Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker

Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker

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Overview
Versatility and fidelity are the Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" speaker's chief attributes. It is small enough to offer articulation and great HF dispersion, but big enough to pack a punch.
Highlights
  • Underhung design for low distortion and quick transient response
  • Aluminum pole piece increases dispersion
  • Accurate, smooth frequency response
Part # 
264-918
Weight: 3.8 lbs.  
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Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker

The Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" speaker has a fiberglass-reinforced nylon frame, black polypropylene cone, and wide temperature range/high-loss rubber surround. An underhung 1" voice coil provides linear travel and the aluminum pole piece phase plug improves dispersion. The W5-1611SAF's extremely smooth, extended frequency response makes it suitable for a variety of applications, including full-range point source loudspeaker systems, line arrays, and midrange duty.



Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5"
  • Power Handling (RMS)28 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)56 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response60 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
  • Magnet Weight18.6 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)60 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.02 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.8
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.52
  • Total Q (Qts)0.44
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.41 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.31 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)5.53 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)5.99g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)94 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPoly
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialPolymer
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.18"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.16"
  • Depth3.44"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.17 ft.³
  • Sealed F3109 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.44 ft.³
  • Vented F356 Hz
Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker
  • BrandTang Band
  • ModelW5-1611SAF
  • Part Number264-918
  • UPC844632092862
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (9 Reviews)
  • Weight3.8 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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Reviews

Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker
Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent.Hooked it up to an Aune X2 amp. No baffle, just lying on the table just to see how everything sounds. All I can say about the sound for now is that it's not anaemic as I would expect having not mounted it to anything. The frame doesn't look like it'll take much abuse so I would be very careful when torquing the bolts when mounting it on a baffle.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectationsFinally decided to put these in a spiral horn enclosure plan that I found on DIY Audio utilizing inexpensive foam core board inside. They sound awesome, (even without an enclosure) but it was fairly easy to do and the bass was increased substantially and the sound is fuller in the horn enclosure. Sound better in my opinion than my beloved Klipsch bookshelves. Next task is to build something for the 8" subwoofers I bought to go with them. Gotta get those 20-60 hz!! Only drawback as I can see for full range speakers is you aren't going to get huge volume, but I find it more than adequate.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value!This is a good quality speaker unit. It produces a clear & crisp sound with good mid. Bass is there but limited since it is still a 5" unit.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SpeakerI installed these in a 0.5 Cubic Ft ported enclosure.  To enhance the base region I installed a notch filter at the resonance frequence (60Hz).  This helped to bring the base region in nice and clear. This speaker has the best mid range of any speaker I have ever tested. The base levels may not satisfy all people but it is certianly enough for me.    
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as indicatedThis is one of the best (if not THE best) speaker driver I have ever listened to. It is fast, but also smooth, and it just sounds great. I ran a full frequency sweep on just one speaker in a 7.5"x8"x9" sealed MDF enclosure and it preformed faithfully from ~80hz to ~19khz with some exceptions for room interference. I tested these against the Vifa BC25TG15-04 1" Silk Done Tweeter and the W5-1611SAF went higher and flatter, even off axis! I also tested these against a 6" Tannoy DC speaker and the response of the W5-1611SAF was smoother (with both reaching about 19.5khz). I have ordered even more of these to build more speakers.I also had the TB W4-1052SDF on hand to test, which was also good, but a little too bright and a little too harsh.   
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As advertised.Generally I do not like Tang Band products, based (selfishly) on the way my ears hear. These are definitely an exception - big big big sound out of these drivers. Running full range, open-baffle, they do successfully capture an excellent spectrum of audio and, though perhaps not as faithfully as I can imagine, for the price I'm not sure there's anything on the market that can quite compete with these. It's already been said there a little shy on the top end, and I've toyed with maybe introducing a Piezo (Motorolla, of course!) to sharpen things up a bit, but I don't expect sonic perfection from a $50 driver and for now I'm content to let these be a once-in-awhile full-range addition to the collection. If I change them, I'll update my findings. Pictures attached. GOOD VALUE, GOOD PRODUCT.
Date published: 2013-10-07

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Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker

Could I use this along with the TB W5-704D for additional bass and mids in a .73 cu ft cabinet? If so, what type of port would you advise? Thx!

Asked by: Andyld
I would not recommend using two different woofers in the same chamber. There is no way to properly model it, and they would not act the same. I would recommend at least separate enclosures, using only one driver for low frequencies.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-11

Will the W5-1611 SAF work in this larger enclosure?

Been surfing around for box designs for FR driver.Using WINISD, I tried 1800 cu.in. enclosure with a 2" port x 2" long.9" w x 36" h x 8.5 dI have seen some designs up to 2500 cu. in. and biggerWant to make sure I can get the max bass, thus a larger box would be in order.Thx
Asked by: BobbyV
Assuming you use heavy fill in the enclosure this volume will be ok. Your power handling will be limited however so you need to watch cone excursion at higher volume levels.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-25

will this clip before my tweets and woofers?

planning on using as a midrange. my tweets and woofers can handle like 80 watts. at high volume are the tweets and woofers still gonna be hungry for power. and will this midrange speaker start to clip? im using a 100watt rms per channel receiver . oohhhh also when pairing speakers together does dc resistence come into play at all? for example a woofer and tweet have the same sensitivity yet the dc resistence is like 6.3 to 7.5.
Asked by: Ryannnn
Speakers don't clip, this only happens to amplifiers. The point at which this driver will be thermally limited depends on its crossover point and the overall volume it will be played. Midranges are generally crossed somewhere between 300-500 Hz which means they will get less than 20% of the input power. Assuming this is crossed over properly it should not have issues with the amplifier power.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-25

What would be the ideal enclosure?

I'm interested in using this driver as a full range and I am wondering what type/size of enclosure would be the best.
Asked by: Mohn
.2CUFT SEALED 5/8 MDF BUILT ON THE GOLDEN RATIO 8X10X12 OR JUST NOT A CUBE, STUFFED WITH POLY-FIL,, I THINK IT NEEDS TWEETERS SIMPLY BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO GET A 5 INCH CONE TO MOVE ABOVE 2500 HZ ACCURATELY [THE PHASE PLUG IS FOR MID-RANGE DISPERSION AND NOT TREBLE OUTPUT] THE TIME AND EFFORT PLUS A LITTLE MORE COST FOR TWO WAY WITH SMALL TWEETER WILL BE WELL WORTH IT IN THE LONG RUN
Answered by: digitalhaven 53
Date published: 2013-05-05

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