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Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:31 pm
by Andrew
pre65 wrote:
If it gets any worse I'll have to re-employ nurse. :lol:
Steady now Philip, keep taking the tablets.... ;)

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:28 am
by markmaxwell
Ali Tait wrote:Very nice finish! Did you spray them yourself?
Yep, using gloss enamel spray cans. Definitely not the most efficient way. By the time I'd finished I thought "I probably could have bought a decent spray gun and a tin of paint for the same price of all the spray cans" haha.

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:43 pm
by Ali Tait
Nice job. Look like they were professionally sprayed.

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:35 pm
by Mike H
markmaxwell wrote:Yep, using gloss enamel spray cans.

You're kidding me. :shock:

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:27 am
by pehajope
God morning,

I´m new here and i live in germany-hamburg. sorry for my bad english, i forgot to much.

why I´m post here in this thread? I´m listening a long time with my Fostex fe 168ez in a original backloaded horn. but this horns plays just good in the corners of teh room. some body told me I should building a frugal horn.

Is here somebody who has builded the frugal-horn with the fostex fe 168ez? and from where can I get the plans for building.

It would be great if somone can help me.

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:36 am
by pehajope

I found the Plans, but they are for the smaler driver.

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:39 am
by Scottmoose
Leaving aside the fact that the FE168ESigma is physically too wide to fit in FH3 (no, you can't just widen it), it really needs a larger enclosure / horn for optimal performance. Sorry.

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:57 pm
by pehajope
that is why I´m askin. The normal "frugel" was build for smaler Chassis.
Maybe is somone here who build it with the bigger fe168ez.

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:22 pm
by Scottmoose
Probably not. You see, I designed it (or a fair proportion), so I'm reasonably well versed on developments on that front. ;) We have done a somewhat larger design of this type (FHXL), but it was intended for 5in units, with the Mark Audio Alpair 10P being the default. The 168ESigma should physically fit & may (may) work -I'll need to check. It's not going to be released freely, like FH3 was, but a few are being beta tested at the moment; contact Dave via the Frugal-Horn site.

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:48 pm
by pehajope

Thank you for the answer. I will contact him.

Re: Frugal Horn Mk3 builds

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:59 pm
by pre65
I have finally dug my Frugal Horn 3 speakers out from the loft.

The MDF cabinets (from an Ebay seller in Germany) have been re-united with my "enabled" Fostex FE126 drivers and were used for TV duties for a few days fed by an old Sony SS amp, which gave me a decent sound, at last.

Just now I substituted the Frugals in place of my baffles, and to be honest, I'm surprised how good they sound. In their temporary position the bass is a bit light, but everything else is lacking nothing. Stereo sound-stage is very good, and they seem "less obvious" in use. The amps being used are my GK-71 (as a triode) monoblocks.

I may well give the baffles a "rest" in the near future and set up the Frugals in a more optimum position.