QUALITY, RLIABILITY, & PURE BLISS
HIGH EXCURSION SUBWOOFERS
AW1000V / AW1200V / AW1500V
OPERATING INTSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE RETAIN MANUAL FOR FUTRE USE AND REFERENCE
The Audiobahn Way
To bring the product to market that excites the consumer through
sound and vision from an orientation of integrity and customer service. We
make you look as good as you sound. We strive to take car audio to an
extreme the world has never seen, and a world that never stops evolving.
Audiobahn was established in 1997 with one long-term goal in mind,
"Build it Bigger, Badder, & Better, and the people will take notice!" We
back this statement with an engineering team that has brought home several
Innovations, Design & Engineering Showcase Awards, and a marketing team
from around the world that spends countless hours developing our no
compromise products to satisfy the most discriminating enthusiasts.
Our global manufacturing facilities feature ISO9002 ratings (the highest
level of quality control awarded in the electronics manufacturing industry), fully
robotic assembly lines and a state of the art, California based R & D
laboratory.
Due to overwhelming response from our competitors, and our goal to
participate in even more events this year, we created *"TEAM AUDIOBAHN."
This organization is designed to create a support network along with shirts and
perks for team members. "TEAM AUDIOBAHN" is not only for the diehard
competitor, but also for anyone that loves car audio as much as we do. With
four levels of play, one is right for you to get started in the Audiobahn family.
Our Technical Department and entire staff look to strive above and
beyond the rest of the pack by going that extra mile to help you out. Whether
you happen to be a veteran competitor, or a beginner car audio enthusiast
who does not know a voice coil from a spider. We are all her to help you get
the best system you can with what you have.
Judge for yourself, and remember what it's all about, "If it's not
Bigger, Badder & Better, it's not Audiobahn." If audio is your life,
Audiobahn is the brand for you! We make you look as good as you sound.
People never stop trying to get the best product, so we will never stop making
it.
*To learn more about "TEAM AUDIOBAHN" please give us a call, see our website at
website at www.audiobahn.com, or email us at team@audiobahn.com to learn about all the
details.
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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 vert 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.
To get a free brochure on Audiobahn products in the US call (714) 988-0400 or e-mail us at
sales@audiobahn.com.
WARNING
Continuous exposure to sound pressure levels over 100dB 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 needing a warranty, repair service or
exchange.
Model Number:___________________ Date of Purchase: _____________________
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Audiobahn’s classic six-leg cast basket model has evolved into a fresh and innovative design for today’s
cutting-edge installation projects. Wholly manufactured with heavyweight high-pressure cast aluminum,
three durable stabilizers provide added durability employing bolt-tight construction linking them to the six
legs and the specially slotted T-YOKE allows for more efficient heat dissipation. But what’s most eyecatching about the six-leg family of subwoofers is its exclusive Crown, which hovers over the woofer’s
cone, providing protection in cramped installation environments and allowing ample space for cone
excursion. This new feature adds an edgy appeal that fits the image Audiobahn has maintained since its
inception in 1997. The Crown, as well as the entire basket, features Audiobahn’s multi-textured surfacing
of chrome and satin aluminum making for a striking blend of smooth and rough. In addition, the venting
plate is highlighted with the recognizable Audiobahn anodized blue tone to add an alluring combination in
chrome and color.
Carbon Composite Cone
The High Excursion series of Subwoofers features a new high gloss cone manufactured from highstrength carbon composite, giving the component a radiant overall look. This new carbon composite cone
is stronger, more rigid and will help keep the sub moving in a more linear path. This will improve sound
quality, accuracy and produce less distortion. Factor this all in and you have powerful subwoofer capable
of higher output without cone failure.
The tall treated 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 increasing efficiency for an overall louder and higher output capable subwoofer.
