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Old 16th May 2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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I have a TL speaker with Tang Band W5-2106 full-range and thinking about either converting it to a standard 2-way or just add a helper super-tweeter since there's something missing at the top end

The main problem is that I can only do a surface-mount so the only solution I see is to make a custom thin front plate for a tweeter. One of the candidates is Dayton Audio AMT Mini-8, with either first-order high-pass or a proper cross-over at 5KHz.
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Old 16th May 2017, 04:22 PM   #2
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Hi. The published high frequency response of the Tang Band looks very good, are you able to measure it to see in reality how it is performing?
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The published high frequency response of the Tang Band looks very good...
Mmm, for me no good: too shy above 2khz... Same size Jordans JX92 or Eikona have a much more agressively rising on axis response.

All TB i have used don't rise with the right slope: too shy and dull...Good for midrangers, bad for full rangers...
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Gotcha, I was only going by this https://www.oaudio.de/en/Loudspeaker...e-speaker.html
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Same page i visited...

Like this one much better: though some would say it looks weird, others will find polite sounding, some even too polite...

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Old 16th May 2017, 06:46 PM   #6
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Ha, that would probably suit me due to hearing loss..
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And this one to me?

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Well, the HF does not have any kind of fall off and off-axis response is quite good. But something is missing compared to Alpair 7.3. Both speakers have active FR and phase correction by using DRC-FIR.
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May be you might show some measurements with and without eq...

Btw, eq cannot fix directivity issues, and not all 4'/5' drivers behave the same, cone profiles also matter, etc...

Anyway DRC should help...
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Well, the HF does not have any kind of fall off and off-axis response is quite good.
Don't know what good means by your standards, but good measurements and bad sound make no sense by mine...

Btw, the Alpair-7 looks good, meaning good rising response, the TB dont, too shy...

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PD: Another question is that manufacturers are too shy to publish curves with an alarmingly rising trend: customers have no idea that it's a good feature for a full ranger and don't buy. Lowther and other wise guys, FR specialists, don't publish curves, or carefully photoshop them...
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