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Fosgate Audionics/Soundbridge 5.1 Home Theater Speaker Set


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   TroyM

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Posted October 28 2005 - 02:39 AM

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 of 6 OFFLINE   Dean_S

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Posted October 28 2005 - 02:48 AM

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.

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Posted October 28 2005 - 02:56 AM

If you go to rockfordcorp. com /home/ you will see audionics is listed as a rockford fosgate company

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Posted October 28 2005 - 02:57 AM

URL hacked to bits beacuse of the stupid 15 post requirement to put URL's in.

feh.

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Posted October 28 2005 - 03:31 AM

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

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Posted October 28 2005 - 06:11 AM

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