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Ground Zero GZIW 12SPL
GZIW 12SPL – affordable stunner
from Ground Zero
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The GZIW 12SPL pronounces the upper
bass a bit, but it can still produce powerful pressure down to 40 Hz, with a good
deep bass
Ground Zero GZIW 12SPL
Distribution
Ground Zero
Egmating
Hotline
08095 873830
Internet ground-zero-audio.com.de
Sound Pressure
Genius
BEST VALUE
Upper Class
4/2015
With the GZIW 12SPL, Ground Zero presents a woofer within the affordable Iridium range, but with the appendix SPL. We clarify the contradiction.
S
PL woofers usually are heavy
hunks – and they’re almost
always quite costly. The GZIW
12SPL can be purchased for less
than USD 180; about the fourteenth part of the asking price
of their SPL flagship Plutonium GZPW 15SPL-Extreme. This
should make clear that the GZIW
12SPL is not meant for setting up
new world records, but it should
always be good enough for some
serious sound pressure fun. Its
cone is made from half-pressed
paper and has a very steep cone
angle, which delivers stability.
We can even find a 64 mm (2.5")
voice coil with the respective
power handling capacity. Additionally the construction
offers plenty of mechanical
stroke reserves as well as
outstanding electrical stroke
with a 10 mm (0.4") voice
coil overhang. The design is
practice-oriented with a free air
4/2015
resonance of 40 Hz and 30 liters
(1.06 cu.ft) of equivalent volume, only the relatively high Q
factor of 0.74 prohibits an absolutely linear frequency response.
The GZIW is also available in a
45 liter (1.41 cu.ft) bass reflex
cabinet (GZIB 3000SPL) with a
reflex tuning at 40 Hz.
have trusted such an affordable
woofer to produce so much pressure. Fat, dark bass gets cracking
and makes the rearview mirror vibrate with ease. The upper bass
parties hard, too, but it remains
tidy at all times. Of course there
are woofers with a more controlled and more precise bass, but
the GZIW never becomes hazy.
Sound
The GZIW introduces itself with a
vehement character – I wouldn’t
Conclusion
The GZIW 12SPL will make a
lot of friends with its powerful
sound – and the friendly pricing
will help quite a bit, too.
Elmar Michels
Sound
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Bass foundation 12,5 %
Bass pressure 12,5 %
Accuracy 12,5 %
Dynamics 12,5 %
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Frequency response 10 %
Efficiency
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Max. SPL
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Technical Specifications
Basket diameter
Mounting diameter
Mounting depth
Magnet diameter
Weight
31,0 cm
28,6 cm
16,1 cm
14,5 cm
6,0 kg
Nominal impedance 2 x 2 Ohm
DC resistance Rdc
3,98 Ohm
Voice coil inductance
2,74 mH
Voice coil diameter
64 mm
Projected area
519 cm2
Resonance frequency fs 40,2 Hz
Mechanical Q Qms
7,01
Electrical Q Qes
0,83
Total Q Qts
0,74
Air volume equivalent Vas 29,8 l
Effective mass Mms
198,0 g
Mechanical resistance Rms 7,13 kg/s
Compliance Cms
0,08 mm/N
Motor strength Bxl
15,53 Tm
SPL 1 W, 1 m
89 dB
Recommended Power 250 - 400 W
Enclosure for test
BR 45 l
Port dimensions 90 cm2 x 21 cm
Bewertung
Rating
Sound
Lab
Workmanship
USD 180
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Ground Zero GZIW 12SPL
Absolute Top Class
Top Class
Upper Class
Middle Class
Entry Level
1,5
Price-Performance:
Very good
Edition 4/2015
The GZIW 12SPL comes with
a paper cone and a well vented
frame
„Super affordable woofer with
plenty of steam.“
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