Fostex FE166ES-R Limited Edition
Looks like Madisound still has some available if you haven't pre-ordered... the 700 released in Japan are sold out. Better get in while they last!
Here's a few pictures:
And a google translation of a Japanese page on the 166ES-R:
See also: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...threadid=47661
Anyone out there plan to try this in something other than the recommended folded horn? MLTL maybe? I'm looking for cabinet suggestions here...
"How about something like TC's I-BEN?
I'd kind'a like to see this with glass panals on the sides to show the "horn" profile. (should also make the speakers less visually imposing but a LOT heavier..) "
I was wondering the same thing too while i was out on deployment,, i worked up a sketch drawing ,, but i haven't had any software to simulate it . i dont really care how they look on the graphs though , i always have built, listened, tweak , and if i didn't like, well i just made new enclosures for the drivers
but i was just thinking of building the prototype out of cardboard,, i can get really thick stuff called"triwalls" .
let us know how those drivers sound/perform
the problem with this driver is that by the time you get a chance to hear it you out-of chances to purchase it (I think).
Cardboard would generally be BAD (for horn mock-ups with low freq.s). It's a fairly complient material and horn walls and flares require stiffness. Still, it might give you the most basic idea.. Chip board is pretty cheap and it should do well - hell, with these "lengths" dry-wall might work for a suitable low-cost mock-up material (except possibly the side-walls which would need several layers not to flex terribly). Its certainly is easy to "cut" (though not very accuratly).
yeah , i figured that i would try it with cardboard or hell chipboard is a good idea,, but the cardboard is over a inch thick,, really heavy duty stuff, now i wouldn't use it for my main rig ,, just like i said , to get a feel for the design,,
true, the major thing would be the lack of stiffness as in mdf,plywood, etc... but it would give me an idea (basis) to pursue and to improve upon ,, btw , it is very cheap, (free),, so it can't hurt too bad,,,
btw, i am thinking about using it with this driver or the 206 flavor,, IE as in the I-ben clone,,,,,
i will try the fostex design 1st ,then roll from there,,, then get brave and do the I-ben clone,, all rady have had the wifey's approval,,,heh "just as long as it looks good " she says !!
i was just wondering if anybody had tried to do a diy version of it,, and what were the results,,,
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