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Old 14th March 2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Fostex reccomended bass reflex/horn

Has any one delt with the suggested enclosure from the Fostex pamplet in with the new Fostex Fe126e? I dont really plan to build it but it looks intresting.
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Old 14th March 2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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I believe Dave built a pair. Decent, but wooly in the LF. Better designs are available methinks, like the Frugal horn, Ron's design (dare I say mine as well, though I freely admit the BVR is a reflex box, and should be treated as such, even if it does sound like a horn)
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I believe Dave built a pair. Decent, but wooly in the LF. Better designs are available methinks, like the Frugal horn, Ron's design (dare I say mine as well, though I freely admit the BVR is a reflex box, and should be treated as such, even if it does sound like a horn)
Actually, it was his symbiot cabinet maker (you don't really want to see Dave's cabinetmaking skills ) - and they were sonically very disappointing compared to either the FH or even the Buschorn MKI.

For approximately the same physical real estate, and a much simpler build, the little monopole MLTL for FE127 is a much more musical performer (albeit at the expense of reduced sensitivity) .

Scott, you may certainly say so: hopefully circumstances during the next few months will allow us to build a few of our own canajun BAVRs (big a$$ vented reflex)
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I believe Dave built a pair. Decent, but wooly in the LF. Better designs are available methinks, like the Frugal horn, Ron's design (dare I say mine as well, though I freely admit the BVR is a reflex box, and should be treated as such, even if it does sound like a horn)

I built one and as my first build i though it sounded pretty darned good. plus i liked the build challange. hearing what you said, can't wait to try one of the Frugal horns. I may go for one of it's offspring though, since i alredy have a set of broken in 126e's. Harvey or Mikasa?
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Old 14th March 2007, 06:50 PM   #5
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We have a set of these we'd love to recover the cost of plywood on.... I could even be convinced to install a set of demo drivers for a real cheap fix... pick up only.

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Old 15th March 2007, 02:51 AM   #6
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Ok, Im loving my Austins so there is no reason to deal with them from what I understand.
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Old 15th March 2007, 06:08 AM   #7
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I built a pair of FE127 monitors based on the recommended design which, from what I've been told, are quite similar in sound to the FE126 design...

I was quite pleased with the results overall... they aren't the flattest speakers in the world but they have a lively, musical quality and acceptable bass. Plus they image like real champs. Without dampening they can be a little sharp and shouty on the high end, but after adding some batting they gained quite a bit more detail and refinement. I can't think of too many speakers I've heard that are so much fun to listen to... They can always get me dancing... Though that might just be builder's pride talking.

Anyway, there are probably better designs out there, but for near-field monitors that are simple to build, I'm pretty happy with them.
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