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Old 28th November 2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default is the Tangband W3-871 the same as W3-871S

I am looking to build a simple full range simple bookshelf speaker
for a christmas gift for someone.

the design i am using is this zaph design-

http://www.zaphaudio.com/archives.html

it calls for a w3-871
but all i could find to purchase is
the w3-871s.

is this is the same speaker? i dont need to use a shielded
design.

any advice is greatly appreciated.

or if there are any other full range bookshelf designs
that are are releatively cheap to build.

I am woodworker looking to build my first set of speakers.
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Old 28th November 2006, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hi, you having trouble reading Zaph's pages you posted ? /sreten.
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Old 28th November 2006, 05:15 PM   #3
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Default are they the same w3-871s for w3871

the recipe calls for the tangband w3-871, but partsexpress
just has the w3-871s.

is this ok? i have read the website but dont know the difference
if any.

any help is appreciated.
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Old 28th November 2006, 06:08 PM   #4
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It's the same driver. Creative Sound no longer stocks it and Tang Band North American sales have moved to Parts Express.

FYI, the S means that the driver is shielded. I'm not aware of an unshielded W3-871 model.
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or if there are any other full range bookshelf designs
that are are releatively cheap to build.

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Originally posted by sreten
Hi, you having trouble reading Zaph's pages you posted ? /sreten.
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Old 28th November 2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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thanks for your help.
i went ahead and ordered a pair from partsexpress.
i look forward to building them up in the wood shop.
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Old 30th November 2006, 10:04 AM   #7
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FYI, the S means that the driver is shielded. I'm not aware of an unshielded W3-871 model.
I have a pair of W3-871 non-S. They have no shielding magnet nor bucket.
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Old 30th November 2006, 12:37 PM   #8
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I have a pair of W3-871 non-S. They have no shielding magnet nor bucket.
It's possible some company requested TB to build such a model, however, I'm certain the model Zaph used is the W3-871S. If there is any doubt you could send him an email. TB does not list a non-shielded model on their website.
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Old 2nd December 2006, 04:07 PM   #9
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My pair came from a big group buy from Germany quite long time ago. Haven't seen the non-S anywhere lately.
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Old 4th December 2006, 09:17 AM   #10
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Default TB 3-871S

Hi, I'm new to the forum but I have built Zaph's TB3-871S nearfield speakers. I think the plans are no longer available on Zahp's site and John has a new design using the Hi-Vi B3S. I built the smaller nearfield TB design for my PC.

The resulting speaker is very smooth and images remarkably for such a cheap driver. I've found it gets even better with lots more time on it and at present it's in the garage running off a Sonic Impact T-Amp and an old Sony portable CDP. Recently I came across a design for a TL design for the same driver from Hobby HiFi dated 6/2004. It was called the Lancetta and is 1.4m high. It looks interesting and I may have a go at it sometime.

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