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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I haven’t tried them in an OB.
On tubes, they are wonderful. Mark Audio Alpair7 and a pair of production prototype Alpair10 Gen2 hand made by Mr Taniguchi-san, the gentleman who was in fosteex of the Fostex driver manufacturing plant before the recent economic slump had Foster consolidating production They sound kinda pitiful on all the SS amps I have tried.
Fostex FA 5″ Full Range Driver | Full-Range | Audiogon
Overall sound is very smooth. Fostec a couple sets in my living room now foxtex i think are better than the FA But overall, I would not bother building any other speaker using the Fa.
In my opinion for the cost the performance is poor. I can’t see spending the money for them.
Fostex Japan F120A 12cm Cone Type Full-range
Has anyone tried the Fostex Fa on an open baffle setup? I have now heard the FA in a couple of different systems f120w initially it sounds good but after listening for a while I have been disappointed each time. Regretted selling the little boxes. G120a you hear about it on the net? I am now using a FEE in the Goldwood system and that sounds much better. Logged roscoeiii Full Member Posts: I was about ready to dump the Ofstex until I experienced them on tubes.
JCS on 31 Aug Logged planet10 Industry Participant Posts: The lower midrange is particularly rich, which makes the driver sound larger than it is. MJK brought over a tube amp. I really like the FA but it is an old design and FR drivers are getting better with each passing year.
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Can you provide a link? And those FR drivers would be?
Fostex F120A 5″ Full Range with Alnico magnet
The result is that last year I bought my first tubes since the ‘s. I don’t know why this should be, but the highs stink on SS amps. He listed it on the same webpage, but has removed it.
The FA’s are so coherent from top to bottom in a vented 15L enclosure. 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 have a pair of Fa’s in Metronome quad.