BTL Series – BTL-NEO12

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The 2017 BTL v3 is the culmination of a decades progression of the dominating BTL Series.

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The BTL v3 Series is the latest in the progression of Fi subwoofers geared towards thundering daily drivers. A very unique 6 column Neodymium magnet design using US steel cut on our water jet and finish machined on our CNCs. There is plenty of motor force in the FEA derived design for both daily and SPL use. Utilizing a solid pole and a new 3 channel venturi aided pole profile, the forced cooling keeps thermal temperatures under control. Six grade N52 Neodymium magnets provide the Gauss while 5 Fi designed 10″ heavy progressive spiders keep things under mechanical control. Utilizing a special 144 tinsel count leadwire that is double sewn to the spider pack, there are no losses in power transfer to the coil  (available in either standard stitched with terminals or the hybrid stitched/FOAD termination). The 2017 BTL Series is the culmination of years of testing and development in the BTL line.  Setting the new standard for what it means to be “Built To Last”.

  • Dual 1 and Dual 2 Ohm

  • Extra heavy aluminum basket

  • Wrap around gasket

  • Kraft pulp fiber reinforced cone

  • Dual layer wide foam surround

  • 144 tinsel count leads

  • Machined in house at Fi

  • FEA optimized motor

  • High Flux Neodymium design

  • 3” diameter 4 layer coil high Xmax coil

  • 6 N52 Neodymium magnets

  • 5 progressive 10″ spiders

  • Unique motor profile

  • Standard heavy duty stitched lead or Hybrid stitched FOAD system
Weight 52 lbs
Dimensions 14 x 14 x 14 in





Dual 1, Dual 2



Thiele-Small Parameters

  BTLv3 12 BTLv3 15 BTLv3 18
Coils DUAL 1 | DUAL 2 DUAL 1 | DUAL 2 DUAL 1 | DUAL 2
FS 33.9 Hz 32.8 Hz 32.4 Hz
RE 0.9 | 1.8 0.9|1.8 0.9 | 1.8
QMS 6.15 6.61 7.71
QES 0.26 0.30 0.36
QTS 0.25 0.29 0.34
MMS 279g 326g 393g
CMS 0.833 0.718 0.612
SD 480cm^2 810cm^2 1210cm^2
VAS 24.9 l 66.1 l 126.3 l
SPL 87.6dB 90.8dB 92.6dB
BL 20.1 N/A | 28.4N/A 20.1 N/A | 28.6 N/A 20.1 N/A | 28.6 N/A
XMAX 34mm (One Way) 34mm (One Way) 34mm (One Way)
RMS 2500W 2500W 2500W

Technical Specifications

  BTL12 BTL15 BTL18
Overall Diameter 12.500” 15.625” 18.500”
Cutout Diameter 11.125” 14.125” 16.750”
Mounting Depth 11.250” 11.250” 11.250”
Driver Displacement 0.19cuft 0.21cuft 0.26cuft
Sealed Box N/A N/A N/A
Ported Box 1.8-2.5 cuft 3-5 cuft 6-8 cuft

This is a complete list of options; not all options are available on all models.
See drop down selections for options available with each speaker model

P Chamfer: This is a chamfer on the end of the pole, it helps to bring the air down around inside of the motor and helps cool the coil better. It also helps relieve the pressure underneath the dustcap. We recommend at the bare minimum to get this option if you choose this series of woofers.

Hyper Pole: This is an extended version of the standard P Chamfer. It has 1.250” more pole and chamfer resulting in an increased compression ratio for better cooling.

Cooling: Self explanatory, the cooling channels are machined into the inside of the sub to help cool the coil FAR better. But there are some things that you sacrifice. There is less metal inside of the motor so it is a little weaker. If you are looking for a fart/burp only scenario for SPL we suggest that you do NOT get this option. Stick with only the P chamfer. Now if you are looking for a daily sub to beat on and you have less then 2000 watts then this is the option for you. 2000+ watts you need to look into the BTL series.

