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TSSentinel92
post Jun 4 2014, 12:19 PM, updated 6y ago

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Welcome to the Fostex Community Thread V1


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Surprised that so far no one has started a community for this famous brand, so this V1 should start the ball rolling. All Fostex users are welcomed!!

HISTORY
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The Fostex Company was founded in July 1973 by Foster Electric Co.,Ltd. (founded 1949), one of the world's largest developers of OEM speaker and transducer products, employing over 20,000 people in nine countries/territories. Foster Electric Co.,Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

It Starts With Speaker Components
Fostex was established to brand high quality speaker components from Foster and sell them direct to consumers and dealers in the Japanese marketplace. This area of the speaker component business is still something unique to Japan where there continues to be a high number of individuals designing and building their own speaker units at home, some for sale but many just for personal use. Indeed even today speaker component business still represents a major part of Fostex's monthly domestic income although sales are slowly enjoying a renaissance in other territories.

Fostex speaker components initially won acclaim because they were an early developer of RP (Regular Phase) technology which provides for a very clear sound with high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. Today RP technology is well known worldwide not just for speakers but also microphones and headphones, with the Fostex T20RP being one of the most popular studio monitoring headphones in the United States.

In 1978 Fostex started to developed speakers units for professional use and with these products Fostex began to export worldwide causing the brand to became very well known with both hi-fi and professional manufacturers and users. The world's best selling small powered monitor speaker for broadcast and professional use continues to be the Fostex 6301B, still going strong after twenty years.

Through utilising Foster's China facility, following remarkable success in the Japanese market of the NF-1A and NF01A in 2000, which feature patented Hyperbolic Paraboloid (HP) diaphragm engineering, Fostex released the PM-1 speaker in 2002 which has now grown to be a range of three models including the PM-.5 and PM-2, offering budget conscious studios and musicians excellent audio monitoring at excellent price points.
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post Jun 4 2014, 12:21 PM

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Wow this is convenient, just after I received my TH900 this thread is created. HAHA.

Fostex TH900 Arrived today

Packaging, all the way from the factory in Japan.
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Marketing Packaging
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Unboxing
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Cables
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The Headphones with the Fostex Stand
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Headphone Closeups, Urashi Lacquered wooden cups and real Platinum finishing for the Fostex logo. drool.gif wub.gif
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post Jun 4 2014, 12:28 PM

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Well, it is awkward and surprising that with so many Fostex users there isn't a thread for them. Haha.

Again, congrats on your purchase joshuachew!!
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post Jun 4 2014, 12:40 PM

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I think SSJBen needs a summoning back to his calling. Hehe.
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post Jun 4 2014, 12:48 PM

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hoi! Summon me to poison me again?! drool.gif

joshuachew Took 2 weeks from Massdrop right? That's considered bloody quick.
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post Jun 4 2014, 12:48 PM

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QUOTE(Sentinel92 @ Jun 4 2014, 12:40 PM)
I think SSJBen needs a summoning back to his calling. Hehe.
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Why? he wants to own a TH900? I thought he used to?
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post Jun 4 2014, 12:49 PM

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QUOTE(SSJBen @ Jun 4 2014, 12:48 PM)
hoi! Summon me to poison me again?!  drool.gif

joshuachew Took 2 weeks from Massdrop right? That's considered bloody quick.
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No it only took one week, they shipped it out after three days that the drop ended. and it arrived five working days after.
You used to own a 900 right?

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QUOTE(joshuachew @ Jun 4 2014, 12:49 PM)
No it only took one week, they shipped it out after three days that the drop ended. and it arrived five working days after.
You used to own a 900 right?
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Oh wow! Props to them. The experience I had with them was subpar, most of the time my orders take up to 3 weeks. Once it was over a month... doh.gif

Yeah, used to own the 900... and I want to own it again. If only, just only... I have the cash right now.
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QUOTE(SSJBen @ Jun 4 2014, 12:56 PM)
Oh wow! Props to them. The experience I had with them was subpar, most of the time my orders take up to 3 weeks. Once it was over a month... doh.gif

Yeah, used to own the 900... and I want to own it again. If only, just only... I have the cash right now.
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Haha. Yea, I think thats why they say that items will ship out after 10-15days from the drop just to give themselves some breathing space.

Why did you sell it off though?
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post Jun 4 2014, 01:11 PM

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t50rp for the win
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QUOTE(SSJBen @ Jun 4 2014, 12:48 PM)
hoi! Summon me to poison me again?!  drool.gif

joshuachew Took 2 weeks from Massdrop right? That's considered bloody quick.
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Sharing is caring brah biggrin.gif tongue.gif

QUOTE(joshuachew @ Jun 4 2014, 12:58 PM)
Haha. Yea, I think thats why they say that items will ship out after 10-15days from the drop just to give themselves some breathing space.

Why did you sell it off though?
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QUOTE(joshuachew @ Jun 4 2014, 12:48 PM)
Why? he wants to own a TH900? I thought he used to?
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Yes he did. And it's called buyer's guilt. HAAHAHHA.
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QUOTE(noobandroid @ Jun 4 2014, 01:11 PM)
t50rp for the win
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cry.gif I know. Still have a soft spot for the alpha dogs. Sigh. cry.gif
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QUOTE(Sentinel92 @ Jun 4 2014, 03:23 PM)
Sharing is caring brah  biggrin.gif  tongue.gif
Yes he did. And it's called buyer's guilt. HAAHAHHA.
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Haha. Yea. Couple of my friends Facebook and WhatsApped me saying that they wanna try and the pictures are damn poisonous and they want one too. Hehe.
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QUOTE(joshuachew @ Jun 4 2014, 03:56 PM)
Haha. Yea. Couple of my friends Facebook and WhatsApped me saying that they wanna try and the pictures are damn poisonous and they want one too. Hehe.
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Very clever ah you, ambik cerita orang lain. tongue.gif

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t50rp owner here blush.gif

how much did the 900 drop at? any tax? and would a centrance dacport be able to power it? or need even beefier gear. hmm.gif sorry.. noob here.

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QUOTE(dlyz @ Jun 6 2014, 02:38 PM)
t50rp owner here  blush.gif

how much did the 900 drop at? any tax? and would a centrance dacport be able to power it? or need even beefier gear.  hmm.gif  sorry.. noob here.
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The massdrop is over bro. It was going at $1200++. Quite cheap for a TH900.

Locally you'll have to source from Jaben. Should be RM4600-4800, if you do cash&go.

The TH900 is not that demanding. The DacPort should be able to.

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The TH900 should be fine with centrance dacport as it is rated at 100db/mw which is fairly efficient in the market especially since it is rated at 20ohm nominal impedance.

Not to say a powerful is needed but it is still matching with a proper amp, I mentioned previously somewhere that I personally found solid state sounding better than a tube amp just for the TH900.
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QUOTE(Problem @ Jun 6 2014, 10:26 PM)
The TH900 should be fine with centrance dacport as it is rated at 100db/mw which is fairly efficient in the market especially since it is rated at 20ohm nominal impedance.

Not to say a powerful is needed but it is still matching with a proper amp, I mentioned previously somewhere that I personally found solid state sounding better than a tube amp just for the TH900.
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I agree.

Part of the reason why is that the TH900 is already a very warm headphone to begin with. There are neutral sounding tubes out there, but I think solid-state amps sounds best twith the TH900 too.
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