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Tymphany NE315W-08 12" Subwoofer Speaker

Brand:|Model: NE315W-08|Part # 264-1142
Tymphany's (formerly Vifa) NE315W-08 12" neodymium subwoofer features a sophisticated, aerodynamic cast aluminum basket that also serves as a heat sink. The driver's Pentacone diaphragm technology and high-strength neodymium magnet provide incredibly deep, clean bass fundamentals.
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Part # 264-1142
  • Cast aluminum frame promotes motor cooling
  • Sculpted design improves airflow and reduces reflections
  • High-strength compact neodymium magnet system
  • Proprietary coated natural wood fiber cone with half-roll rubber surround
  • Long-throw 2" voice coil on strong, heat resistant titanium former
  • Copper pole piece cap for reduced inductance
  • 8 ohm nominal impedance

Product Details

Tymphany NE315W-08 12" Subwoofer Speaker

The Tymphany NE315W-08 12" subwoofer's open cast aluminum basket design minimizes internal acoustic reflections and helps cool the neodymium motor. An additional heat sink supplements thermal dissipation. The cone is constructed of a coated natural wood fiber, with a butyl rubber surround designed by finite element analysis for linearity of performance. FEA techniques also contribute to the motor's copper cap, which reduces inductance and extends the driver's upper frequency range.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)190 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)380 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response20 to 1,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity85.4 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)20 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.54 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)11.72
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.36
  • Total Q (Qts)0.35
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)5.7 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.45 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)17.68 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)140.1g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)9.35 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)506.7 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialWood Fiber
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil FormerTitanium
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter12.4"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter11.33"
  • Depth6.19"
  • # Mounting Holes5
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.3 ft.³
  • Sealed F345 Hz
  • Vented Volume2.86 ft.³
  • Vented F327 Hz
Tymphany NE315W-08 12" Subwoofer Speaker
  • BrandTymphany
  • ModelNE315W-08
  • Part Number264-1142
  • UPC844632092657
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight6.1 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Tymphany NE315W-08 12" Subwoofer Speaker
Tymphany NE315W-08 12" Subwoofer Speaker is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best woofer in three way floor speakerThis is the best woofer I have ever heard in a three way design. It is the clean musical, and how no unwanted boom or coloring.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 Custom built subI purchased this sub woofer and mounted it in a Parts Express 3 cubic foot Gloss black (SWC3-BK 3.0 ft³ Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black). I did considerable enforcement of that cabinet and ported it with a 4 inch port 17 inches long. A decision made with help from parts express tech adviser. I powered it with an external sub amp that has 250 watts @ 8 ohms (apex SR). The finished sub goes very deep, and has incredible punch. It is musical and still able to do Home Theater work with ease. Tight with out boom. The product description claims "incredibly deep, clean bass fundamentals" and it lives up to that.
Date published: 2012-01-06
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Tymphany NE315W-08 12" Subwoofer Speaker

What crossover point is recommended between the NE315W-08 and an Usher 8498A?

Asked by: Auburn81
These drivers can handle a wide crossover range, anything from 300-600 Hz will work well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-17

What box and port size would this woofer require?  Also if I were to use 2 in a three way what you be the efficiency (db)?  

Asked by: gold
I would recommend a 3 cubic foot enclosure per woofer with a single 3" diameter, 17" long port for a tuning frequency of 25 Hz. Two woofers wired in parallel with give you 6 dB more output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-05

Would this woofer work well in a ported 3 way design?   Or is more suited for subwoofer applications?  

Asked by: gold
This will work well as a woofer in a 3-way. I would recommend a crossover between 350 and 450 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-30

Sealed Cabinet Size

I have just ordered the 12" Vifa sub and am looking to purchase a sealed cabinet (not ported) for it. What cabinet that PE sells would be best suited to the characteristics of the sub, when run in sealed mode ? I prefer sealed to ported due to sharper bass notes.I have a Peerless 12" XLS sub that I bought a few years ago and is serving me well. It is in a sealed cabinet and sounds great. Will the Vifa measure up to the XLS in a sealed cabinet ?
Asked by: AVKESQ
The Vifa will work well in the same sealed cabinet as the XLS, around 0.9 cubic feet. The XLS will have more output capabilities due to its longer excursion, I cannot say how else the two will differ.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-12
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