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Old 17th November 2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone used the Tang Band 6.5" sub?

I have heard good reviews. All except the efficiency/sensitivity.
How have other used this unit and in what volume of a box?
6.5"

Here is what I am trying. 600 cubic inches only
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Old 17th November 2004, 02:27 AM   #2
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That link didn't seem to work

How 'bout:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-832

With this plate amp on each woof:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-784
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Old 19th November 2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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I haven't used it, but I hope to one day.

Does that help?
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Old 19th November 2004, 02:59 AM   #4
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Ya that's great jjdche, What are you a cheerleader?

I tell you what. I'll let you know how they sound and if they are worth the effort. If only they'd get here tommorow, I could take them to the DIY in Vancouver (Surrey actually) on Saturday. Fingers are crossed.

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Looks about like the Tangband version of Extremis6. It doesnt seem to go near as high frequency wise though, quite a bit cheaper on the other hand. I havent heard it, but 6.5" isnt much of a sub if you ask me. I'd call it a woofer or mid-woofer.
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Old 19th November 2004, 03:22 AM   #6
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Do a search on the Parts Express Tech Talk forum. There is a good amount of info on that driver. 600 in should get you into the mid 30s. The hardest part of the design is dealing with the port length in such a small box. Slot port could be the way to go.
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Quote:
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I'd call it a woofer or mid-woofer.
Bless you BassAwdyO. I'm almosy scared to call it just a woofer these days, what with all of this "sub" talk going on.
With an FR only to 800Hz and a Fs of 35 Hz, I think it's safe to call it a woofer.

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The hardest part of the design is dealing with the port length in such a small box. Slot port could be the way to go.
I am going to try it sealed in the little pyramid enclosures first before I decide if it needs porting. I have an idea about creating a mini scoop at the bottom.

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I'm planning on putting it in a small portable sytem. I tried it with a Dayton DVC 8" but it just wasn't small enough.
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I'm working on a design using a ported enclosure. The exterior dimensions are about 12" cubed. Interior is about .46ft tuned to 37hz, -3db at 33 hz. It uses a slot port. When I get done with the drawings I'll post some more detail.
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So they did arrive on Friday.
I got them assembled and listened to them for about 1/2 hour before it was bedtime. They turned out different than I thought 'cause the amp and driver didn't fit like I wanted, so I turned the cabinet on it's side to mount the stuff and added some triangles at the bottom.

They sound OK. They need work. There is no shortage of bass. They farted a little. Here's a link to the event.

Northwest DIY Event/ in Vancouver

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