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Scott Buwalda's inspiration for Hybrid Audio Technologies sprouted as friends sat in a coffee shop in Louisville, Kentucky. At one point the question was posed ‘why don’t you (Scott) build the ultimate car audio speaker line and start your own company?’ So he did. And here we are today, producing products that are recognized around the world as the finest car audio speakers available, at any price.
In our short tenure, Hybrid Audio has amassed a long list of accolades from the media, dealers, enthusiasts and competitors using and enjoying our products. In addition to the hundreds of championships awarded Hybrid-equipped vehicles, the highest-scoring sound quality competition vehicle of all time, in any format, in any part of the world is Scott Buwalda's own personal show car, using out products and methodologies.
In short, our philosophy is to build an ecosystem and products that are new and exciting, that have no equal, and are surpassed only by our commitment to honest-to-goodness customer service and guaranteed lifetime value.

Our first and original offering, initially launched in 2005, and refined over the course of the past decade, the widely-acclaimed Legatia Series; the product that defined the brand and its quality.

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Legatia-Series Installation & Reference Manual

Covers in-depth speaker design attributes, driver specifications, mechanical drawings, frequency response graphs, advanced installation techniques, and warranty information.

Follow this link or press the cover photo to view the Legatia-series Reference Manual.

Follow this link to view the Legatia Pro-series Reference Manual.

Design Principles

Wide-Bandwidth Operation
Hybrid Audio Technologies designs ensure that the midbass or midrange in each component system effectively reproduce an extremely wide bandwidth, exceeding six or more octaves. Of particular importance is the ability of Hybrid Audio Technologies drivers to operate within the bandwidth of the human vocal range, ensuring point-source tonality, and phase-coherent imaging and staging due to a single point-source.
Proprietary blend diaphragms with virtually negligible cone break-up.
Of particular notability in the Hybrid Audio Technologies line-up is the use of proprietary paper blends for all midrange and midbass diaphragms. Paper is widely acknowledged as the best-damping material, as it provides the near optimum balance of strength and weight. This topology also ensures soft, almost negligible cone break-up modes (distortions) being emanated from the diaphragm.
Power handling without power compression.
All Hybrid Audio Technologies designs allow for use in extremely high-power applications without readily manifesting power compression and boast high nominal and thermal power handling.
Extremely light moving mass.
Race cars get light wheels because there is a benefit to less rotational mass. the same rules apply for speakers. Having extremely light cone materials ensures that the music is tracked well, and that impulse response is extremely good in all Hybrid Audio Technologies speakers.
Excellent on- and off-axis frequency response.
Hybrid Audio Technologies incorporation of diaphragm material, diameter, and geometry, in concert with phase plug pole pieces, low-inductance profles and light moving mass ensures that all hybrid Audio technologies designs work well both on- and off-axis.
Quality factors amenable for infinite baffle operation.
Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of dfferent installations and speaker locations. Hybrid Audio Technologies midrange and midbass drivers are intended to be used in an infinite baffle configuration ensuring fool-proof installation and exceptional sound quality “right out of the box.”

