The AM-3 incorporates many of the same “state of the art” design elements as its larger counterpart, the AW-6.5a. The open design cast aluminum basket provides an ultra rigid support system while also functioning as an additional heatsink and shorting ring. A high-energy double neodymium, shorting ring equipped motor is perfectly matched to the 1” copper clad aluminum wire, Kapton former voice coil, providing balanced output efficiency and power handling. An aluminum cone with a butyl dust cap offers the neutral sound of a pulp cone with the precision only an ultra rigid cone can deliver. This combination achieves wide bandwidth and efficient energy transfer to the air.