Audience A3S2-16 Full Range Driver (3 inch)
The Audience A3S2-16 is the latest iteration of our breakthrough full range loudspeaker driver design, comprising the patented XBL motor, patent-pending suspension and patent-pending basket. The A32-16 has an exceptionally flat response from 40Hz to 22Khz with very high power handling and dynamic range. The A3S2-16 is built like a high power subwoofer driver using a large neodymium motor structure, big voice coil, and suspension venting. The A3S2-16 is ultra-responsive at 2.5 grams total moving mass providing state of the art resolution and dynamic range. The A32-16 sports 12mm of usable excursion with less than 1 dB compression at levels up to 95 dB SPL.
The voice coil and tensile wires of the A3S2-16 are made from OHNO mono-crystal copper wire for unsurpassed clarity and resolution.
The XBL A3S2-16 motor design generates an extremely uniform force over the excursion range, resulting in much less distortion and compression. The A3S2-16 motor design also allows for an extremely low voice coil inductance, ensuring exceptional flat response to higher frequencies.
The A3S2-16 surround, patent-pending, is uniquely s-shaped allowing for the surround to provide large excursions without shrouding the cone and with uniform resistance in both directions.
The A3S2-16 basket, patent-pending, support the structure while free of typical design resonances, it is unobstructed and avoids trapped air volumes. The mechanical design was extensively refined using state of the art Finite Element Analysis to have no mechanical resonance problems.
The A3S2-16 spider was designed with special materials and designed to provide for large linear excursions. The A3S2-16 spider is of a size usually associated only with much larger drivers.
The A3S2-16 pole piece venting is also unusual in that a vent of this size is usually only seen in much larger subwoofer type drivers. This large vent supports a high volume of airflow for optimum cooling of the voice coil, resulting in superior power handling. Further, the vent utilizes radiuses on both ends to prevent turbulence.
The Cone of the A3S2-16 is a curvilinear design, executed with an anodized aluminium-magnesium alloy, which makes for an exceptionally rigid cone. The concave dust cap is made of a proprietary material providing constrained layer damping to control cone break up at high frequency, and maximize high-frequency dispersion.
The above are some, not all, of the unique and special design features of the A3S2-16. For further information please contact Audience.