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Old 15th July 2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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I am looking for info on the subject of (FAST) Loudspeaker Design. I have done many searches but I think maybe the term "FAST" is getting lost in the translation of the search. I am working on a design that utilizes a 12" woofer and a small 3" full range for a 2-way design with a low (+/-500Hz) crossover point or maybe a 1st order at a higher point. I have been told this relates to a FAST design but I cannot find any info on this and do not know what the principals are. What does FAST stand for? Can anyone direct me to some pages or threads?

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Old 15th July 2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Found this the other day FAST. According to Monacor FAST stands for "full range and subwoofer technology"
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Old 15th July 2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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You'll find many on the Full range forum.
F.A.S.T. = Fullrange and Subwoofer Technology

also Fullrange Assisted
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Old 15th July 2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Old 15th July 2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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be careful of "1st" order highpass as an impedance peak in the driver/driver-cabinet combo combined with the cap's reactance can result in a bass "boost" which can make the higher frequency driver's excursion worse than nothing at all. It would be good to nullify the Z peak with a LCR network so it can be used with just a cap, or try to flatten it with aperiodic, or use a 2nd order highpass with low DCR choke.
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Old 15th July 2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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Nice.
I am finding lots of good info now, thanks to you guys. This will be my first FAST project. Here are the drivers (Swan 305 and Fostex FE126) I will be trying to match up. I already have them from other projects so I wont be buying any drivers....just wood and crossover parts. I want to make it a passive crossover as well so I have something to play with. Keeping the box design a simple 2-way Bass reflex might work out ok.
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Old 15th July 2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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cool - you should have a wide range system with the Swan 305
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a small 3" full range
FE126 is a 4 1/2" FR.

It works nicely in a small sealed box for this kind of application. To take advantage of the natural 2nd order roll-off (~200 Hz) you should consider active.

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FE126 is a 4 1/2" FR.
I know that Dave, I don't know why I said 3". I have had this driver in a 2 liter box for a long time and it sounds quite nice. If I do a 100 liter or so bass reflex box for the Swan and incorporate a 2 liter mid-chamber for the Fostex, I think I will just install the banana inputs as driver inputs. then I will be able to build the "passive outboard" or go active.

Incidentally, following your work on this forum is one of the reasons I bought the Fostex many years ago. They sound quite nice. I have even gone so far as making several acoustic lenses for them with the stereo lithography machines I have access too. I did this to try to improve the imaging. It works to some degree in some rooms but not in others. I need more experimental time and measurements.
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