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Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker

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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.
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  • Underhung design for low distortion and quick transient response
  • Aluminum pole piece increases dispersion
  • Accurate, smooth frequency response

Product Details

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
    (11 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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Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker
Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker is rated 4.7273 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakersWe bought two of these speakers for a student project to build a vacuum tube electric guitar amplifier. We have not installed them in a boxes yet, however we tested them, and they sound amazingly good!
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great "pipes"Own for over a year. Installed in modified Voight pipe design. The pipes bring out more of the bass. The imaging of the sound is the best part. Good efficient speaker for a full-range project.
Date published: 2015-03-04
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
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Tang Band W5-1611SAF 5" Full Range Speaker

I'm considering using this driver to build a center channel speaker. If I use a sealed enclosure larger than optimum size, will this have a negative effect on voice frequencies?

Asked by: Mikbee
No, the enclosure will not impact anything above about 250 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-18

looking for a full range speaker to use in an open baffle speaker. plan on using the Goldwood 18" subwoofer "1858" in an H frame. Bi amped and passive crossover. Would this mate well, and what crossover would be suitable for the OB arrangement

Asked by: magila77
These should work fine together. The best crossover point would require experimentation but the Eminence below would work.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-14

Hi there, I'm using this speaker in a vented enclosure, does it matter where i put the port in the cabinet? Also, based on the above answer of a 1.75" x 3" port, if i use a smaller port say 1" in diameter, does it just have to be longer in length? 

Asked by: Hobbyman6
The port placement will not matter as long as you leave ample room for the port to breath. If you shrink the diameter you will have to make it shorter to maintain the tuning frequency.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-04

would ths be a good replacement for a mid in a 3 way?

Asked by: massacre77
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-14

Hello will THIS: work with this speaker?

Asked by: paulpatrick
No, this grill is going to be too small for the speaker. The closest option would be the 6-1/2" version. It will be larger so there may need to be new screw holes drilled, but it will work with slight modifications.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-14

Would the bass extension of this speaker improve with a cabinet that was larger than the specified 'optimum' volume? Or would the larger box volume actually be a drag on the end result. Thanks,Mike G

Asked by: mg64
A larger box will help with the low end, but only so much. With the Fs of this woofer at 60 Hz tuning it much lower than 40 will not be very beneficial. You could bump the volume up to about 0.7 cubic feet with a 2" diameter, 4" long port for a tuning frequency of 44 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-13
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