Cheap Trick CT 209 taken from Klang+Ton 5/04

CT 209
Satellite Data
- dimensions (HxWxD): 14 x 12 x 13 cm
- impedance: 8 Ohm
- sensitivity: 80 dB
- frequency range (-8dB): 130 - 25000 Hz
- speaker type: closed cabinet
The CT 209 is a satellite cube employing a very interesting full range driver by Tangband: the W 3-871. The driver's diameter is 9.4 cm, cooling is accomplished by a aluminium phase plug, the cone is made of paper.

Due to its high total Q factor the driver may also be built into considerably bigger cabinets, enabling a slighter lower bass.

Considering its size the CT 209 is an interesting satellite for low prized home cinema and PC systems.
Tang Band W3-871

The kit consists of:

- full range driver Tangband W3-871 (pictured right)
- spring terminals
- 1/10 bag polyester fleece
- 0.5 metre cable 2x1.5 mm2
- 8 x screws Pan 3,5x17
- building instruction
- the crossover components, to be mounted on wood:
- 1 x 0.47 mH air core coil 1.4 mm
- 1 x 150 μF ELCO unetched (68+82 μF in parallel)
- 1 x 6.8 μF MKT
- 2 x 22 Ohm MOX10 resistor (red-red-black)

Price for CT 209 kit without cabinet: EUR 79,70 excl. VAT: € 66.97 / $ 71.66


Since the driver's cone is relatively small we suggest to add a subwoofer.

A possible solution for wall mounting is the CT 198.

Also recommendable are the small Alcone Sub 10-150 or the less expensive Alcone Sub 10-80. Both stand out due to their small size, at the same time delivering a remarkable low bass.

CT 209 AL - a version by designer Udo Wohlgemuth

Tang Band W3-315 SC For a slightly more lively and transparent sound we suggest the W3-315SC with aluminium cone.

This speaker contains, however, a 8.2 μF MKT (=C1) instead of 6.8 μF
and only 1 resistor 8.2 Ohm MOX10 instead of 2 x 22 Ohm
All other components are the same.

Price for CT 209 AL kit without cabinet: EUR 85,60 excl. VAT: € 71.93 / $ 76.97

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