I’ve used a pair of Tang Band T1-1942S as nearfield speakers at my standing desk since I first wrote about it a year ago. It’s an extremely unconventional nearfield setup, with the speakers hung at ear level by velcro from a wire shelf, high pass filtered and supplemented with a cheap subwoofer.
Sometimes when I am trying something weird I get off on the novelty for a little while and then get annoyed by the practicalities of it, but that hasn’t happened here. I still like these little modules and my wire standing desk. (Note these are for casual use at the desk – I use a better system for serious listening.)
I had a request for a video showing the speakers in operation, so here you are. Apologies for the slap-dash video and audio quality.
I didn’t say this very clearly but the two lines on the impedance graph I showed were measurements for the left and right speakers. The minimum impedance of 4 ohms and frequency of the resonance peaks match the manufacturer’s specs, but there is a dramatic impedance disagreement between the two speakers. The two peaks are the resonance of the box and of the passive radiator; sweeping with my fingers damping the PR smooths out the low peak as expected.