Fosgate Audionics/Soundbridge 5.1 Home Theater Speaker Set

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  1. TroyM

    TroyM Auditioning

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    Fosgate Audionics/Soundbridge 5.1 Home Theater Speaker Set

    Are these decent speakers? I've neer heard of fosgate having anything to do with home theater. I guess the set normally MSRP's for around 2k or so, and I can get these for about 600 for a full 5.1 setup. Specs below.

    General Features

    Condition: New, Brown Box
    3/4” MDF construction, internally braced enclosure with reinforced front baffle for minimal cabinet resonance
    Utility black ash vinyl finish matches any home decor
    Ported enclosures for extended low frequency and improved efficiency
    1” soft dome tweeter with neodymium magnet and separate heatsink for natural sounding highs and high power handling
    Tweeter waveguide for control of high frequency dispersion
    Tweeter level switch to lower tweeter output 3dB for “live/reflective” rooms
    Dual video shielded, oversized motor structure, mid bass driver in a D’Appolito alignment for natural low frequency reproduction
    24dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley crossover with optical tweeter protection with notch filter for midbass protection and zobel network offers improved high frequency performance, natural sound, and great reliability
    Built in optical protection for high frequency driver
    Gold plated 5-way binding post input terminals
    FA62.0 Specifications:

    Model Number: FA62.0
    System Type: Passive 4th Order Vented 2-way D’Appolito Array
    Frequency Response: 60Hz-21kHz, +- 3dB
    Power Handling: 200 watts peak
    Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms (8 ohms compatible)
    Peak Acoustic Output: (per pair w/ music 1m) 110dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): less than 1% above 150Hz at 90dB 1m on axis
    High Frequency Driver: 1” (25mm) Silk Dome w/ neodymium magnet
    Low Frequency Driver: two 6.5” (165mm) Polypropylene
    Full Magnetic Shielding
    Cabinet: 0.60 cu. ft. (16.8 liter)
    Ebony Ash Vinyl on 3/4” MDF
    Front Firing Vents
    Dimensions:7-3/4”(H) x 24”(W) x 9”(D)
    Net Weight: 27 lbs.
    Crossover Type: 4th Order Linkwitz-Riley
    Crossover Frequency:3.2kHz
    Optical Tweeter Protection
    L-Pad: User Selectable (0dB/-3dB Tweeter)
    Impedance Control Network: Series-Notch Filter (woofer mid freq.), Zobel Network (woofer high freq.).
    FA52.0 Specifications:

    Model Number: FA52.0
    System Type: Passive 4th Order Vented 2-way D’Appolito Array
    Frequency Response : 70Hz – 21kHz, +/-3dB
    Power Handling: 200 watts peak
    Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms (8 ohms compatible)
    Peak Acoustic Output: (per pair w/ music 1m) 110dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): less than 1% above 150Hz at 90dB 1m on axis
    High Frequency Driver: 1” (25mm) Silk Dome w/ neodymium magnet
    Low Frequency Driver: Two 5.25” (133mm) Polypropylene Cone
    Full Magnetic Shielding
    Cabinet: 0.36 cu. ft. (10.1 liter)
    Utility Ash Vinyl on 3/4” MDF
    Front Firing Vent
    Dimensions: 6-3/4”(H) x 22-1/4”(W) x 7”(D)
    Net Weight: 21 lbs.
    Crossover Type: 4th Order Linkwitz-Riley
    Crossover Frequency: 3.2kHz
    Optical Tweeter Protection
    L-Pad: User Selectable (0dB/-3dB Tweeter)
    Impedance Control Network: Series-Notch Filter (woofer mid freq.), Zobel Network (woofer high freq.)
    SoundBridge 12SBX1.5 Specifications:

    Amplifier: 150 watts RMS, 450 watts Max
    Driver: 12” treated paper, rubber butyl surround
    Enclosure: Ported, 3/4” MDF construction
    Sensitivity: 90db/1W/1M
    Frequency Range: 30-180Hz
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 83db
    Phase: Adjustable 0-180 degrees
    Stereo RCA line in/out
    High level in/out
    Weight: 62lbs
    Dimensions: 20×17x20
    Power requirements: 110VAC/60Hz
     
  2. Dean_S

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    Fosgate is not Rockford Fosgate the car audio company. Fosgate the HT theater company and the man (Jim Fosgate, I believe) was a pioneer in the surround processor market and there current electronics are quite good. That said, I've never heard their speakers or seen a review of them.
     
  3. TroyM

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    If you go to rockfordcorp. com /home/ you will see audionics is listed as a rockford fosgate company
     
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    URL hacked to bits beacuse of the stupid 15 post requirement to put URL's in.

    feh.
     
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    Hmmm. I thought Jim Fosgate split from RF years ago. Maybe he did and went back??? Maybe my info is wrong???
     
  6. TroyM

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    No one has any commentary good or bad on this set?
     

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