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Old 7th December 2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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The fr125s looks very attractive for a minimalistic OB.
Should sound sweet with my normal music, Kate Bush, the Gathering, Portishead.
However I also like harder stuff, Sepultura, Tool, Rammstein.
LOUD.

I think the fr125s can do 40w continuous.
This sounds low to me.
Won't my 80w amp blow them up?
Does ayone else use the fr125s for metal?

A woofer for the low 300hz will be added to assist the fr125s.
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Old 7th December 2006, 10:51 AM   #2
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Hi,

your nickname looks like a "Rammstein" song ?!

FR125S can play loud especially with a added woofer. The pure SPL is poor on FR125S (81dB) but with 6mm Xmax you can compensate a lot. Even when used stand-alone in reflex or with passive radiator FR125 delivers an impressive bass output.

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Old 7th December 2006, 11:56 AM   #3
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Like I say, fullrange can put you in the concert hall, but they definately won't put you in the mosh pit.

If you want metal at window rattling levels, fullrange, IMO, are out of the running.
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Old 7th December 2006, 03:36 PM   #4
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I must second what Gregg has said. The CSS drivers are for quality, not quantity. You like metal? Get yourself some PA drivers for those times you wish to let your hair down. That's what I have done. I have my "quiet" speakers for everyday listening and the beasts for party time.
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>>> Like I say, fullrange can put you in the concert hall, but they definately won't put you in the mosh pit.

I agree with Geek too.
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Old 7th December 2006, 07:53 PM   #6
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At my friend's place we tried a pair of FR125S in 10 liter br to play some scenes from the Pirates of the Caribbean. No can do, the bass output with only two 4" drivers is not enough. In a very small room the effect is a little better though.
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Old 7th December 2006, 07:53 PM   #7
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>your nickname looks like a "Rammstein" song<
100% correct.
Neighbours are out and Rammstein just released the Voelkerball dvd.
Can you guess the rest?
Topped it of with some Wir Sind Helden.
Perfect evening for me.


Fullrange not for metal.
Not what I wanted to hear.
Was hoping the css fr125s was the one to rule them all.
Detailed, fast imaging for my normal music and still capable of high peak levels for my metal.

Css make me a pro version please.
80w peak should be plenty.
Just what kind of peak can the fr125s take?
Would my 80w amp damage it?

The Beyma 8AG/N is suposed to handle metal well but it would rape normal music.
Don't like the idea of an extra pair of speakers just for metal either.

Looks like a normal 3-way (OB) would be the best compromise.
Thank you all for you replies.
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Old 7th December 2006, 08:02 PM   #8
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What about a big pro coaxial in BR
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Old 7th December 2006, 08:03 PM   #9
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>At my friend's place we tried a pair of FR125S in 10 liter br to play some scenes from the Pirates of the Caribbean. No can do, the bass output with only two 4" drivers is not enough. In a very small room the effect is a little better though.<

A big woofer for the <300hz bass would take care of that.
My concern is for the peak levels of a full range driver.
Metal is not the kindest music for a driver.
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What about a big pro coaxial in BR
Precisely what my party speaker are. Selenium 15" coax along with a 15" powered woofer. Only listen to them when it needs to be loud.
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