Opinions on fullrangesingle driver speakers audiogon. Fostex fe108sol full range speaker unit pair new japan driver limited edition. The membrane consists of biocellulose fibres with low specific weight and higher elasticity. They will require bass support from a horn or tl type cabinet. It appears even the bose box demensions and port size is compatiable with the fostex full range. I had a lot of success with this driver in a sealed bipole speaker enclosure. Application of this structure is extensive enough to cover full range drivers which can reproduce the entire audio spectrum, woofers for the purpose of bass. I am upgrading from the m100s and am looking to build a system that will give me that full, impactful, exciting bass experience one gets from a good speaker sub setup. The model th900mk2 is the second generation of the th900. Fostex 168 sigma full range driver older style with whizzer.
The fe127e has been used in a wide variety of enclosures including sealed, bass reflex, transmission line and quarter wavelength enclosures. These are about as transparent as it gets no crossovers. Everything related to speakers, filter components, accessories, connectors, electronics and more for professionals and hobbyists. Fostex ff85wk 3 full range madisound speaker components. The fostex fe206en is a 200mm 8 8 ohm, 90 watt, full range driver that features an 146mm strong ferrite magnet and well tuned qts mms values f. And of course it is equipped with an underhung coil. Small fostex fullrange speaker driver modifications and tweaks. As these specs show, the th900 mk offers a largerthannormal driver. Like stratmangler i also hate the smaller fostex units that are not fullrange. The fostex th900mk2 is the second generation of the th900, one of the most renowned premium dynamic headphones in the market, which newly features detachable connectors replacing the standard unbalanced cable equivalent to model eth3. Beneath that grill, a 50 mm tesla driver delivers considerable displacement for a powerful but natural sound. I can only assume that th600 has the same one or a very similar one. Fostex full range drive units and coaxial units available to buy online with uk wide delivery. The gungnir multibit gets me the detail and soundstage i am after so now just need to find a synergistic amp that accentuates the low frequencies without becoming muddy or boomy.
These designs also had drawbacks apart from the basic large sizes of the cabinets needed. The fostex fp series is unique with its large voice coil diameter, in fact the largest one of all known eightinch full range drivers. Many consider 4 fostexes more musical than than the larger drivers of the brands offerings, and this 4 is, perhaps, at the top of the 4s, and they are no longer made. Mixing long and short fibers of nonwood pulp maintains appropriate internal loss and stiffness.
Fostex th900 mk2 premium reference headphone at moon audio. Jan 30, 2016 these are my full range base on fostex fe208es with airborne, rt5002 in a dallas ii enclosure. Feb 24, 2018 iphone 6s powering a fostex fe166en full range speaker in a madisound bk16 cabinet kit, using a stereotomono cable. These expensive speakers will play louder and have more dynamics, but dont sound as natural or musical. The fostex th900 mkii didnt stumble here, nor anywhere else in my testing with this frequency range. Buy overear headphones fostex th900 mkii in australia. After reading some very positive report on the performance of fostex fe108sol full range speakers in hobby hifi magazine i knew i have to give them a try. Im sure this isnt the only amp worthy of these headphones, but its the only one i had handy to do them justice and there is no denying the tonal balance this pair exhibit. Fostex was founded by foster electric who have been developing high quality speaker components since 1949. The fostex th900 mk2 is the upgraded edition of one of our favorite headphones, the fostex th900. Anyone heard speakers using fullrange fostex drivers. Conversationallevel volume, excellent clarity, and easy analog hookup. It s been an enlightening journey auditioning a wide array of headphones each.
Fostex fe208e sigma 200mm 8 8 ohm, 120 watt, full range driver with 156mm large ferrite magnet. When i heard fostex f200a alnico full range driver first time i realized it has a great potential. And the ultimate compliment when friends and family. Fostex fullrange drivers page 2 art of sound forum. Oct 15, 2018 arriving in a large, ostentatious box, the fostex th909 comes with a removable headphone cable and a stylish headphone stand. The speaker works well in a sealed box or ported enclosure. Fostex fe108 e sigma fe 108 fullrange highend breitbandlautsprecher 1 paar. I would try auditioning the following aer, supravox, phy, the alnico fostex full rangers, feastrex, visaton b200 which i think offers the best value or the seas exotic who at least seem honest with their response curves. Where the midrange is concerned, the sound of these headphones is chockfull of details. Zigmahornet fostex fe103 circular baffle versus regular square baffle in this video i test a new baffle design that reduces edge diffraction for the fostex fe108e sigma fullrange driver. This could tone down the highest frequencies that would come out of the full range driver. Single ended directly heated triode amplifier and fostex full range drivers.
