Tang Band W8-1363SB 8" Subwoofer

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Amazing bass in a compact package! This one-of-a-kind subwoofer features outstanding Xmax and a powerful neodymium motor. A wide roll rubber surround, heavy-duty paper cone, flat spider, and large 4-layer voice coil give impressive bass and high power handling.
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Weight: 5.8801 lbs.  
List Price$172.28
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Tang Band W8-1363SB 8" Subwoofer

Amazing bass in a compact package! This one-of-a-kind subwoofer features outstanding Xmax and a powerful neodymium motor. A wide roll rubber surround, heavy-duty paper cone, flat spider, and large 4-layer voice coil give impressive bass and high power handling. Venting under the spider and through the pole reduce compression and maximize heat dissipation. This is the ultimate small box 8" subwoofer!

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)150 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)300 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response30 to 800 Hz
  • Sensitivity84 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Sensitivity84 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)30 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.66 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.26
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.31
  • Total Q (Qts)0.29
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.67 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.28 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)14.02 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)99.78g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)12 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)220 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.62"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.2"
  • Depth5.27"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.08 ft.³
  • Sealed F388 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.18 ft.³
  • Vented F356 Hz
Tang Band W8-1363SB 8" Subwoofer
  • BrandTang Band
  • ModelW8-1363SB
  • Part Number264-833
  • UPC844632008443
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (31 Reviews)
  • Weight5.8801 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 W8-1363SB 8" Subwoofer is rated 4.1935 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive and distorted soundingFirst off these subs used to be a value, not any more. I owned 2 of the 6.5 in versions years back and they were only like $40 a piece at the time. Based off the mediocre performance of the 6.5's that I owned I decided to give this 8 in version a go.Using the parameters I designed a small sealed enclosure. I don't know what else to say besides it sounds terrible, weak bass, lots of distortion. It is probably the worst sounding sub I have heard in a long time. I even tried it in a different larger box and it still sounded bad.
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So long, neodymium...Sadly, I must agree with another recent reviewer about this great subwoofer, and for that matter, any large driver utilizing a neodymium magnet these days. The global demand for this rare earth metal has driven its price sky high, which unfortunately handicaps exceptional drivers like this one.I bought mine from PE on special for about $55 a couple of years ago. It is a well-made, accurate and extremely powerful sub that will outperform many larger woofers. But for now at least, it can no longer compete with ceramic magnet subs, given the market price.
Date published: 2011-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No more value...I bought this sub at the "special price" long before the "regular price" almost doubled to where it is currently, which is about 2.5X what I paid.At the price I paid this is a great sub. The reason for my negative review scoring is the price increase; at the current price there are many other options to get much better bass, for example a Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4 10" for less cost, or a Dayton Audio RSS315HO-4 12" for the same cost!As far as I'm concerned the only advantage this sub offers now is a weight savings over conventional 8-inchers, so unless low weight is VERY important you're likely better off looking elsewhere. Unfortunately, this seems to be true of most Tang Band Neo drivers now...A one star (poor) rating may seem harsh, but a two star rating is labeled "fair" and at this price I definitely don't think this is even a "fair" value. If the price drops significantly in the future then this review will no longer be relevant.
Date published: 2011-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from FantasticRecently I purchased 6 of these subs for a build in my Mustang. I am one of those people that enjoys ridiculous amounts of bass. Currently I have the 6 wired to .4 ohms on a 2k wrms amplifier (Sundown 2000D). They should be getting over 350 watts a piece, but after rise I would say they are getting around 200-250 each.Thermally the subs are taking the power just fine, they can take more for sure. Unfortunately my box design did not work the way I had hoped (uneven pressure causes two subs to act as passive radiators and unload very quickly), but the results are still quite impressive.These subs can reproduce some extremely low frequencies with relative ease (my box has an F3 around 20 hz). Once i rebuild an make a box that plays normal music well I will put up another review.Until then, do not hesitate to buy this woofer. It weighs <5 pounds, takes a ton of power, is built with top quality, and has a very clean sound (up until the point of unloading).The box is right around 3 cubes with 50 sq inches of port tuned to a very low number.one last note on PE themselves. I ordered these 6 subs at 3 on a Friday. By 8 am (when i woke up) the package was at my door, i paid for standard shipping. Bravo.
Date published: 2011-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great solution compact carsI own a Kia Soul and wanted to upgrade the entire system without compromising a ton of space. After trying to put this sub into the factory sub location I was very unhappy because I know that this sub performs very well. So I built a box according to what others have specified: 9" x 10.5" x 13" inside (0.66 net cubic feet). I went with the adjustable 2" port and am glad because I listen to a broad spectrum of music and like being able to tune it according to my preferences. 2" x 6.25" is fine for general music but 2" x 10" gives me really nice lows with a definite hump at 45Hz. Below this you get some whistling from the port but by no means a major issue. To summarize what others have said, I've never seen a sub perform so well in such a small space with such low power demands. It hits really hard for an 8, roughly equivalent to a 10" Infinity Kappa in a sealed box with 300RMS going to it. Very impressive!
Date published: 2011-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fills a niche for lightweight subwoofersThis is currently the best subwoofer driver available for portable applications. I have one in my car and am using two of them together in a vented enclosure for a portable PA system. The driver weighs under 5 lbs. each, and works well in lightweight boxes (9 liters) with 100 watts per woofer. The efficiency is about 88 db from 60-100 Hz, which is just okay for a woofer. I am not excited about efficiency, since an pro-audio 6 inch Eighteensound 6ND430 would be almost as loud and clear in this frequency range given the same wattage. The unusual thing is the efficiency in the 35-60 range, which cannot be achieved in the same weight with other drivers and really differentiates this. I look at the 80 db point at 1 watt, which is about 35 Hz. The maximum acoustic power in this range is high enough to get "very loud". With two of these, 200 watts, BassBox Pro predicts you get 107 db at 35 Hz, OUTDOORS (I define 110 db as extremely loud). Inside a room or car, you can add 15+ db gain from the environment to compensate for the Fletcher Munson equal-loudness contours, resulting in over 120 db at 35 Hz. Either way, this will be enough for small venues with 100 people. As you probably know, music material nominally extends to 40Hz, and small PA drivers peter out well above 60 hz. This driver, therefore, fills an important niche for bass lovers.
Date published: 2010-12-26
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Tang Band W8-1363SB 8" Subwoofer

