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Old 7th June 2013, 04:52 PM   #391
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Contacted Toppsy regarding kits, was recommended MarkAudio drivers above the Fostex ones...

Dependent upon how far these can be pushed into the corners [physically & critical placement], I have enough floor space to get a listening position of 2m, measured from the drivers.

Paul

Late to see this post - the FE126E is certainly not everyone's cuppa - that upper midrange "stridency" which some folks fatiguing is definitely real (but treatable) and any of the Mark Audio drivers that would fit the FH3 are smoother in that region - most notably the Alpair7.

Just be aware that Mark's drivers also need long break-ins, have BSC engineered into their FR and require different amounts of stuffing fill, and do not require the same proximity to corner loading as the Fostex- indeed may well be bass heavy if tight in a corner.
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Old 11th June 2013, 08:38 AM   #392
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Thanks for the info Understood that the MA drivers require 100hrs break-in. I'm going to implement full-band room treatment to help curtail all the usual junk. Having a driver with a fairly flat response & being able to tweak the bass from the FH3, might mean I can forgo any EQ'ing... Still thinking about adding a sub to get that bottom Octave in full.

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Old 11th June 2013, 08:35 PM   #393
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If anyone might be interested, I listed my un-opened flat pack for sale in the swap meet section. Thanks, Mark

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Old 11th June 2013, 08:41 PM   #394
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If anyone might be interested, I listed my un-opened flat pack for sale in the swap meet section. Thanks, Mark

as I posted there, for which drivers?
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Old 11th June 2013, 08:52 PM   #395
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These cabinets would be for the 4" Fostex type drivers... Thanks
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Old 15th June 2013, 05:38 AM   #396
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Hi all!

A very, very perfect soundcheck of one of Mark Audio Alpair7 in the Frugelhorn cabinet. Could such tiny drivers reproduce music better than it is described here? electricbeach Frugel3 Loudspeaker | Hifi Pig

Maybe I should build a pair? (WAF is one thing - besides my Alp12P and Alp10.2) - but temptations is big....

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Old 17th June 2013, 05:02 PM   #397
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Great review^^ Olav. I am grabbing the flatpack listed on the swap meet, which has the baffles for the Fostex.

My questions:

Am I committed to the Fostex with that baffle or can a MA Alpair 7 fit with some "encouragement"?

I am kind of waivering between the FE126en or Alpair 7.
I have read the previous discussions. I was going to drive these with
the new version of the miniwatt SET or possibly my minitorri. My music taste jazz-straight ahead and fusion, indie rock, electronic lounge etc so not exactly chamber music. Just looking for low SPL but enganging presentation with emphasis on imaging and space over analytical accuracy.

if i go the 126en route, where can I find a pair that has been eNabled or treated?
Madisound is out of the grey Alpair 7s. Where can I score those?
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Old 17th June 2013, 05:09 PM   #398
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Am I committed to the Fostex with that baffle or can a MA Alpair 7 fit with some "encouragement"?
The rebate on the baffle would need to be redone. Or get converted to supraBaffle.

FF125wk would also fit.

Treated drivers, usually direct from me. We might bw able to provide new baffles if it gets that far.

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Old 17th June 2013, 05:21 PM   #399
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if i go the 126en route, where can I find a pair that has been eNabled or treated?
Madisound is out of the grey Alpair 7s. Where can I score those?
I have a pair of the 126en with some some EnABL treatment that are fully broken in. You can try them out first but based on your musical taste I would go for the Alpair 7s...much better IMO [at least in my BK-12M horns].

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ok I guess I am going to try the Alpair 7. I would prefer the grey over copper. Honestly, I really like the look of treated drivers that were dyed different colors under the thread "it's not easy being green." And yes, I would be interested in driver baffle package.
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