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Old 14th February 2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default The Fostex FE126

I've searched the threads and see many great box designs. Any "private" designs floating about that I could try?
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Old 14th February 2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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Well gee, Bob, if you've got the room for a BLH there's the Buschorn MKI, Frugel-Horn, and Ron Clarke Austin 126. Fully dimensioned drawings for all of these public domain designs are on Dave Dlugos' site.

I've built them all (several copies of some), and my personal favorite is the Austin - use rear deflectors with any for reduced reflections off the back wall into the horn mouth.

There is currently a discussion on another thread regarding the discrepancy between published and DIY measured T/S parameters for the FE126/127, which has the potential to devolve into a flame war or pis-sing contest.

In the time it takes to reach consensus there (i.e never?), you could probably build a pair of any of the above and reach your own conclusions as to the subject's real world relevance.

For example, I blasted together 2 pairs of the BH MkI in one long day in the shop. OK I cheated and used an air-powered brad nailer, and had the rebated driver cut-outs machined on CNC router, but all the other cutting was done by hand on a table saw. One pair is nicely finished and has resided in my wife's upstairs system for over 6 months- the other is sitting on my bench awaiting final veneering and driver tweakage by Dave.


Tom Z's PAWO works particularly well with the 127, but while I haven't tried the combination, might be a bit thin on bottom with the 126
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Old 14th February 2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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Hey! You're not THE "Chris of Phase Plug", are you? Thanks for the tips on the 126. I'm gonna have to fire up the vinatge table saw and see if I can cut some lumber and not an appendage.
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Old 14th February 2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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Default you can try OB first

I have my 126e's in OB and they sound sweet,they even have enough bass for Rhapsody in Blue in my small listening space.[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
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Old 14th February 2007, 06:56 PM   #5
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Somewhere in Euclid, a very nice restaurant is missing not 1 but 2 of their nicest dining tables! Those look (and I'm sure sound) great!
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Old 14th February 2007, 07:36 PM   #6
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Somewhere in Euclid, a very nice restaurant is missing not 1 but 2 of their nicest dining tables! Those look (and I'm sure sound) great!
LOL...thank's for the complements

These speakers sound surprisingly good especially with jazz and small scale classical.OB bass is not the weightiest but it is so natural and is in perfect phase which makes other types of bass loading sound funny.Since my speakers are close to the side walls I get extra bass as the side walls act like huge wings.
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Old 15th February 2007, 10:21 PM   #7
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I still have a pair of 2' x 4' sheets of 3/4" oak that I could adapt pretty quickly. They wouldn't be as nice as those without a fair amount of work, but doable in a couple of hours.
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I think they would look nice and sound really nice too.It is very fun listening with Open Baffle speakers give them a try.
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Default Audiophile36 may I ask what you are.

using for the feet on your baffles. I see a black colored foot on each corner, but can't make out what there are...?
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