The TEAM v3 Series of Fi subwoofers is designed to meet the needs of the serious competitor and and monster basshead. With a massive 4″ voicecoil for increase thermal capacity, we designed the rest of the motor via FEA to optimize the proprietary US steel (water jet and machined in house at Fi when your order is placed). Using two ultra-high grade Y35 magnets, a flux flow derived back plate geometry, and a solid pole with optional Staged aluminum inductance sleeve and compression cap, there is plenty of thermal capacity in the TEAM v3 Series. Our Fi designed heavy 4 spider pack coupled with our special 144 tinsel count leadwire to keep the moving assembly under control at extreme excursion levels. The reworked surround geometry on the 12″, 15″, 18″, and 21″ models optimizes cone area vs excursion yielding the most output vs excursion. The 2021 TEAM v3 Series is designed for competition use and monster daily driving systems requiring high linearity and extreme power handling. From a punishing low end to the subtle nuances in your favorite reference track, the new TEAM v3 Series delivers!
The Team v3 allows for 2 stages of cooling and inductance mitigation. The first stage offered is a machined aluminum pole sleeve that reduces inward coil inductance shift and helps linearize overall inward vs outward inductance reducing distortion. This sleeve also aids in heat wicking to the pole as aluminum has a signifcantly better thermal coefficent than steel alone does. The second stage uses both the pole sleeve and an aluminum pole cap to increase compression and cooling. Also, via its profile and increased aluminum around the coil as it gets closer to the pole itself, inductance is further reduced. As a coil moves inward its inductance increases relative to the steel it surrounds, so the closer the coil is to steel, the more aluminum you would want in proximity to it. As inductance is the natural resistance to directional change, reducing and linearizing it increases output range and can ease some amplifiers operation.