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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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Has anyone tried the Fostex Fa on an open baffle setup?

In my opinion for the cost the performance is poor. I really like the FA but it is an old design and FR drivers are getting better with each passing year.

Logged planet10 Industry Participant Posts: The result is that last year I bought my first tubes since the ‘s. The FA’s are so coherent from top to bottom in a vented 15L enclosure.

Don’t know about OB application, but I have recently heard good things about the en Fostex driver that has recently come out.


I’ve read good things about the F12a0 in O.

On tubes, they are wonderful. Did you hear about it on the net?

I am now using a FEE in the Goldwood system and that sounds much better. MJK brought over a tube amp. But overall, I would not bother building any other speaker using the Fa. The lower midrange is particularly rich, which makes the driver sound larger than it is. Logged Dracule1 Volunteer Posts: I can’t see spending the money for them.

They sound kinda pitiful on all the SS amps I have tried. You wouldn’t know it was the same driver! I’ve a 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.

By using our site, you consent to the use of cookies by us. 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.

Mark Audio Alpair7 and a pair of production prototype Alpair10 Gen2 hand made by Mr Taniguchi-san, the gentleman who was in charge of the Fostex driver manufacturing plant before the recent economic slump had Foster consolidating production I have a pair of Fa’s in Metronome quad.


Logged roscoeiii Full Member Posts: Can you provide a link? 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.

I haven’t tried them in an OB. Cookies help us provide you a better browsing experience.

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Martin J King, the designer of the system identified in my last post, and here: I don’t know why this should be, but the highs stink on SS amps. JCS on 31 Aug And those FR drivers would be?

He listed it on the same webpage, but foshex removed it. Overall sound is very smooth. Regretted selling the little boxes. Has anyone tried the Fostex Fa on an open baffle setup?