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#1 2005-12-22 00:39:47

corloc
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From: Michigan / Indiana border
Registered: 2005-07-27

Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

New Toy!!  Looks like they did a nice job with the basket.  I wonder if high freq. will change?

http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/hug/m … 98888.html

Last edited by corloc (2005-12-22 00:41:57)


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#2 2005-12-22 09:56:29

talaerts
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Registered: 2005-08-10

Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

It looks like a 206 in the more upmarket frame of the 208E-Sigma. In fact it looks a lot like the old 208!

Tom

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#3 2005-12-22 10:38:09

Godzilla
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Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

I like the way it looks! It's exactly like the 208S and similar to my beautiful 168S.

Makes me feel like i have a newish looking driver again. LOL.

Would like to see how FR compares to regular 206.

Godzilla

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#4 2005-12-22 10:43:00

one1speed
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Registered: 2005-07-28

Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

I can't wait to see specs! Should be an interesting driver and I doubt it will let anyone down.

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#5 2005-12-22 11:39:26

Poindexter
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Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

I agree; it looks like an FE208Σ reissue.

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#6 2005-12-22 11:41:24

Poindexter
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Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

Good thing it isn't a FE168Σ reissue, I'd be depleting my bank account buying 'em up!

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#7 2005-12-24 11:18:19

talaerts
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Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

Here is a bigger picture:

http://dist.joshinweb.jp/emall/img/sm/J … 202976.jpg

oh temptation...

Tom

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#8 2005-12-24 13:45:12

Poindexter
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From: Maui, Hawaii, USA
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Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

Oh my gawd, it has it all.  The felted manilla cone, the doped fabric M surround, the rimmed whiz, the biggest magnet that will fit in the hole,

I am seduced.

Anybody got data for it?

Poinz

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#9 2005-12-24 18:40:37

sapdog
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From: Vancouver, BC
Registered: 2005-07-28

Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

This looks like a link page in Japanese with specs and a small graph

http://www.koizumi-musen.com/FE206ES-R.htm

The babelfish translation of the specs read
Impedance  8 Ω
Lowest resonance frequency  42Hz
Playback frequency characteristic  Fo - 20kHz
Output overpressure value  98dB
Input  100W (Mus)
MO  12.3g
Qo  0.19 
Execution vibrating radius (a)  8.1cm
Magnetic weight  1.821g
Gross weight  6.4kg
Recommendation enclosure  Back load horn type

And at 23,100Yen - which is about $200.00USD.

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#10 2005-12-25 06:23:49

talaerts
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Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

> This looks like a link page in Japanese with specs and a small graph

I have the impression that the "bulge" in the graph between 2500 and 5000 hz would best be tamed with a filter.

Tom

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#11 2005-12-27 14:26:27

audioray32
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Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

ron
will the fe206es-r work in the dallas 2 or does it needs a new desing. just sent back fe208z for the new driver.

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#12 2005-12-27 18:42:43

ron
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Registered: 2005-07-27

Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

Should be close. If the Vas is within spitting distance it should work. Dont know bout the cut out dia.? May have to grease that magnet though.
ron

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#13 2005-12-28 06:49:39

fred76
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From: Manila
Registered: 2005-07-27

Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

A few more interesting tidbits from the Japanese website link above:

- first time use of highly rigid zinc die-cast frame instead of aluminum.

- copper/silver hybrid voice coil wire just like w/ the 166ES-R


It's cool that they revived certain aspects of the original FE208Z w/ accordion surround etal. From all of the changes, I hope it's not just a more efficient and detailed 208Z/206ES with better bass response. Even if the response graph says otherwise, here's hoping that it also has better/even tonal balance and finer high frequencies without resorting to irreversible mods like doping the cone ore adding phase plugs *wishful thinking from a purist "no correction fliter" POV?*

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#14 2005-12-28 12:20:55

Godzilla
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Registered: 2005-08-01

Re: Fostex Special Edition FE206ES-R

I've seen much flatter responses from Fostex. There must be a 'sound' reason for producing a driver with this response...

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