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Old 26th January 2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I am new to this forum, I hope you can understand my very poor English. I bught 2 tb W3-871S some days ago. I was very surprised how this small speakers sound. I was going to build a box with a side firing subwoofer (8'') and the tb mounted on the front panel.
It's a good idea? Suggestions?
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Old 27th January 2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Hello Baxman! I've built a pair of W3-871S monitors and I'm in the process of building an active sub/bass unit for them, based on a Tangband W8-740E 8" driver. Can't report on the results yet though, I'm afraid since it's not finished.
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Old 27th January 2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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If you are listening to the raw drivers (not in any type of enclosure) they will always sound "small". In a proper enclosure, they will sound almost entirely different.

Take some time and learn a bit about the principles that define that "proper" enclosure. You will find that there are many approaches, none is necessarily more correct, but each is different. This is a good thing, as it allows you to pair driver and enclosure design to provide enhancement to desired properties and sometimes to minimize undesirable ones.
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Old 28th January 2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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Hello,
thanks for you answers. I agree that a proper enclosure makes the loudspeaker sound in completely different way. I love the sound of fullranges, but I also like listen to the music "physically ", thing that I have never felt with any fullranges of contained dimensions.
My idea was to put together the two aspects.
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Old 6th February 2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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I followed your suggestion and I mounted the tb in a little transmission line enclosure based on a project published on an Italian DIY review some years ago. Now it sounds in completely different way and I don't feel the necessity to add a subwoofer. I tried to make it play together with my subwoofer, but the sound loses magic.
I love it as it is now!
Thanks to all to have made to discover me this magic world of fullranges!
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Old 6th February 2009, 11:32 PM   #6
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Hi Baxman,

Can you tell us more about the little transmission line enclosure based on a project published on an Italian DIY review some years ago.

Maybe the name of the enclosure.

Thanks,
Eric
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Old 7th February 2009, 12:22 AM   #7
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Thanks to all to have made to discover me this magic world of fullranges!
Good to hear - fullranges can be really something very nice.
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Old 9th February 2009, 02:10 PM   #8
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Hi Baxman,

Can you tell us more about the little transmission line enclosure based on a project published on an Italian DIY review some years ago.

Maybe the name of the enclosure.

Thanks,
Eric
The project is on sale to the following address:

http://www.audiomaxitalia.com/kit/pr...ttproducts_pi1[backPID]=71&cHash=e20b6f1691

At the bottom of the page there is the link to the article of the review.
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Old 10th February 2009, 01:27 AM   #9
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Hi Baxman,

Thank you for the link even though I do not understand Italian.

It looks like flat response to 100Hz and then drop quickly and you get 60Hz at -15db (if I read the text OK)

The Cybrgs Needle or Tabaq will give you more bass but of course a much bigger enclosure.

As anyone compare the Needle vs Tabaq ? My son's room has the Needle but maybe my daughter would be OK with the Tabaq...

Regards,
Eric
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Old 10th February 2009, 10:59 AM   #10
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As anyone compare the Needle vs Tabaq ? My son's room has the Needle but maybe my daughter would be OK with the Tabaq...
I can't say about the Tabaq, but I've compared Needles and BIBs. The BIBs won!
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