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Tang Band W5-876SE 5" Shielded Subwoofer Driver 16 Ohms

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This Tang Band-made, 5" shielded subwoofer features a 16 ohm impedance for parallel use in MTM speakers, quad-array parallel subwoofers, and for center channel speakers. The extended response allows it to be used with a tweeter!
  • 16 ohm impedance for parallel driver MTM and center channel speakers
  • Create a compact, quad-driver array, 4-ohm subwoofer
  • High power handling
  • Great Xmax
  • Extended frequency response for use with tweeters in 2-way cabinets
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Tang Band W5-876SE 5" Shielded Subwoofer Driver 16 Ohms

Tang Band designed this 5" shielded subwoofer for making compact vented bass systems, giving it extra excursion, a high-power voice coil, vented pole piece, special twin-roll surround, and a rigid cone. The 16-ohm impedance, and extended response, makes it suitable for use in MTM and center channel multimedia speaker systems. Wire four in parallel for a low distortion, 4-ohm compact subwoofer with amazing output!

Single driver cabinet recommendation:
• Vented 0.25 cubic ft. (net internal, not including driver or port volume) tuned to 60 Hz with a 2" Precision Port that is 9" long, which yields an f3 of 60 Hz

Two drivers wired in parallel (8-ohm) cabinet recommendation:
• Vented 0.5 cubic ft. (net internal, not including driver or port volume) tuned to 60 Hz with a 3" Precision Port that is 9.5" long, which yields an f3 of 60 Hz

Four drivers wired in parallel (4-ohm) cabinet recommendation:
• Vented 1.0 cubic ft. (net internal, not including driver or port volume) tuned to 60 Hz with a 4" Precision Port that is 7" long, which yields an f3 of 60 Hz

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5"
  • Power Handling (RMS)40 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)80 Watts
  • Impedance16 ohms
  • Frequency Response60 to 2,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity87 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.25"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)57 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)12.26 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)4.168 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.84
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.42
  • Total Q (Qts)0.38
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.3 ft.³
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.125"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.875"
  • Depth3.75"
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.08 ft.³
  • Sealed F3120 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.2 ft.³
  • Vented F367 Hz
Tang Band W5-876SE 5" Shielded Subwoofer Driver 16 Ohms
  • BrandTang Band
  • ModelW5-876SE
  • Part Number299-135
  • UPC848864002774
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight5.2 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Tang Band W5-876SE 5" Shielded Subwoofer Driver 16 Ohms
Tang Band W5-876SE 5" Shielded Subwoofer Driver 16 Ohms is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini Sub gets downI had lotsa fun building a mini-sub for my downsize htpc.Had (2) 16ohm mini mains that needed some lows and this sounded like just the ticket.This was a quick project using some scrap mdf and light-stiff 1/2 inch ply I had left over from a previous project.System power from an older Curtis all-in-one entertainment unit with a passive sub-out (in a small man-cave space).Mini mains are 83.3 spl...sub is 87.spl... decent balance when volume is pushed a little.My odd rear slot vent seems to work well. Cheers.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from O M GI have a Lepai 2.1 2x40w with 2 2-3/4" full ranges and was looking for a good smaller sub, looking around the interweb i found this guy. so I hooked it up in the sub terminal and it preformed great right off the bat. It fills my little 12x16 room up with unspeakably great sound. You can never go wrong with Tang Band.
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performer in a WWMTI choose 2 of these drivers per side to use with the Tang band 4" bamboo driver and .5" visaton polycarbonate tweeter. I can't imagine any driver at this price point offering equal performance.The overhung design provides plenty of Xmax and when the linear Xmax is surpassed, they distort in a subtle, graceful way, yet still enough to let you know it's time to turn it down.87db 1w/m and 16ohm nominal impedance make for a great dual woofer match with many mids and tweeters in the 90dbw/m range.Impressive lows from a 5" to say the least
Date published: 2012-12-22

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Tang Band W5-876SE 5" Shielded Subwoofer Driver 16 Ohms

Would this be suitable for a desktop style similar to Boenicke W5? (Since i cant get a Peerless SLS 830945 in US). It would be crossed with Fountek Fe85 and Tang Band 13761S. Or would it be too quiet since its 16 ohm?

Asked by: Lefty78
I would actually recommend the W5-1138SMF as a replacement for the Peerless.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-28

I know this probably seems like a stupid question, but I'm putting it out there anyway:  If I parallel 4 of the TB W5-876SE's, what will my nominal and maximum power handling capacity be?   Thanks

Asked by: cluelessinCO
Your power handling will be exactly four times what is capable from one woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-12-09

Can I use a capacitor as a crossover for this? In a 3-Way system with an 8 Ohm Mid and 8 Ohm Tweeter? I want to avoid a crossover altogether. 

Asked by: Leejin
You wouldn't want to use a capacitor if you are using this as a woofer. You may be able to get away with playing it full range since it has a fairly limited response anyway, although if you get too much midrange from it you will want to use a coil to help eliminate the upper range. The value depends on where you want it crossed.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-22

What is the RMS wattage for this driver?

Trying to figure out what amp to use.
Asked by: slayerak23
This driver handles 40 watts RMS.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-03

useful in free-air setup?

My car (hatchback) has rear speaker mounts that will accept a 5-1/2" driver. Plenty of depth there, and there is some plastic interior panels as 'enclosure', but it's far from sealed, not even as sealed as 'rear deck' setup with the trunk as enclosure. Could I use a couple of these wired in parallel to get some bass right behind me? Thanx for any input.
Asked by: packlet
These will work OK in an application like that but I would not expect much below about 40-45 Hz. You will also need to watch the cone excursion at higher volume levels.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-28

Sub Cabinet Design Advise?

I will be building a 2 driver sub (8OHM) with the DA -SA100 amp and will use the 3" precision tube kit. a 16"x8.5x11 box yields .56 cu ft. How is it best to place and direct the 2 speakers and port tube? Any better overall box dims to use? I'm thinking porting out the bottom #putting cab on rubber feet# and a speaker each on two adjacent sides, so as pointing out in two directions from a acorner.This sub is to be used with a pair of ultimate sensations which I will also be building from kit, and driven by a DTA-100 50+50W Dayton class T mini amp
Asked by: RainerK
The placement will not make any difference in terms of sound. It appears the port length needs to be 10" overall for a proper tuning frequency so bottom firing would be about the only option. Make sure there is at least 3" of clearance around the port opening.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-13

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