Faital 3FE22 driver

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Type-55, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Michigan
    Anyone using this as a HF speaker?
    I know Audiokenisis uses it in the 1203 cab. It has an open chamber design.
    I tried the 1203 and thought the driver in question sounded kinda harsh
    but that might have been the enclosure design.
    Looking for a smooth paper cone driver that goes up to 6-7k.
    Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I think you mean Faital? ;)

    In which case, I've used the 4" version and it is extremely smooth if you want it to be. I think the perceived harshness/"growliness" in the Hathor mostly comes from Duke's design intention, same as the ultra smooth sound of the compression driver(s) in the Thunderchild cabs. Duke likes to zag where others zig.
     
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  3. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Michigan
    Faital, you are correct. Too much coffee or not enough.
    I agree with your assessment of Duke's design. Thanks for the confirmation.
    The 4" version looks good.
     
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  4. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I'm mostly going by what Duke told me at the Seattle GTG when he brought along the first Hathor 112 cab, I still haven't
    actually heard the production version. The four has a little more power handling than the three, FWIW.