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Old 4th November 2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default FX120 BIB or Bipole

thinking of new project, my experience with the L8's are that they are good for simple music and background music, but i would like somthing a little flatter (in freq resp).

so looking out there the FX120 has a really flat response for a FR, and not too expensive.

thinking of some floorstanders either using 1 pair in BIB's or two pairs in some Bipoles (TL or MLTL etc) to get some half respectable bass from them without the use of a sub.

any ideas?
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Old 4th November 2006, 06:12 PM   #2
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With respect

I think you need to take a chill pill and think a little harder before posting. You will end up being ignored

What happened here

http://www.hawthorneaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=398

AND every other post you started, not having a dig but you change your mind way too quick it's hard to keep up

How about a decent pair of headphones
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Old 5th November 2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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point taken



well, on the hawthorne audio forum, the guys there sudgested that the SI could possibly not work in my room, only being 10ft square, darrell himself recomended that they could not work.

too many ideas, thats me
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Old 5th November 2006, 02:14 PM   #4
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Like dipoles (SI's), bipoles want to be well away from the rear wall. Another tough fit in a 10 x 10 room.

BIB's are ideally placed in corners, or at least up against a wall. From the floor plan you posted in the Hawthorne forum, you don't really have that going for you either.

I was also tempted by the SI's, but my room is only a little bigger than yours (11 x 14) and I was unsure whether they would fit well. I finally went for the Hemp Acoustics FR8DIY's. They are designed to work well in simple vented boxes (about 3 ft^3, 4" dia x 3" long port, give or take a little), will play loud on minimal power, and should hit a solid 40 Hz or lower in room. User feedback has been very good. DIY'er dmason in particular is very big on them, and he's well respected around here. They are well within your budget, too. See here for a European distributor.

Mine are still breaking in, but as the treble smooths out they are sounding very good. I feel no need for a sub. Just after I finished cutting the wood for mine, another interesting cabinet design was proposed - see the Metronome thread in this forum. Or, for even more complication, the Spawn of Frugal Horn.

You want 'dynamic and damn right fun and good value'? These might do it for you IMHO.
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Old 5th November 2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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hi, i was recomended those a while back, do look good though, been reading up on them thisafternoon on threads on here.
the 'hempsters look good, sim'd the FR8's in WinIsd for a 85L (3cuft) enclosure, 3dB down at 44Hz, doesnt sound too bad.
dont really understand the "Metronomes" though...

and they are roughly the same price as the FX120's
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What is there not to understand about them?
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Old 5th November 2006, 04:05 PM   #7
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sorry, my mistake, i was looking at the hemp speaker on here, and some reason though it was a metranome
The Metronome

woulnt a metranome for the hemp driver be really tall as it isnt folded like the BIB?
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Old 5th November 2006, 04:11 PM   #8
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No, it's mass loaded. 60in tall. Not exactly a small footprint though as it's pretty wide at the base.
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is that the one that is the same cabinet for the FE207?
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