Design Principles

Wide-Bandwidth Operation
Hybrid Audio Technologies designs ensure that the midbass or midrange in each component system effectively reproduce an extremely wide bandwidth, exceeding six or more octaves. Of particular importance is the ability of Hybrid Audio Technologies drivers to operate within the bandwidth of the human vocal range, ensuring point-source tonality, and phase-coherent imaging and staging due to a single point-source.
Proprietary blend diaphragms with virtually negligible cone break-up.
Of particular notability in the Hybrid Audio Technologies line-up is the use of proprietary paper blends for all midrange and midbass diaphragms. Paper is widely acknowledged as the best-damping material, as it provides the near optimum balance of strength and weight. This topology also ensures soft, almost negligible cone break-up modes (distortions) being emanated from the diaphragm.
Power handling without power compression.
All Hybrid Audio Technologies designs allow for use in extremely high-power applications without readily manifesting power compression and boast high nominal and thermal power handling.
Extremely light moving mass.
Race cars get light wheels because there is a benefit to less rotational mass. the same rules apply for speakers. Having extremely light cone materials ensures that the music is tracked well, and that impulse response is extremely good in all Hybrid Audio Technologies speakers.
Superior polar response.
Hybrid Audio Technologies tweeter designs utilize no larger than a 25mm tweeter diaphragm, as it’s widely acknowledged that smaller-diameter tweeters offer superior polar response and extended use without signi cant listener fatigue.
Low- and high-resonance tweeter applications.
Hybrid Audio Technologies builds both low- and high-resonance tweeters for different in-car applications. The end-user can take advantage of low resonance, tuned chamber options in ring radiator or soft dome format, or high-resonance dome format for the ultimate in system flexibility.
Excellent on- and off-axis frequency response.
Hybrid Audio Technologies incorporation of diaphragm material, diameter, and geometry, in concert with phase plug pole pieces, low-inductance profles and light moving mass ensures that all hybrid Audio technologies designs work well both on- and off-axis.
Low distortion motor topologies and flat and wide BL.
The motors of the midrange midbass units manufactured by Hybrid Audio Technologies provide for a flat and wide BL curve (as a learning note, BL is the equivalent of torque in a car; a car with a flat and constant torque curve provides much better acceleration and performance than a car with a peaky, non-constant torque curve). reduced distortion and greater dynamics are the immediate sonic benefits.
Low inductance profiles.
Inductance is the biggest limiter of high frequency extension and modulation of inductance with stroke, frequency and power, and is the primary source of intermodulation distortion (IMD). Hybrid Audio Technologies speaker systems ensure optimization of the total inductance profile.
Enhanced Driver Suspensions
All Hybrid Audio Technologies midrange and midbass designs utilize inverted butyl rubber high-loss surrounds which are highly consistent, terminating mechanical vibrations well, and having a low stiffness for positive damping of resonances. Spiders are designed for optimal performance, where vibrations in the spider are well damped and do not translate into the former or the cone.
Quality factors amenable for infinite baffle operation.
Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of dfferent installations and speaker locations. Hybrid Audio Technologies midrange and midbass drivers are intended to be used in an infinite baffle configuration ensuring fool-proof installation and exceptional sound quality “right out of the box.”
Intensive development of speakers.
One of Hybrid Audio Technologies’ main design tenets is to spend the time and resources necessary to make the speakers exceptional in the design phase, and then use simpleton filtering to protect only for thermal protection at resonance. Simply put, board-mounted equalization corrects poor speaker design. Likewise, a poorly designed midrange or midbass requires the use of a tweeter crossed into the vocal spectrum. none of our designs, in any series, use crossovers that contain any form of equalization beyond simple tweeter attenuation, and likewise, none require the use of the tweeter to “carry” the vocal input signal. See “super wide- bandwidth operation,” left.
Class-leading cosmetics.
You can tell a Hybrid Audio Technologies design because it looks nothing like other speakers on the market. All of our designs are fresh, and not “rebadged” derivatives of other, existing speaker designs.
Significantly undervalued products that out-perform competitors’ products.
All Hybrid Audio Technologies designs are priced significantly undervalued for the performance you get, and no other competing brand outperforms a Hybrid Audio Technologies product in their respective price ranges.

Legatia SE systems are the benchmark speakers systems from Hybrid Audio Technologies and is the enduring brand of choice for critical audiophiles, world championship car audio competitors, or for those that require the very best in audio loudspeakers.

The world’s finest car audio speaker systems, at any price, are the Legatia Special Edition (SE) Series drivers.

Built upon the widely-acclaimed Legatia Series, the Legatia Special Edition Series is a collection of seriously-enhanced drivers for the pinnacle of sound reproduction, and the yardstick by which other brands are compared.
Legatia SE products are sold in a la carte speaker pairs or as component sets, allowing the end-user to design a custom system of Legatia SE products, or a combination of Legatia SE products and other Hybrid Audio Technologies product offerings.
The SE series midranges and midbass utilize the same exact mounting topology as the Legatia products for immediate ‘drop-in’ upgrade potential.
The Legatia SE systems are the benchmark speakers systems from Hybrid Audio Technologies. Legatia SE is the enduring brand of choice for critical audiophiles, world championship car audio competitors, or for those that require the very best in audio loudspeakers.
Grilles are available for Legatia SE midrange / midbass drivers from the Legatia series.
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Legatia SE-Series Installation & Reference Manual

Covers in-depth speaker design attributes, driver specifications, mechanical drawings, frequency response graphs, advanced installation techniques, and warranty information.

Follow this link or press the cover photo to view the Legatia SE-series Reference Manual.

Follow this link to view the Legatia SE Carbon-series Reference Manual.

Results

  • 2005

    Company Founded and Legatia-series Introduced
  • 2006

    Six Top-Three Placements and Three Finals Championships
  • 2007

    Legatia-series Expanded and Eight Finals Championships
  • 2008

    Clarus-series Introduced, L1 Pro Introduced, Legatia named 'State of the Art' by Talk Audio Magazine, Six Finals Championships, and Guaranteed Value Program Initiated
  • 2009

    L1 Pro R2 Introduced, Imagine-series Subwoofers Introduced, and 16 Finals Championships
  • 2010

    Imagine-series Introduced, 12 Finals Championships, posted highest score recorded to date, and California Hub Announced
  • 2011

    Mirus- and Unity-series Introduced, 20 Finals Championships, and the highest score ever recorded in organized car audio competition of 993.5
  • 2012

