Hybrid Audio Imagine I12SW-V2 12 inch subwoofer
Vendor: Hybrid Audio Technologies
The Hybrid Audio Imagine I12SW-V2 subwoofers are the ideal multi-purpose sound quality subwoofer speaker driver. Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of vented and sealed enclosures. At home in virtually any arrangement, the Imagine subwoofer is Hybrid Audio’s Stage II subwoofer, boasting exceptional performance and a high-fidelity design philosophy.
The Imagine subwoofers are cone-type drivers consisting of a polypropylene diaphragm with low moving mass. Polypropylene provides a good balance of strength, moving mass, and water resistance, in the event the Imagine subwoofers are used in all-weather climates, such as motorcycle, ATV, golf cart, and marine uses. The tinsel leads are bonded directly to the former and brought out to the terminals, which keeps tinsel lead slap to a minimum and does not compromise the structural integrity of the cone. The Imagine subwoofer comes equipped with heavy-duty PCB-mounted male blade-type terminals on the Imagine I8SW and I10SW, and nickel-plated push terminals on the I6SW-V2 and I12SW-V2, and give the end user flexibility in tinned wire or crimp terminal terminations.
Basket/Frame - The basket of the Hybrid Audio Imagine I12SW-V2 is a stamped steel design with semi-gloss black powder coating. The frame includes spider venting for improved thermal power handling. The frame includes reverse-roll surround tooling proprietary to Hybrid Audio Technologies, allowing for close-tolerance flush and iso-mounting for easy grille clearance and location clearance (such as underneath a seat, in a touring motorcycle saddle bag, or in a center console enclosure).
Motor and Voice Coil - The motor of the Imagine subwoofer is conventional dynamic with a large, high-grade ferrite magnet assembly with bumped and vented pole piece. The voice coil diameter is 51mm (2-inch) for elevated power handling, dissipation of heat (thereby lowering power compression), and maximizing the size of the magnet around the voice coil for enhanced motor compliance. The voice coil is a four-layer, high-purity aluminum, which is superior to copper for heat dissipation, as well as significantly reduced moving mass. The result is an extremely light weight winding, with low inductance and good power handling.
Suspension, Cone, Tinsel Leads & Terminals - The inverted surround is butyl rubber which is highly consistent, and does not suffer the variance of natural rubbers. This rubber surround terminates mechanical vibrations well, having a low stiffness for positive damping of resonances. The spider material was chosen for optimal performance; the spider is a 90/10 cotton/Nomex blend with single-dip low viscosity phenolic. This material provides the stiffness desired without being overly brittle or stiff, where vibrations in the spider are well damped and do not translate into the former or the cone.
All Hybrid Audio Subwoofers are sold individually.