100mm (4in) ISV Tetracoil technology for maximum power handling
45 mm (1,77 in) peak to peak excursion
Symmetric flux density and inductance behaviour
Straight ribbed, water repellent composite cone
Suitable for vented, horn loaded and bandpass subwoofer designs
The 15TLW3000 is an 15 inch diameter high performance subwoofer, specifically designed for high SPL subwoofer applications in either a reflex, bandpass or horn loaded configuration. For optimum results we recommend the usage of power amplifiers able to deliver 3600W program power without clipping
The 15TLW3000 uses Eighteen Sound proprietary Tetracoil technology, where two different, axially separated magnetic gaps and two inside-outside 4" diameter voice coils are wound on the same former and suspended evenly in the two magnetic gaps.
The Tetracoil design key advantages are:
1) a symmetric flux density versus displacement behavior, that minimizes the even distortion products;
2) a very symmetric and flat inductance curve;
3) the equivalent voice coil diameter of a 4" Tetracoil speaker is greater than 6". Consequently heat dissipation occurs over a larger surface area, driving AES power handling up to 1500 W.
15TLW3000 design features include a large displacement suspension system which, in conjunction with a fiberglass reinforced, straight ribbed cone allows an ultra-linear piston action and provides full mechanical control across the entire working range.
In order to furtherly increase power handling and reduce power compression figure, a low density material air diffractor is placed into the backplate venting hole acting as a cooling system, increasing power handling capability and lowering the power compression figure.
15TLW3000 is able to perform properly under inclement weather conditions: the exclusive cone treatment improves pulp strength and gives water repellent properties to both sides of the membrane. In addition, magnetic structure metal plates coating is far more resistant than standard zinc coating to the corrosive effects of salts and oxidization.
Mounting and Shipping Info
Nominal Diameter380 mm ( in)
Nominal Impedance4 Ω
Minimum Impedance3.6 Ω
Nominal Power Handling11500 W
Continuous Power Handling23000 W
Frequency Range48 - 2200 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter100 mm (4.0 in)
Surround ShapeTriple roll
Woofer Cone TreatmentWater,UV repellent
Recommended Enclosure100.0 dm3 (3.53 ft3)
Recommended Tuning50 Hz
Resonance Frequency44 Hz
Vas80.0 dm3 (2.83 ft3)
Sd881.0 cm2 (136.56 in2)
Overall Diameter393 mm (15.47 in)
Bolt Circle Diameter371 mm (14.61 in)
Baffle Cutout Diameter354.0 mm (13.94 in)
Depth245 mm (9.65 in)
Flange and Gasket Thickness12 mm (0.47 in)
Net Weight12.5 kg (27.56 lb)
Shipping Weight13.5 kg (29.76 lb)
Shipping Box400x400x260 mm mm (15.75x15.75x10.24 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.