As well as the larger css fr125s and veravox 5s, and fostex ff225k. There was an interesting report in hobby hifi 62016 where the performance of the chassis has been thoroughly tested. Fostex fe166en 6 inch full range speaker loudspeaker freaks. It looks a bit unusual with its distinctive whizzer cone made of a special paper with thin carbon fibers. Unfollow fostex dmt 8 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Have never heard a th900 but do love my modded thx00 phs. The sigma range incorporates fostex s hp hyperbolic paraboloid shell diaphragm, with es cone paper made of banana plant fibre, and udr tangential edge damper exclusive to fostex. It really took the ph from slightly boomy bass, with muffled and constricted sound to having better clarity, detail, and instrument separation. Oct 19, 2011 the fostex amp also controls the mid range so effortlessly making the th900 wonderfully forward with vocals, but also smooth enough to not sound fatiguing. These drivers were part of rear loaded horns in a secondary system and were rarely used. Fostex th900mk2 premium reference headphones limited edition. Whether it makes a difference in practise is another matter, but there is definitely a nice simplicity to full range drivers.
Fostex fe206en full range horn loaded speakers youtube. The ffwk series utilizes a double layer paper cone, consisting of a wood pulp fibre base and a kenaf paper surface layer. The th900 premium stereo headphones from fostex feature a newly. Fostex full range driver speakers built from a madisound kit.
Fostex seemed to be an upgrade and i purchased the 127e, 168z. If that value doesnt work as well as you would like, you can play with different coil values to find the best. Please note that due to the latest coronavirus restrictions, there will be a delay on orders received for speaker cabinets. The larger fostex full range drivers tend to have a forward mid range and excellent imaging. By mixing chemical fiber and mineral ore as secondary material, it improves propagation speed and rigidity. Two way bookshelf loudspeaker i have a pair of bose 201 series iv and it looks like a fostex fe166e full range speaker can replace the bose woofer and just disconnect the bose tweeter. The 206207 drivers will provide more bass but you may want to add a super tweeter. And the midrange is somewhat veiled, soft, and lacking in detail compared to the feen. Putting aside the aesthetics, are the fostex reddit. People loved the very inexpensive radio shack drivers. Fostex fe108e sigma 80mm 8 ohm full range driver fostex fe108e sigma 80mm3 8 ohm, 24 watt, full range driver with 90mm large ferrite magnet. Fostex was founded by foster electric who have been developing. Dekoni audio fostex th900 elite sheepskin replacement memory foam ear pad set.
Buy the fostex 1471548843, driver element for th900 at full compass systems. A threedimensional sound field expression has been achieved while maintaining the bright and strong tone characteristic of the feen series. Only the highest quality materials are used, and all assembly. Fostex studio economik proaudio recording equipment. Fostex full range driver for mac weve had less than 10 pairs returned in 15 years. What if you used a very low inductance coil, such as 0.
Traditionally many horn and folded horn speaker designs utilised full range drivers, many used fostex units. Jun 16, 2004 whether it makes a difference in practise is another matter, but there is definitely a nice simplicity to full range drivers. The drums from the beginning are very powerful and full bodied, but too much in my opinion as it kind of distracts you from the other sounds. Many people like this speaker for a small computer speaker or in arrays for a larger system. I like sound, but in the past have never been a fullsize headphone wearer. By comparing the measurements of this special edition speakers with the series model fe108 sigma in hobby hifi. Fostex fe206en full range horn loaded speakers playing dave brubeck take 5 yaqin 5881a valvetube amplifier.
Since then, i began purchasing fullrange drivers that were being discussed online. Fostex fe103a 4 alnico full range foster 70th anniversary limited edition pair. When its called for, it can provide incredible slam, but can also deftly handle intricate and layered passages without a single misstep. Oct 28, 2014 the fostex th900 are actually one of the more unique takes in the.
It would be interesting to get your take on lawton driver housing dampening in the thx00. I have used a few, bandor 50mm, veravox 3omnes audio bb3. The fostex amp also controls the mid range so effortlessly making the th900 wonderfully forward with vocals, but also smooth enough to not sound fatiguing. Buy fostex full range drive units and coaxial units. The fostex th900 mk2 is part of the th premium series and a top of the line reference grade headphones.
