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Fostex 206 EN(?) upgrade
 Fostex Fe208e sima, Fe 208 sol  
Horn speakers , high efficiency but not “shouty”
Much of the cherished audiophile recordings were mastered using horns the live music you all use as a reference played back on horns. Thinking a wee box or thin panel is even close to what a proper horn can do is just ignorant biased delusion.  
The Exogal saga continued....
Very unprofessional of the Exogal CEO and his company if I was in the market for what they offer I would consider his reply and run since it could be you having this wonderful experience instead of just enjoying music on the costly kit you bought ... 
Speaker sensitivity vs SQ
Large size costs more in all ways more to build, ship, store more materials used more finish applied. It's just the way it is. Size is one of the most costly parts of horns. 
Speaker sensitivity vs SQ
Community made the best horn designs even today we haven't equaled what they offered during the 1970s. Their multi cells are by far the most advanced on earth the leviathan and the radials all not bettered by modern designs. I have been beta testi... 
Speaker sensitivity vs SQ
Costs for high-eff drivers are greater, Size high- eff designs are larger can cost more to build ship take up more room at dealers and distributors. And I will also add that buyers don't want changes. And they have been told for decades that all h... 
Anyone ditch the sub after large speaker purchase?
My mains use 18" woofers and are over 1000lbs ea and I still use my giant sub-bass horn from time to time. I will turn the massive near room sized sub off thinking I don't need it but later I find I do depends on music selections but when I need i... 
Tweeters are silent on my Wilson audio Sofia 2
Pull tweeter check for continuity with a multimeter.  They may have used a ferrofluid in the tweeter VC and I think this model been out for 15 years or so and could have issues with old ferofluids or just time itself.  
16 ohm speakers: any amp sounds better with more resolution. speaker cables less critical.
Dear Raul you posted above {all the tube owners are listening ( no matters what ) something really away from what the recording microphones pick-up during recording sessions} and { Learn from all those honest gentlemans}  = Non-Sequitur ie Sweepin... 
I Was Considering Active, Then I Watched This ...
I think audiophiles have been using active tech for a long time many use subwoofers most are powered active types. I have active systems passive systems outboard crossover actives. I do think when it comes to amplification if class d or ab designs... 
Horn Speaker Recommendations
The design looks off to me has bell blockage no time alignments.  
Are there any tube amps that don't give off any---
Small SET amps are fairly cool running and won't heat a room. 
Does anyone do off-axis listening as well as Magicos?
Multicellular horn systems are the best loudspeaker type for off-axis listening nothing else is close not even MBL  Radialstraler   
Just spoke to an old client of mine..........Avantgarde owner
I have designed large full horn systems that one could sit as close as arms reach and not have issues. For a decade I built horn bass systems for AG owners I no longer offer due to size so a few AG owners may have felt the same as you I owned Duos... 
High Performance Audio - The End?
I want my systems to sound as close to real music in real space as possible. This can be done fairly affordably if one DIY and knows what they are doing for checkbook types I sadly feel they may never get such performance no matter what they spend...