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altoncustomtech posted a topic in Subwoofers / SpeakersI was scrolling through PE's website last night and ran across a driver that I found interesting. The Fountek FR135EX 5" Full Range driver. First of all, I'm surprised that anyone could get the upper extension to consider it a full range with a cone that large and I'm sure beaming would be a major issue if used off axis. When I look at them though I see one thing they could do that a 3" couldn't which is lower end extension. The only real problem I have with the 3" full ranges that I'm using now is the fact that lower/deeper vocals and other such information is pretty anemic. That requires the midbass drivers to reach up a little more than is optimal to bridge the gap keeping things sounding natural but also causing a small shift in the sound stage/image due to the distance between their placements. My thoughts are that if the FR135EX was placed properly on axis to prevent beaming and it could ACTUALLY (being the key factor) reach the upper registers without any more issue than the 3" drivers can do then it would/should have a little more body and realism to the lower end that the 3" lack and make a nearly perfect point source driver. Perhaps? I just don't have the experience with a great number of drivers on the market be it DIY/raw drivers or commercial/retail brands to even have a clue how to compare this driver and it's perspective performance in such an application. So, anyone got any opinions, experience with it, etc? If they weren't $99 a piece I'd have done bought them to find out for myself, but at that price that's REALLY hard to justify doing.