AW1000V
AW1200V
AW1500V
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Depth
Hole
Diamater
Displacement
EBP
59
5"
9 1/4"
10 7/8"
0.15 Cu. Ft.
5 5/8"
11 1/8"
12 3/4"
0.18 Cu.Ft.
Dimensions
72
7 1/8"
14"
15 1/2"
0.23 Cu.Ft.
50
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
35.424 Hz
34.953 Hz
26.987 Hz
Qts
0.454
0.551
0.484
Qes
0.489
0.602
0.535
Qms
6.36
6.53
5.136
Vas (Liters)
36 Liters
52 Liters
191.25 Liters
Vas (Cu. Ft.)
1.27 Cu.Ft.
1.84 Cu. Ft.
6.75Cu. Ft.
Re (Per Coil)
3.8 ohms
3.8 ohms
3.8 ohms
Mms
113 grams
136 grams
222 grams
Xmax
+/- 13 mm
+/- 13.5 mm
+/-16mm
RMS
600 watts
700 watts
800 watts
Sd
0.035 M2
0.045 M2
0.079 M2
Freq. Resp.
23Hz-500Hz
20Hz-500Hz
18Hz-500Hz
Efficiency
94.1 dB
94.65 dB
97.44 dB
Model #
Audiobahn Woofer Parameters
Theile / Small Parameters
Box 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 #
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.)
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.)
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.)
AW1000N
AW1200N
AW1500N
0.65
2 x 6.5
34.63
35
40
0.15
0.01
0.75
1.3
3x7
24.61
35
39
0.2
0.026
1.5
1.6
4 x 10
25.65
38
40
0.25
0.071
2
1.35
3x8
14
30
36
0.15
0.031
1.5
2.3
4x7
15.4
31
38
0.2
0.047
2.5
2.65
4x7
22
32
35
0.25
0.048
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Space Saver Bass Design
Everyday Bass Performer
Ultimate SPL Bass Box
(Not Designed for Competition)
2.35
4 x 8.25
9.55
30
36
0.15
0.053
2.5
3.3
(2) 4 x 11
7.22
30
37
0.2
0.12
3.5
3.5
(2) 4 x 11
11.97
30
35
0.25
0.153
4
80
48
50
A port velocity of 20% or under is good for everday use and 5% or under for SPL competition . Port velocity
translates to port noise, so the lower the number, the less port noise you will incur.
An EBP of less then 45 is SUGGESTED for only a sealed box and greater then 65 for a ported box.
EBP
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,
the higher the frequency the sub will play, and the more power it will handle.
Model #
AW1000N
AW1200N
AW1500N
Minimum (Cu. Ft.)
Maximum (Cu. Ft.)
SPL
(dB)
0.25
0.75
85.4
0.5
1.5
87.7
1
3.5
90.5
Sealed
All sealed boxes already include the displacement for the subwoofer. NR = (Not Recommended)
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Technical Support (800)488-8595 / tech@audiobahn.com
Warning / Disclaimer
WARNING
Investigate the layout of your automobile thoroughly before drilling or cutting any holes.
Take care when you work near gas tanks, gas lines, hydraulic lines, and electrical wiring.
Do not use the power amplifier unmounted. 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
equiptment 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 a different type or rating may result in damage to
this system which is not covered by the warranty.
Disclaimer
Specifications are subject to change with out notice.
For the most updated Specifications call Audiobahn,
your local Authorized Audiobahn Dealer,
or check the Audiobahn web site.
www.audiobahn.com
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Warranty
Technical Support (800)488-8595 / tech@audiobahn.com
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 provide 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 the Distributor of that specific country and are not
covered 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 DOES NOT WARRANTY ANY PRODUCTS NOT PURCHASED
THROUGH AN AUTHORIZED DEALER.
(A list of Authorized Audiobahn Dealers can be found on our web page).
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 / terminals
Any product that is new, and/or found to be in working condition
L.E.D. indicators on electronics (Audiobahn will only replace L.E.D.(s) found to be
defective at the time of purchase)
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Technical Assistance (800)488-8595 / tech@audiobahn.com
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 ( #) 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:
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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@audiobahn.com
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