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Key Features

100 Newtons2/watt Motor Force
800 Watts Sustained Power
3" Anodized Aluminum Voice Coil
Single Dish Aluminum Cone
1" Wide NBR Surround
190 Ounce Magnet Structure
28mm XMax
10" Diameter Suspension System
Custom Cast Aluminum Frame
Quick-Detach Top Assembly

Single voice coil

15" TC-2000 $325
Ships in 5-7 days

12" TC-2000 $289
In stock

Dual voice coil

15" TC-2000 $325
Ships in 5-7 days

12" TC-2000 $289
In stock

IMPORTANT: For shipping outside the USA, see details

Introduction


Achieving low distortion and high SPL is typically a difficult task for many drivers, but the TC-2000 has no problems filling even the most demanding of needs for either the mobile or home audio environments. As the only driver in its price class to offer an extra wide 10” suspension and custom frame which allows up to a true 2” linear stroke, the TC-2000 provides high linear displacement abilities that simply can not be achieved with anything less substantial. Its large motor generates an unusually high amount of force per watt coupled with low inductance which makes for an extraordinarily capable low distortion high output driver easily compatible with a variety of audio systems. Enjoy the TC-2000 today and own one of the best pieces of audiophile grade hardware to complement your home theater or mobile audio experience.

Specifications

What makes the TC-2000 The New Standard for a high performance 500 dollar driver for only 325 dollars? See what’s inside that makes it the best solution for those who are ready to take on a reference level of bass!

Advanced FEA Motor System

Double stacked 1" tall ferrite magnets and bored T-yoke for long throw
190oz top grade magnet structure
Anti-flux modulation copper shorting ring to lower distortion
Low carbon steel used for the gap plate and t-yoke
Large pole vent for lower distortion and cooling capabilities.


Advanced high excursion soft part system


Dual high excursion 10" linear roll poly-cotton spiders
Intergraded woven leads to prevent lead-slap
3" diameter, 4-layer aluminum wire voice coil with an anodized aluminum former
Extra spacing in-between spiders for lateral stability
Single or dual 3.1Ω (4 ohm nominal) voice coil configuration
Lightweight brushed and powder coated aluminum cone
1" wide long throw, highly durable NBR surround
High quality thermal flexible epoxies to ensure longevity

Patented custom cast aluminum frame

Extra clearance under the suspension for dynamic high excursions
Wide spider landings for higher than average throw
Patented detachable method for easy and fast and recones or repairs
Durable high gloss black powder coat and chrome vc mesh guards

Performance

Effective motor force of 98 Newtons2 per watt (BL2/Re)
800 watts continuous power (2500 watts peak)
28mm BL XMax (voice coil, one-way)
41mm XMech (mechanically limited, one-way)



Dimensions


Driver Cutout Diameter Basket Diameter Gasket Height Mounting Depth  Displacement   Weight 
12TC-2000 11.25" 12.65" 0.65" 8.25" 0.12ft3 33.40lb
15TC-2000 14.10" 15.65" 0.65" 8.75" 0.14ft3 35.65lb

*mounting depth includes 0.8" spacing for rear poll venting

Patents



No. US D472,232 S (Speaker Driver Frame)
No. US 7,031,490 B2 (Speaker Driver with Detachable Motor and Basket)



Thiele Small Parameters


12" TC-2000

Qts0.264
Qes0.284
Qms3.72
Fs20hz
Res3.12Ω
Ls2.41mH
Lp5.62mH
Rp4.86Ω
Dia250mm
Vas77.3l
mms265g
cms228.5um/N
bl17.2T*m
Spl85.5dB

15" TC-2000

Qts0.321
Qes0.347
Qms4.264
Fs18hz
Res3.19Ω
Ls2.45mH
Lp5.87mH
Rp4.30Ω
Dia330mm
Vas267l
mms296g
cms260um/N
bl17.2T*m
Spl88.5dB
Recommended enclosures


The TC-2000 subwoofers are engineered for sealed, ported or passive box enclosures and designed with medium to high power capabilities in mind. We recommend an amplifier between 500 and 2000 watts RMS per driver.

There is no single perfect box. Much of what we offer is merely a general guideline to get you started. All of our system recommendations are geared for flat response but it is important to note that we do not show the recommended EQ necessarily for true in room liner frequency response. At a minimum, we strongly encourage the use of a high pass filter to prevent over excursion and potential mechanical damage to the driver in any given system design.

