Tetracoil Double Voice Coil (TTC) technology is based on an innovative magnetic structure where two different inside-outside voice coils are wound on the same former and suspended evenly in the two magnetic gaps.
The Tetracoil technology extends the ISV principle into a dual gap motor structure. With two inner and two outer coils there are in effect four voice-coils, hence the name “Tetracoil”. The two Interleaved Sandwich Voice coils are wound on a single cylindrical voice coil former, suspended evenly in the two magnetic gaps as shown in Fig 5.
an increased power handling and lower power compression. Compared to a traditional voice-coil with single gap topology the Tetracoil provides four times the voice-coil to steel surface area contact. This is corresponding to using a 5.6” diameter voice-coil in place of a 4” diameter voice-coil. In this scenario it is easy to see that the larger diameter voice-coil has more surface area.
Fig 6 illustrates power compression comparisons between two 18 inch speakers, one with Tetracoil technology and one with ISV structure, powered with 15 minutes of pink noise filtered from 30 to 300 Hz. Measurement shows that the Tetracoil structure allows more than 1 dB less power compression.
Motor Symmetry: Bl(x) symmetry
As stated before, the magnetic circuit is perfectly symmetric in the horizontal plane. This leads to a perfectly symmetric flux density shape and since the coil is symmetric, as seen in Figure 7, the Bl factor will be symmetric as well, minimizing the even distortion usually caused by Bl (x) asymmetry and the DC component effect.
The motor symmetry creates a very symmetric and quite flat inductance curve as plotted against voice-coil excursion in Fig 9. When the cone moves up, the lower coil goes into the gap while the upper one leaves the gap. Consequently, the magnetic path "seen" by the whole coil is quite always the same, with constant inductance curve, in contrast with the inductance of a traditional magnetic circuit, Fig.10.
The benefit of a regular inductance with displacement is low reluctance force. This attraction force is described
by so a high slope inductance will cause a DC component and second harmonic distortion.
AC flux canceling
The coils are wounded in the opposite direction, so the AC magnetic flux generated by one coil is equal and opposite to the flux generated by the other one and this brings about a flux cancellation, reducing inductance.