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Old 12th December 2015, 01:23 PM   #21
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What are the panels on the wall? Could they be absorbing bass? Also make sure the fh3's are in the corners (I'm sure you know that!).
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Old 12th December 2015, 03:25 PM   #22
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3/4" panels. I can't put then directly in the corners since I have bass traps, (and diffusers and absorbers on walls).
also besides the screws that are clearly seen, I nailed the boards with Finish nails.
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Old 12th December 2015, 03:39 PM   #23
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I'm thinking of switching drivers.. which ones for the similar price and same size are compatible with FH mk3 ? with more bass
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Old 12th December 2015, 04:09 PM   #24
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:-( my (fe126en) FrugalHorn mk3 boxes sound wore than small boxes
You can check out this one:

https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...l-range-8-ohm/

A little higher priced than the FE126En. IIRC P10 and Chrisb tried it out in the FH3 and found it a good match - they would be able to comment.
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Old 12th December 2015, 06:50 PM   #25
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Alpair 7 costs a bit more, in comparison, but I think you'll find no lack of bass with that driver. Cutout is nearly identical to the FE126en.

I ran the FE126en in a BK12 for about a year and switched to the MA A7 in the FH3 and much prefer the Alpair. Better bottom, better top - though the better bass is certainly a function of the FH3.

The FE126en is by no means a bad driver, IMO, and has a very pleasant sweet spot at a particular volume level, but runs out of steam very quickly.
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Old 12th December 2015, 10:14 PM   #26
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Alpair 7 definitely gets my vote sonically - it and the exotic MOAP7 are my personal favorites for the FH3, but note that its through hole is slightly larger than the FE12x series, and more importantly, it has a very thick mounting flange which really needs to be flush with baffle surface, so it's not just a drop in.

An easy alternative would be the Fostex FF125WK, which is exactly the same frame size, and while slightly lower sensitivity will probably do a better job in the bass department.

Ray, agreed that the 126 is excellent in the right application, but I think the A7.3 will deliver better bass in any enclosure of equal size - at the price of both sensitivity and dollars.
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Old 13th December 2015, 12:19 AM   #27
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Add the Fostex FX120 to the "more bass" list of drivers, although they are getting a bit more spendy as time goes by.

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Old 15th December 2015, 07:17 PM   #28
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FYI - some folks have built a rear deflector and stuck a "stealth" woofer in it for a FAST.
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Old 15th December 2015, 08:05 PM   #29
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some folks - now, to whom would that be referring?
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Old 15th December 2015, 09:56 PM   #30
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I was trying to keep it stealthy but I guess the cat's out of the bag now!
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