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Old 12th November 2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Tang Band W3-1335s 3" Titanium Cone Driver

Hello

Have any of you played with this driver yet?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...Number=264-842

It is a little expensive just to play around with no idea on how it sounds.
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Xmax = 0.5 mm? Cross it over 300 Hz minimum.


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Old 12th November 2005, 08:30 PM   #3
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Looking at the driver, makes you wonder if it's a mistake. Maybe 1.5mm?
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It does use an underhung motor, I'm pretty sure. So actual xmax before 3% THD might be quite a bit more. I've never played with one, so this is all just meaningless speculation. Somebody buy one and try it - it's only money...
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One has to be careful when looking at only xmax (calculated) without looking also at the motor design. Here is an example. The TB is spec'd @ 0.75mm, the HiVi @ 3mm :
http://www.partsexpress.com/projects...re/driver.html

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Xmax = 0.5 mm? Cross it over 300 Hz minimum.


Francois.
I kind of agree depending on what kind of listening levels and bandwidth the driver is covering.
I recall there was a spreadsheet somewhere that sort of asociate Xmax with power and driver size.

If you use a small Xmax, it might test flat at 1W to lower frequencies, but at higher power levels they will roll off at the low end.
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Old 13th November 2005, 03:33 AM   #7
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The TANG BAND W3-315D 3" ALUMINUM/MAGNESIUM DRIVER is also interesting and cheaper.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...Number=264-811
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Old 13th November 2005, 03:59 AM   #8
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I have the TB titanium and TB bamboo coned 3" speakers

the titanium has the better top end no doubt... however the bamboo is the all around better sounding driver

the titanium TB is used in these speakers if you care to know

http://www.roundsound.com/micro-ti-speakers.htm
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Thats cool to know.I see anthony gallo is making plenty of money on them.


Does the midrange of the titanium drivers sound more detailed-cleaner?

I have had the bamboo 3' drivers and thought they were a little too smooth for me in the midrange.But they did give a balanced presentation .May
be i did not give them enough time to fully break in.
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Then you might give the Titanium TB a try. I've been hoping for a round-up style review of the new TB drivers like Zaph frequently does. I'm thinking of what to do for another sound system in a bedroom back at home (while the big system is here in my dorm room) and I'm looking heavily into the promise of single driver speakers. I might mate them with a tiny, tiny subwoofer like the Tang Band 5" high-excursion one in a TL enclosure.
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