This is the new fostex fe126en fullrange driver which replaces the popular fe126e. The fostex th900 mk2 is part of the th premium series and a top of the line. I asked if there was any difference in the driver of the mk2 and original th900, since the specifications on the website were the same. Fostex th900 mk2 premium reference headphone moon audio. Like the similar fe driver the cone is made of banana plant fiber and is light weight and attached via treated cloth surround. Fostex fe108e sigma 4 full range speaker drivers for sale. The diaphragm material consists of a fine, supple, high density fiber which successfully improves the midhigh reproduction. These modifications and tweaks are suitable for the fostex fe83en, fe103en, fe126en, ff85wk, ff105wk, ff125wk drivers and can likely be applied to similar small speaker drivers that also use a stamped steel chassis. We build our own full range drivers based on our own proprietary design.
Fostex ff125wk full range speakers, drivers, pair, new, canadian seller. While the t5p offers slightly better isolation, the soundstage is a bit more compressed and lacking the grandeur of that found in the th900. The driver is well built and like most fostex units, it sounds excellent. Using the same eyecatching red lacquer as the th900 mk2, the th909 also sports a doublelayered metal grill. I bought several but primarily recall the 401197 and 4054 as my favorites. Fostex fe103en 4 full range madisound speaker components. If you are infected incurably with the full range bug. Fostex 4 fullrange studio monitors speakers reverb.
Fostex ff85wk 3 layered paper cone full range manufacturer datasheet pdf. Jul 14, 2016 fostex th900 mk2 vs beyerdynamic t5p perhaps the closest competitor to the fostex th900 mk2, the beyerdynamic t5p definitely enjoys a similar reputation as a highend closed back headphone. For the small fostex fullrange drivers see the page on modifications and tweaks for the fostex fe103en fullrange speaker driver. Here is the answer i got just now from fostex support. The 6301nb from fostex is a compact monitor speaker for use in professional mobile, project, or home studios and features a single 14 unbalanced input and a 4 full range driver powered by an integrated 20w dclass amplifier. Fostex full range driver for mac drivers since 2016. Fostex fe103en 4 full range the redesigned fe103en features an adapted es cone and center cap. The newly designed driver provides a vast dynamic range with low distortion. The equivalent would be to use 2 full range drivers set into a curved or shallow v shaped front baffle, this would still be full range. Fostex pmsubmini active subwoofer the pmsubmini is the small yet powerful subwoofer system which has been designed to fit perfectly with the best selling fostex pm0. When fostex th900 and th600 were announced it lead to high levels of excitement in the audiophile communities. The original request is for the much smaller fostex fe103en which is a 3 driver unlike the alpair12 which is a 120mm dia cone driver and a far more sophisicated design driver than the little fostex unit. I agree with you i reach for my th900 the most, the modded hd800 the second most, and the lcd2 the least of my full size headphones.
Fenv series fens series fee sigma series ffwk series fx series f series p series. On the driver side, fostex continues to rely on the proven 50 mm drivers of the th900, i. Fostex fe208e sigma 200mm 8 ohm full range driver hifi. Fostex fp203 fullrange loudspeaker measurements data and. Pure silver headphone cable fostex trx00 th610 th900 mk2. For the larger fostex fullrange drivers see the fostex fe206e fe206en driver modifications and tweaks page. Fostex 1471548843 driver element for th900 full compass. I like the fact that these fostex drivers have a nice impedance curve.
It is an perfect full range driver for open baffle. Here are some excellent designs for those two drivers. Stranger fostex full range things line magnetic fostex well tempered lab eleven sweet stranger things lp on fostex full range driver speakers built from a madisound kit. View and download fostex 2016 owners manual online. For sale are some of the most renowned fostex 4 inch full range drivers. I got in touch with foster, the parent company of fostex and they confirmed that both denon d7000 and fostex th900 contain the same topoftheirline driver. This new diaphragm material has the fine, supple and high density. Fostex f120a 5 inch full range speaker loudspeaker freaks. These modifications and tweaks are suitable for the fostex fe166en, fe206en, ff165wk, ff225wk drivers and can likely be applied to similar speaker drivers that also use a stamped steel chassis. This replacement stock cable is for the fostex th900 and th600 only.
The small caliber blends rich bass and gorgeous midhigh range to make music stand out. Problems associated with this driver imho have been clearly connected with the enclosures and elec. About fostex fostex was founded by foster electric who have been developing high quality speaker components since 1949. Fostex continue to develop quality products for professionals and hifi enthusiasts. One of the most renowned premium dynamic headphones in.1147 599 165 1532 567 376 954 1453 1126 859 245 393 646 782 836 342 762 1512 879 604 1566 1270 96 667 268 395 468 286 725 1079 547 39 184 709 1422 928 121 812 810 709 1298