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baddog1946
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DNA Tang band speakers are discontinued!!
12/29/12 at 17:20:33
 
I just bought the DNA plans and I am more tham a little dismayed that the Tang Band drivers have been discontinued.
What are we to do now with the plans? Does this mean a re-work and the a new set of plans for fre or will Steve come up with a new replacement driver that works as well n the existing cabinet.?
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Re: DNA Tang band speakers are discontinued!!
Reply #1 - 12/30/12 at 16:19:23
 
baddog,

The drivers are not discontinued, Tang Band is still manufacturing them, they're just no longer stocked by anyone in the US. Slow sales and price point, being the reason.

Solen.ca has what looks like two in stock,  286.96 Canadian. The funny thing I noticed this morning was Solen also has some of the W6-1916 (the 6" version)  in stock for 219.87 Canadian.

As to whether Steve is going to look into another replacement driver for the current plans, I can not honestly say. I like what this little guy does so well with the bass in my room, I'm going to continue looking for something that will work. It may not be a single driver, but it will be good. I have tried the driver from the Trapeziums with better results than the TangBand driver as far as the very bottom octave was concerned, but alas that driver has fallen on the same fate.

I plan to order a few candidates this coming week, we'll see how that proceeds.

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Reply #2 - 12/30/12 at 16:31:53
 
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Reply #3 - 12/30/12 at 17:01:56
 
Funny Donnie...is that what you are thinking to install in your Jeep?

Isn't it funny, I see a lot of cars with wheels costing three time as much as the car they are installed on, now you would have these same cars with a subwoofer costing 4 times the price of the car.

Hell, most of these POS couldn't even carry the extra weight of that thing, but they would buy it anyway....

Not thinking this would work very well for the DNA's!! Nice try however!!!
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Reply #4 - 12/30/12 at 18:39:31
 
Zygi,
I'm getting 4 of them and scaling up a HWK15 box for them. The 8k of amplification will come from a pull behind power station, diesel or if I can get the right permits, nuclear. The head unit will be a Kraco 8 track that I have been saving for the right project.
I still have one 8 track tape saved, Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits.
So when you hear "Muskrat Love" cranked at 175 db's,look around for a red Jeep pulling a glowing trailer.
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Reply #5 - 12/30/12 at 21:11:19
 
Donnie, that red Jeep would look funny pulling a 797 Cat Diesel. Nuclear would be more appropriate.

I'll be expecting to hear Captain and Tennillle when you pull into Steve drive at next Decfest!!!

Baddog...didn't mean to hijack your thread...Sorry!!!
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Reply #6 - 01/03/13 at 00:19:09
 
I e-mailed TB re: the W5 1880 driver and this was the reply:

"Our North America distributor has not order this model since 2010.

We can not be very sure if they will or will not keep ordering this model in near future.

If you would like to get it, we would be happy to make it for you, but the shipping charge from Asia to US would be ridiculous high. If you insist, we can do it for you.

On the other hand, I would suggest you write an email or call parts express America and tell them you would like to get this driver. They might begin to order this driver!"
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Reply #7 - 01/03/13 at 19:48:31
 
Lin,

She (at least who I dealt with at TB) wasn't kidding about the shipping.  They had wrapped the boxes in at least 10 pieces each of 90 degree ultra thin sheet metal, then re-boxed those and wrapped again the same thin sheet metal. I looked like I had gotten into a cat fight and lost.

I tried P.E. but no go....maybe if enough people showed interest???? It took 3 years to sell off their inventory, can't hardly blame them!

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Reply #8 - 01/03/13 at 23:29:40
 
I Googled this speaker and found a few places in Europe that showed that they carried them. I couldn't figure out if they had them in stock though. That might be something that might be worth looking into.
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Reply #9 - 01/05/13 at 16:36:01
 
I wrote Tang Band and they sent me to this place in Europe:

axiomedia (can't list site address as I don't have enough posts)

I got a response back from: davide@axiomedia.it

thank you for contacting us.
Tang Band W5-1880 cost 109.
Freight cost is 55 with FedEx.

This is a per driver cost.

In the mean time, I found a lightly used pair in the U.S.
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Reply #10 - 01/05/13 at 16:45:29
 
http://www.axiomedia.it/UK/TB_5.html
$142.44 for the driver and $71.87 for shipping.
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Reply #11 - 06/28/13 at 04:23:59
 
I've just come across the DNA horns on the DIYaudio forum and would quite like to build them with the orginal Tang Bands which are hard to get.

There is however a 4" model, the TB W4-1879 that has a spec that is virtually identical and that is available at Parts-Express.com.

Would I be able to drop this straight in, without any mods (other than cutting a smaller hole)??
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Reply #12 - 06/28/13 at 12:59:32
 
See my post in the next thread and also Steve's posts about replacements.  I don't know the 4" Tang Band, but there are other options listed that have the approval of Steve and/or Zygi, who builds the Decware speakers.
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