Sundown Audio Z v5 12" Sub woofer 2000W RMS Subwoofer
What a BEAST!!
Posted by Unleashed01 on 16th Aug 2017
The ZV5 series is such a beast! It weigh's all of 93 lbs. I am very impressed with the way this subwoofer is built. Pictures of this Sub do not do it justice. I have had decent subs my entire life and none of them have compared to the ZV5. I would recommend this Sub to anyone that values quality. I give Sundown 5 stars for their pursuit of perfection in car audio!
Can i enter more than 5?
Posted by Steven c on 27th Oct 2016
This thing is a power hungry monster, but if you feed it properly it will reward you with the dirtiest bass you've ever heard in your life. Even if you can't power it with the full 2000 watts, Sundown has made it so efficient that it can pump out quality lows with just a fraction of the power. Make sure you have the recommend box volume and make it deep!!! And this sub is not for the faint of hearted, or rookies or anyone who lives within 100 miles of another human being. You've been warned
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 – which means it is now a much longer 4-layer vs. a shorter 8-layer. The 4-Layer coil is able to shed heat faster, has a much lower inductance, and has less mass all while being much longer allowing for a higher linear excursion and thus less distortion. We leveraged the much larger motor to keep total motor force slightly higher than the Z v.4 Rev.2 while also having all of the other advantages listed prior.
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.