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Old 14th November 2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Tang Band W3-1364 MICRO

These are the smallest speakers I've ever built.
Sealed (1.5L). Dwarfed by the Hafler M5.
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Old 14th November 2011, 04:10 AM   #2
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They look great! How do they sound? I like the 3" TBs i have in simple sealed boxes.
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Old 14th November 2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks. Haven't taken any measurements yet but from initial listening, they sound like a typical 1w 1m Flat Response. In fact, sounds very much like my Hafler M5, except the Hafler has more bass.

Personally, they do sound better with some bass and treble boost. They will have heads turning, wondering where the subwoofer is hidden. Can't play too loud though due to limited Xmax.

I believe they will really shine with the addition of a subwoofer and a tweeter. First order on the tweeter should do it. This will add some sparkle in the highs. As it is, the highs are too soft at 10-12 feet listening distance (using them for background music).

The good part is their response is smooth. No funny peaks in the mids and highs. They are quite suitable for Near Field Monitoring, especially with computers (2-3ft listening distance).

It's funny, but women absolutely love them. Strange
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Old 14th November 2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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Nice build!

I had 8 Tang Band 3" FRs "just laying around" so built triangle shaped surround speakers with them with each pair firing 90 degrees frame each other on the triangle. They sound great and I don't plan on replacing them for many years--they just sound that good.

The Tangs changed my perception of full ranges for the better--can't beat them!
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Old 14th November 2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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Very nice, I need to make some small speakers. These look like they will work well for me. Can you give the dimensions of the boxes ?
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Old 14th November 2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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Nice build.
But wait a sec... Holy[]! Look at that iron under the scope!
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Old 14th November 2011, 10:11 PM   #7
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Very nice, I need to make some small speakers. These look like they will work well for me. Can you give the dimensions of the boxes ?
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Old 15th November 2011, 12:25 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. Internal Dimensions for the box are:

W=3.5"
H=6.0"
D=4.5"

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Nice build.
But wait a sec... Holy[]! Look at that iron under the scope!
Ahh...that's my 1.5kVA with multi-tapped secondaries. Saves me the trouble of changing transformers when I'm testing my amplifier kits at full power.
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Old 15th November 2011, 02:39 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. Internal Dimensions for the box are:

W=3.5"
H=6.0"
D=4.5"



Ahh...that's my 1.5kVA with multi-tapped secondaries. Saves me the trouble of changing transformers when I'm testing my amplifier kits at full power.
Thanks for the info Michael ,much appreciated. Man,they are much smaller than I thought. Exactly what I need really.
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Old 15th November 2011, 02:46 AM   #10
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I wonder if these will work for a test drive until I buy some real drivers? Thinking I will spend the Moolah on the cabs and then upgrade the drivers when I can.

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