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Old 31st January 2004, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default Fostex Drivers

I have been looking on Fostex's site, mainly looking at the monitors a friend has. While i was there though i started lookign at their drivers, and alot of them looked really nice. I tried to find some projects on this site that even mentioned fostex drivers let alone used them, but i couldnt. I am wondsering why these drivers are never mentioned.

Also if you have any suggestions for any kits using this drivers i'd love to hear it

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Old 31st January 2004, 11:01 PM   #2
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Old 31st January 2004, 11:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fostex Drivers

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I am wondsering why these drivers are never mentioned
Don't know what you mean, they are discussed all the time and many members have used them in their projects. Are you maybe using the search function wrong?

http://home.hetnet.nl/~geenius/Solo103.html

http://home.hetnet.nl/~geenius/Solo206.html

http://www.quarter-wave.com/Project02/Project02.html

http://www.quarter-wave.com/Project03/Project03.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYBX13.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYTQ11.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYRH2.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYRH3.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYRH4.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYRH10.html

http://melhuish.org/audio/DIYRH8.html

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Old 31st January 2004, 11:15 PM   #4
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Hey sorry bout that i dont think i looked to hard, and was looking for the wrong thing.

One thing i have noticed about all this fostex stuff though is it is all single drivers, which i definatly dont wanna do.

I saw one or two multi driver speaker setups in your link thingy iliahn but nothing that interested me.

Does anyone have any fostex speaker plans that involve more than one driver, and preferably aren't horn cabinets.
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Old 31st January 2004, 11:18 PM   #5
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also has anyone had any experience with Fostex's ribbon tweeters.
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Old 1st February 2004, 02:00 AM   #6
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Default This is what Fostex displayed at CES

http://www.madisound.com/imgs/208ez_encl.pdf

and I have seen several posts to the effect that they sounded pretty good. I think they were using the T900A tweeters on them.

should work fine with a t90A or better, depending on your budget.

I spend more time on-line than I should, and do not remember ever seeing a reference by a poster to the effect that they were using the Fostex ribbon. I have wondered about them myself.

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Old 1st February 2004, 02:19 AM   #7
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I am building the solo-103's ( http://home.hetnet.nl/~geenius/Solo103.html ) and I got my Fostex 103's in yesterday from Madisound. Dang, they are tiny for a quasi-fullrange.

I am looking forward to trying these in my bedroom where I will likely pair them with my Jolida 102b ( http://www.jolida.com/catalogue/jd102b.html ), which, like these loudspeakers, is also all about beautiful mids and great soundstage.

And before you get ticked at me, Mike Allen, the 102b kicks butt all thru the spectrum. It's just that it makes female vocals into pure magic, IMO.

BTW, if anyone is looking to jump into the tube amp word without DIYing or spending a ton of money (even for this integrated amp), treat yourself to a Jolida 102b. It is reviewed here:

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazin...jolida102b.htm

I will post pix and a full report on the Tony Gee-designed Solo-103's after completing, breaking in and auditioning them.

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I am building the solo-103's
I've been very tempted to build a set of those, cause they are just so pretty. I'd use FE103As thou, so i need some T/S to know how to tweak the box... soon.

Our FE103/40-1197 phase plug project is coming along fine... got the 1st 20 pr of prototypes and are testing... made a BIG difference in a set of FE103As in Buschorn IIs.

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Uh... so, Dave,

When you buy the whole case of suppositories, they give you a free chessboard?

I have one cabinet glued up on the 103's and am sanding the other one now.

Mine don't look as nice as Tony's I am afraid. I have to allow for so much sanding I should re-calc my cabinet volumes. Oh well. Maybe 20 or 30 coats of satin Minwax will do the trick...



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