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Tang Band 6.5" W6-1139SG

Postby todd.brust » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:12 pm

what can you guys tell me about them? i am thinking about getting a few to build speakers for my home audio set up......the look a lot like the extremis....
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Postby Atomic Fusion » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:46 pm

Nice little driver, good on a 100-150 watts in a small ported enclosure. I wouldn't use them in a multi-way setup or a serious home theatre system, but they make a nice, small subwoofer.

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Postby TalNLnky » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:27 pm

Atomic Fusion wrote:Nice little driver, good on a 100-150 watts in a small ported enclosure. I wouldn't use them in a multi-way setup or a serious home theatre system, but they make a nice, small subwoofer.

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i've always wanted to mess around with these drivers, but never had a valid reason to throw some money away to pick them up.

what would you consider the highest point they can be crossed over at and still sound decent?
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Postby eezip » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:20 am

I absolutely agree with Adam. They are a great woofer choice but I wouldn't use them in a multiway system. I had a pair in a ported box and a pair of RE8s that I thought would make a good shootout. The TBs gave an excellent account of themselves and matched the RE8s in a smaller box. That was a while ago and I don't remember any other details except for the tuning was 32 or 35Hz.
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Postby Atomic Fusion » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:54 am

TalNLnky wrote:ADAM:
i've always wanted to mess around with these drivers, but never had a valid reason to throw some money away to pick them up.

what would you consider the highest point they can be crossed over at and still sound decent?


Umm... I don't think I'd take them higher than 300-500 Hz.

Like I said, they're not ideal for a multi-way system because of the low effeciency. They make for a great little subwoofer with extension down into the low or mid 30's. I used them in conjunction with 2-way speakers using 4" mids and 3/4" dome tweeters and it sounded pretty damn good for a budget system.

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Postby todd.brust » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:08 am

so don't use them in a multiway system....i am looking into doing a 3 way speaker set up....what could possibly be a good woofer?

i am pretty sure that i am going to get some usher or morel tweeters...and i dunno about the midrange....i'm open to any suggestions
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:41 am

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Postby Atomic Fusion » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:04 am

I would recommend the Dayton Reference drivers from Parts Express, or if you've got the budget, Scan Speak or Seas drivers.

The Seas Excel have stunning midrange clarity and presence, but lack a little on the low end. I don't find the Scan Speak Revelators to be quite as pleasing in the midrange, but they have serious bottom end power.

The Dayton Reference are almost impossible to beat for their price, and are my current budget driver of choice... They are not far off the Excels for their clarity and they really do deliver some serious low end punch. My current towers are a 2-way MTM system with North Creek tweeters and Dayton Reference 7's, and it still boggles my mind sometimes the amount of low bass output I get from them, and the extension.

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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:34 pm

I run Dayton's in the HT setup. They kick some ***.
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