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Tang Band compter speakers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Hopkins, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. Jeremy Hopkins

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    My computer speakers are dieing...They are a cheap say/sub combo that had alright sound and bass when I bought them...Run a few sign sweets through them and they are dieing..

    I was thinking about making a pair of speakers using the Tang Band W3-871s. For about $20 buck cdn and a probably combinded price of under $100 for eveything I think they could make some nice computer speakers. I know they wont have mountians of bass, but that should be able to suplimented with a very small sub or two.

    I was thinking something like a 6 liter ported enclosure tuned to 75Hz. The port would be 2" diam 5.5" long.

    What do you think? Good bad? What would be a good idea to make a very cheap buy effective "bass module" ?(can't bring myself to say sub woofer so I'll resort to Bose tactics).

    Cheers,

    Jeremy
     
  2. AllanRW

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    W3-871S.
    A very good article will be out in the Audio mag around Xmas on the W3-871S .Designed by Mr.Koonce,Wright.
    The W3-871S is as in the words of those of testing and designing speakers for 25 plus years.
    The finest and most econo full range driver with a flat response they have ever seen.

    I am using them now for my own personal cubes I have built still have not measured them as i am to happy to find out anything different than what I hear.

    Running 5 of these little cubes and the W8-740C or the MCM 55-2421 which I am doing a shoot off sort of speaking.
    And the small SUB 100 AMP from Solen or the 792 from PE in a 12" sealed cube will give a very small system with a high dollar sound no holes barred.
    Cost $300.00 CND for all drivers and AMP and away you go.

    I am getting a Alum cube made for my W8/2421 MCM shoot out to see and listen to a Sub in a Alum cube.


    You will not be un happy with the W3-871S.

    And yes I do know just a little about the TB line from Nuera.


    Al
     
  3. Jeremy Hopkins

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    What about using the W6-789s as a "bass module" ("laser"...sorry I couldn't resisit [​IMG]) The enclosure would be pretty big: 75L tuned to 35Hz....Or maybe the 8" but the amp that I will be using can only handle 8 ohms....I might talk to a friend to see if we can build a really cheap amp/active crossover for it.
    What do you think? Cheap computer speakers that will put out mountains of power? Anyone want in on this? wanna help out [​IMG] . No crossover makes a big difference too [​IMG]
    Cheers
    Jeremy
     
  4. Jeremy Hopkins

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    By any chance Allen are you RAW on the diyaudio forms....Its just that you post here is pretty similiar to one on that form [​IMG]....Sometimes you just can't get enought of DIY speakers you just gotta mve around a lot like me [​IMG]...
     
  5. AllanRW

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    Ya it is me[​IMG]
    I am running the cubes full range and have played with a 1.2-1.8 16G in series with the positive and it does smooth out the hashness and clean the highs.
    Al
     
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    How big are you cubes? I'm looking for something that will play to about 150-100Hz. Then augment that with a sub. After reading some other post someone was mentioning that at 100Hz the xmax of the speaker was being exceeded.

    Would me last sixe description work? Should I go ported or Sealed. If I can get the sub for a good price then I think I will go sealed, just for the smoother rolloff.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers,

    Jeremy
     
  7. AllanRW

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    Jeremy.
    I can send you a copy of the test data I have on the W3-871S in cubes from MR KOONCE.
    Just drop a email and I will forward it to you.
    The 150 is as low as far as they can go with power limits.
    They will go lower, but I am running thyem crossed over at the most i could on the 794,792 and the W3 will only stay stable in the 140-150 range.

    Its like this do you have the W3 yet.
    If so build a 4" cube.Cheap as can be. run the W3 fullrange and tell me your findings.

    Al
     
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    I gotta stop reading and start doing school work....

    What about the Adire AV8 as a sub? Just curious....PLus being about to shove the sub on my surrent desk wouldn't be a big problem...I look shielded drivers!!!!

    Cheers,

    Jeremy
     
  9. Brian Bunge

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    Al,

    Have you tried any of the new 3" drivers from MCM yet?

    Brian
     
  10. AllanRW

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    Brian.As a fact in my email this AM from Jay he is sending me some of the 606 and 1853 to try.
    The 606 is as he says a close match for the 319S1 from TB.
    I have also asked him as he is heading over for the show in Tiawan to ask Lyeco about making some 3" along the TB W3-871S-879 and some 4' full range to compete with TB.
    This point he is also going to talk to them about at the same time.
    But I am waiting for the new W4 from TB Billy has told me the new one has a Neo motor .
    So I am waiting to get that one.


    Al
     
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    Alright....I'm gonna have to give myself a few days to decide on a sub....hmmmm

    Jeremy
     

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