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Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer

Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer

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The oval shaped frame of the W69-1042 gives you the surface area of a typical 8" driver in the footprint of a 6-1/2". Perfect for constructing a narrow-baffle subwoofer, or for automotive installs in factory 6" x 9" locations.
  • Oval shaped frame gives you the surface area of a typical 8” driver in the footprint of a 6-1/2”
  • Perfect for constructing a narrow-baffle subwoofer, or for automotive installs
  • High power handling and long excursion for excellent low-bass performance
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Weight: 6.2601 lbs.  
List Price$85.12
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Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer

The oval shaped frame of the W69-1042 gives you the surface area of a typical 8" driver in the footprint of a 6-1/2". Perfect for constructing a narrow-baffle subwoofer, or for automotive installs in factory 6" x 9" locations. High power handling and long excursion for excellent low-bass performance.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6" x 9"
  • Power Handling (RMS)90 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)170 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response35 to 350 Hz
  • Sensitivity87 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.5"
  • Magnet Weight29.2 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)35 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.5 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.91 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.93
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.4
  • Total Q (Qts)0.35
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.07 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.42 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)13.27 Tm
  • Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd)49.89
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)7.3 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.5" x 9.2"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.5" x 8.25"
  • Depth4.18"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size *
  • Sealed Volume0.25 ft.³
  • Sealed F385 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.65 ft.³
  • Vented F351 Hz
  • * Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations-
Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer
  • BrandTang Band
  • ModelW69-1042J
  • Part Number264-837
  • UPC844632009815
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (20 Reviews)
  • Weight6.2601 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 W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer
Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect ingredient for bass in a MINI CooperCliff's notes: two of these, each in ~0.75 ft^3 ported enclosure tuned to ~30-32 Hz, outperformed an Alpine type-R 12" in a 1 ft^3 sealed enclosure... by 5 db! And took up ZERO cargo space! Essentially, these perform as well as two sealed SWR-1243d at twice the power!---I wanted a sub stage in my MINI without sacrificing cargo space. This is a tall order because a MINI has NO cargo space to begin with! I got creative and was rewarded for my efforts. An R56 cooper has 6x9s installed to the sides of the back seat. I essentially sealed up the body cavity behind the woofers with a smattering of mdf, cld and duct seal putty, then stuffed a Precision Port 2" venting the "enclosure" to the sides of the luggage area. Impedance sweeps verified a 30-32 Hz fb and testing measured 95dba @ 50 Hz (~125db) and low 80s dba from 30-40 Hz, also about 120db, with 300w to the pair. The Alpine 12" in it's sealed enclosure measured 90dba @ 50 Hz and was nowhere close at 30 Hz! I imagine the really low frequency stuff would be considerably louder if I didn't have to run a sub-sonic hpf to keep excursion in check.As stated elsewhere, these are not a standard 6x9 shape. Even witha 1/2" mdf baffle, I had to sawzall the heck out of the body to accommodate the basket. Highly recommend these. I gave four stars because it seems these used to be about half as expensive as their current price, but even at $130 for the pair, I can't complain. These are the only way to do bass in a MINI!PS. I have a build log with photos, measurements and detailed install notes on the diyma forum, search "2007 R56 MINI cooper build" for the thread if that interests you.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for rear deck installI absolutely love these subs. They are mounted ib in the rear deck of an e36 bmw using mdf adapter rings. They are running off of a 500w amp in parallel for a total impedance of 4 ohms. The depth and sound quality are amazing. I wish the excursion was a little higher but other than that they're a great choice.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this mechanical magic n be ill'nLet me start off by saying what everyone else says is true...theres are an awkward shape!! i bought regular 6x9 mdf rings from ebay/amazon and they worked great but was very tricking lining up the holes so the wood didn't hit the rubber. i have them install IB (inifinity baffle google it noobs)...and they were good at first. They sounded like the top of the line audio subs that come in premium cars. That was day 1. Let it break in for a few weeks...and now you will be thinking it sounds like a 10 inch sub. These bump crazy when broken in just make sure you match the rms power and they not only bump...but you'll realize the other subs are inferior do to the insane sound quality and response times. Don't let that "only goes down to 35hz" fool you. These are perfect and you can hear this outside your car for sure..but nothing ridiculous where you are rattling other cars. Worst it will do is rattle your license plate a little bit if it isn't secure. I bought two of these and i am completely satisified. Get these. I may use these in my home theater!
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" SubwooferInorder to drive this massive speaker, an amplifier is needed.This was not mentioned in the description. I was under the impression that this 6X9 was a direct replacement and when connected to my rear deck output, it hardly produced any sound. So I returned this unit.The speaker will sound better through an amplifier, I'm sure.but, not as a stand alone rear deck speaker.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WowI read the reviews on this and had hoped I could get some descent bass without a sub cabinet taking up my trunk space. Two of these running in parallel in the rear deck being driven by 150 rms. Just what the bass doctor ordered. If you are looking to add bass without a box. You can't go wrong.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for simple car setup with 6x9As others point out, they are not standard 6x9 so plan on some mdf rings. Installed two of these in my rear deck of my BMW 98 M3 and am very, very happy. They are IB into the trunk, very simple just some adapters (most of the work) and very decent for the cost and effort. Running of a JL class D amp they play plenty loud and great quality of sound, much, much better than stock. If you're looking for a simple upgrade and don't want to do a sub, these are definitely one way to go that you won't be disappointed in.
Date published: 2014-03-14

