|Subwoofer Buyer's Guide - 2009|
Fusion PowerPlant subwoofer cones are created from CURV material which provides extremely accurate and efficient musical reproduction. This industry leading cone material is normally exclusively used in high-end hi-fi speakers. Edge-wound copper coated dual voice coils are another hallmark of PowerPlant subwoofers, this material is normally used in high-power PA systems as it greatly assists output. The double stacked magnets are also produced from a higher-grade magnetic material allowing increased efficiency without a great increase in magnet size. For more visit www.fusioncaraudio.com. In Canada visit www.ps-canada.ca
Hifonics HFi12D4 Subwoofer
The HFi12D4 from Hifonics offers exceptional performance in a 12-inch dual 4-Ohm subwoofer for those with a moderate budget. Impressive features include a high-energy magnet, poly-mica cone damping, multi-layer high-temp voice coil, front-plate and voice-coil cooling, high excursion rubber surround, high-strength suspension material, push and insert wire terminals, anti-resonant rubber magnet boot and an integrated tinsel lead design. The HFi12D4 is a combination of performance and value with plenty of power and long excursion rated at 600 W Maxx and 300 W RMS. For more visit www.maxxsonics.com or call (847) 540-7700.
The MB Quart Reference RLP304 is a shallow mount 12-inch subwoofer with exceptional accuracy and an ultra-slim 3.5-inch depth. High-end features include a solid double-roll reinforced steel frame, powerful neodymium magnet system, dual 4-Ohm 2.5-inch voice coils on glass fiber former with an aluminum reinforcement neck, injection polypropylene flat piston cone for maximum damping and structural rigidity, ¾-inch high NBR rubber surround for more cone area and excursion, single flat poly cotton spider with woven tinsel lead wire and custom nickel plated push type terminals. The RLP304 maintains MB Quart’s uncompromisingly powerful bass reproduction rated at 600 W Maxx and 300 W RMS. For more visit www.maxxsonics.com or call (847) 540-7700.
Massive Audio QC Series
Massive Audio QC Series (Quality through Control) subwoofers offer five star sound quality with advanced controlled cone mass distortion. The QC 12 and QC 15 have 1600 Watts Max power of handling, Dual 2 ohm wiring, advanced heat treated epoxy 3-inch voice coils, heavy duty diamond polished cast aluminum baskets and double stacked 180 oz magnets. Add soft 1-inch tall santopren surrounds and nickel plated 5 way binding posts and the QC shines with quality. The QC series advanced finger cut cone design reduces mass by removing pie shaped sections of the cone. The remaining “finger-like” ribs are reinforced on the back by a support bar formed into the mold. Then an ultra light hard one piece sealed dust cap made of Kevlar / Glass Fiber is glued to the top ring of the fingers. For more visit www.massiveaudio.com In Canada visit www.skmfx.com
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