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Old 22nd April 2005, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default High sensitivity(>90db) budget speakers wanted

Hi one and all.
I'm looking for a pair of floorstanding speakers that are to be used with various Tube-amp setups so a sensitivity above 90db is wanted.

parameters:
-A price around 350$ (preferably below) excluding cabinet for the pair.
-Floorstanding
->90dB
-No electrostats.
-No bulky cabinets, (30x30x120cm approx)

Since I lack the knowlage to design crossovers and cabinets building instructions are a must. And ofcourse best possible clarity (instrument separation, atmosphere?).

Any suggestions good people?
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Old 22nd April 2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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Buschhorns! (the Mk2 version):

http://www.geocities.com/northbirdte...hhorn_mkii.htm

The sensitivity is around 93dB, I seem to remember.

If you have $350 to spend you can fit the Fostex FE108EZs instead of cheaper drivers.
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Old 22nd April 2005, 09:46 AM   #3
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The Buschhorn link is n.a. for me just now.

If you donít want the building complexity of most horns, a Fostex 206E (fullranger = no crossover, 96 db): not sure of their min Hz.

You may want to add an active sub (eg with a gainclone), Peerless XLS 12 (90 db) or other to make the bottom end really good.
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Old 22nd April 2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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There's this one: http://home.nyc.rr.com/tubeaudio/Page3.htm

Or this one: http://hometown.aol.de/hphinder/homepage/

Yes it involves a bit of woodwork, though nothing really complex.
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Old 22nd April 2005, 10:15 AM   #5
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Oh, forgot one thing.

No sub for now.

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And one more thing. If possible, could someone add some links to European vendours of the elements involved? The swedish prices are insane.... (200$ for the FE108EZ sigma compared to Madisounds 85$)
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Old 22nd April 2005, 10:52 AM   #6
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BCI Acoustech TH-75 towers.

Are a Klipsh RF3 clone and are priced 270$/each or so.
But with cabinet and 96dB. Are sold also on e-bay.

It is impossible to find 'em in Europe. If somebody knows some European dealer ar sell himsefl a pair of these speakers, please let me known.

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Old 22nd April 2005, 10:59 AM   #7
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Few conventional mid-bass drivers are 93 db.

PHL who are well regarded, make an extensive range, inc some that donít need a sub eg 1220/ 1230, which are 93 db.
www.phlaudio.com/ click on - Products, 6.5Ē, Bass

This avoids needing say two 87 db mid-bass drivers, which causes lobing problems).

Zalytron have some PHLs on sale at present.

To find > 93 db, choose from those coloured pinkish here:
http://ldsg.snippets.org/sect-7-tweets.php3#TWEETS-1
Seas 27TFF or Morel MDT37 would be good for $.

Hope this helps.

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Old 22nd April 2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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So, if i go with the horns and the FE108EZ sigma, is it just use Buschhorn MK2 drawings or must i use the more complex "Fostex recommended enclosure" ?
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Some people say the Buschhorn sounds better than the Fostex recommended enclosures, others say they are very similar. I've never heard the Fostex enclosures but the Buschhorn is definitley a more elegant looking speaker, and simpler to build as you point out. BTW, the Buschhorn works well with a number of Fostex drivers and can be tweaked to optimize it with whichever driver you choose. I mentioned the FE108EZ because it is supposed to give the best results overall, and would fill your budget.

There is a UK site that sells most of the Fostex range, and their prices compare well to Madisound's (once you add postage): https://secure.wilmslow-audio.co.uk/acatalog/
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Hi,
Iīd use FE166/7E or FE206/7E and eventually a supertweeter (thatīd be also in your budget).
You can put them in ML-TLīs or horns and so floorstanders.
There are loads of designs out there:
http://www.quarter-wave.com/
http://geocities.com/rbrines1/
(FT1600)
Also check out the recommended enclosures given in the datasheets by Fostex.

greets from a happy owner of a FE167E
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