Tang Band W2-852SH 2" Shielded Speaker Driver

Tang Band W2-852SH 2" Shielded Speaker Driver

Brand:| Model: W2-852SH
The W2-852SF is an elegant 2" driver featuring a paper cone and specially designed paper dustcap.
  • Unique full range design with a vented spider and S-roll surround
  • Resonant-resistant polymer frame
  • Dust cap is attached directly to the voice coil for improved high frequency response
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Weight: 0.3 lbs.  
List Price$28.05
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Tang Band W2-852SH 2" Shielded Speaker Driver

The W2-852SF is an elegant 2" driver featuring a paper cone and specially designed paper dustcap. This rigid dustcap is attached directly to the voice coil, providing improved high frequency performance and increased effective surface area. A new cast polymer chassis allows allows for easier installation and a cleaner look. A vented spider, s-shaped surround, and shielded neodymium magnet round out the attributes. Great high frequency extension and good off-axis response makes this very capable as a mid-tweeter.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)8 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)16 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response160 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity86 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter0.8"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)160 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.03 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)1.49
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.37
  • Total Q (Qts)0.29
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.008 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.05 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)2.99 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)1g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)1 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)13 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialPolymer
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter2.24"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter2.04"
  • Depth1.39"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.01 ft.³
  • Sealed F3431 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.01 ft.³
  • Vented F3272 Hz
Tang Band W2-852SH 2" Shielded Speaker Driver
  • BrandTang Band
  • ModelW2-852SH
  • Part Number264-808
  • UPC844632019418
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (6 Reviews)
  • Weight0.3 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Tang Band W2-852SH 2" Shielded Speaker Driver is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor Man's Jordan 50mm Module?Is this as good as the Jordan unit? I've used both, and while the answer is no, it's surprisingly close.I've always liked the low-crossover point mid-tweeter concept that Ted Jordan espouses, where the upper end driver seamlessly covers 6+ octaves. This driver is more than capable of that, as long as you observe some precautions:1) It must be crossed over properly. This driver can't do bass. The other commenter who said the distortion was horrible was obviously not using it properly. I would not attempt to drive it below 250Hz, let alone full range. I've got it crossed over at 330Hz 18 dB per octave.2) The top octave sounds like a cone tweeter (the Jordan 50 does not), but the papery cone sound goes away when you add 3-5dB of lift at 15-20KHz.3) For increased power handling, I wired two units in series on each side, and bypassed one with a 15uF cap. What this does is roll off one unit at 2KHz and direct all hi frequency energy to the other unit. This solves the directionality problem you normally get with multiple units, and effectively quadruples power handling.Overall midrange balance will have a lot to do with how you baffle them. I have them in very small boxes against the wall and ceiling intersection, angled downward. The wall reinforces the lower midrange. If you use these in a standard speaker enclosure down to 300Hz, your baffle needs to be at least a foot wide, otherwise they will sound thin due to diffraction loss.If you observe the cautions and make some of the tweaks above, you'll achieve a very transparent, clear midrange sound and a high end that is more than acceptable - actually as good as the average dome tweeter. You'll get overall sound that is much superior to most 2-way speakers, especially in the midrange.I crossed these over to a single Tang Band W8-740P sub, which is in the corner. The satellites are on adjacent walls. You can't easily tell that the bass is mono and the system easily rocks a small room down to below 40Hz. Makes a splendid mini home theater system.One last refinement: This is actively driven. I'm getting excellent impulse response with no phase rotations. In my experience, group delay is very audible and makes a big difference in the sound of percussion instruments. I'm using a Behringer DCX2496 crossover. But instead of the norm reverse-polarity arrangement with an 18dB/octave crossover, I'm adding extra time delay on the satellites to effectively accomplish the flat phase response of a 6dB/octave crossover.This system does an outstanding job with percussion and acoustic instruments, especially considering its small size.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting use as a mid/tweetUsed this with a midwoofer that didn't have much "warmth" in the mids. The highs were not as good as a good dome tweeter but got about 95% of what I wanted. It definitely warmed up the mids. Crossed over about 1,100 Hz.
Date published: 2010-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement for Infinity 2 1/2" tweeterThe passenger side tweeter went out in my 2000 Cherokee...I found a site that sells only replacement tweeters for the cherokee...it sounded terrible. I bought these drivers and used tin snips to cut the base out of the oem tweeter housing and screwed the drivers to the old housing. They sound great...I think they sound better than the Mopar Infinity's for a small fraction of the price.
Date published: 2009-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for a 2" speakerI'm using this as a handle bar mount speaker on a motorcycle. While these are a little harsh, they punch through the wind noise nicely. The plastic housing is nice as I need to dremel them out to fit the housings I'm using. Will be ordering more as I have 3 more sets to make my other family members that ride.
Date published: 2008-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from so so speakerRelatively high distortion, I have discarded them.
Date published: 2007-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meet expectationsThe front central speaker in my Chrysler 300M is out. I bought this unit to replace it. A little smaller than the original factory unit. But I fixed it on one end and duct-taped it without problem. The sound quality is superb! Like it.
Date published: 2007-08-27
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original 'large' Advent uses a tweeter that looks  sorta like this- Xover 1000 hz. - ??  I'm kinda fascinated by late 60's spks - AR 6, Dyna 25, EPI 100.> (  jr. high full force Beatlemania )

Asked by: Rick C
This driver will handle that crossover point, but it will require its own chamber in the enclosure in order to be isolated from the pressure of the woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-10
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