    Legatia L3 Pro Introduced, Unity named 'Reference Class' by Talk Audio Magazine, and 70 Top-Three Placements, 25 Championships, and IASCA Triple Crown Award.
  • 2013

    Clarus-series Subwoofers Introduced, 100 1st Place Trophies, 150 Placements, Multiple IASCA Triple Crown Awards, and Six Finals Championships
  • 2015-2016

    Nine 'GP' training/competition events held in several countries, and Hybrid Audio named distributor in US/Mexico for Audiotec Fischer
  • 2016

    Ten Finals Championships, 44 Top-Three Placements, Seven One-Two Sweeps, Four Top-Three Sweeps, and Two All-Placement Sweeps.

Guaranteed Value


For as long as you own your Hybrid Audio Technologies products, you are offered an exclusive “trade-up” program with guaranteed value.

Many Clarus design cues were gleaned from the Legatia series, and developed with an obsessive attention to detail. Clarus offers higher grade materials, improved power handling and midbass authority, with an elevated tonal character and spectral balance over other products in Clarus’ price range and beyond.

“Best CA&E Reviewed Speakers of the Last Decade.”

Car Audio & Electronics Magazine

At home in virtually any enclosure arrangement – from sealed, to vented, to infinite baffle and bandpass – the Clarus range of subwoofers are going to impress even the most critical listener with speed and articulation, bottom-octave authority, with a total inductance profile that is not just low, but flat over stroke, frequency, and power.

Clarus joins the ranks of the winningest brand in organized sound quality competition since Hybrid Audio Technologies' inception and was reviewed by Car Audio & Electronics Magazine as one of the finest component sets ever tested.
Many Clarus design cues were gleaned from the Legatia series, and developed with an obsessive attention to detail. Clarus offers higher grade materials, improved power handling and midbass authority, with an elevated tonal character and spectral balance over other products in Clarus’ price range and beyond.
“Best CA&E Reviewed Speakers of the Last Decade.”

Car Audio & Electronics Magazine

You’ll know how serious this driver is at first glance as you take in the cast frame and heavy-duty nickel-plated spring-loaded push terminals, but its proof will be upon first listen as the Clarus subwoofer does what it does best: articulating the nuances of your favorite recordings to effectively reproducing significant sound pressure levels.
At home in virtually any enclosure arrangement – from sealed, to vented, to infinite baffle and bandpass – the Clarus range of subwoofers are going to impress even the most critical listener with speed and articulation, bottom-octave authority, with a total inductance profile that is not just low, but flat over stroke, frequency, and power.
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Clarus subwoofers are powerful and efficient, and are at home in a wide variety of enclosure arrangements.
They are available in either dual 2 ohm or dual 4 ohm impedance configurations, and offer immediate upgrade potential from Imagine subwoofers.

Recommended Enclosure Volume

Model / Ft^3 Sealed / Ported @ Frequency

C8SW 8-Inch / 0.7 / 0.75 @ 38 Hz
C10SW 10-Inch / 0.8 / 1.00 @ 34 Hz
C12SW 12-Inch / 1.5 / 1.75 @ 30 Hz
C15SW 15-Inch / 1.75 / 2.5 @ 28 Hz

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Clarus-Series Installation & Reference Manual

Covers in-depth speaker design attributes, driver specifications, mechanical drawings, frequency response graphs, basic & advanced installation techniques, and warranty information.

Follow this link or press the cover photo to view the Clarus-series Components Reference Manual.

Follow this link to view the Clarus-series Subwoofers Reference Manual.

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Whether it's regarding a vehicle application, tuning, or product questions, we'll do our best to support you with a solution.

Unity series is a melding of the best features of the Imagine line with Clarus-level adaptations to make a budget-friendly and solution-based high-end alternative.

“Bright, crisp, detailed, sweet and enjoyable with awesome sonic cues and sound staging.” Earning the coveted 'Reference' Award

Talk Audio Magazine UK

“Bright, crisp, detailed, sweet and enjoyable with awesome sonic cues and sound staging.” Earning the coveted 'Reference' Award

Talk Audio Magazine UK

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Unity-Series Installation & Reference Manual

Covers in-depth speaker design attributes, driver specifications, mechanical drawings, frequency response graphs, basic & advanced installation techniques, and warranty information.

Follow this link or press the cover photo to view the Unity-series Reference Manual.

Market-Leading Warranty


Hybrid Audio Technologies extends a limited one year warranty to the original purchaser when self-installed, and three years warranty when installed by an authorized Hybrid Audio Technologies dealer (United States only).

Imagine is Hybrid Audio Technologies’ best-selling product and is a favorite amongst specialty retailers and consumers because of its price to performance ratio. Imagine systems easily out-perform competitor’s speaker systems costing twice to three times the price. Imagine is designed for the discerning individual, interested in more than just an ‘OEM replacement speaker.’

