Pipe SIX a bass reflex floorstanding speaker with Tang Band drivers as in Klang+Ton 4/2008

Pipe SIX aus Klang+Ton 4/2008
Technical data
- size (HxWxD):
  without stand:: 90.5 x 22.5 x 28.6 cm
- impedance: 8 Ohm
- sensitivity: 87 dB (2,83V/1m)
- frequency range (-8dB): 30 - >20k Hz
- crossover frequency: 2500 Hz
- speaker type: transmission line
Pipe SIX is a Tang Band kit by BPA comprising
- a Tang Band 28-847S tweeter and
- a Tang Band W6-623C bass driver

The Pipe SIX is a transmission line; the base only improves on looks and may be omitted.

The crossover consists of one 3rd order filter for the bass driver and one for the tweeter. This is, therefore, a full 18dB/octave crossover.

Excerpt from the review in Klang+Ton 4/2008 (using Pink Floyd's "The Wall"):
... "The Tang Band feels totally at home reproducing the lavish passages, opens up an extremely wide stage and allocates pin-point accuracy and depth to more complex arrangements. Quite impressive, above all, is how much air the reasonable 17 inch backed by the pipe is capable to push forward: the bass is rumbling, full and forceful without a hint of booming. The mids are rather soft and warm, pampering the vocals with lots of body and determination, while the tops are rather elegant, dealing with attention to detail and precision in an absolutely relaxed way and never trying to push themselves to the fore. Without a doubt, the Pipe works also well when reproducing small ensembles - showing quite some confidence, not only in using a paint roller but also a small brush in depicting music. The performance is so relaxed that the speakers disappear behind the music and the musicians, but is controlled enough to ensure an exact overall view over all and even the finest details. This is absolutely first-class and irrespective of price." ...

Our kit contains per speaker

- Tang Band 28-847S tweeter
- Tang Band W6-623C bass driver
- 2 bags damping material (4 mats)
- 1 bass reflex tube BR70 (shortened to 10 cm)
- 1/2 mate nap foam
- 2.5 metres cable 2x1.5 mm2
- terminal with gold plated brass binding posts
- 8 Pan screws 3.5x17 black
- PCB LP05
  for mounting the crossover components on the right
- the building instruction
the crossover components:
- 1.5 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm
- 0.68 mH air core coil, 1.4 mm
- 0.27 air core coil, 0.7 mm
- 6.8 uF MKT capacitor
- 6.8 uF ELCO, non-etched
- 3.9 uF MKP capacitor / 400V
- 10 uF MKP capacitor / 400V
- 10 Ohm MOX10 (brown-black-black)

Price for Pipe SIX without cabinet per speaker: EUR 159,00 excl. VAT: € 133.61 / $ 153.66

Pipe SIX with high-end crossover

Upon request the Pipe SIX is also available with the following high-grade components

All coils in the signal path are backed varnish and all capacitors are Mundorf audiophile MKP.

The high quality crossover component:


- 1.5 mH baked varnish air core coil, 1.4 mm
- 0.68 mH baked varnish air core coil, 1.4 mm
- 0.27 air core coil, 0.7 mm
- 6.8 uF Mundorf audiophile MCAP / 400V
- 6,8 uF Mundorf audiophile MCAP / 400V
- 3.9 uF Mundorf audiophile MCAP / 400V
- 10 uF Mundorf audiophile MCAP / 400V
- 10 Ohm MOX10 (brown-black-black)

Price for kit with high-end crossover without cabinet per speaker EUR 179,00 excl. VAT: € 150.42 / $ 172.98

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