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Old 27th October 2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 27th October 2006, 08:04 PM   #2
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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

I am not familiar with the model you mentionned.
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Old 4th November 2006, 03:39 AM   #3
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do they sell Coral Beta drivers at madisound or any such stores?
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Old 4th November 2006, 09:47 AM   #5
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

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

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