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Old 2nd January 2007, 03:29 PM   #21
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Thanks Scottmoose. The use of 18mm plywood is another bonus. Thanks.
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Old 2nd January 2007, 03:43 PM   #22
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Makes life easier doesn't it. I've run into the same problem[s].
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Old 5th January 2007, 04:20 PM   #23
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Sorry for changing tack from the original thread - it's interesting how the knowledge you gather makes you look at things differently sometimes.

What I need is 2 sets of speakers for 2 different rooms.

Room 1 is a loft, the 'usable' centre area is 9' x 14', the peak of the roof is only 8' high, this gives a quite small cubic area.

Room 2 is 32' x 14' with a 10.5' ceiling.

In both rooms I will have a tube amp and will listen to (in order of preferance) classical, jazz, and pop.

I am really enjoying my FE206Es in a 45 litre bass reflex box and wish to stick with Fostex full range speakers. I don't want tweeters, crossovers, or subwoofers.

For the small room (1) I am thinking about Fostex FE168EZ Sigma in Fostex recommended enclosure. I'm thinking that a < 8" speaker may be more suited to this room and that the treble and midrange may be smoother than a non-Sigma driver.

For the large room (2) I am thinking about FE206E or FE206ES-R in Fostex recommended FE206ES-R enclosure or in a BIB.

Any comments/advice anybody may have would be very welcome.

Many thanks. ................David
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Old 7th March 2007, 07:16 PM   #24
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A quick note to thank everybody for their advice. I've just finished FE206ES-Rs in the Fostex recommended enclosures. I've only listened to them for about 20 hours so far but I am already staggered by their abilities. Wonderful. I like my FE206Es in bass reflex boxes but these go a lot further. Bass, weight, authority, a certain silkiness to the mids and treble - fantastic ! The main quality that my wife and I have observed is that they are totally fatigue free. It feels like I'm listening to vinyl again ! Thanks again to all who advised.
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Old 7th March 2007, 07:52 PM   #25
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David, I kinda got lost in this thread, which horn did you build, the one Fostex recommends for the FE206ESR or the 208 horn? I built the recommended horn for the FE206ESR and, at first was not real happy with them, and now I love them. It took lots of break in and some expirimenting with stuffing the CC and throat to get them right in my room. The last thing I have done is put spikes on the bottom and this I should have done right away. I also added a T90AEX with only a .33mfd cap and a dedicated wire. I soldered the speaker wire (Signal Cable), directly to the FE206ESR and elimanated binding posts, which improved the sound even more. I`m late in posting here, and I recommend the Fostex BLH designed for your driver FWIW. I could not be happier. The first thing I do when I get home is power up my system so I can get a couple hours listeneing. They are more musically engaging than any speaker I`ve ever owned, and there have been plenty. Good luck and I hope you are as happy with them as I am now.
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Old 7th March 2007, 08:24 PM   #26
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Thanks No Xo. I built the 206ES-R cabs. I've stuffed the cc but half-expect to remove it later. Some inmates say that the stuffing may make the speaker sound 'constrained' as it burns in. My wife is Japanese so she can read the Japanese language documentation that Fostex put in with the drivers, Fostex also seem to advise stuffing the cc until the drivers burn in. Like you I love the speakers and want to hear them every night, .....no other speaker has made me feel like this ! It's interesting what you wrote about the spikes, what sort of difference did you think they made ? I'm guessing it 'tightened' the bass ?
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Bass, weight, authority and totally fatigue free. Amen to that.
Aren't they are revelation. I too put the 206's in a reflex box and thought they sounded good.

I built the 208 cabinet and after some tweaking they blew me away. I finished them just after Christmas and they get better every day. Vinyl is superb. World Machine by Level 42 has some awesome bass, tight and deep enough to knock the walls down.

By the way has anyone built the 208 cab for the 206 and then put a 208 sigma in it. I am looking to the next up-grade and wonder if it is worthe the outlay ?
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David, before the speakers were broken in I had a nasty resonance around 200HZ to 300HZ that made some music almost unlistenable. After damping the CC and stuffing the throat, that resonance dropped consideralby, but wasn`t gone. The more they broke in, the less I noticed it, or the more I got used to it. After putting the speaker on spikes, the resonance pretty much dissapeared, and now I wonder if it was the floor resonating along with the speaker. I also plan to reduce some of the stuffing, but at the same time, I feel they sound great and draw me into the music more than any other speakers I`ve had. The other speakers I `ve had were LS3/5A`s and Proac Responce 1SC`s, both with subs. I was a British mini monitor guy for 20 years, until I bought a pair of FE206E`s and initially used a BR box, and then built the recommended horns for those, and I still like them and use them in my HT system. Then Fostex came out with the limited edition FE206ESR, and I had to have them. Back to the spikes, the bass is more even and the imaging and dynamics are a little better. In my room, spikes made an inexpensive improvement that is always reversable. Check out Part Express sale catalog, they were $15.00US a set and no drilling required.
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Bass, weight, authority and totally fatigue free. Amen to that.
Aren't they are revelation. I too put the 206's in a reflex box and thought they sounded good.

I built the 208 cabinet and after some tweaking they blew me away. I finished them just after Christmas and they get better every day. Vinyl is superb. World Machine by Level 42 has some awesome bass, tight and deep enough to knock the walls down.

By the way has anyone built the 208 cab for the 206 and then put a 208 sigma in it. I am looking to the next up-grade and wonder if it is worthe the outlay ?
Scottmoose. Any comments ?
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Yes. Sigma takes bass to a place v. few WR / FR drivers have been. Smoother, better damped sound, and no whizzer = removal of phase problems. But you'll need a tweeter.
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