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Tang Band W3-2052S 3" Neodymium Subwoofer

Brand:|Model: W3-2052S|Part # 264-927
Choose the Tang Band W3-2052S for next generation, micro subwoofer audio applications requiring response down to 50 Hz.
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  • Perfect for next generation speaker designs
  • Overhung neodymium motor design
  • 5 mm of Xmax in a 3" driver with an Fs of 50 Hz

Product Details

Tang Band W3-2052S 3" Neodymium Subwoofer

Tang Band's W3-2052S patented 3" subwoofer driver features a patented structure design that is built using an injection-assembly process. An overhung 1" voice coil is saturated with focused magnetic flux from the neodymium magnet for superior performance, with minimal distortion, down to 50 Hz while maintaining decent sensitivity that belies this driver's small size, allowing you to dream up speaker systems that were never before possible.

The W3-2052S is designed for use in modern speaker designs and micro subwoofer systems, making it a perfect performer in nearfield desktop speakers, flat screen TV sound bars, tablet computer and iPad speaker systems, notebook and laptop speaker systems, multimedia and surround sound speakers, or use in multiples for small, high-output subwoofers where conventional-sized speakers are simply too large.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter3"
  • Power Handling (RMS)15 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)30 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response50 to 1,600 Hz
  • Sensitivity78 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)50 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.9 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.31 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.39
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.38
  • Total Q (Qts)0.34
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.031 ft.³
  • BL Product (BL)6.75 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)11.97g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)0.32 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPoly
  • Surround MaterialSantoprene®
  • Basket / Frame MaterialPolymer
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter4.62"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter2.93"
  • Depth1.26"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter3.78"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.01 ft.³
  • Sealed F3117 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.01 ft.³
  • Vented F369 Hz
Tang Band W3-2052S 3" Neodymium Subwoofer
  • BrandTang Band
  • ModelW3-2052S
  • Part Number264-927
  • UPC848864002996
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight0.6000 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 W3-2052S 3" Neodymium Subwoofer is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfying, but tricky!Be prepared to experiment with this little subwoofer. Don't expect stellar results at first. Keep at it and you will be rewarded.Some things I learned:1) It truly is a subwoofer, not having much usable upper range; I stuck with a 250 Hz 2nd-order low pass filter.2) It can be tuned quite low; it is worth some trial-and-error to get the sound you want. I measured as low as 38 Hz of surprisingly strong, clean bass at one point, albeit at the expense of some output in a more normal bass octave starting around 60 Hz.3) Care must be taken to avoid over-excursion and port noise. It doesn't tolerate, but doesn't require, a lot of power. It likes a lot of stuffing, but it's a bit tricky to arrive at exactly how much works well with the tuning of the enclosure.Bottom line, it is well-suited for a compact system meant to be more musical than loud. It is more expensive than I'd wish; but options for creating good, extended bass in a small space seem limited.
Date published: 2015-01-04
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Tang Band W3-2052S 3" Neodymium Subwoofer

Would 1/4" thick MDF be adequate for this sub, or would I want to use something thicker? 

Asked by: markSLC
1/4" Should be adequate with some bracing. This woofer will not move enough air or create enough pressure to cause any major problems.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-27

what size box and port would you recommend for this speaker?

Asked by: magila77
I would recommend 0.15 cubic feet heavily stuffed with a 1" diameter, 4" long port. This will give you a tuning frequency of 50 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-27

which ampwouldyou recommend for this speaker?

I have set up with the two peerless PR in a .20 enclosure. I was thinking og using Dayton's SA25 plate subwoofer amp.
Asked by: magila77
Yes that would be a good choice, you will have to watch the volume level to make sure you do not overdrive the woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-20

which Passive radiators would you recommend with this speaker and how many

there is the Peerles and the tang bend. both are 3+ inches
Asked by: magila77
After modelling both, the Peerless looks like a better option for that woofer. I would recommend two passives in 0.2 cubic feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-05-29

Does anyone have a suggested box-size for one of these and two Peerless 830878 3-1/2" Passive Radiators?

Asked by: mr.bungle
I would recommend external dimensions of 6"x6"x5" using 1/2" thick material for a total volume of 0.057 cubic feet. With no weight added to the passives, you will have a tuning frequency of 59 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-20
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