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Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer

What kind of amp should I use to power these, or do I even need one?

Asked by: Burtrum4
Yes,you do need an amp ,if you are using this in a car you can use either a mono or bridgable stereo ampI would use no less than a 200 watt amp , car amps are stable at 4 ohms so a 200 watt amp will only be giving this sub 100 watts.If you ever expand you can parallel two and put 100 watts a piece on them at 4 ohms.Your power will allready be there.
Answered by: trav01
Date published: 2013-04-30

Is the price per pair or single sub?

Asked by: tobyj
This item is sold individually, not in pairs.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2014-03-14

what is the recommended sizes for a sealed or ported enclosures for this driver?

what would be the optimum size sealed enclosure?what would the optimum ported enclosure size be? tuning?
Asked by: JDF Designs
auto sealed box about .7 cuft or 1 cuft with port or a slim tri trix type transmission line.. this is sorta an oddball driver.. sound jumps off the six in side sooner than the 9 in side ,, so cross it over low like 100 hz..
Answered by: digitalhaven 53
Date published: 2012-03-16

why does my pair sound terrible?

I mounted these on my rear deck, sealed them and I have 300 watts running to the pair. they seam to be out of phase but I know they are not. Maybe subsonic filter. suggestions..
Asked by: hifiguy226
Have you tested to make sure they are in phase? Try unhooking one woofer and see if you get a noticeable improvement in output. When you say they are sealed, are they in an enclosure or did you just seal the dash?
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-22

I have done that they are still whompy

I sealed it to the rear enclosure they are IB. I have tried that and tested with more powerful amp which helped but I can only describe it as whomping with increased volume. Since I added the new amp it can produce significantly more spl but still "whomps". I cant imagine the driver bottoming out because it receiving the same frequencies as my oem drivers in my cruze. I tried 3 different amps I am now using the one that performed the best. they are currently seeing 75wrms a piece.
Asked by: hifiguy226
problem ; gm and ford developed the 6x9 to extend the 100 hz whomp as bass with the large area of trunk .. the time of the wave jumping into the air is at two places in space and or time the six in side and the nine in length, along with the rear glass reflectance the auto sound was born.. now put an air tight chamber so the back side of the 6x9 woofer doesn't beat with your subs and form a resonant doppler like distortion and x'over the 6x9's at 130 hz and go to a full size sub 8,10 ,12 etc and get more exotic you won't regret it
Answered by: digitalhaven 53
Date published: 2013-10-24

What is the cutout size for this driver?

Asked by: Superglide
You can download the mfgr specs from the product page. It's a bit fuzzy - but you will get the idea - it's an odd hole. You could go to the mfgr site for a clearer image. BUT wait - drivers like this "usually" come with a template. I used the KEF B139 years ago which was similar.
Answered by: MarkAJH
Date published: 2014-03-14

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