AudioBahn AWES12P Specifications

ETER N A L SER IES SU B W O O FER S
A W ES10P /A W ES12P /A W ES15P
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION
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WOOFER INTRODUCTION
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WOOFER FEATURES
5-6
THIELE / SMALL PARAMETERS
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BOX PARAMETERS
8
GRAPHICAL RESPONSE CURVES
9-11
ENCLOSURES AND SETUP
12
TROUBLE SHOOTING
13
WARNING / DISCLAIMER
14
WARRANTY
15-16
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Introduction
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of the worlds finest brand of car audio products. Here at
Audiobahn Inc. we are devoted to making our musical reproduction the very best, and we are
pleased you have chosen our product. Through years of engineering expertise, hand
craftsmanship, and critical testing procedures, we have created a wide range of products that
reproduce music with all the clarity and richness you deserve.
For maximum performance we recommend you have your Audiobahn product installed by an
Authorized Audiobahn Dealer, as we provide specialized training through our Audiobahn
Installer Training Programs. Please read your warranty, keep your receipt, and original carton
for possible future use.
Great products and proper installation are only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to
your system. Make sure that your installer is using only 100% authentic installation accessories
from the Audiobahn Connections. The Audiobahn Connections line has everything ranging
from the smallest terminal, to power wires up to 0 gauge, and 4 channel RCA cables.
To get a free brochure on Audiobahn products and Audiobahn Connections in the U.S. call
(714) 988-0400 or e-mail us at sales@audiobahninc.com.
WARNING
Continuous exposure to sound pressure levels over 100 dB may cause
permanent hearing loss. High powered autosound systems may produce sound
pressure levels well over 135dB. Need we say more! Use common sense.
If after reading this manual, you still have questions regarding your product, we
recommend that you see your nearest Audiobahn Dealer. A list of Authorized
Audiobahn Dealers can be found on our web page. If you need further assistance, feel
free to call us at (800)488-8595 and ask for the Technical Department. Be sure to have
the model number, date of purchase, and invoice number available when you call.
The model number can be located on the outside of the carton. Record this in the space
provided below along with the date of purchase. It is a good idea to keep your receipt
with this, as you will need it in the case of a warranty repair or exchange.
Model Number:___________________ Date of Purchase: _____________________
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Woofer Introduction
Audiobahn woofers are a low frequency driver designed primarily for use in small sealed or vented
enclosures depending on the model of sub. Please check the specifications in this manual, our website at
www.audiobahninc.com , or call us at 714-988-0400 or 800-488-8595. As specifications and parameters are
subject to change, we highly advise always checking our web site or calling us for the most current
information. By utilizing the latest materials and construction design and techniques, we are able to offer a
subwoofer with optimized low frequency response.
Woofer Content
Audiobahn Dual Voice Coil Etternal Sub
Audiobahn Sticker
Installation & Owner's Manual
Wipe Towel
Registration and Warranty Card
Technical Design Features
Cast Basket
The dual voice coil woofers use a polished chrome aluminum cast basket. This ensures a perfect
alignment on each and every woofer. Unlike stamped baskets the cast basket can not bend or tweak
under normal play and wear. Rigidity is important when trying to achieve high SPL and loud bass
response.
Concave Dust Cap
This provides the best combination of weight and strength, which allows for extremely high levels of output
without cone failure. The convex shape of the cone provides increased rigidity and lowers distortion.
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Woofer Features
3" Black Aluminum Former
The voice coil former is black anodized aluminum for highly efficient thermal transfer. This allows
winding high temperature copper wire in multiple layers for improved efficiency. This provides the
sub with improved power handling by efficiently dissipating heat.
Extended Pole Piece
The pole piece has been extended to provide a more linear magnetic field for the operation of the woofer.
This lowers distortion and provides the woofer with better low frequency response.
Vented Oversized Back Plate
The back plate has been stepped deeper to allow the woofer more excursion without bottoming out.
