Building on the core technology of our TW5 thin-line subwoofers, the TW3’s deliver a powerful combination of shallow mounting depth and excursion capability. In fact, they are capable of greater excursion than the W3v3’s. To allow this remarkable feat to be achieved, JL Audio’s patented thin-line woofer technology compresses the architecture of the TW3’s using a “concentric tube” structure built into the injection-molded cone body. This structure supports the voice coil and a full annular spider, while permitting the placement of the large motor structure further forward in the speaker than with conventional designs. TW3’s are optimized for small enclosures and offer our tab-ear mounting design to maximize cone area within their mounting footprints. We know you’re going to love working with these amazing Subwoofers. Deep, powerful and accurate JL Audio bass is now possible in more applications than ever.
Dynamic Motor Analysis
JL Audio's proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis system is a powerful suite of FEA-based modeling systems, first developed by JL Audio in 1997 and refined over the years to scientifically address the issue of speaker motor linearity. This leads to vastly reduced distortion and faithfully reproduced transients... or put simply: tight, clean, articulate bass.DMA is able to analyze the real effects of fluctuating power and excursion upon the magnetic circuit of the motor, specifically the dynamic variations of the "fixed" magnetic field. This delivers intensely valuable information compared to traditional modeling, which assumes that the "fixed" field produced in the air gap by the magnet and the motor plates is unchanging. DMA not only shows that this "fixed" field changes in reaction to the magnetic field created by current flowing through the voice coil, but it helps our engineers arrive at motor solutions that minimize this instability.
Concentric Tube Suspension
Concentric Tube Suspension™ technology delivers unprecedented excursion in a low-profile woofer. The biggest challenge in any low-profile woofer design is to create enough mechanical clearance for the speaker to generate enough excursion to meet its output and low-frequency extension goals. Since these goals were very ambitious in the development of JL Audio's low profile woofers, achieving them required development of a new suspension architecture. JL Audio's solution employs a molded structure which spans over the edge of the motor system, supporting the spider on the outside of the motor's boundaries and the large diameter voice coil on the inside. The large diameter voice coil permits the magnet to sit inside it, rather than surrounding the coil as is typical in most woofers.
Tab-Ear Frame Design
This frame design feature facilitates mounting the Subwoofer in tight spaces.By employing a tab-ear mounting system, the driver's overall outside dimensions are reduced, permitting it to be mounted in a space that is very similar to that required by the next smaller round woofer frame.In this example, the “Tab-Ear” frame design allows a 13TW5 13.5-inch driver to fit in a space only slightly larger than a conventional 12-inch woofer requires (only 0.44 in. / 11.2 mm bigger)
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Diameter : 12 Inch
Sensitivity : 84.23 dB
Impedance : 8 Ohm
Frequency Response : 24-200 Hz
Peak Power Handling : 800 Watts
Top Mount Depth : 3-1/2 Inches
Shallow Mount : Yes
Number of Voice Coils : Dual
Suggested Sealed Box Volume : 1 Cubic ft.
Suggested Ported Box Volume : 1.3 Cubic ft.
RMS Power Handling : 400 Watts
Continuous Power Handling (RMS) 400 W
Recommended Amplifier Power (RMS) 200 - 400 W
Nominal Impedance (Znom) Dual 8 Ω
Free Air Resonance (Fs) 32.660 Hz
Electrical “Q” (Qes) 0.558
Mechanical “Q” (Qms) 10.071
Total Speaker “Q” (Qts) 0.668
Equivalent Compliance (Vas) 1.205 cu ft / 34.12 L
One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)* 0.6 in / 15.2 mm
Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)** 84.23 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd) 83.517 sq in / 0.0539 sq m
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