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Tang Band W3-315E 3" Aluminum/Magnesium Full Range Driver
I notice on the frequency response graph, that this has an almost 10dB rise at 10k. I was wondering if a 2mF capacitor to act like a 6 dB filter would help control this. In my reading people have cautioned against this "cone break up" being harsh. Thanks
A capacitor will act as a high pass filter, not a low pass. In order to bring that frequency down you would need a notch filter, but we have no way of modelling one. Chances are that bump above 10kHz won't be too bad, there isn't much information that high and its above the sensitive portion of our hearing. I have heard this driver and it sounded perfectly fine, and I generally do not like metal cone drivers.
Date published: 2015-03-30
I have a set of TechTalk speakers I made years ago that use the W3 315D. One of the woofers was damaged when the speaker fell. Is the W3 315E a direct replacement? The specs seem the same.
I am not sure what the difference is between the D and E models, however as long as the cone materials are the same and they share the same impedance, they will likely be a fine replacement. Chances are the only difference was magnet shielding or something like that.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Speakers for home theater
Hi,I want to assemble a set of 5 speakers for home cinema, I liked these drivers because they are small. My amp is class D with the following features: 5x100Watts power, frequency response 180 Hz to 18KHz / + - 3db.Will it work well? or advise me other drivers?Regards
If you want bass, you won't get it from am amp that starts at 180 Hz. Nextly, these drivers sound bad without a tweeter and xover network due to the intense cone-ringing they exhibit. Recommended xover is second or third order at 2.5-2.8kHz, with a notch on the resonance. They are really nice when they are used properly.
Date published: 2011-09-05