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Old 11th December 2003, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Any body heard anything on these new Tang Bands?

Anyone heard anything about these yet?

TANG BAND W4-1052SA 4" DRIVER 4 OHM

Parts Express number 264-828

Looks like an interesting design, wish they would post some graphs.

Also did anyone else notice they got rid of the woofer common application chart in the new PE catalog...kinda sucks, because that can help determine whether or not it fits your application.

Maybe a open baffle dipole with two in series...for 8 ohms
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Old 11th December 2003, 11:00 PM   #2
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Funny, I recently exchanged mail with Bob Reimer at CSS and he mentioned a new 4' driver that would be released in Feb 04. Wonder if this is the unit? He mentioned that the present design only went to 10k htz and they wanted to get to twenty. With the availability of inexpensive ribbons from the Chinese I'd be happy with ten, better bass respnse, and a cross at 6-10K.

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Old 12th December 2003, 12:23 AM   #3
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I want some of these cheap ribbons!

Thats why I whish PE had a response graph, cause I want to know if they are good for full range or will need a tweeter.
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Old 12th December 2003, 02:27 AM   #4
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If you go with an array I believe that you will need the tweeter.If not, for $18 I would design the enclosure and let my ears decide not a graph. You can always add a tweeter! Thanks for the info on this unit.

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Old 12th December 2003, 10:40 PM   #5
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There will be a number of new drivers at the Adire room at Alexis Park at CES in January. We hope to have the next round of the CSS 4" there but that's not confirmed yet. The TB unit at PE is not the same; the CSS unit will use Adire's XBL^2 motor technology under license.

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Old 13th December 2003, 02:16 AM   #6
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Bob; thanks for the update this is a driver that I have been waiting to hear.

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Old 13th December 2003, 03:53 AM   #7
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I am somewhat interested in the Tangband 4" driver. It looks like the driver uses a trick similar to the Bose-made "StarDriver" which has a rubber surround that has the normal profile, but the rubber part extends out onto the cone and is not cutout in a round shape but instead in a star shape. I think this helps prevent cone edge distortions. In the case of the Tangband, I can guess that it helps keep the cone itself from breaking up as frequencies go higher.
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Old 13th December 2003, 03:04 PM   #8
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ohh xbl^2 on a 4" unit

whats the x-max lookin to be?
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Old 13th December 2003, 05:22 PM   #9
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BAM; Can't comment on your observation but if it shows promise the price is certainly worth the effort to obtain a pair and find out.

Bob; With the Adire motor it sounds like you are leaving the TB price range. Any feel yet for the price of these units?

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Old 18th December 2003, 12:13 AM   #10
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Pete,

Not sure yet but probably around $30, depends on the final response and excursion capability.

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