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Old 16th February 2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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This looks interesting:

http://www.tb-speaker.com/detail/1230_04/w8-1772.htm

Given their rep for bargain prices this should be a good value. Has anyone bought or used one yet? I find that only some of the TB drivers are sold by the US distributor, PE.

Most likely the FR plot is far flatter than actual but I like the low inductance, phase plug, inverted outer suspension and Neo magnet.
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Old 16th February 2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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interesting driver.
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Old 16th February 2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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Nice to see an inverted surround from TB.

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Old 16th February 2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Very interesting, but price and availability for how long could be the big questions
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Old 16th February 2009, 10:36 PM   #5
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OMG i want a pair of those! They look totally BIB'able! I hope the price is right.

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Old 18th February 2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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Default response from Parts Express

I emailed PE about these drivers and got the following response...

"Hello Andy-

Thank you for contacting Parts Express. At this time, we do not expect to add new Tang Band products to our inventory. Please feel free to check back in late spring or early summer. Your new product suggestion had been noted.

Thank you so much for your business and suggestion. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance."
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Old 18th February 2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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Wow, that looks hot! I'm not always a lover of the whizzer cone, but this looks well put together.
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Old 18th February 2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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Here's another from TB

http://www.tb-speaker.com/detail/1230_04/w8-1808.htm
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Wow, that looks hot! I'm not always a lover of the whizzer cone, but this looks well put together.

Steady on, cowboy , it's not yet certain if/when these will be available, if anyone has actually played with them, or the price

More than a few guys got a chubby when the SEAS Exotic was first teased, but I think it's fair to say that the price announcement precipitated almost universal detumescence.

Note as well Madisound's recent substantial price reduction on existing inventory of Fostex FE138ESR - due at least in part, I'd imagine, to the well publicized (here) lack of sustained enthusiasm by early adopters.

Having said all that, it will be interesting to see what happens.
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Steady on, cowboy , it's not yet certain if/when these will be available, if anyone has actually played with them, or the price
Ah, just having a little fun. This direction just wasn't expected from TB (at least by me), so not what I expected when I opened the link. It was a nice surprise during a grey, rainy wintery week when I'm stuck at the office for seemingly endless hours as of late.
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