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.
Are you building a reference-level system in your vehicle? Helix created their Precision Series subwoofers for the mobile audiophile. Built from hand-picked components and assembled in Germany, these subs will create detailed low-end that perfectly complements a high-performance speaker system. From the tight, plucky punch of a bass guitar to the solid "thunk" of a kick drum, you'll be in sonic heaven with these subs.
10" subwoofer with 4-ohm voice coil
silk-coated Agave sisalana woofer cone with rubber surround
Helix created their Precision Series subwoofers for the mobile audiophile. Built from hand-picked components and assembled in Germany, these subs will create detailed low-end that perfectly complements a high-performance speaker system. From the tight, plucky punch of a bass guitar to the solid "thunk" of a kick drum, you'll be in sonic heaven with these subs.
12" subwoofer with 4-ohm voice coil
silk-coated Agave sisalana woofer cone with rubber surround
Legatia Subwoofers are the next generation subwoofer building on the highly successful Clarus Subwoofer.
You’ll know how serious this driver is at first glance as you take in the cast frame and heavy-duty nickel-plated spring-loaded push terminals, but its proof will be upon first listen as the Legatia subwoofer does what it does best: articulating the nuances of your favorite recordings to effectively reproducing significant sound pressure levels. At home in virtually any enclosure arrangement – from sealed, to vented, to infinite baffle and bandpass – the Legatia range of subwoofers are going to impress even the most critical listener with speed and articulation, bottom-octave authority, with a total inductance profile that is not just low, but flat over stroke, frequency, and power.
When we set out to design a replacement for the venerable Clarus subwoofers, we knew the only way to go was to make them better performers, while keeping the same suggested price. The Legatia subs use the same frame as the Clarus subwoofers, providing for an easy upgrade potential (provided the deeper and/or wider motor structure can fit within the enclosure). The larger motor on the Legatia woofers provides both higher nominal and maximum (thermal) power handling and is one of the factors that allow for a longer linear ravel of the cone (Xmax) when comparing the Clarus and Legatia subwoofers.
It might be noted that many of the Legatia subwoofers have a slightly higher resonant frequency (Fs) by a few Hz, but this is likely to be negligible in many vehicles because of the effect of cabin gain. A higher Fs usually means a lower moving mass (Mms) in certain sizes. Building a speaker is a challenging compromise! Hybrid Audio has always believed in lower moving mass speakers – remembering our analogy of racing wheels and rotational mass – the lighter wheel, the faster it will spin with the same power. The lighter a speaker we can make the faster it will be with the same power. Simple as that. You will find that the Legatia subwoofer to be quite a bit faster on musical transients than its Clarus sibling. In the same vein, on a few models, we made a few adaptations to enclosure volume requirements by changing some of the Thiel/Small parameters to allow for more common sealed box uses. Finally, we have incorporated an 18-inch subwoofer into the line and there doesn’t seem more else to say than: “an 18-inch sound quality subwoofer?” Yep!
The Esotar² 1200 Subwoofer also features a unique construction: A massive, powerful magnet powers a 75 mm diameter aluminum voice coil and MSP cone diaphragm. MSP provides the ideal combination of stiffness, lightweight, and excellent inner damping to naturally reproduce the lowest frequencies without distortion. High-quality materials, meticulous production quality, and precise fit and finish mated to Dynaudio’s most advanced technology results in a stunning sonic performance, allowing listeners to experience music like never before. Thanks to the innovative Dynaudio construction with precise parameters and extremely tight tolerances, this 30 cm (12") diameter driver reproduces the highest sound pressure levels down to the lowest notes by precisely following the amplifier’s signal, even at the highest output levels.
Large 75 mm voice coil
High power handling, 400W long term IEC
Rigid die-cast chassis with aerodynamically shaped ribs
Materials and parameters are optimized for the harsh automotive environmental conditions