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Old 14th June 2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Lightbulb FE167E finally ! work in progress...

Hi,

I save my aim but I change the first speaker choice, so FE126-127 are missed before operating.
I turn my view on Fostex FE167E which is the speaker able to fill my list of parameters.

Because of more than 25 years in DiY, I work on a personal view of a pair of loudspeakers.

I would like some bass but not heavy or loud and overall a true and raw medium.

The enclosure will be 30 liters respecting gold number, a thin front enclosure with a quite important depth and a double laminated BR.

The cut will be done soon and I have the absorber this evening ; speakers wait for me and I will take them tomorrow.

I will give you what I succeed to get for listening during the next weeks.

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Old 14th June 2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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Good luck with your project, and I look forward to hearing your views on the sound.

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Old 14th June 2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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I just plopped a set of 15 Litre FE167 BRs into the living room (Fostex recommended design but tuned a bit lower (75mm port instead of 50). They show some potential. Their purpose is to house a pair of 167s while i go to town modifying the driver -- one as a mule, the other as a reference to make sure i don't go backwards.

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Old 14th June 2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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I was thinking you would be doing this.
Have you got a way to get accurate measurements so you can find any resonants ala the mark mc plots of the fe126,127.

Try some JBweld on the basket legs? The duct seal works but the weld might be even better.

Careful with that scalpal.

Damar on the fringe of the whizzer?

Have your tried inkpad ink @ 1:1 ratio with puzzle coat.
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Old 14th June 2006, 10:17 PM   #5
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Scott: What is "JBweld"?
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Old 14th June 2006, 10:34 PM   #6
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Hello Don:
JB weld is a polymerized metalized putty compund that is used to cold "weld" metals together. It is a bit of a DIY fix it up putty for metals.
It was Chris's idea, I think it has merit. I would try it on the basket legs to add rigidity.
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Thanks, Scott. I've been looking for an alternative to duct-seal.
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I've been looking for an alternative to duct-seal.
I wouldn't call it an alternative, but a different kind of tool.

The idea is to put some sort of "collar" around the magnet and then fill the works with epoxy (of which, IB, JB Weld is a variant) Embedding the entire magnet and area into a block this very much solidifies the magnet to the basket. Not reversable, could be somewhat messy -- and you'll still need to ductseal.

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Old 15th June 2006, 02:00 PM   #9
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Ok, in the morning the MDF was cut ; this afternoon I am going to make first holes before using glue and screws...
Just after I will go to take my speakers and I think this week end I will begin to get the enclosures assembled ; during this time speakers will work on out phase to get them ready to give the true sound when fixed on the box !
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Old 16th June 2006, 07:56 PM   #10
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20 hours of function on my FE167E plus i bagin to built the cabinet.

I think that the enclosures will be operative on wednesday.
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