Additionally, the back plate is vented with a radius aerodynamic back vent which efficiently and quickly
circulates cool air around the voice coil. This allows for more excursion and higher power handling without
damaging the sub.
Voice Coil
The 4-layer, edge wound voice coil design of the speaker allows for a variety of impedance loads to be
configured when used individually or matched with multiple subs. Please continue to the TECH TIPS
section of this manual for wiring diagrams and procedures. The Eternal Series subs come in dual 2 ohm
coil configurations.
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Woofer Features
2" Phat Foam Surround
The 2" foam surround is resilient to temperature variations and provides the consistent
support necessary for the linear motion of the speaker cone. In addition, the inherent
damping capabilities eliminates the transmission of sonic disturbances between the cone and
the frame of the speaker. This greatly improves the clarity of the speakers frequency
response. The narrow surround also allows for greater surface area of the cone, thus
increase efficiency for low frequency response.
Flat Spider
The speaker's linear compliance is balanced through the use of a flat spider design. A flat
spider provides symmetrical control of the voice coil through it's cone excursion. Linear
cone excursion reduces harmonic distortion for improved sound quality. This allows for
reduced mechanical distortion for better sound quality.
Chrome Finish
Chrome has long been an industry standard in terms of durability in protective metal finishes.
We have spared no expense in this area, and not only is it a protective finish, but it is also a
great addition to any plexi style enclosure.
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AWES10P
AWES12P
AWES15P
Depth
Hole
Displacement
EBP
8 1/4"
8 7/8"
0.25
56
44
8 5/8"
10 7/8"
0.4
9 5/8"
13 3/4"
0.7
Dimensions
45
An EBP of less then 45 is SUGGESTED for only a sealed box and greater then 65 for a ported box.
Vas does not represent the volume of a Box. Vas is just a parameter used when calculating a box.
Fs
30 Hz
25 Hz
22 Hz
Qts
0.5
0.5
0.493
Qes
0.54
0.55
0.54
Qms
6.99
5.89
7.4
Vas (Liters)
20.18 Liters
60.51 Liters
91 Liters
Vas (Cu. Ft.)
0.71 Cu. Ft.
2.14 Cu. Ft.
3.21 Cu. Ft.
Re
3.6 ohms
3.6 ohms
3.6 ohms
Le
3.75 mH
3.86 mH
4.18 mH
Mmd
146.44 Grams
151.33 grams
220.57 grams
Xmax
+/-13mm
+/-13mm
+/-14 mm
RMS
900
1100
1300
Sd
0.029
0.048
0.081
Freq. Resp.
20Hz-500Hz
18Hz-500Hz
15Hz-500Hz
Efficiency
90
92
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Model #
Audiobahn Woofer Parameters
Audiobahn Box Specifications
All ports listed are circle ports unless otherwise stated. Surface area of a circle port = (3.14) X (radius) (squared)
Remember to build your box to the total volume, not just air space, as total volume includes all displacement.
Model #
AWES10P
AWES12P
AWES15P
Space Saver Bass Design
Ported
Air Space (Cu. Ft.)
Port Size (Inches)
Port Vel. (%)
-3dB
(Hz)
Tune Freq. (Hz)
Sub Disp. (Cu. Ft.)
Port Disp.(Cu. Ft.)
Total Vol. (Cu. Ft.)
0.7
2.5 x 10.25
20.25
33.34
40
0.25
0.035
1
1
3 x 11.25
14.16
34.84
38
0.4
0.054
1.5
1.6
4 x 11.75
10.36
32.36
38
0.7
0.097
2.25
Everyday Bass Performer
Ported
Air Space (Cu. Ft.)
Port Size (Inches)
Port Vel. (%)
-3dB
(Hz)
Tune Freq. (Hz)
Sub Disp. (Cu. Ft.)
Port Disp.(Cu. Ft.)
Total Vol. (Cu. Ft.)
