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Doug
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FRX2 On PAP Quintet
02/25/21 at 01:23:40
 
If youíve ever wondered what Decware FRX2 drivers look like on a big OB speaker system.........

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The sound is detailed, powerful, effortless........musical!
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Re: FRX2 On PAP Quintet
Reply #1 - 02/25/21 at 01:26:53
 
you sit that close!?!?!?
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Re: FRX2 On PAP Quintet
Reply #2 - 02/25/21 at 01:37:03
 
No, weíve shoved a bunch of stuff in the back two-thirds of the listening †room in temporary storage, forcing my chair forward six to seven feet, so itís actually not a listening room today. †Sad.....very sad.

Itís all good though.......Iím listening to that system this very minute from the kitchen table upstairs!
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Jayís CD2T-Mk3 with Qstab Clamp
Denafrips Pontus II DAC
ZROCK2 (on order)
CSP3 25th Mods Plus
Cary Audio CAD-300SEI Mk6 all Upgrades
PAP Quintets (Horn1, Vox 1.6, Decware FRX2)
Stager Silver Solids Interconnect
Duelund DCA 16 Speaker Cable
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Re: FRX2 On PAP Quintet
Reply #3 - 03/04/21 at 01:00:32
 
Hi Doug.  I have PAP Quintets as well.  I just replaced the Voxativ AC 1.6s with Cube Audio F10 Neos which are phenomenal.  How do you like the Decware drivers compared to the Voxativís?  

Jeff
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Re: FRX2 On PAP Quintet
Reply #4 - 03/04/21 at 02:16:19
 
Very nice Smiley
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Reply #5 - 03/04/21 at 19:48:39
 
Hey Jeff, Iíll bet those Cube drivers are phenomenal! †One day I hope to buy some truly high end drivers, but for the time being Iím tuning my room and system around my current Quintet options.

The Decware FRX2 drivers are as detailed and dynamic as the Voxativ 1.6ísóprobably even a bit better in both of these categoriesóbut they are smoother than 1.6ís. †There is no evidence of any peakiness at all, at least not when using my own ears as the measuring device! †Iíve currently got them crossed over at 600 hz. †The last time I used them on the Quintets I had them crossed at about 300 hz, and I think I like the lower crossover point better; I need to try that again in the next few days. †The FRX2ís are less efficient than the 1.6ís, but match perfectly with the PAP woofers, so no resistors are needed on the crossover board when using the Decware drivers. †The bottom line is that the FRX2 drivers are every bit as good as the Voxativ 1.6 and the Horn1......just different, as one would expect.

What amplification are you using to drive yor Quintets?
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Jayís CD2T-Mk3 with Qstab Clamp
Denafrips Pontus II DAC
ZROCK2 (on order)
CSP3 25th Mods Plus
Cary Audio CAD-300SEI Mk6 all Upgrades
PAP Quintets (Horn1, Vox 1.6, Decware FRX2)
Stager Silver Solids Interconnect
Duelund DCA 16 Speaker Cable
XLO LE2-10 Power
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Re: FRX2 On PAP Quintet
Reply #6 - 03/04/21 at 22:11:00
 
Doug,

Wow, I can't even imagine what they must sound like! Look great and guarantee they sound as well as you stated.


JD
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Reply #7 - 03/05/21 at 05:38:27
 
Hi Doug, great feedback. †Sounds like a nice step up from the 1.6s. †The PAP speakers are really fun, so many ways to set them up. †Iíve tried numerous configs. †I actually had to take off the top woofer because my ceiling is too low and Iíve got these darn heater pipes. †Oh well!

My current config is interesting. †Iím running the Cube F10s full range through a First Watt SIT-3, no crossover. †Iím actually not using the PAP woofers at all right now, just the Cubes full range and a pair of JL subs rolled off at 100hz. †This was my ďtestĒ set up when I got the Cubes a few weeks ago and Iíve yet to update it, it is absolutely terrific. †Thereís really something magic about a full range in an open baffle with no crossover at all. †

Next up, I plan on experimenting with the Cubes and the PAP woofers with an electronic crossover and Iím going to build the Cube full range transmission line enclosure. †I love experimenting and trying different set ups. †

The next big upgrade is a Zen Mystery Amp which I am so excited to get. †Unfortunately, that magnificent amp is about 4 months out. †Fortunately, the SIT-3 is a wonderful amp and will keep me in musical bliss until the ZMA arrives!

Jeff
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Re: FRX2 On PAP Quintet
Reply #8 - 03/17/21 at 21:02:11
 
Nice! That configuration (FRX2 with PAP quintet) was on my list as consideration for my next speakers, good to hear that it is a great option, though I now got some vintage Infinity Beta.
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