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Old 24th December 2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default anyone know anything about these?

i found an add for there loudspeakers in stereophile a few days ago. the simply originality of them caught my eye.

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does anyone know anything about these... how they work? for curiosity's sake
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Old 25th December 2009, 01:49 AM   #2
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2" Titanium cone full range from what i understand. Reviews were mixed. I doubt it can keep up to a treated FF85.

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Old 26th December 2009, 08:48 AM   #3
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I'd expect they've done the trade off between max. SPL and more bass extension. I'd expect they've gone for the latter, meaning they wouldn't be much use in a house party situation.
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Old 26th December 2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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I thought they were some of the most noteworthy speakers at
RMAF. The sound was VERY clear. The bass was light but extended.

Ifyou don't do heavy material at high vol. in a lg. room they might
be a good speaker for you.
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Old 27th December 2009, 12:48 AM   #5
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Tang Band?

The webpage reminds me of Maxxhorn's type of adverts: the best thing on planet earth!

I agree I bet the ff85keN would trounce it.
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Old 28th December 2009, 03:16 AM   #6
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2"
They quote 3"
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Old 28th December 2009, 04:49 AM   #7
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One of the reports mentioned 2" (guess that was the cone size) and that stuck in my brain.

3" it is thou Stereophile: Where's the Rest of the Speaker?

Be interesting to compare to one of the FF85 designs i have stashed that really push the bass or even the uFonken

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Old 28th December 2009, 09:56 AM   #8
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I saw that speaker elsewhere on the web; apparently "not overly great" for the price, though there were some arguments to justify the cost, etc. They should have flush mounted the driver I think. Also, comments were made on the sharp edges, which look better than they sound (baffle diffraction effects).
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Old 29th December 2009, 01:40 AM   #10
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I heard them at RMAF and thought the sounded pretty decent for what they are. Some of their claims are rather amusing (as part of the pitch, they turned one speaker around backwards and claimed that the sound was the same: "They Have No Sweet Spot!"). DIY can sway ones judgement, but I think there are greater values for the price. Even in the commercial hi-fi world, one can get considerably more for $2,650 than a 3" Tang Band driver in a simple box. That is just my opinion. But, I'm always happy to see more folks appreciating fullrange drivers. Any positive exposure can only be good for all of us!

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