1.1
3 x 12.25
17.67
28.82
35
0.25
0.059
1.5
1.95
4 x 11.25
29.06
12.06
35
0.4
0.093
2.5
2.95
(2) 4 x 15.5
7.55
28.05
35
0.7
0.255
3.75
Ultimate SPL Bass Box
(Not Designed for Competition)
Ported
Air Space (Cu. Ft.)
Port Size (Inches)
Port Vel. (%)
-3dB
(Hz)
Tune Freq. (Hz)
Sub Disp. (Cu. Ft.)
Port Disp.(Cu. Ft.)
Total Vol. (Cu. Ft.)
2
4 x 11
13.85
27.96
35
0.25
0.09
2.5
2.8
(2) 4 x 16.5
7.64
27.98
35
0.4
0.27
3.5
4
(2) 4 x 10
9
27.36
35
0.7
0.125
4.75
A port velocity of 20% or under is good for everday use and 5% or under for SPL competition . Port velocity
An EBP of less then 45 is SUGGESTED for only a sealed box and greater then 65 for a ported box.
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EBP
45
44
The larger a sealed box is, the lower the sub will play, but the less power it will handle. The smaller a sealed box is,
Model #
AWES10P
AWES12P
AWES15P
Sealed
Minimum (Cu. Ft.)
Maximum (Cu. Ft.)
SPL
(dB)
0.5
1.25
82.04
0.75
1.75
84.37
1.5
3
84.54
All sealed boxes already include the displacement for the subwoofer.
NR = (Not Recommended)
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Enclosures And Setup
Building an Enclosure
To work properly, the walls of the enclosure must be rigid and not flex when subjected to high pressure
generated by the speaker's operation. For optimum performance, we recommend using 3/4" MDF (Medium
Density Fiberboard) and internal bracing. The enclosure should be glued together along with support of
screws or nails. Because MDF is porous, it is suggested that you seal the outside with polyurethane prior to
painting or carpeting.
Calculating Volume
Calculating is merely a matter of measuring the dimensions in inches, and using the following formula:
Box Volume = (Height) x (Width) x (Depth) divided by 1728. This will give you the volume of the box in cubic
feet.
If two facing sides are uneven length, add them together, and divide by 2 to take the average. Using this
number will give you the volume without the necessity of calculating the box in sections, and adding the
sections together. The thickness of the baffle material reduces the internal volume so this must be subtracted
from the outside dimensions to determine the internal volume. The amount of air displaced by each model is
listed on the specifications sheet in this manual and should also be subtracted from the gross volume
calculation. All box parameters include displacement for ports and subs. These specs do not include the
volume of the material used to build the box, so this must still be factored into the calculation.
Subwoofer Crossover
There are two operational types of crossovers, passive and active. Passive crossovers (coils and conductors)
are placed on the speaker leads between the amplifier and the speaker. An active crossover is an electronic
filter which separates the audio signal fed to different amplifiers. For optimum subwoofer performance, we
recommend using an active 80-100Hz low pass crossover at 12dB/octive.
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Troubleshooting
If you start having problems with distorted sound or loss
performance after installing your subs, you can follow the
instructions below to try and locate what is causing the
problem.
1) If you have any distorted sound, loss of performance,
or rattling from your subs, check the connections
running from your amplifier or other processor to the
box. You will also want to check the connections inside
the box to make sure no wires have become unhooked
or are loose.
2) If the above does not solve the problem, check your
enclosure thoroughly to see if there are any leaks,
cracks, or broken pieces. Any loss of structural integrity
of your enclosure can cause significant performance
loss and distortion.
3) The next step you can take is to remove the subs and
look for any burned wire leads or separated
components. You can normally smell something
burning when a sub blows or is going bad. Sometimes
when you play subs to hard for too long, they will start
to heat up.
4) If none of the above steps solve the problem, you will
want to start looking at the other components in the
vehicle. Start by checking all connections to and from
the box, amplifier, source unit, or any other processors
you may be using. You will need to reference to that
particular manufacturer for any setting configurations or
troubleshooting.
