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planet10 8th May 2010 02:14 AM

It's not easy being green (apologies to Kermit)
 
One of the nice things about the white Fostex cones is that they can be made almost any colour... here is a recent set i did for a client in NY.

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...een-FE126e.jpg

She likes these better than her TB 1772 (both sonically & cosmetically). I expect the TB to land here soon for the same treatment.

Here is a robin's egg blue FE126. These are in the UK now... they are pre-EnABL.

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...-onMoss-tn.jpg

Another shade of blue... pretreated (and matched) for the client to do their own EnABL

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...reTreat-FE.jpg

More to follow.

dave

Richard Ellis 8th May 2010 02:40 AM

As carefully engineered as the Fostex seems to be, wouldn't you worry about adding mass or stiffening the cone by applying.....anything?


-Dipole Fostex Front Horn-..<<<<Youtube...

__________________________________________________ ____Rick.....

planet10 8th May 2010 02:49 AM

Quite a lot of experimentation went into these mods... what comes out the other end is quite a bit better than stock.

The materials added go add mass, not much but enuff to lower Fs & efficiency a bit. But a change in the weather can make a bigger difference. Materials added remain flexible Except for the trifoil ring -- it has the specific purpose of disrupting the 7k resonance that exists in the stock driver. Flexation thou is more controlled -- or at least it would seem from the lowering of the noise floor.

dave

doorman 8th May 2010 03:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Ellis (Post 2179683)
As carefully engineered as the Fostex seems to be, wouldn't you worry about adding mass or stiffening the cone by applying.....anything?


-Dipole Fostex Front Horn-..<<<<Youtube...

__________________________________________________ ____Rick.....

After owning several pairs of eNABled drivers, a la P-10, there's no worries at all.
The end result is superior, IMHO.
Not surprising, as the Fostex designed cabinets can be improved on as well.
Anyone ever asked for a refund, Dave?
Don

planet10 9th May 2010 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doorman (Post 2179706)
Anyone ever asked for a refund, Dave?

No. Many have bought more after living with the 1st pair. The green ones are #3 for that client.

dave

planet10 18th May 2010 07:28 AM

Here are a couple more examples.

This one is an experiment to see about blending 2 colours together to get a gradient... i didn't suceed but learned a lot and still ended up with a pretty set of drivers (we have just built a special set of mFonken to house these (for our Fostex archives)

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...ue-FE127eN.jpg

A set of light blue with purple spots:

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...ue-wPurple.jpg

One more for tonight. A client had his DCA4 sent directly here. He wanted Maroon with yellow spots. I drove a maroon Jaguar for awhile. I used that as a colour reference. He loves them.

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL/images/DCA4eN.jpg

dave

Scottmoose 19th May 2010 06:48 PM

I trust it didn't have yellow spots. ;)

chrisb 7th June 2010 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottmoose (Post 2192466)
I trust it didn't have yellow spots. ;)


very late reply, but couldn't resist;

as you well know, all spots on the Jag would have been an iron oxide colour

planet10 1st September 2010 06:40 AM

Gold on gold Alpair6eN

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...-gold-gold.jpg

Black with White Spots FE206eN


http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...blk-wWhite.jpg

dave

planet10 2nd October 2010 08:28 AM

Tangband W8-1808, and the mates to the FE126eN in the 1st post (W8-1772 & FE127eN)

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...opper-comp.jpg

http://p10hifi.net/tlinespeakers/FAL...asser-comp.jpg

dave


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