The VEX-8 was designed to handle an enormous 300-watts RMS thanks to its generous 2.5” coil (with a full 20mm winding length) and highly efficient airflow system consisting of twelve gaps vents and a chamfered, large-diameter pole vent.
The long coil also affords the VEX-8 a full 9mm of linear x-max one-way so it can play lower than many other high-efficiency drivers without distortion.
The inductance is kept in check by a dual shorting-ring system (magnet ID & pole cap) which drops the LE spec to less than 25% of the RE value.
This allows the high-frequency extension to reach all the way up to 5,000 Hz where it then falls of naturally and smoothly on its own thanks to the extremely strong and non-resonant carbon-fiber cone & dust-cap assembly.
Most high-efficiency drivers utilize very light-weight paper which is great for sensitivity but not so great in terms of breakup modes and strength (to withstand torture in bass-heavy vehicles).
We went with real carbon-fiber to address these issues at the expense of more mass.
But we still achieved a 94.3dB sensitivity by combining a large diameter, high-strength ferrite motor with a neodymium pole-cap magnet!
The whole package is held together with a sturdy cast-aluminum frame that features extensive spider cavity venting to further increase thermal power handling. Quite simply – if you are looking for one of the loudest and best-sounding high efficiency mid-range drivers to hit the car-audio market the VEX-8 is exactly what you need!
- Power Handling: 300 Watts RMS
- Impedance: 4/8-ohm SVC
- Vented cast frame
- 3 inch voice coil
- X-Max 9mm
- Excellent for Mid-bass
- Mounting Depth : Aproximately 4 inches
- Rear Vented
- Spring Loaded Terminals
T/S SPECS VEX-8 S8 OHM RE (Ohms) 6.000 FS (Hz) 90.592 VAS (L) 5.861 Qes 0.249 Qms 3.539 Qts 0.232 BL (NA) 22.995 Mms (Grams) 38.524 Cms (uM/N) 80.119 Sens (dB @ 1w/1m) 94.3dB