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Old 21st November 2021, 06:54 PM   #1
danneskjold is offline danneskjold  United States
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Default What drivers to replace FE206E?

Hi All,

About 15 years ago my father and I built a pair of cabinets using FE206E drivers. I'm almost certain these are the design plans, even though the driver listed is FE206EN.


The drivers have seen better days so I'd like to replace them.

Should I replace them with the Foster FE206E, or are there better options now?

Advice on amplifier choice is welcome as well-I've always wanted to build a tube amp for them but haven't gotten around to it...yet!
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Old 21st November 2021, 07:20 PM   #2
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What drivers to replace FE206E?
That is the factory recommended enclosure. The one for FE208 is actually better for the FE206 but neither is first rate.

Fostex has continued recommending this horn thru the evolution of the FE206. If you can find FE206En that will be closest, but the new FE206nv might be better.

The Fostex FExx6 typically like a high Rout amplifier, the SE tube amp being the largest popultion in the set of these kinds of amplifiers. ACA would also be a good (cheap) amp for these. Bridged pair even better.

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Old 21st November 2021, 09:20 PM   #3
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Having built a few tube projects myself, I’d second Dave’s suggestion of the ACA.
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Old 22nd November 2021, 01:12 PM   #4
danneskjold is offline danneskjold  United States
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Thank you both very much!

I just ordered the drivers and will take a look at the ACA.
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