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400W 10" X-Series Shallow Mount Dual 2 ohm Car Subwoofer w/ Aluminum Shorting Ring (XQW 102)

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NVX XQW102

400W 10" X-Series Shallow Mount Dual 2 ohm Car Subwoofer w/ Aluminum Shorting Ring (XQW 102)

$199.99

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NVX X-Series Subwoofer Breakdown




Hybrid Cone

Egyptian Papyrus-Blend Cone

The NVX X-Series features an ultra stiff, lightweight cone material custom made from finely milled pulp & Egyptian Papyrus fibers. The cone is treated with a soft matte black finish for a stylish and modern look.

Vertically Attached oSD Surround

Patented Surround Technology

XQW woofers are engineered with a unique oSD (oversized SD) surround. This patented technology involves attaching the surround on a vertical edge for increased surface area, which translates to more bass. Additionally, the surround itself is constructed with a multi-radius elliptical edge for incredibly symmetrical, linear cone movement.

Aluminum Shorting Ring

Aluminum Shorting Ring

Another feature which seperates the X-Series from other woofers on the market is the innovative aluminum shorting ring. The shorting ring is basically a conductive aluminum ring placed between the pole piece and the voice coil former. This ring will essentially reduce the negative effects of the inductance which is inherently present in any loudspeaker. In short, this shorting ring:

  • Improves power delivery to the voice coil
  • Decreases distortion
  • Contributes to linear cone movement
  • Improves high-end extension
  • Decreases risk of overheating

Optimized for Small Enclosures

Space Efficient Design

These subwoofers only require 6" of mounting depth to produce intensely powerful bass. NVX utilized the latest loudspeaker technology to design a space-saving subwoofer without the anemic sound of typical shallow-mount woofers. NVX claims that the X-Series is "The discerning listener's alternative" to such shallow subwoofers, and we agree.

High Temperature Voice Coil

3" High-Temp Voice Coil

The stout 3" high temperature voice coil is constructed from a copper wire wrapped around an TSV TIL former. This industry standard design is powerful enough to readily drive the cone with strict linear control, yet at the same time remains efficient enough for the compact, space saving magnet structure. The black appearance of the coil is a result of the special treatment which is applied to improve power handling and heat dissipation.

Low Turbulence Basket

Custom Cast Aluminum Basket

The custom basket of the X-Series woofer is striking in terms of both aesthetics and engineering. A particularly open basket was designed in order to improve airflow for superior cone response and reduced back-wave interference. NVX engineers chose aluminum both for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, as well as to eliminate interference with the magnet structure.

High-Excursion Tinsel Leads

High Excursion Tinsel Leads

The tinsel leads used in the X-Series woofer are a small example of the incredible attention to detail of the NVX engineers. These tinsel leads are attached at the basin of each fold in the spider with sufficient slack for full excursion. This prevents damage to the leads from the movement of the cone, while also keeping them securely attached to prevent mechanical noise.



General Features:

  • 10" Dual 2 Ohm X-Series Series Shallow Mount Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: 2 ohms
  • Custom blend of finely milled pulp and Egyptian papyrus fiber cone with smooth matte finish
  • Multi-Radius Elliptical edge foam surround
  • Includes oSd surround technology (U.S. Patent #7,031,487) allowing for an extra 8-12% more surface area than competing subwoofers
  • Innovative aluminum shorting ring system with several positive impacts on the subwoofer:
    • Improved power delivery to the voice coil
    • Decreased inductive distortion
    • Improved cone linearity
    • Improved high-end extension
    • Decreased risk of overheating
  • 3" High temperature voice coil designed with an oxygen-free copper coil
  • 123 oz double stacked ferrite magnet
  • Optimal ported enclosure tuning frequency: 36 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 33 Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 4-7/8"
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
X-Series (NVX)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
500 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Dual
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
2 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
3"
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 200 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
87 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
20 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Foam
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Double Stacked
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.25 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.57 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.50 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.74 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
4-7/8"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
9-13/16"

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
33 Hz
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
25 liters
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
0.35
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
0.38

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.3
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0
Jarvis

Paducah

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Note to buyers

April 9, 2013

i do not own one but as a note, the other reviewer bought it for spl, its NOT an spl subwoofer, its an SQ sub, meaning, NOT MEANT FOR LOUD, its MEANT FOR SOUND QUALITY, if your looking for spl, get the vcw, i've seen videos and they are insane, they cause large window and roof flex as well as slight tire flex on one 12

NOTE: i made everything 5 stars cause the only way i can post is if i do that, and i'm an nvx fan.

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Sam

Sierra Vista, AZ

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Decent Subs for SQ in a sealed box

February 25, 2013

This review is based on using the subs for a day and a half. Marginally recommend this sub for SQ but not SPL. My attraction is their small sealed box airspace minimum requirement. I called and talked to NVX tech support and they recommended using .5 cu ft airspace for each one in a sealed application. I purchased 2 of them, put them each in seperate sealed boxes with almost .5 cu ft each. I have an Kicker IX1000.1 amp pushing both of them, so they are seeing just short of 500 w rms each. I am not impressed with their SPL (and mildly dissapointed), but what SPL is there, the SQ sounds pretty good, they just haven't earned an excellent rating yet. Considering their price now ($*** each), I think one can achieve a similiar sound at a lower price point. Polk Audio MM subs come to mind (I've used before but they need quite a bit of airspace). I should probably update this review after a couple of weeks (don't know if they will improve with a break-in period, but I hope so).

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Drew

Chicago, IL

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Pure Bass Bliss

April 10, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen, this sub is for pure sound quality. NVX is the REAL DEAL! I've been searching for the perfect sub and this is it! Incredible musical accuracy, beautiful lows, smooth response, automotive bass perfection! I can't wait to get back into my car again and listen. My interior components (JL C5's) cannot keep up with the sq of this sub! Time to upgrade lol. This sub is NOT for spl, but for perfect bass reproduction. If you are an sq nut, buy this sub! Also, I have this matched with the nvx brand ported enclosure.

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Bill

Sierra Vista, AZ

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Great SQ Sub

April 8, 2013

After using 2 of these 10's for a couple of months, I recommend them for SQ right off the bat. SPL was lacking initially, had both of them on an Kicker IX1000.1 (about 450 watts rms each) and each sub in .475 sealed chambers. After marginal SPL, I put both on a Kicker ZXS1500.1 (about 600-650 rms each). Great improvement, but I still wanted more SPL. I called and talked to the manufacturer, they said increase the sealed box size or go to ported boxes. I opted for larger sealed boxes (.7 cu ft each). Again, great improvement and now I am SPL satisfied and can recommend them for SQ (never in question) and SPL.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

XQW102

UPC

818060011719

Weight

26.00lbs

Internal SKU

xqw102

Internal Product ID

46483

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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