If you are seeking intensely powerful sub-bass that compromises nothing in terms of sound quality, the 12W6v3 is your ultimate ally. This highly advanced subwoofer driver offers several technologies shared with the flagship W7AE subwoofers to provide powerful advantages in motor linearity and suspension behavior. These combine with a very efficient cooling circuit to deliver reduced distortion and outstanding dynamic balance.
The 12W6v3 is best used with amplifier power in the 200W - 600W range and is optimized to operate in a sealed enclosure with only 1.0 cu. ft. (28.3 l) of air space, or a 1.3 cu. ft (36.8 l) ported enclosure. Detailed enclosure recommendations can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Greater excursion capability and higher power handling distinguish it from our 12W3v3 12-inch subwoofer driver, allowing for higher output. Dual 4 Ω voice coils permit deploying the W6v3 as a 2 Ω or 8 Ω driver.
Continuous Power Handling (RMS): 600 W
Recommended Amplifier Power (RMS): 200 - 600 W
Nominal Impedance (Znom): Dual 4 Ω
Free Air Resonance (Fs): 26.919 Hz
Electrical “Q” (Qes): 0.487
Mechanical “Q” (Qms): 9.365
Total Speaker “Q” (Qts): 0.463
Equivalent Compliance (Vas): 1.920 cu ft / 54.37 L
One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)*: 0.75 in / 19 mm
Reference Efficiency (no): 0.11%
Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)**: 85.4 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd): 75.338 sq in / 0.0486 sq m
DC Resistance (Re)***: 6.493 Ω
* Xmax specifications are derived via one-way voice coil overhang method with no correction factors applied.
** For parallel-wired voice coils, divide "Re" by 4. All other specifications remain the same.
*** Re (DC resistance) is measured with the voice coils in series, for parallel-wired specification divide Re by 4. All other specifications remain the same.