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Old 14th March 2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Zigmahornet FE103E

Hello...

finally it seems, like I found the perfect FE103E-cabinet for my livingroom.
The Zigmahornet....I have some trouble with too heavy bases in that room, so I think the Zigmas could fit perfect!
Tonight, I will build one cabinet for an A-B-test with the recommended Fostex-BLH.
One question...this 45-angle at the top of the box...100% and totally necessary or just an optical gimmick?

thnx
Martin

Edit:
hmmmm...is it because of the "standing waves"?
Another question:
the internal width is 96mm...is it a problem to build them with 100mm.
would be much easier for me.
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Old 14th March 2007, 10:01 PM   #2
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You could also consider a pair of these in your quest for a cabinet for the FE103E, anyway good luck hunting and have fun.
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Old 15th March 2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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Thank you for the link, but the hunt is over
I built a zigmahornet last night and it sounds good....not perfect, but better than the recommended Horn...at least with a BSC.
These will be mine...not only because the final pair will look great
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Old 15th March 2007, 11:49 PM   #4
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Besides, the Solo's are wonderful in the midrange; truly beautiful in voices and string instruments but there really is no bass. At all. Not that you will miss a lot of it when enjoying acoustic jazz/vocals but these cabinets are no good when needing drive or punch. Cheap to build and for those specific purposes exceptionally sweet. Try them anyway.
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Old 16th March 2007, 08:29 AM   #5
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Thank you...but i need some base and I'm not a big fan of that subwoofer....thing!
In the spezial situation in my tv-livingroom the ziggis work very good, with almost too much base. Not vrey low, but loud! The upper middles are a bit too dominant. I think about trying a notch filter, to fix this problem.
The ziggis as they are, without any tweaking sound much better then the Fostex-BLH...BUT that's because of the room. In my last appartment the BLHs did a very good job!
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Old 16th March 2007, 12:44 PM   #6
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Hello...

finally it seems, like I found the perfect FE103E-cabinet for my livingroom.
The Zigmahornet....
thnx
Martin


any chance of a picture? gychang
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Old 16th March 2007, 01:00 PM   #7
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shure...next week...ok, here my "before-pics" ;-)
at least you can see, why I have this "baseproblem"...over the TV is a...can I say bow-ceiling?
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Old 19th March 2007, 09:50 AM   #8
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OK....
a weekend passed, the Zigmahornets are (almost) ready...raw mdf, because I'm still thinking about the finish.
The "couchtable" got some colour and sounds great

lg
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Old 19th March 2007, 02:01 PM   #9
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Your acoustic situation as far from ideal - no wonder that you have bass problems. In situations like this I only was lucky with sealed (infinite baffle) loudspeakers, mostly even very small (like the Linn Kan or the LS3/5). In an cave (sorry..) like this, you - IMHO - will never get decent bass, it will always be too boomy and therefore out of tune and rhythm. I have diificulties to imagine that the Zigmahornets perform well in this situation, because they use this bass reflex cum tuned tube method to get more bass, which may interfere heavily with your room resonances. But maybe also both "effects" cancel themselves out...
(I can easy imagine that you do not like a subwoofer in that situation...)
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Old 19th March 2007, 02:15 PM   #10
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Youre right...it's definately far from ideal, but it's nice to live there
Ok...I should say, that this is not my "music room"...it's just TV and some records that I listen to.
On the other hand...the music-room-situation is even worse!
But what can I do, It's a very nice appartment
The best room for music is the sleepingroom, where I want to listen with my FE103 rec-Horns. Maybe there is another driver who fits better to that enclosures?

The Zigmahornet sounds better in the "cave" than anything else I tried before. Not perfect, but it's definately great fun to listen to jazz or piano.
Tomorrow I will finish them.

lg
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