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Subwoofers - June 2012

Cerwin Vega Mobile
VMAX Series
cerwinvegamobile.com

Cerwin Vega’s award-winning heavy-duty VMAX subwoofers are constructed with a solid highdensity pressure-cast aluminum basket for long-lasting durability. Dual spiders with embedded tinsel leads and high-grade 2.5-inch dual voice coils attached to high-temperature heatdissipating aluminum formers enable the VMAX subwoofers to handle power up to 500 Wrms. Available in 10-, 12- and 15-inch sizes.

 

Subwoofers - June 2012

Arc Audio
Black 10
arcaudio.com
sound-solution.net

Arc Audio’s new Black 10 is designed for audiophiles with a penchant for low frequency extension, stunning dynamics and realistic output levels. The Black 10 has a heavy-duty lowresonance aluminum basket with CNC-machined top plate for the highest tolerances. The high-excursion, low-mass cone is a mix of polypropylene, pulp paper and bamboo for maximum rigidity and damping. Available in dual two- or dual four-ohm configurations and is rated for 400 Wrms and 1,000 Wmax.

 

Subwoofers - June 2012

Alpine Electronics
Type S SWS-10D4
alpine-usa.com
alpine-canada.com

Newly-designed for 2012, Alpine’s SWS-10D4 dual fourohm 10-inch subwoofer has significantly improved output, deeper bass extension and greater power handling than its predecessor. This Type S subwoofer A patented airflow management system minimizes power compression and ensures long playing time by removing heat from the massive 2.6-inch voice coil while Alpine’s High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) surround provides extreme excursion without sacrificing cone area. CEA-2031 specifications: 500 Wrms, 1,000 Wmax; 28-200 Hz frequency response.

 

Subwoofers - June 2012

Dual
SD12
dualav.com

The Dual SD12 subwoofer features a 12-inch low-q optimized driver with 38 oz. magnet and nickel injection-molded cone that delivers loud and deep bass with minimal distortion. The sleek black treated foam surround and heavy-gauge stamped basket give it an edgy look, flexible protection and dynamic sound. Frequency response is 28-200 Hz with peak power at 500 Wmax and RMS power at 175 Wrms. The SD12 can be placed in sealed or vented enclosures.

 

Subwoofers - June 2012

Diamond Audio
Tour Series
diamondaudio.com

Designed with extensive sonic properties and engineered to sound dynamic, Tour (TX) series subwoofers deliver high-output performance with superior sound quality thanks to a reinforced conical structured design. Long-lasting play is achieved with a dual four-layer 2.5-inch voice coil and unique chamber venting design. A reinforced Cartesian vector continuous curvature composite poly cone completes the Tour subwoofer and gives it that signature Diamond Audio sound. Available in 10-, 12- and 15-inch sizes.

 

Subwoofers - June 2012

Helix
Espirit E12W
helixhifi.com

The Helix E12W Esprit 12-inch subwoofer takes both sound performance and install application into consideration. The dual twoohm voice coil and ferrite motor assembly can handle a respectable 400 Wrms and the thin-profile sealed fiberglass honeycomb membranes are housed in a tall-profile rubber surround that provides the listener accurate music reproduction. The E12W’s extremely flat structural shape allows for applications never dreamed before.

 



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