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Warning / Disclaimer
WARNING
Investigate the layout of your automobile thoroughly before drilling or cutting any holes.
Take care when you work near the gas tanks, gas lines, hydraulic lines, and electrical wiring.
Attach the system securely to the automobile to prevent damage, particularly in the event
of an accident. Do not mount the system so that the wire connections are unprotected
or are subject to pinching or damage from nearby objects.
The +12V DC power wire must be fused at the battery positive terminal connection.
Before making or breaking power connections at the system power terminals,
disconnect the +12V wire at the battery end. Confirm your radio/head unit and/or other
equipment is turned off while connecting the input jacks and speaker terminals.
If you need to replace the power fuse, replace it only with a fuse identical to that
supplied with the system. Using a fuse of different type or rating may result in damage to
this system which is not covered by the warranty.
Disclaimer
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
For the most updated Specifications call Audiobahn,
your local Authorized Audiobahn Dealer,
or check the Audiobahn website.
www.audiobahninc.com
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Warranty
Audiobahn Consumer
Product Warranty Policy
Audiobahn products are manufactured with the highest quality components and some of
the most advanced technology available. Because of this, we recommend that you have
your new products installed by an Authorized Audiobahn Dealer.(A list of Authorized
Audiobahn Dealers can be found on our web page).
Warranty Period: One year from the original date of purchase.
Warranty Coverage: This warranty covers manufacturer defects only. The warranty is
applicable to the original purchaser, and is non-transferable. You must have a receipt from
an Authorized Audiobahn Dealer that shows the location of purchase, price paid, and
date of purchase.
(Products purchased by consumers from an Authorized Audiobahn Dealer outside the
United States, are covered only by that countries Distributor and not by Audiobahn).
Notes:
Complete subwoofer enclosures (Audiobahn will replace defective subwoofers,
plexiglass, or neon only. Do not send the entire enclosure, unless the enclosure is
defective itself. You must receive prior authorization and an RA# before sending in any
complete enclosure).
Audiobahn will only replace L.E.D.(s) found to be defective at the time of purchase.
Audiobahn warranties do not cover the following:
Any product not purchased from an Authorized Audiobahn Dealer (including Internet
dealers)
Damage caused by abuse, misuse, accident, water / flood, or theft (including any
cosmetic damage to the body of the product)
Damage caused by improper installation
Any cost or expense related to removal or reinstallation
Any unauthorized services
Any product that has the serial number removed, altered, or defaced
Subsequent damage to any other components
Pinched, cut, or stripped wires
Any product that is new, and/or found to be in working condition
L.E.D. indicators on electronics
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Warranty Continued
How to receive warranty service: Contact your local Authorized Audiobahn Dealer, or call Audiobahn at
(800) 488-8595 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM PST.
If you are having problems with your system, we recommend you check the product carefully and
thoroughly to confirm that the product truly has a manufacturer defect; as opposed to abuse, or other
components in the system causing the failure. This might include having an Authorized Audiobahn
Dealer look at the product to confirm the source of the problem. Any product found to have a
manufacturer defect will be replaced with a new piece of the same or similar model, or repaired at the
discretion of Audiobahn. Any product found to have no manufacturer defect will be returned to the sender
at their cost.
You must acquire a Return Authorization Number (RA#) prior to returning ANY product to
Audiobahn. That Return Authorization Number (RA#) must be prominently and clearly marked on the
outside of the shipping carton, or product delivery will be refused (no exceptions will be made).
Please note: All shipping and handling (to and from) charges will be the sole responsibility of the
consumer.
Please record and keep your Return Authorization Number (RA#) in the event that further communication
is required.
Return Authorization Number (RA#):
______________________________
Date product was sent:
______________________________
Contact Information
Audiobahn Headquarters
114 South Berry St.
Brea, CA 92821
Phone (800)488-8595 Fax. (714)988-0433
Pacific Coast Time : 9am-5pm Mon. - Fri.
tech@audiobahninc.com
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