Want fat sound? Get a sub that's got PHAT built in. Audiobahn's Natural Excursion AW102N 10" subwoofer owes much of its big bass output to a 2" thick PHAT foam surround that allows plenty of woofer movement without ever losing control. You'll hear big bass that's also tight and clean.

The high-gloss chrome-plated basket and magnet make this sub a stunning addition to your ride. A distinctive chrome-plated crown protects the surround and coated pulp cone from damage.

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Product Highlights:

  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • coated pulp cone with 2" PHAT foam surround
  • chrome-plated basket
  • power range: 50-450 RMS watts (900 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 29-1000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92.3 dB
  • mounting depth: 5"
  • sealed box volume: 0.50-1.25 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 0.75-2.50 cu. ft.
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • One 10" Woofer
  • Top Ring (installed)
  • Gasket
  • Window sticker
  • 4mm Allen wrench for speaker terminals
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty information/Product Registration Card
  • Product ID card with model number and serial number

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Enclosure Compatibility


Cast Basket: The woofer uses a polished chrome aluminum cast basket. This ensures a perfect alignment on each and every woofer. Unlike stamped baskets, the cast basket cannot bend or tweak under normal play and wear. Rigidity is important when trying to achieve strong bass and high SPL.

Poly Coated Cone: The cone material in the Natural Excursion subwoofers is spruce pulp paper. This provides a combination of weight and strength and allows high levels of output without cone failure. The cone is non-pressed and has a 2-layer poly coating which increases the cone rigidity and lowers distortion.

Convex Dust Cap: An inverted dust cap is used to increase cone rigidity and improve power handling by forcing more air through the voice coil. Smooth frequency response is an added benefit.

Treated Foam Surround: The 2" treated foam surround is resistant to temperature variations and provides the consistent support necessary for the linear motion of the speaker cone. In addition, the inherent damping capabilities eliminate the transmission of sonic disturbances between the cone and the frame of the speaker. This greatly improves the clarity of the speaker's output.

Aluminum Voice Coil Former: The voice coil former is black, anodized aluminum for highly efficient thermal transfer. This allows winding high temperature copper wire in multiple layers (4-layer in this case) for improved efficiency. This allows improved power handling by effectively dissipating heat.

Extended Pole Piece: The pole piece has been extended to provide a more linear magnetic field for the operation of the woofer. This lowers distortion and provides the woofer with better low frequency response.

Vented Oversized Back Plate: The back plate has been stepped deeper to allow the woofer more excursion without bottoming out. Additionally, the back plate is vented with a radius aerodynamic back vent, which efficiently and quickly circulates cool air around the voice coil. This allows for more excursion and increased power handling.

Flat Spider: The speaker's linear compliance is balanced through the use of a flat spider design. A flat spider provides symmetrical control of the voice coil through its cone excursion. Linear cone excursion reduces harmonic distortion for improved sound quality. This allows for reduced mechanical distortion for better sound quality.

Crossover: Audiobahn recommends using a 12 dB/octave active crossover between 80 Hz and 100 Hz.

Lug-Lock Speaker Terminals: There are two positive and two negative inputs for bare wire up to 8 gauge. The wire is held in place by tightening Allen Head bolts using the included Allen wrench. Using the second pair of terminals, additional speakers can easily be wired in parallel.

Crown: The six-pronged crown protects the woofer from accidental damage while allowing plenty of cone excursion. The measurements in the Crutchfield database are taken with the crown installed. With the crown removed, the flange height decreases to 0.343" and the mounting height decreases to 0.882".

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: Audiobahn recommends a sealed enclosure with an internal volume between 0.5 and 1.25 cubic feet. While no ideal volume is given, the manual notes the larger enclosure will play a lower note, but will not handle as much power.

Recommended Ported Box Volume: Audiobahn recommends a ported enclosure with a total internal volume between 0.75 and 2.5 cubic feet (including port and woofer displacement). Three specific enclosures are listed in the manual. The "Space Saver" design is 0.75 cubic feet and has one 2" diameter x 6.75" long port. The "Everyday Bass Performer" design is 1.5 cubic feet and has one 3" diameter x 8" long port. The "Ultimate SPL" design is 2.5 cubic feet and has one 4" diameter x 8" long port.

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Audiobahn AW102N

Written By Shoe, Magazine, Arkansas on Monday, November 06, 2006

I bought two of these subs in the 10" version. I put them in a truck box and put them behind my seat. I have a 2-channel Sony X-plod 1200 watt amp hooked up to this. These things rock. They hit so hard. I love these subs. I recommend these subs to anybody.

Lots of Thud and Power from this Subwoofer

Written By George P, North Canton, Ohio on Friday, November 03, 2006

I have owned this speaker for two years, and have it installed in a single sealed\polyfilled hatchback enclosure facing the rear. I have a 300W Profile monoblock amp driving this at 3/4 output, crossed over at 80Hz, and this produces so much bass that I fear I am close to shattering the back window at various songs. One of these installed and properly powered, and you would not need to purchase any other sub. The sound is loud and very tight, not muddy, no audible distortion. Would re-buy if I ever had to buy another sub for somebody else.
Thanks, and good luck.

Little, but packs a lot of power.

Written By Duane, Queens, NY on Saturday, September 16, 2006

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I recently purchased the audiobahn AW102N and all I can say was that I was blown away. I never expected it to sound as good as the 12" sub I replaced it with. The bass is very clean and loud. I very happy with the choice that I made.

Audiobahn AW102N

Written By Brandon, Rochester, NY on Thursday, August 17, 2006

I hate it when people say audiobahn is only for show......i have two of these in a custom ported box that i built to audiobahn specs and they hit harder than my two 12" MTX thunder 8000's im driving them with the audiobahn A8000T amp. I reconmend for everyone!!

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