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Old 29th October 2010, 01:44 PM   #11
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All this theoretical meaningless blah blah blah...
Did you listened to it? No? So what are you talking about? Oh the cone is blah blah blah...
TB speakers sound much better than predicted. The great german DIY LS guru Udo Wohlgemuth says that some people in his shop could not hear a significant difference between a highly praised 3-way Seas high-end speaker for 3000 and a TB fullrange for 25 per side. For me the TB W5 looks nearly perfect on paper so by experience it will sound quiet amazing - at least lightyears better than Fostex or Lowther.
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Old 29th October 2010, 02:17 PM   #12
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All this theoretical meaningless blah blah blah...
Did you listened to it? No? So what are you talking about? Oh the cone is blah blah blah...
TB speakers sound much better than predicted. The great german DIY LS guru Udo Wohlgemuth says that some people in his shop could not hear a significant difference between a highly praised 3-way Seas high-end speaker for 3000 and a TB fullrange for 25 per side. For me the TB W5 looks nearly perfect on paper so by experience it will sound quiet amazing - at least lightyears better than Fostex or Lowther.

oh i agree. in terms of uncoloured unbiased freq resp the TB AND mark audio are just miles better than fostex/lowther, but in terms of mms the TBs give something small away in ultimate resolution.
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Old 29th October 2010, 04:59 PM   #13
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Yes indeed, the price for the last friction of resolution (Lowther/Fostex) is skyhigh coloration. BTW, Lowther is expensive and Fostex is not really cheap.
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Old 22nd November 2010, 05:20 PM   #14
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Hi...Anyone compared this driver to the W8-1772, in the mid and highs area? Thx
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Old 22nd November 2010, 06:31 PM   #15
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Hi

I am thinking of trying the new Tang Band W5-1880,
http://oaudio.de/media/products/1041d2f3c5caee4af74.pdf

I am thinking of a using it in a floorstanding loudspeaker. Would a MLTL like Bob Brines' be the way to go?

Brgds,
Brian
Greetings!

With the 88db sensitivity, it would be a prime candidate for pairing with a single 15in woofer in Open Baffle configuration. No worries of needing two 15's per speaker.

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G
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Old 22nd November 2010, 08:47 PM   #16
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>>> at least lightyears better than Fostex or Lowther.

Well, different for sure but not light years better imo... i think TB offers a nice alternative to Fostex and enjoy owning both. I can easily understand why one person would prefer one over the other. Different flavors of yummy.

>>> No worries of needing two 15's per speaker...

I have one 15 per speaker and think it's very adequate for my listening room... especially considering that many speakers are using 8" and 10" drivers for bass duties. I can only imagine how awesome two 15s per side could sound.
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Just want to chime in on the W5-1880.

They sound nice, off axis response is good, I really liked them.

I have no explanation for it, but I actually ended up living with the W4-655SH (bought 8) for longer than the W5-1880 which I sold after 2 months or so. I think maybe I do not like drivers with neo magnets.
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