The 12NW530 low frequency neodymium transducer has been specifically developed for high power, low distortion, very compact subwoofer applications. The transducer finds its main application on compact vented subwoofers as small as 40 liters. The neodymium magnet assembly developed by Eighteen Sound engineers assures high flux concentration, low power compression and excellent heat exchange, since the external magnet configuration is considerably more efficient than traditional under-pole magnet topology. This results in high levels of force factor and power handling with an optimum power to weight ratio. A state-of-the-art Interleaved Sandwich Voice coil (ISV) copper wire voice coil provides high levels of thermal stability and durability. The transducer incorporates Eighteen Sound DSS technology (Double Silicon Spider), in combination with a single roll highly damped surround, that has been designed to provide symmetric large signal behaviour throughout the whole working range, providing low harmonic distortion at different excitation levels. The already low distortion and sound quality are further improved by properly positioned Single Demodulating Ring (SDR), that flattens impedance and phase curves helping a constant power transfer from the amplifier. The deep profile curvilinear cone, created from a special high strength wood pulp, has been designed to achieve the best possible linearity. The humidity repellent cone treatment significantly dampens bell mode resonances. A special coating applied to both the top and back plates makes the 12NW530 far more resistant to the corrosive effects of salts and oxidization.
Mounting and Shipping Info
Nominal Diameter300 mm ( in)
Nominal Impedance8 Ω
Minimum Impedance6.3 Ω
Nominal Power Handling1500 W
Continuous Power Handling2800 W
Frequency Range48 - 3200 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter75 mm (3.0 in)
Surround ShapeSingle roll - Rubber
Woofer Cone TreatmentWater,UV repellent
Recommended Enclosure50.0 dm3 (1.77 ft3)
Recommended Tuning55 Hz
Resonance Frequency55 Hz
Vas36.0 dm3 (1.27 ft3)
Sd530.0 cm2 (82.15 in2)
Overall Diameter315 mm (12.4 in)
Bolt Circle Diameter296 mm (11.65 in)
Baffle Cutout Diameter282.0 mm (11.1 in)
Depth136 mm (5.35 in)
Flange and Gasket Thickness11 mm (0.43 in)
Net Weight4.0 kg (8.82 lb)
Shipping Weight4.8 kg ( lb)
Shipping Box332 x 332 x 184 mm (13.07x13.07x7.24 in)
2 hours test made with continuous pink noise signal within the range Fs-10Fs. Power calculated on rated minimum impedance. Loudspeaker in free air.
Power on Continuous Program is defined as 3 dB greater than the Nominal rating.
Applied RMS Voltage is set to 2.83 V for 8 ohms Nominal Impedance.