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Tang Band W3-1053SC 3" Full Range Driver

Brand:|Model: W3-1053SC|Part # 264-880
Made by Tang Band but available exclusively from Parts Express! The W3-1053SC has an attractive pincushion style frame, edge-damped poly cone, flat spider, and rubber surround.
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  • Smooth, extended response
  • Steel frame and neodymium motor
  • Poly cone with rubber half-roll edge
  • Underhung 7/8" VC provides exceptional linearity and low distortion
  • Perfect for point source applications or line arrays

Product Details

Tang Band W3-1053SC 3" Full Range Driver

Made by Tang Band but available exclusively from Parts Express! The W3-1053SC has an attractive pincushion style frame, edge-damped poly cone, flat spider, and rubber surround. Underhung 7/8" voice coil provides linear travel and wide range. Extremely smooth, extended frequency response. Neodymium magnet with black plastic heat sink fins.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter3"
  • Power Handling (RMS)15 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)30 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response100 to 18,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity85 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter0.875"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)100 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.98 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.44 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.77
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.72
  • Total Q (Qts)0.62
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.04 ft.³
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)1.5 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPoly
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter3.19"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter3"
  • Depth2"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.06 ft.³
  • Sealed F3128 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.1 ft.³
  • Vented F365 Hz
Tang Band W3-1053SC 3" Full Range Driver
  • BrandTang Band
  • ModelW3-1053SC
  • Part Number264-880
  • UPC844632077326
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (32 Reviews)
  • Weight0.4 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 W3-1053SC 3" Full Range Driver is rated 4.4375 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet DriverI paired two of these with this amp: . I am very impressed by how this setup sounds.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great, Sounds GreatI bought these to replace some speakers that were over 20 years old and buzzing on the bottom end. Installed these and now I'm back to rockin on.
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice miniused it for desk top speakers by following Minions III thread and the Voxel sub. Used with the Lepai 168HA 2.1 amp. Sounds pretty good to me. The little TB#w3 can play pretty low and has a mellow "paper" sound. I ordered another pair for some portable laptop speakers with the Lepai2020A+ amp and 12V 5Amp power supply. Lite and easy , but a huge improvement to the laptops tin can sound.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paper or plastic?These Full Range speakers were placed into Bose 501 Series 0 speakers. The original Bose design limited Higher Frequency response, apparently due to the high frequency reflective charachteristics of the rear facing drivers.Paper cones for poly?The original mid-high drivers suffered from brittleness and left a hollow impression in the sound field. The poly cones give a resonably flat response over the mid to high frequencies with a gradual rolloff over 15kHz. Maintaining an spl over 80dB at 20kHz allows reflected highs to be produced without being too bright.The resulting sound is very relaxing. I will give the 501s to my mother because they are non-fatiguing and deliver the full field ambience levels that she likes.The Bose concept is powerful in the right application.
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speaker UseWorked out to be a great replacement speaker for the tweeter in Pioneer CS-99 speaker case.
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tang Band #1053 3" full range SPKRI found that this speaker works very well used as a midrange/ tweeter xo @ 825hz using 2nd order L-R ( 12uf and 3.0mh ). The snare drum, guitars, keyboards and especially the cymbals come thru sounding like they should sound. It seems that with 2-way systems, they are asking the woofer to carry the bulk of the frequencies, and the tweeters only add the sparkle. In my opinion the cymbals don't sound natural with higher xo's. ( I don't like the sound of the resonant frequencies @ the "knee" of the 2nd order xo point. ) In my experience with woofers, they always bring with them all the high end, too. I found that using the low pass xo pulled from the 7th Vance Dickason book ( Studio Monitor Project ) the 825hz xo point ( 3.0mh and 12uf ) took away all the upper frequencies coming from the woofer and left just the bass ( which is what a woofer should do ). I already had the 1053 loaded in the PE 0.25 cabinet ( from earlier experiments ) and then tried adding the other half of the L-R 2nd order 825hz xo ( 12uf and 3.0mh ) for the high pass filter. WOW! This thing sounds great! If you don't think it can work consider this: using a 12dB 2nd order xo @ 825, @ 400hz it's down 12dB; @ 200 it's down to 24dB and by the time you get to 100hz it's down to -36dB ( buried ). If you still don't think it will work: Hook up the xo and before you turn it on, push on the cone of the 1053 to get an idea of how much cone travel you have. Then turn on the music and crank it to "4" on the dial. Here is the test: with the music playing, rest your finger on the cone and what do you have? The cone is barely moving. I really like the sound of the Tang Bang 1053. Thx PE.
Date published: 2012-09-12
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Tang Band W3-1053SC 3" Full Range Driver

I want to use four of these in a ported enclosure and would like to tune it as low as possible. What size port(s) would I need for this. Ideally I need to keep the port length to <3.5" but can use more than one port.

Asked by: Jonathan B
Four of these call for a volume of 0.43 cubic feet (not a typo) and a 2" diameter, 2" long port for a tuning frequency of 74 Hz and F3 of 64 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-14

The 3" drivers in my Energy 5.1 satellite have been damaged (probably the voice coil due high vol output). Anyway, would these be a comparable replacement? Thanks!

Asked by: danjr
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-30

Can you recommend a cap to help protect these from damaging sub low freq? TY

Asked by: verdurous
A 200 uF cap will work to help block low frequencies below about 150 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-12

Tang Band W3-1053SC 3" Full Range Driver Part # 264-880 I need to know the mounting hole centers and outer dimensions for this speaker.

Asked by: king75
Overall frame diameter is 3-1/8", corner to corner measures 3-7/8" and the screw holes are on a 3-5/16" circle.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-11

this is optimal for a 0.06 cu ft cabinet sealed. what would happen putting this in the 0.04 knock down cabinets sold here? Any idea what the -3db would be approximately, what affect would it have on power handling better or worse. How much fill should go 

Asked by: steven ffff
Yes these will work in those enclosures. The will reach about 120 Hz in room, so a high pass filter is recommended around this frequency. With a high pass enabled, they will handle full RMS power. Fill is considered typical, lightly filling the whole box.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-24

i have two of these already,purchasing two of the Peerless 830878 3-1/2 radiators, would it be possible to use one of these drivers along with one of the peerless radiators in a pair of the Knock-Down MDF 0.04 cu. ft enclosures?

Asked by: technodestructo
This passive will tune the enclosure too low with that combination. I would recommend simply porting the box with a 3/4" diameter, 3" long port.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-08
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