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ycliew 27th October 2006 05:30 PM

coral fullrange speaker vs Fostex
 
Could anyone tell me how the sound between coral 8a-40 comparing with beta and flat version. Also the sound different between coral and fostex speaker driver. As both are products from Japan.

Daze 27th October 2006 09:04 PM

Hi,

I've used quite a few Fostex drivers and 2 Coral Betas (6 and 8).
I currently have Fostex FE108S in BLH and FE166E in TQWP.

Comparing the Beta6 with the FE166E in the same pipes (Cain and cain clones), I can attest to the superioty of the Corals in terms of balance, smoothness and detail. The FE166E is a nice lil driver, but the Beta 6 is better (and better than the FE168ES).

I had the Beta8 a while back and thought they were good, but never built suitable enclosures for them:dunno:

I am not familiar with the model you mentionned.

tomtt 4th November 2006 04:39 AM

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i honestly don't know

yet here's a photo

of a coral speaker


9cos it looks good)

cotdt 4th November 2006 07:29 AM

do they sell Coral Beta drivers at madisound or any such stores?

Scottmoose 4th November 2006 10:47 AM

Coral sadly went out of business in the 1980s, but have since gained a reputation for being amongst the very finest FR drivers ever made.

The greatest trouble is designing something for them. To the best of my knowledge, nobody has ever measured their T/S parameters, making working with them a bit of guesswork. I think www.diyparadise.com still has some.

BTW 5th November 2006 12:40 AM

Re: coral fullrange speaker vs Fostex
 
Quote:

Originally posted by ycliew
Could anyone tell me how the sound between coral 8a-40 comparing with beta and flat version. Also the sound different between coral and fostex speaker driver. As both are products from Japan.
The Best Coral is the Beta series, excellent detail and speed. The Flat series are slightly slower sounds but more forgiving ... you can say it's more musical... The 8a-40 is similar to the Flat ... but IMO the Flat is still a better spk.

BTW 5th November 2006 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Scottmoose
Coral sadly went out of business in the 1980s, but have since gained a reputation for being amongst the very finest FR drivers ever made.



Yes, it's sad that the Coral Company is gone... The Beta and Flat series are excellent drivers... seldom see this kind of quality these days.. Here's a picture of the Beta 8.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...6/ec6cf8cc.jpg

The orginal spks box design given by Coral works very well indeed.

AKN 5th November 2006 07:57 PM

Hi,

Coral, now they show up again in a fine picture.
Beautiful Beta-8!

Thanks!


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