Merlin   Floorstanding as in Hobby Hifi 3/2018

Technical data
  • impedance: 8 Ohm
  • sensivity (2,83V/1m): 86 dB
  • size (HxWxD): 900 x 170 x 275 mm
  • frequency range (-8dB): 40 - 22000 Hz
  • crossover frequency(s): Hz
  • speaker type: bass reflex

Merlin is a floorstanding loudspeaker with a full range driver.

Merlin is a bass-reflex cabinet loudspeaker with drivers of Tang Band .

The kit is delivered with a Tang Band W5-2143 full range driver

The loudspeaker has been developed by Bernd Timmermanns.

The crossover consists of three notch filters to reduce the loudness in the mid and highrange.

The frequency response of this speaker is linear.

The decay spectrum (waterfall spectrum) shows a decelerated swing-out behaviour in the lower mid-range.

At medium volume, i.e. 90 dB at 1 m, the nonlinear distortions are below 0,5% above 200 Hz.

Our kit consists of

  • Tang Band W5-2143
  • Bass reflex tube HP70, 68x160 mm, black
  • 0,5x PE sealing tape, 5x2 mm, 7.5 m
  • 0,5x Damping Sonofil 100 x 35 cm for 20 litres
  • 0,5x Audaphon Damping 10, 970 x 470 mm, adhesive
  • Binding Post PK31, gold plated (one pair, red and black)
  • 1,5m Speaker cable 2x2.5 mm2, transparent
  • 0,5x Pan screws 4x20 black, cross recess, 8 pieces
  • Plan for DIY kit

the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.

  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 6.8 uF / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 10 uF / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 12 uF / 400 Vdc
  • 1.0 mm air core coil, 0.15 mH/0.17 Ohm
  • 1.0 mm air core coil, 1.0 mH/0.49 Ohm
  • 1.0 mm air core coil, 0.022mH/0.08 Ohm
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 12 Ohm (brown-red-black)
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 15 Ohm (brown-green-black)
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 5W 22 Ohm (red-red-black)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 147,00 excl. VAT: € 123.53 / $ 143.29

Kit with high-end crossover

The high-end kit is delivered with baked varnish air core coils for minimizing microphonic effects. - The current flow through the coil creates a magnetic field which sets the reel of wire in motion. This motion induces a voltage in the coil which adds itself to the signal. The stiffer the reel of wire is, the less the signal will be altered. The capacitors for the fullrange driver are of type polypropylen (MKP) Clarity-Cap SA 630 V.

Kit with high-end-crossover without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 180,00 excl. VAT: € 151.26 / $ 175.46

Impedance correction

If you want to use a valve amplifier with this speaker an impedance correction should be employed. In this case the component quality is less important; therefore, we offer only one kit (upon request higher quality components are available).


Price per impedance correction for one speaker, to be mounted on a small wooden board.     EUR 10,45 excl. VAT: € 8.78 / $ 10.19

universal PCB

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a 159 x 127 mm universal PCB instead on wood:
Universal PCB RA160, order no.. I-2766, price per unit:   EUR 5,10 excl. VAT: € 4.29 / $ 4.97
We recommend one board per kit (two boards for a speaker pair)


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