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Old 27th September 2017, 11:16 PM   #11
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There are flat pacs for the FHXL's? I have a pair of 10p's in pensils. I would like a bit more LF that the horns would give. Funny thing I'm in Texas too. 30 miles from San Antonio.
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There are flat pacs for the FHXL's? I have a pair of 10p's in pensils. I would like a bit more LF that the horns would give. Funny thing I'm in Texas too. 30 miles from San Antonio.
There are indeed. At least there were when I purchased my pair last year. You may want to give Planet 10 an email and check if they are still shipping them to the USA.
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Old 27th September 2017, 11:34 PM   #13
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Will do. Thanks!
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Old 17th December 2017, 06:48 PM   #14
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Quick update on the FHXL's:

A friend of mine took them to his furniture guy here in San Antonio and had them stained in a dark brown followed by a few coats of satin lacquer. Also, some outrigger feet were installed, which I think really complement their unusual shape.

It's going on just over a year with them now and I still marvel at their sound, which is completely open and transparent, with incredible bass for a speaker their size.

Sorry about the pic, I don't usually have them shoehorned next to my Kappa's, but a Christmas tree is occupying the listening space, as well, so this is a temporary arrangement.

Once again, I cannot stress just how marvelous these speakers are. They have literally changed my entire perception about what is capable in a loudspeaker. I have had the Kappa 9's you see next to the FHXL's for many, many, years, they are my reference, but I can tell you, unequivocally, that these FHXL's are their equal when it comes to resolving detail and throwing a believable sound stage. And that bass, the FHXL's have no business producing bass as good as they do. They are simply stunning in every sense of the word.

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Those look nice.

I have some of those same feet. If you are using the plastic feet and not the spikes you need to be careful of the FHXL’s weight killing the plastic on the feet.

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Old 17th December 2017, 07:54 PM   #16
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Thank you. Yes, they do look very good with the design. I am very pleased with them. I thought about installing outriggers like you see on the FH3's, but I didn't think they looked as nice as the feet type. They really complement the shape of the larger cabinet, adding a little elegance to them.

BTW, I am using them with the spikes. Thanks!
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Those do look nice!
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Old 17th December 2017, 08:06 PM   #18
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Those do look nice!
Did you order a pair, or are you still contemplating?
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Old 17th December 2017, 08:13 PM   #19
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No I didn't. It would cost a lot for shipping.
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Old 17th December 2017, 08:31 PM   #20
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Fair enough. It wasn't cheap, but it was money well spent, in my case. And, the kit arrived in perfect condition, the packing superb.
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