans that would be great. Dave
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Hi Oliver!!

After seeing what the BIB load for the Supravox 165LB looked like, ie: squat and big CSA, I decided to give the drivers to my brother, who built the BR boxes off the Supravox website. He really likes them, says they come to life after playing a few weeks in his living room. He is very pleased with them.


I simulated it in MJK`s TL offset driver sheet and expected similar results as the HX160 because of similar specs, but obviously the BIB concept is very strongly dependent on Vas. The Supravox needs a huge mouth to produce a BIB-style response, but sensitivity gets far too high in bass. Better let`s talk about hemp when the smaller ones are out.
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