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Old 6th February 2015, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Pensil 10.3 vs FHxl

I would appreciate if you could tell me how much better/different would FHxl sound compared to Pensils 10.3M that I currently own.
I listen to acoustic, female vocal, jazz in a big room with very high ceiling.

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Old 6th February 2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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I think it's safe to say that above 300 -400 HZ, they'd pretty much sound very similar, but the the FH's rear mouth horn provides a more spacious, blossoming sound stage than the Pensil.

TBH, I've not directly compared the Pensil10.3 to FHXL, but have heard each of them independently, and lived with Pensil7s and FH3 with a variety of drivers over a period of several years.

Even though my own domestic situation doesn't allow it, given the opportunity of floor space / suitability to the room, I'd pick the FHs or even larger designs (Maeshowe, Silbery) every time.
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I've not directly compared the Pensil10.3 to FHXL
We have a pair of each and the drivers have been finished so both treated (but the FHXL drivers have a lot more break-in on them -- and we know A10,3 needs a lot)

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Old 7th February 2015, 01:22 PM   #4
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Chris, thanks a lot!

Dave, could you please tell me about the difference in sound?
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I haven't yet heard the difference. Chris has the FHXL with A10.3, the Pensil drivers are still sitting on my work bench.

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Hi everybody i plan on building some speakers with 10.3 but i don't know what design to choose...
Dave do you have heard the difference betwen pensil and FHXL?
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Pensil 10.3 vs FHxl
Yes, we have both. FHXL has a slight advantage, but a larger footprint.

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ditto what Dave said - I've always found that given sufficient space for them to "breath", any of Scott's rear mouth designs produce a more spacious and dynamic soundstage at all volume levels than his MLTLs
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Thanks Dave
What i havé to do to have the fhxl plans...
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