Floorstanding Loudspeaker Faro   in Hobby HiFi 5/2006

Standbox Faro aus Hobby HiFi 5/2006
Technical data:
- impedance: 8 Ohm
- rated SPL (2.83V/1m): 80 dB
- size (HxWxD): 105.5 x 18 x 30 cm
- frequency range (-8dB): 32 - 40 000 Hz
- crossover frequency: 4000 Hz
- speaker type: transmission line cabinet
The floorstanding transmission line speaker Faro is a two way with a very efficient Dayton PT2B-8 ribbon tweeter and the WR 125S bass / midrange made by the Canadian manufacturer CSS.

The WR 125S has an exceptional feature called XBL2 Technology: there are two air gaps to ensure that the 6 mm long voice coil enters the second air gap after it has left the first one. Thus the linear excursion is extended considerably.

Review in Hobby HiFi:
"From the beginning the Faro excels with a well balanced sound, tending towards a rich bass, and with well rounded but still surprisingly detailed high frequencies. Depth and width of the reproduction are convincing. The bass is clear and tight and - considering the slim design - goes down amazingly deep. The high quality crossover components produce a smooth but simultaneously clear sound, two characteristics that seem to be contradictory. If e.g. the voltage divider of the tweeter is changed, then the sound is somewhat clearer, but at the expense of a slightly higher brightness, while a smoother sound results in less attention to detail. The top quality components by Mundorf, however, prove that these two characteristics are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but are compatible with one another to a very high degree."
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"Drivers with an interesting technology, highest quality crossover components, an ingenious transmission line cabinet and the very carefully designed crossover result in a fascinating loudspeaker at a reasonable price. The difference between standard and high-end version is clearly noticeable. Therefore, the higher price for the high-end crossover is more than justified."

Our kit consists of:


- Dayton PT2B-8 ribbon tweeter
  (we deliver the equivalent Omnes Audio MT 2.02
  on recommendation of the developer)
- WR 125S bass / midrange driver by CSS

- 1.5 pack Damping 10 for lining
- 1 bag polyester fleece
- self adhesive foam sealing tape
- 10 screws Pan 4 x 20 mm
- 2.5 m cable 2x1.5 mm2
- gold plated brass binding posts

- building instruction (without cabinet building instruction)

the crossover components to be mounted on wood:
- 0.68 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm wire
- 0.47 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm wire
- 0.68 mH air core coil, 0.7 mm wire
- 0.33 mH air core coil, 0.7 mm wire
- 2.2 and 3.3 μF MKP capacitor/400 V
- 6.8 μF and 15 μF ELCO non-etched
- 22 Ohm MOX4 resistor (red-red-black)
- 10 Ohm MOX4 resistor (brown-black-black)
- 3.3 Ohm MOX4 resistor (orange-orange-gold)
- 6.8 Ohm MOX10 resistor (blue-grey-gold)
- 22 Ohm MOX10 resistor (red-red-black)

Price for Faro kit without cabinet
Price per unit - not available

Upon request a 220 x 155 mm universal PCB is available for mounting the crossover components.
Price for PCB EUR 11,70 excl. VAT: € 9.83 / $ 10.72

Faro kit by Hobby HiFi, high-end version

Hobby HiFi also talks about and praises the high-end version which is also available from us. Components differing from the standard version are in italic:

- Dayton PT2B-8 ribbon tweeter
  (we deliver the equivalent Omnes Audio MT 2.02
  on recommendation of the developer)
- WR 125S bass / midrange driver by CSS

- 1.5 pack Damping 10 for lining
- 1 bag polyester fleece
- self adhesive foam sealing tape
- 10 screws Pan 4 x 20 mm
- 2.5 m cable 2x1.5 mm2
- gold plated brass binding posts

- building instruction (without cabinet building instruction)

the crossover components to be mounted on wood:
- 0.68 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
- 0.47 mH cfc14 copper foil coil
- 0.68 mH cfc16 copper foil coil
- 0.33 mH cfc16 copper foil coil
- 3.3 μF Mundorf MKP Supreme capacitor/800 V
- 2.2 μF Mundorf Supreme silver/oil capacitor
- 6.8 μF and 15 μF MKP capacitor / 400V
- 22 Ohm MOX4 resistor (red-red-black)
- 10 Ohm MOX4 resistor (brown-black-black)
- 3.3 Ohm MOX4 resistor (orange-orange-gold)
- 6.8 Ohm MOX10 resistor (blue-grey-gold)
- 22 Ohm MOX10 resistor (red-red-black)

Price for Faro kit with high-end crossover, without cabinet
Price per unit - not available

Upon request a 220 x 155 mm universal PCB is available, where all components, except the large coils, can be mounted.
Price for PCB EUR 11,70 excl. VAT: € 9.83 / $ 10.72

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