What size box should i use for this woofer? Should it be acoustic suspension or ported? If ported what diameter and length port should be used?

What size box should i use for this woofer? Should it be acoustic suspension or ported? If ported what diameter and length port should be used?
Asked by: neutrino
This is an opinion question, so you could get multiple good responses. Choose the one that sounds the best for your needs and preferences.I personally would go with an vented box for this driver. After comparing the two output vs. frequency graphs, the vented box will play much deeper.The box size recommendation I calculated was for a 6.93L box, with a 1" wide, 8.86" long port (which might be kind of tricky, considering the small box size). I would go with something like 22cm Wide by 24 cm Tall by 14cm Deep and try to work a vent in there with some elbows (I didn't calculate for space taken up by the driver frame either, so that will give you a little more room). You could also build a larger cabinet and then add some bracing to take up some volume.A sealed box wouldn't need the port but would be very small (3.92L) for the size of the driver.
Answered by: Honest Rob
Date published: 2011-12-13

Automotive enclosure recommendations

I plan on using (3) of these subs ran parallel to a sub amp that can handel the approx. 1.3 Ohm load. The amp will put out between 500 to 600 watts RMS. I have yet to determine if I will use ported or sealed box. Looking for a recommended enclosure volume for either configuration and port dimensions. I have read the reviews and the box sizes are all over the board. Looking for best over all sound quality, do not want a boomy sound.
Asked by: Bonewah
There are plenty of opinions on what is "right" or "wrong" for this sub, as with just about anything in the audio world. And honestly, this sub is versatile enough to perform well in a variety of enclosures and applications. I modeled it in 0.75ft³ per driver, for a total enclosure volume of 1.5ft³. Two 2.5" ports, around 14" each in length will yield a tuning frequency of approximately 33Hz, and put your F3 frequency in the vicinity of 35Hz. Throw in a smattering of stuffing, and you have a very respectable setup for a mobile audio situation.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2014-06-15
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