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Old 16th June 2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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I am looking to build my first speakers. Am thinking about using Fostex's and one of their BLH designs. Any recommendations of which offers the best sound and is fairly easy to tune - or some other possibilities.

I listen to female vocals and jazz. Also, the speakers will mainly be used towards the middle of the room - approx 6-8 feet away from corners and walls.
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Old 16th June 2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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i just finished my first speaker build and am very happy with it so... i would buy these fostex fe108zs and throw them in a bib cabinet. pictures of my build are in the bib thread, and even better there are pictures of an inverted design made by terry cain as well.

i don't think the drivers are broken in but the sound is already very enjoyable. if you get the pieces precut, you could throw these together in an afternoon.

good luck!
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Old 16th June 2006, 12:53 PM   #3
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[i] Also, the speakers will mainly be used towards the middle of the room - approx 6-8 feet away from corners and walls. [/B]
you know, i just read this so scratch my suggestion...


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Old 16th June 2006, 03:41 PM   #4
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This, every time for an easy to tune and position first project that's also pretty cheap: http://www.quarter-wave.com/Project02/Project02.html

Use with the FE167E, which is the replacement for the earlier 164. It actually works bette than the earlier driver in this enclosure. Looks good too. Beats anything else under 600 I've ever heard.
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Also, the speakers will mainly be used towards the middle of the room - approx 6-8 feet away from corners and walls.
I would seriously consider some sort of bipole using fullrange drivers if you're going to place them that far into the room.
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Old 19th June 2006, 06:34 AM   #6
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I'll look into building that for my first build. Looks awesome.
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