ZV3 SERIES

MSRP Starting at: $615

The third generation Z series woofer builds upon many years of customer and SPL competition experience to create an exceptional combination of low distortion and high output at a reasonable price. The Z v.3 line carries a conservative 1500-watt RMS rating. This line features a beefy 8-layer flat-wound aluminum voice coil wound on a black aluminum former. As with our SA series these woofers also feature dual faraday rings for lower levels of distortion and higher power delivery from your amplifiers.

The Z v.3 line has been a staple in our line-up since 2011 and it quickly became our best-selling "big boy" driver of its time as our top-of-the-line model (until the launch of the X and Z v.4). It remains in our line-up for customers after a more "traditional" driver and/or a shallower mounting depth than the X and Z v.4 series. The 10" model is no longer available -- the 12/15/18 are still in full production.

As discussed above the Z v.3 is a more “traditional” subwoofer design. It does not feature the same Mega-Roll surround or massive, patented frame technologies as our larger lines / X series. It has a more aggressive & punchy sound that many folks still enjoy. It is also the best choice for higher-frequency SPL burp classes in our ferrite-based subwoofer line.

Anyone who has been around the competition scene for long is well aware of the reputation built by the Z v.3 series woofers. They hold a slew of world championships in bass race, bass boxing, and various SPL competition formats.

 

Features & Technology:

  • Xmax = 30mm one-way by 70% BL (15/18) and 25mm one-way by 70% BL (12)
  • RMS Power = 1500-watts
  • * Vented magnetic gap
  • * Optimized high-velocity pole vent
  • * Innovative high-velocity vented frame spacer ring
  • Black Aluminum 3” voice coil former for superior heat dissipation
  • High Temperature 8-Layer Aluminum Flat Wire Voice Coil (Made in USA)
  • Large aluminum faraday ring (Magnet ID)
  • Spring Loaded Terminals
  • Stitched-On Double-XL Tinsel Leads to prevent fatigue and failure
  • High strength cast aluminum frames
  • Optimized for small ported & band-pass enclosures
  • (The 12” model MUST be used in SMALL enclosures)

* -- These features combine to create the optimized coil ventilation system.

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    • Specifications ZV3 10"D1 ZV3 10" D2
      RE (ohms) 1.5 ohm 2.8 ohm
      FS (Hz) 47.2Hz 47.4Hz
      Vas (L) 7.4L 8.0L
      Qes 0.5 0.5
      Qms 7.2 6.9
      Qts 0.5 0.4
      Le (mH) 1.6 mH 3.1 mH
      BL (NA) 14.0 19.6
      Mms (Grams) 256.4 g 235.9 g
      Cms (uM/N) 7.2 6.9
      Sens (1w/1m) 83.1 db 83.9 db
    • Specifications ZV3 12"D1 ZV3 12" D2
      RE (ohms) 1.5 ohm 2.8 ohm
      FS (Hz) 47.2Hz 47.2Hz
      Vas (L) 17.5L  
      Qes 0.5  
      Qms 7.2  
      Qts 0.5  
      Le (mH) 3.2 mH  
      BL (NA) 19.6  
      Mms (Grams) 276.3 g  
      Cms (uM/N) 7.2 uM/N  
      Sens (1w/1m) 85.3 db  
    • Specifications ZV3 15"D1 ZV3 15" D2
      RE (ohms) 1.8 ohm 3.6 ohm
      FS (Hz) 33.4Hz 33.5Hz
      Vas (L) 57.2L 58.0L
      Qes 0.5 0.5
      Qms 7.3 6.3
      Qts 0.5 0.5
      Le (mH) 1.9 mH 4.3 mH
      BL (NA) 15.8 21.8
      Mms (Grams) 352.8 g 345.0 g
      Cms (uM/N) 64.2 uM/N 65.1 uM/N
      Sens (1w/1m) 87.6 db 87.7 db
    • Specifications ZV3 18"D1 ZV3 18" D2
      RE (ohms) 1.7 ohm 4.0 ohm
      FS (Hz) 31.8Hz 31.9Hz
      Vas (L) 104.2L 96.5L
      Qes 0.5 0.6
      Qms 5.5 5.0
      Qts 0.5 0.5
      Le (mH) 2.0 mH 3.5 mH
      BL (NA) 17.8 17.8
      Mms (Grams) 503.8 g 541.4 g
      Cms (uM/N) 49.5 uM/N 45.8 uM/N
      Sens (1w/1m) 89.6 db 88.5 db
    • ZV3 10"
      Sealed 0.5 ft^3
      Ported 1.0 ft^3
      Displacement 0.21ft^3
      Depth 8.25"
      Outside Diameter 10.500"
      Cut-Out 9.250"
      Recommended Tuning 32hz
      Recommended Port Area 16 in^2
    • ZV3 12"
      Sealed 1.0ft^3
      Ported 2.0 ft^3
      Displacement 0.21ft^3
      Depth 8.75"
      Outside Diameter 12.625"
      Cut-Out 11.125"
      Recommended Tuning 32hz
      Recommended Port Area 32 in^2
    • ZV3 15"
      Sealed 2.0 ft^3
      Ported 3.0 ft^3
      Displacement 0.24 ft^3
      Depth 10.00"
      Outside Diameter 15.625"
      Cut-Out 14.125"
      Recommended Tuning 32hz
      Recommended Port Area 48 in^2
    • ZV3 18"
      Sealed 3.0 ft^3
      Ported 4.0 ft^3
      Displacement 0.25 ft^3
      Depth 11.25"
      Outside Diameter 18.425
      Cut-Out 16.692"
      Recommended Tuning 32hz
      Recommended Port Area 64 in^2
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        ZV3 15"
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        ZV3 18"
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