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Tang Band W3-881SJ 3" Cast Frame Neodymium Driver
Too low power handling?
I'm interested in trying these in a car audio installation. They seem to be too weak though, at 15wRMS... will they hold more power than that without lifespan damage?
The power rating for this speaker is very realistic, and they would be fine with a typical mobile audio receiver. If you use outboard amplification, you would need to exercise caution in the amount of power applied, or it could lead to a very short lifespan, indeed. Also note that the impedance on this speaker is 8 ohms, where typical mobile audio speakers are 4 ohms. Regardless, it is not necessarily "too weak" for mobile application, so long as you know what you're working with.
Date published: 2011-07-19
IS $26.80 FOR 1 DRIVER OR TWO?
The price is for one driver.
Date published: 2012-03-31
What is a good sealed enclosure size for this speaker?
After review, I like 10" cube.
Date published: 2013-09-25
How do I add a notch filter?
I am using various Aura, Tangband and Hi-Vi 3 inch full range drivers in various applications, and they all need a notch filter at around 8-9 khz. How do I build one? Can I put it in line externally, or does it need to be inside the box? Will the notch filter be the same for 4, 8 or 16 ohm? Can I place a switch in line to turn the notch on or off? Anyone willing to send me a few pair of notch filters so I can try them out ... will compensate for your time and expense in putting them together. Thank you!Parts Express, you guys should sell the notch filters as an option when buying the FR drivers so those of us who are unsure of how to design and build them can simply buy them along with the speakers.
A notch filter goes inline with the driver and doesn't need to be in the speaker enclosure. They are all different depending on impedance and frequency where the notch is to be calculated - both in frequency and width. You can install a bypass switch to hear with and without for comparison. It would be impossible for PE to stock a device of this kind as the number of combinations would be improbable - and as wide as the mind of the DIYer. You can search notch filter calculator to design your own, and get all the parts you need from PE. While experimenting, get inexpensive parts. When you settle in on a design - buy the more expensive components.
Date published: 2012-04-07
Is this Tang Band W3-881SJ ever going to be available? The due date just keeps sliding.
I am a customer like you and do not work for PE. My assumption is that because this Tang is such a great speaker and value (read the reviews) it is in demand and perhaps on a buy list. I would place an order and get your place on the list.
Date published: 2012-10-08
Will these make good rear and side surrounds or do I need to pair them with some tweeters?Thanks.
For most applications these will work fine by themselves, whether they require a tweeter or not is up to you in the long run.
Date published: 2013-01-03