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Tang Band W8-1808 8" Neodymium Full Range Driver
Would this or the 1772 be a better match for a Mauhorn IV backloaded horn?
What size t-nuts would be the perfect fit for these? Please include the part number or a link. suggestion: this could be standard info given with each driver
The recommended mounting kit for this driver would be the #10-32 cast frame kit below.http://www.parts-express.com/cast-frame-10-32-speaker-mounting-kit--260-776
Date published: 2014-04-21
Is there an impedance curve that I can view for this driver?
You can see both frequency and impedance curves in the Tang Band spec sheet available on the product page.www.parts-express.com/pedocs/specs/264-894-tang-band-w8-1808-specifications-46404.pdf
Date published: 2014-03-21
Would this work well in a car?
The simple answer is "no."It would work in a car, but not at all well. You would pay a lot for a driver that is intended to shine in a low-power quiet critical-listening environment, and then put it in an opposite environment. It's the wrong tool for the job. This is a scalpel, not a jackhammer.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Would the W8-1808 work well in a sealed enclosure for a high endcenter channel or would you have a better suggestion.Thanks,Ken
Generally the full range speaker are compromise solution for what ever reason. For high end center channel you really would want to use two way system as the sound of the driver that is primarily made for lower frequencies and the with modification extended for full range, is always compromised some way. There are full range single drivers but they have separate coil for the high frequencies. This way the high frequencies kind of ride on the low and there is no way to control the sound if there is too much some level except with parametric equalizer. These kind of speakers are nice for some use but I would not use them or any full range driver in application that you are planning.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Use in Soundspheres?
I have a pair of late-80s/early-90s Soundspheres with blown cones. Anybody remember those? I think they're cool looking and want to put some new 8" full-range woofers in them. Any opinion on using these Tang Bands? Too good for the Soundspheres (wasted money)?
This Tang Band driver uses some VERY high end technology. To give you an idea - if you were to buy them from a speaker company in a cabinet - a pair with all the mark-ups etc would cost in the neighborhood of almost $2000. So yes they are overkill as a replacement. Plus - you would not get the performance out of the Tang's that you could by building the matched cabinets they deserve... I do recall the soundsperes. Very cool and retro... Go to the speaker builder tab and click woofer selector. Sort by cubic volume and see if there's a full range driver that matches the volume of your cubes... Then you have a classic that works at a reasonable price... Then build out that great Tang project !!!
Date published: 2013-07-29