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Old 8th May 2010, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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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.

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

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More to follow.

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Old 8th May 2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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As carefully engineered as the Fostex seems to be, wouldn't you worry about adding mass or stiffening the cone by applying.....anything?


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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.

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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...

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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?
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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.

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Old 18th May 2010, 07:28 AM   #6
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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)

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A set of light blue with purple spots:

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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.

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I trust it didn't have yellow spots.
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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
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Gold on gold Alpair6eN

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Black with White Spots FE206eN


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

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