Flatwind: The flatwire coil option simply helps the power handling of the sub. The coil has more surface area to dissipate heat and will take more power then the regular round wire coil that comes in the ‘stock’ version of the sub. This option will also make the sub tend to be more prone to ‘peaking’. If you are looking to do an SPL install we highly recommend that you use choose the flatwound coil option. In testing it is louder then the regular roundwire coil and takes the thermal abuse much better.

BP: “BP” option which was a machined aluminum compression plug to the pole which helps channel all of the air under the dustcap around the coil for better cooling. To aid with this increased airflow we also added 6 axial cooling channels in the top plate. Along with increased thermal capacity comes the addition of an extra spider and a changed spider pack. All of these features increase power handling from 200-500 Watts depending on the application.

High QTS: This option is for users who intend on using the subwoofer in only a sealed enclosure.

Low QTS: This option is for users who intend on using the subwoofer in only ported enclosures.

Extra Spider: This option adds an additional spider to the spider pack to help with mechanical power handling and keeping the moving assembly under control.

I Heat Ring: This option is a machined aluminum ring in the gap that lowers the inductance of the voice coil which allows it to play up a little higher in the frequency range and have better overall transient response. Please note that you can NOT select low Qts and the I Heat Ring options together.

Internal Lead: This option is for 8 lead coit per coil, increasing the current flow from coil to terminals.

Inner Heat Sink: Its a machined aluminum ring in the gap that lowers the voice coils inductance (allowing it to play up higher and have a little better overall transient response). It also reduces the volume inside the magnet gap of the motor increasing air speed with the cooling as well as allowing the coil to kick off heat to a more receptive thermal mass rather than magnets.

Daily or SPL: Simply put, if you plan on listening to any type of music you MUST choose the daily option. If it is strictly for a fart/burp scenario then choose the SPL option. The reason we have these options is the gap tolerances between the two are different. The gap in the SPL woofer is much tighter and FAR less forgiving in comparison to the Daily option. The Daily option simply gives the coil more wiggle room inside of the gap to deal with the non-linearity tendancys that you can get into when you are using a sub in a daily driving scenario. Typically SPL applications deal with 1 note and it does not change, therefore we can make the gap much tighter and get all of the motor strength that we can out of it.

Spider Spacer: Adding this feature mirrors the spider layers and in turn reduces rock ratio helping keep the voice in line at extreme excursion.

Universal: This option gives you the choice to later chance the impedance of your voice coils. You can change from dual 2s to dual 1s and vice versa by reconing them. If you do not choose this option your motor(s) will be optimized per the coil resistance that you have chosen. (Dual 2s will forever be a dual 2 motor, Dual 1 will forever be a Dual 1 motor).

Dust Cap Type: Choose between a standard or a carbon fibre dust cap. See the examples below…





Subwoofers & Recones are dispatched via FedEx Ground. Small goods such as sticker packs, various apparel items are shipped via USPS. Upon dispatch of your goods, order status will be updated from “test/pack” to “shipped” which is accompanied with tracking details.


    I have had BTLS before nd cant wait for my ew ones to get here!


    I had some of the v1 sp4 they got down and sounded good doing ithe. Might want to get a reinforced windshield because mine blew out and the door started falling off. Then I noticed parts of the truck started breaking off inside the engine bay. The motor fell out so I got a different vehicle. All this was because the bass was so extreme. Great product.


    I’ve had two of these since February and have enjoyed my time with them on my Ampere 5k. I built a 4~cf box with a slot port tuned around 32-34hz for them and they play down to 26hz with a reasonable amount of authority. They do get rather warm despite the open motor structure. My only real complaint about them is the lack of mounting space on the basket itself. Also, the screw holes were filled with glue when I got the subs and I had to gently remove enough to fit a screw in. All in all, I think these are great subs and I give them a solid 4/5.


    After I did my research I decided to sell my w7 to get this subwoofer and it was worth it. I’m loving the BTL NEO subwoofer. This is the first Fi product for me and it won’t be the last.
    Fi for the win.

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