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Old 12th August 2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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Anyone here ever seen these? Fostex GZ-2000 speakers. One 12" surroundless bass driver, two mylar ribbon panels and one super tweeter per speaker. I found info on GZ-2001 but not these. Not sure when they were constructed ect.

One mid panel has a very small dimple in it, but it doesn't seem to affect anything. Is this something I should concern myself with? Is there any cleaning ect. I should do other than the baffles ?

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Old 14th August 2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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sorry for my english

Hi,

WOW very nice Fostex here!
8 ohm - 91 dB- 40:35000Hz 150W

F crossover at 200Hz,1500Hz,6000Hz

Those was expansive hi-end speakers from 1980-81 .

Caution with the planars, but if they work..... you'll have a
piece of history .

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Old 14th August 2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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Hi,
thanks for the info. I'm new to mylar ribbon panels, but like what I hear so far. Very revealing speakers. I was nervous about the age of the panels but they seem to be in very good condition and don't seem to have any issues. Not sure if there is any maintanence with this style of speaker?
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Old 14th August 2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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IMO no need of maitenance. I have a pair of Fostex RP3 tweeter
very similar to those, sure the are over 20 years old and are still perfect. The sound is very good.
I haven't understood if the midlow or the midhigh have a issue
( "dimple "? )or not.
Sure no spare parts are easy available, especially the
lowmid are unique, sort of a predecessor of the L-EMIM Infinity .
Just curios, how much money they want for the Z2000's ?

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Old 14th August 2008, 11:10 PM   #5
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I picked them up for $500 Canadian in good working order. Probably abit too much but they sound fantastic!!!
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Old 15th August 2008, 08:46 AM   #6
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I am happy for you ,
IMO the price is OK.
I am gelous with those raw drivers I would do
a fac-simile of a Infinity Epsilon type diy speaker !

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Old 15th August 2008, 05:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I seem to find rare speakers. My other pair are Kenwood LS-1900 not near as nice sounding as the Fostex speakers, but very hard to find.
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