There is a new high-sensitivity folded horn speaker kit being offered by Madisound. The new BK-12m is a single-driver folded horn speaker kit that follows in the lineage of the BK-16 and BK-20 designs. The BK-12m uses the Fostex FE126En full-range speaker driver in a custom folded horn enclosure while the driver is run full range with no filters whatsoever. The Fostex FE126En driver is 4.7" (120 mm) in diameter with a rated sensitivity of 93dB/W(m). This high-sensitivity means that the BK-12m speakers will be suitable for use with low powered amplifiers.
|BK-12m Folded Horn Kit - Fostex FE126En|
The enclosure panels are made using high quality 5/8" (16 mm) thick Baltic Birch multiplex cut using a CNC machine and bundled as a flat pack. Once completed the speaker cabinets have overall dimensions of 31-5/8" x 7-1/4” x 14-1/2" (800 x 185 x 370 mm). The Birch plywood is unfinished so you can finish the speakers how you like.
The BK-12m speaker kit includes:
- 2 x Fostex FE126En 4.5" Full Range Drivers;
- 2 x Unassembled, unfinished Baltic Birch Cabinets;
- 3 oz. Acousta-Stuff internal damping material;
- 5 ft Supra Classic 1.6 15 AWG speaker wire;
- 4 x QC187 Quick Connects (2 red, 2 black);
- 8 x 8X1 Socket Head Wood Screws (8x Philips Head wood screws also included);
- Assembly Instructions.
To put the kit together you will need just a screwdriver, wood glue, sand paper, bar clamps and binding posts. An inside view of the folded horn speaker enclosure is shown in the photo below.
|Inside - BK-12m Horn Speaker Kit - Fostex FE126En|
The BK-12m kit is available from Madisound for $315US + shipping. For full details about the BK-12m speaker kit see the product page at Madisound.
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