3-Layer Glass Fiber
Composite Cone: The first layer of the cone is woven together
with threads of spun glass, the second layer arranges the glass material into a
honeycomb design, and the third layer is exactly like the first. The woofer cones
feature a curved geometry that permits a flat response across a wide bandwidth.
The composite construction produces cones that are strong, light and have high internal
damping to provide awesome life-like sound reproduction.
Each woofer is made with a rubber surround that withstands the extremes of the automotive
environment. The rubber surround improves sound quality by reducing 2nd and 3rd order
harmonics, and it provides wider frequency response.
The spider has the job of centering the voice coil and providing the rear suspension for
the speaker. The Fanatic Q Component system woofers use a flat spider to ensure great
sound with long life and durability.
Voice Coil: The 1.25" voice coils are wound on an
anodized aluminum former for more efficient heat dissipation. This helps ensure durability and high
Proprietary Cast ABS
Basket: The proprietary molded ABS basket helps eliminate
destructive resonance frequencies while providing a light, rigid foundation for
the midrange woofer. The reduction of destructive resonance
frequencies helps minimize coloration of the reproduced sound.
Vented Pole Piece:
The pole piece extends from the back of the speaker into the voice coil area. The Fanatic
Q woofers are made with a vented pole piece so that air may circulate in the voice coil
gap. Air circulating in the voice coil gap helps dissipate heat and results in greater
power handling and increased reliability.
Voice Coil Cooling: The woofers feature a vented pole piece and
a rounded edge vent opening. The rounded edge of the vent opening reduces "huffing" noises caused during
extreme cone excursions. The vent allows more efficient cooling of the voice
coil and increases power handling.
Tweeter Bridge Grilles and Standard
Grilles: This component set
comes with two standard-type grilles and grille rings and two "tweeter
bridge" grilles and grille rings. Each tweeter bridge grille is made with a
cutout that accepts the tweeter bridge of the special grill rings.
When the tweeters are mounted in the tweeter bridges, they are positioned in front of the
woofers in a coaxial configuration. The tweeter bridge grilles and grille rings allow you to put the great sound of this component system in a vehicle you would
prefer not to modify to accept the other tweeter mounts included with this
system. The tweeters may be swiveled in the tweeter bridges to achieve the
best imaging and response. The height of a tweeter bridge grille and
grille ring with a tweeter installed is 1.035", and the height of a
standard grille is 0.73"; the diameter of all four grilles is 5.4".
Aluminum Dome with
Silk Surround: Each tweeter has an aluminum dome with a silk
surround. This combines the low mass and strength of aluminum with the smoothness of silk
for the ultimate in high frequency reproduction.
Options: The tweeters may be flush, surface, "wedge"
or tweeter bridge mounted; for more info on tweeter bridge mounting, see
"Tweeter Bridge Grilles and Standard Grilles" at the bottom of the
woofer information section.
The tweeters swivel inside the flush, surface and tweeter bridge sockets, but
they cannot be swiveled in the
"wedge mount" sockets. The "wedge mount" sockets are surface mounts
that hold the tweeters at a fixed angle (may be mounted to provide a 15 or 60
degree angle). The tweeters must be installed using one of the four sockets.
The tweeters come
installed in the flush mount sockets. To remove the tweeter from the
socket, turn the back plate of the socket counterclockwise, then lift the back plate away
from the socket to access the tweeter.
Tweeter Mounting Dimensions
||Flush Mount (swivel)
||Surface Mount (swivel)
(fixed 15 or
60 degree angle)
degrees) or 0.973" (15 degrees)
2-Way Butterworth Crossovers: The crossovers feature
a 24dB/octave, 4kHz high-pass network for the tweeters and a 12dB/octave, 4kHz
low-pass network for the woofers. The steep slope of the high-pass network allows the
tweeters to handle greater power, while the low-pass network provides for a seamless
transition between the tweeter and woofer.
Dimensions: W=6.236", H=1.435", D=4.270"
Tweeter Protection: This built-in protection circuit includes two
incandescent bulbs (visible through the clear crossover cover) and limits power to the
tweeter when the "danger" threshold is exceeded. This method of protection is
inaudible because the circuit simply limits power and does not shut the tweeter off.
The bulbs are user replaceable.
0dB/-3dB/-6dB Tweeter Output Level: There is a jumper pad located on the
crossover circuit board that allows the user to select full output level (0dB) or
attenuated (-3dB or -6dB) tweeter operation. This allows you to match the tweeter output
level with the woofer output level for balanced response. Typically, when the tweeter and
woofer are mounted so they are about the same distance from the listener's ears, the
jumper is left in the 0dB position. When the tweeter location is much closer to the
listener's ears than the woofer's location, the jumper should be set to the -3dB or -6dB
Switch: This 0-degree/180-degree switch allows easy comparison of tweeter
phase without the need to disconnect speaker wires. The switch should be set in the
position that produces the best response.
Components: The crossovers a built with air
core inductors, ferrite core inductors and high-end, "low-loss"
mylar capacitors to maintain
maximum sound quality.
Inputs/Outputs: The crossover
inputs and outputs are gold plated screw terminals. The terminals are gold
plated to prevent performance robbing corrosion.
Mounting: There are 3 mounting holes in the base of
manual lists separate sensitivity specs for the woofer (85.9dB) and tweeter (91dB). The
sensitivity figure listed in the Crutchfield database is the average of the two individual
sensitivity specifications. The average sensitivity (88.45dB) is given because it
more accurately represents the overall sensitivity of the system; this permits a better
estimation of the power needed for clean, high volume output.