Directions
We specify six different system designs for each driver. Three of which give you linear output to around 25-20Hz which is ideal for home audio or large rooms, and the other three give you linear output to 35-30Hz which is ideal for car audio or small rooms. For each linear extension mode, there are three types of enclosures: Sealed, Ported and Passive. As a general rule of thumb, sealed systems can be the smallest design and have the smallest group delay, but are the least efficient and provide the least output. Ported systems are more efficient and provide more output around the system resonant frequency (Fb) but then roll off very steep after and require a larger box. Finally, passive systems have the efficiency characteristics of the ported systems, but use a mass loaded diaphragm rather than an air loaded mass as a Helmholtz resonator. The passive design also eliminates port resonance and turbulence issues associated with ported systems, but they also have the steepest roll off after Fb. There are many other differences and arguments among the system designs, but we leave that up to you do decide and debate. There is plenty of great information about system design on the net and of course, you can just ask in our forums and we’ll gladly assist you in your design. Remember, there is no single perfect box!

Key

Volume: Net internal volume of the enclosure minus the total port volume (if any) and minus the displacement of the subwoofer which can almost usually be estimated as 0.1 cubic feet. We also recommend using 1 pound of fiberglass per cubic foot of volume for a sealed box. For a vented box, it is only generally only necessary to use modest fiberglass on the outside walls.

Tuning Fq: The tuning frequencies specifying the actual tuning frequency of the system. For ported systems, this only depends on the port length, port area and volume of the box. For passive systems this only depends on the compliance, mass and surface area of the radiator(s) and the volume of the box. Increasing the number or size of the passive radiator(s) is like increasing the size of the port(s) and will allow for more output at tuning frequency.

Area Port/Pass: This is either the square area of the port used or the size and quantity of the passive radiators to be used. Multiple smaller ports can be used so long as the total combined port area equals the specified number. For passive systems, we recommend only using TC Sounds' passive radiators because of the necessary excursion. Others just won’t cut it. If an alternative PR is used, the size may not apply because the compliance and excursion parameters may be different.

Quick Conversion:
07.0in2 = One 3" port
12.5in2 = One 4" port
19.6in2 = One 5" port
28.3in2 = One 6" port


Length / Mass: As stated, this is either the length or the mass to be used. The length applies exclusively to ported systems and the mass applies exclusively to passive systems. All passive radiators are weighted. If you are using TC Sounds passives, simply adjust the washers on the back of the driver so that the total moving mass of the radiator equals what is specified. The total moving mass includes the bare mass plus the added mass of the washers.


Small Box


12TC-2000
Type Volume Tuning Fq Area Port/Pass Length / Mass
Sealed 0.9 ft3 NA NA NA
Ported 1.6 ft3 32Hz 12.5 in2 14 in
Passive 1.6 ft3 20Hz-35Hz Single 15" PR Variable

15TC-2000
Type Volume Tuning Fq Area Port/Pass Length / Mass
Sealed 2.0 ft3 NA NA NA
Ported 2.8 ft3 30Hz 25 in2 18 in
Passive 2.8 ft3 20Hz-35Hz Single 18" PR Variable


Large Box (Low Extension)


12TC-2000
Type Volume Tuning Fq Area Port/Pass Length / Mass
Sealed 1.8 ft3 NA NA NA
Ported 2.6 ft3 22Hz 12.5 in2 19 in
Passive 2.6 ft3 10Hz-25Hz Dual 12" PR Variable

15TC-2000
Type Volume NA NA NA
Sealed 3.5 ft3 NA NA NA
Ported 5.6 ft3 18Hz 25 in2 28 in
Passive 5.6 ft3 10Hz-25Hz Dual 15" PR Variable

Wiring

More configurations may be available depending on the number of amplifiers and/or drivers. The impedance given is the DC resistance which is the measurable resistance of the circuit while the driver(s) are rest. The nominal impedance, or the load the amplifier will see while in operation, will be higher than the DCR by factor depending on the frequency. You can safely add 30% to the DRC for the estimated nominal impedance.

Replaceable Top Assemblies


Top assemblies are replacements for damaged drivers. All of our new drivers have detachable top assemblies. In the case of damage, they can be easily replaced in a matter of just minutes. All of our assemblies come fully assembled and ready to install onto existing motors. Our assemblies are strictly for our own products and can not be used on any of our OEM products or products other than the specific drivers they are designed to be used for because they physically will not install. If you have an older TC Sounds driver and you would like to have it repaired, please contact us and arrange for shipping. We can repair any of our older drivers if and only if we originally built them, and we will be more than happy to give you a quote. For warranty information pertaining to damaged TC Sounds drivers that may require a new top assembly or otherwise, please read our warranty process for information and procedure.

Dual voice coil


15" TC-2000 DVC Assembly $159
Ships in 7-10 business days

12" TC-2000 DVC Assembly $139
Ships in 7-10 business days

Single voice coil


15" TC-2000 SVC Assembly $159
Ships in 7-10 business days

12" TC-2000 SVC Assembly $139
Ships in 7-10 business days

IMPORTANT: For shipping outside the USA, see details