The Z v.5 is the second step up in our "ultra-high excursion" subwoofer lineup after the X v.2 series and replaces the world-famous Z v.4 series. The 10, 12, 15, and 18" models all feature our custom tooled and patented frames (US Patent Numbers D691596, D691597, D691598, and D741841).
We mate these new platform frames to a triple stacked 234mm (9.21”) diameter motor structure with a total magnet stack height of 102mm (4.01”) featuring a hyper-extended pole and extreme clearances (allowing over 4" p-p travel before mechanical bottom effectively making it bottomless). Compared to the X v.2 motor both the top & back plates are thicker allowing for even more magnetic strength and excursion potential.
This motor drives a 3" diameter 4-Layer Flat Wire Aluminum Coil wound on a thick aluminum former to incredible levels of excursion. The Z v.5 now uses the same voice coil as the NS v.3 series in the stock configuration – which means it is now a much longer 4-layer compared to a shorter 8-layer found in the Z v.4 series. The 4-Layer coil is able to shed heat faster, has a much lower inductance, and has less mass all while allowing for a higher linear excursion and thus significantly less distortion. We leveraged the much larger motor to keep total motor force similar to the Z v.4 Rev.2 while also having all of the other advantages listed prior. We do also offer an optional 8-layer coil that offers a significantly higher motor force factor & thus a lower Qts.
Compared to the Z v.4 Rev.2 we also increased the thickness of the Magnet ID shorting ring by 33% to further reduce static inductance and inductive distortion over strong. Based on our years of experience with the Z v.4 series we improved the voice coil ventilation to be even more effective and feature reduced turbulence in order to reduce voice coil temperatures & increase reliability.
The Z v.5 series was designed from the ground-up to become the new standard in the low-frequency / small ported box subwoofer category in this price range. They will work in the same small enclosures that you are used to using for Sundown Audio subwoofers, although, the will tolerate enclosures up to about 50% larger than those if you desire even more low-end extension.
The Z v.5 series is really a different kind of woofer due to its incredibly linear suspension. They are designed for the LOWEST level of bass extension possible in a small enclosure while maintaining extremely low levels of distortion.
Features & Technology:
- Xmax = 35mm one-way by 70% BL
- RMS Power = 2000-watts
* Heavily 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 4-Layer Aluminum Flat Wire Voice Coil (Made in USA)
- Large aluminum Faraday Ring (Magnet ID)
- Pole Cap Faraday Ring / Air-Flow Optimization Plug
- Spring Loaded Terminals
- Stitched-On Double-XL Tinsel Leads to prevent fatigue and failure
- Mega-Roll v.2 Surround Technology
- High strength, custom tooled & patented cast aluminum frame
- Optimized for small ported & band-pass enclosures
* -- These features combine to create the optimized coil ventilation system.
Specifications ZV5 10" DUAL 1 OHM ZV5 10" DUAL 2 OHM RE (ohms) 2.0 Ohm 4.0 Ohm FS (Hz) 38.5 39.4hz Vas (L) 11.7 11.3 Qes 0.51 0.53 Qms 3.53 4.29 Qts 0.44 0.47 Le (mH) 0.73 1.63 BL (NA) 15.3 21.3 Mms (Grams) 245.1 241.5 Cms (uM/N) 0.07 0.07 Sens (1w/1m) 83.0db 83.1db
Specifications ZV5 12" DUAL 1 OHM ZV5 12" DUAL 2 OHM RE (ohms) 2.0 Ohm 4.0 Ohm FS (Hz) 33 35.6 Vas (L) 21.1 17.6 Qes 0.52 0.53 Qms 3.63 4.33 Qts 0.46 0.47 Le (mH) 0.73 1.78 BL (NA) 15.2 22.5 Mms (Grams) 291.5 298.7 Cms (uM/N) 0.08 0.07 Sens (1w/1m) 83.4db 83.6db
Specifications ZV5 15" DUAL 1 OHM ZV5 15" DUAL 2 OHM RE (ohms) 2.0 Ohm 4.0 Ohm FS (Hz) 28.3 27.4 Vas (L) 63.9 67.0 Qes 0.49 0.50 Qms 3.81 4.27 Qts 0.43 0.45 Le (mH) 0.74 1.67 BL (NA) 16.4 22.7 Mms (Grams) 371.1 375.7 Cms (uM/N) 0.09 0.09 Sens (1w/1m) 86.5db 86.2db
Specifications ZV5 18" DUAL 1 OHM ZV5 18" DUAL 2 OHM RE (ohms) 2.0 Ohm 4.0 Ohm FS (Hz) 25.7 25.0 Vas (L) 150.1 156.2 Qes 0.54 0.58 Qms 4.78 5.07 Qts 0.49 0.52 Le (mH) 0.83 1.65 BL (NA) 16.5 22.5 Mms (Grams) 458.7 467.0 Cms (uM/N) 0.08 0.09 Sens (1w/1m) 88.6db 88.1db
ZV45 10" Sealed N/A Ported 1.50 ft^3 Displacement 0.22 ft^3 Depth 10.500" Outside Diameter 11.65" Cut-Out 10.01" Recommended Tuning 32hz Recommended Port Area 24 in^2
ZV5 12" Sealed N/A Ported 2.50 ft^3 Displacement 0.23 ft^3 Depth 11.27" Outside Diameter 12.67" Cut-Out 11.09" Recommended Tuning 32hz Recommended Port Area 40 in^2
ZV5 15" Sealed N/A Ported 4.25 ft^3 Displacement 0.25 ft^3 Depth 12.46" Outside Diameter 15.51" Cut-Out 13.83" Recommended Tuning 32hz Recommended Port Area 68 in^2
ZV5 18" Sealed N/A Ported 7.00 ft^3 Displacement 0.26 ft^3 Depth 14.05" Outside Diameter 18.42" Cut-Out 16.69" Recommended Tuning 32hz Recommended Port Area 112 in^2