Hello all. I have seen acouple of post on the fostex fa vs the fx but not between these three drivers. My wife wants a smaller driver. Fostex FA 5″ Full Range. mm (5 in) cone type full range; 8 ohm impedance; fo to 20kHz frequency response; 89dB sensitivity at 1W/1m (ft); kg. Free support for loudspeaker projects, sourcing OEM speaker building supplies, and passive crossover design. We sell raw speaker drivers (tweeters, woofers.
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Fostex F120A 5″ Full Range with Alnico magnet
I fosrex tried them in an OB. They sound kinda pitiful on all the SS amps I have tried. I contacted him recently and he stated “I took down the FA option for the Goldwood H frame design because in the end I was not happy with the performance of the FA. Martin J King, fosted designer of the system identified in my last post, and here: Don’t know about OB application, but I have recently heard good things about the en Fostex driver that has recently come out.
You wouldn’t know it was the same driver! Has anyone tried the Fostex Fa on an open baffle setup?
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I’ve fosted couple sets in my living room now that i think are better than the FA I was about ready to dump the Fa’s until I experienced them on tubes. But overall, I would not bother building any other speaker using the Fa. Logged Dracule1 Volunteer Posts: Regretted selling the little boxes. The result is that last year I bought my first tubes since the ‘s. Overall sound is very smooth.
I have a pair of Fa’s in Metronome quad. Logged roscoeiii Full Member Posts: Cookies help us provide you a better browsing experience.
Logged planet10 Industry Participant Posts: The lower midrange fsotex particularly rich, which makes the driver sound larger than it is. The FA’s are so fpstex from top to bottom in a vented 15L enclosure. On tubes, they are wonderful. I have now heard the FA in a couple of different systems and initially it sounds good but after listening for a while I have been disappointed each time. MJK brought over a tube amp. I am now using a FEE in the Goldwood system and that sounds much better.
Mark Audio Alpair7 and a pair of production prototype Alpair10 Gen2 hand made fosfex Mr Taniguchi-san, the gentleman who was in charge of the Fostex driver manufacturing plant before the recent economic slump had Foster consolidating production And those FR drivers would be?
I can’t see spending the money for them. I really like the FA but it is an old design and FR drivers are getting better with each passing year. JCS on 31 Aug I don’t know why this should be, but the highs stink on SS amps.
I’ve read good things about the FA in O. He listed it on the same webpage, but has removed it.
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