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Scanspeak 16W/4538G05 Automotive Woofer - Gold Series

5¼"  Automotive Woofer Euro-Din mount chassis. Sandwich cone - new product.

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The Scanspeak 16W/4538G05 is an audiophile grade  Euro-Din* (165mm) mount woofer with a response optimised specifically for the in-car environment. Combining sliced cone advancements from the class leading Illuminator range, the 16W/4538G05 features a bonded rearside polycarbonate membrane - this unique new sandwich cone technology suppresses breakup modes dramatically whilst enhancing internal damping. This top notch performer also features symmetrical drive, SBR rubber surround, aluminium chassis and compact Neodymium magnet assembly.  A superb in-car bass unit with true audiophile performance.

*Euro-Din is a mounting standard found in most European cars, commonly 130 or 165mm (usually doors).

Key Features:

  • Patented Symmetrical Drive Motor System
  • Sliced / Glued + Polycarbonate sandwich cone
  • CompactNeodymium Magnet Assembly
  • Low Damping SBR Rubber Surround
  • Strong 165mm Euro-Din Aluminium Chassis
  • Low Loss Linear Suspension

Basic parameters:

Resonant frequency (fs) 36 Hz Nominal impedance (Zn) 4 Ω
Mechanical  Q factor (Qms) 3.82 DC resistance (Re) 3.5 Ω
Electrical Q factor (Qes) 0.39 Peak long term power 125W
Total Q factor (Qts) 0.35 Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB
Equivalent volume (Vas) 24L Chassis diameter 165.5 mm

Here's the full datasheet:

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