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Old 5th March 2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Does that exist? (for the Fountek FR88EX)

I read Fostex drivers "shout" at you. So, I was wondering...
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No, i haven't done such a beast. I am just about to release a set of free plans for FR88ex. Amoungst the 5 plans is a 'Ken-Lite -- slightly taller than the uFonken.

I currently have 4 of the 5 designs prototyped & am listening to them in the big system (althou the main thrust of these is as computer speakers -- i have 10 pr of FR88 to use up, and the local computer shop has asked for something a step up from the usual fare). Jon Parkhurst is working on the design we didn't cover -- The Fence Post ML-TL.

I would rank the FF85wk as a decided step up from the Fountek in terms of sonic clarity -- the FR88 has a bit of a coloured midrange, goes lower, althou not as extended at the top. If you want both clarity & bass extension, one of the Alpair6.2, the paper giving a "classic" presentation with a bit of a soft top but the greatest LF extension, the metal giving up a bit of LF but with similar HF to the little Fostex.

For the application they are quite acceptable.

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Does that exist? (for the Fountek FR88EX)

I read Fostex drivers "shout" at you. So, I was wondering...

some are certainly more colorful than others, and I have heard one model of Fostex that is almost unlistenable, but there are several models that would give the FR88EX a run for the money - the FF85WK most notably


for that matter in this current price range ( "settled down" to $40 ea), there are any number of 3-4" widebanders by Fostex, Mark Audio, Vifa, TB, Dayton, etc to choose from - I doubt anyone has heard them all
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Oh coolies, new designs coming up.

Alpair6.2, well, I might consider that if I build a pair of speakers for my mother for next x-mas.

For me, yeah, I'm more into the $40 range. I keep thinking I might want a real small pair of cabinets next to my computer and larger or slightly larger ones...

Just a passing thought though, one thing I'd like to see out of curiosity would be a small horn-like design less than 28cm high.
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Oh coolies, new designs coming up.

Alpair6.2, well, I might consider that if I build a pair of speakers for my mother for next x-mas.

For me, yeah, I'm more into the $40 range. I keep thinking I might want a real small pair of cabinets next to my computer and larger or slightly larger ones...
FF85WK in uFonken - I wouldn't describe any of the WK series I've heard to date ( 85/125 and 165) as shouty

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Just a passing thought though, one thing I'd like to see out of curiosity would be a small horn-like design less than 28cm high.
just don't expect any LF output - even with substantial EQ
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one thing I'd like to see out of curiosity would be a small horn-like design less than 28cm high.
Anything that small won't be a horn specifically, it will be a quarter-wave/TL.

One of the designs is a mass-loaded "tapped" conical horn, but it is closer to a metre tall.

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Neat little set of cabinets there Dave / Chris.
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Neat little set of cabinets there Dave / Chris.

hey, had a couple of hours to spare last week while waiting for the spray booth
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Anything that small won't be a horn specifically, it will be a quarter-wave/TL.

One of the designs is a mass-loaded "tapped" conical horn, but it is closer to a metre tall.

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