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Old 8th June 2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Tang Band W4-1320SJ 4" Bamboo Cone Driver

I have not been around as much but just noticed the 4" TB bamboo driver is on sale for what seems like a very fair price.

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Old 9th June 2011, 02:21 AM   #2
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I found the W4-1320SJ to be a very well balanced driver. I had no need for any compensation for rising HF. It has a natural warmth, with very good detail, and no sense of being etched. One of the least peaky of the many full rangers I have tried. Works remarkably well in a small BR on top of an H-frame. It was good enough to live with, long term. If I were sensible, I would have stopped here and just enjoyed the music. :-)

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Old 9th June 2011, 03:37 AM   #3
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I agree! It is very well balanced indeed, but not boring at all, it's a speaker that you can listen on and on...

but the 3" flat cone TB is like from another galaxy lol for electronic Music I don't know a better wideranger
it's really something different, it's a "weapon", a drug
it's not 3D, it's 4D sound! Believe it or not, with 2 of them you have surround sound, and something else that I can't explain
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Old 9th June 2011, 08:47 AM   #4
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I have the sb version and recommend them. It has a bit of clang in cymbals (6khz spike) but it never annoyed me.

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Old 10th June 2011, 04:42 AM   #5
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I have the sb version and recommend them. It has a bit of clang in cymbals (6khz spike) but it never annoyed me.

Norman
Very nice looking speakers Mr. Bates. And I see you have the environmentally approved, organic cabinet damping material on top of the larger cabinet!

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Old 10th June 2011, 08:33 AM   #6
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An easy upgrade to these: http://madspeaker.com/Proof.pdf
Not the full treatment, but its free.
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Old 10th June 2011, 01:31 PM   #7
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lol, thanks.

I did read that link a month or so ago. Intriguing (sp?). I'm a bit lazy and have been playing with my other stuff. Seeing them on sale does make me contemplate a 9 driver focused array, but horizontal dispersion is a deal breaker for that project. But 9 x 4" would have more cone area than a 12" driver.

And I may be wrong, but I think intelligibility on a non-whizzer full range driver is better than a whizzered one.

I am tempted to make a 4 driver array (a square). 4 = cone area of an 8" driver. But you'd have to be back 10' or more. Dispersion would be less than an 8" driver (some pluses and some minuses). Just something else to try. Like the calcube loudspeakers.
http://www.calcube.com/
but not the cubes with more than 4 drivers.................

Norman

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It has a bit of clang in cymbals (6khz spike) but it never annoyed me.
Are you sure it's not the cat
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Are you sure it's not the cat
The cat would never be responsible for the clang... he would add some of that fuzzy and scratchy yet fluffy sound so many of us prize
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