“One of the top bargain speakers available.”

Car Audio & Electronics Magazine

Imagine is Hybrid Audio Technologies’ best-selling product and is a favorite amongst specialty retailers and consumers because of its price to performance ratio. Imagine systems easily out-perform competitor’s speaker systems costing twice to three times the price. Imagine is designed for the discerning individual, interested in more than just an ‘OEM replacement speaker.’
The efficacy of the Imagine series is due in large part to the incorporation of several design tenets from the Clarus series. The Imagine series offers incomparable performance in its price range, boasting exhibiting exceptional power handling and midbass authority, with an accurate tonal character and spectral balance any music lover will appreciate.
“One of the top bargain speakers available.”

Car Audio & Electronics Magazine

Passive Kits

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Imagine offers flexible mounting options to compliment its amazing performance. The 5.25”, 6.5”, and 6x9” sets can be used as a coaxial or separates set, and the I57-2 5x7” coaxial set is designed as a direct fit for Harley-Davidson®.
Convertible Imagine sets include grilles and component set conversion items, including midbass phase plugs, tweeter cups and hardware, connection wire, and an extra set of magnet decals, for the ultimate coaxial or component set flexibility.

Subwoofers

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Imagine subwoofers are the ideal multi-purpose sound quality subwoofer speaker driver. Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of vented and sealed enclosures. At home in virtually any arrangement, the Imagine subwoofer boasts exceptional performance and a high-fidelity design philosophy.

Recommended Enclosure Volume

Model / Ft^3 Sealed / Ported @ Frequency

I6SW-V2 6.5-Inch / 0.3 / 0.35 @ 38 Hz
I8SW 8-Inch / 0.6 / 0.75 @ 38 Hz
I12SW-V2 12-Inch / 1.5 / 1.75 @ 28 Hz

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Imagine-Series Installation & Reference Manual

Covers in-depth speaker design attributes, driver specifications, mechanical drawings, frequency response graphs, basic & advanced installation techniques, and warranty information.

Follow this link or press the cover photo to view the Imagine-series Components Reference Manual.

Follow this link to view the Imagine-series Subwoofers Reference Manual.

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Hybrid Audio Technologies highly encourages the purchase and installation of our products from authorized "brick and mortar" retailers. When our products are purchased and installed by one of our authorized dealers, you will receive a three-year limited warranty. If you buy our products from an authorized source, and they are not installed by one of our authorized dealers, you will receive a one-year limited warranty.
Our authorized Internet specialists, 12V Electronics, based in Illinois Audio Intensity, based in California
sell at Hybrid Audio Technologies' mandated retail pricing. If you find a Hybrid Audio Technologies product on the Internet from a source other than these, the buyer should consider the product as used or grey market and does not include any warranty or after purchase support from Hybrid Audio Technologies or its affiliates. We highly recommend buying Hybrid Audio Technologies from a reputable, AUTHORIZED source.
For further info or International inquiries, please Contact Us.

The Mirus line-up is comprised of dedicated coaxial kits for the cost-effective, high-performance market. The Mirus name is Latin for “astonishing.” Kits include a pair of coated steel frame two-way coaxials with water-proof paper cones proprietary to Hybrid Audio Technologies, high-energy ferrite magnets, 20mm soft-dome tweeters that swivel, integrated high-quality polypropylene tweeter crossover capacitors, encased in a full-color gift box. Grilles are optional and have universal application with Imagine, Unity, and Clarus.

The Mirus line-up is comprised of dedicated coaxial kits for the cost-effective, high-performance market. The Mirus name is Latin for “astonishing.” Kits include a pair of coated steel frame two-way coaxials with water-proof paper cones proprietary to Hybrid Audio Technologies, high-energy ferrite magnets, 20mm soft-dome tweeters that swivel, integrated high-quality polypropylene tweeter crossover capacitors, encased in a full-color gift box. Grilles are optional and have universal application with Imagine, Unity, and Clarus.

Mirus M69-2 Kits

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Available as a coaxial kit.

Grilles optional and have universal application with Imagine and Unity.

Mirus M57-2 Kits

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Available as a coaxial or separates kit.

Mirus M61-2 Kits

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Available as a coaxial kit or convertible coaxial/component version.

Grilles optional and have universal application with Imagine, Unity, and Clarus.

Mirus M51-2 Kits

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Available as a coaxial kit.

Grilles optional and have universal application with Imagine, Unity, and Clarus.

Mirus M41-2 Kits

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Available as a coaxial kit.

Mirus Specifications

M69-2

Diameter: 6x9-Inches
Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 20 kHz
Mounting Depth: 3.46-Inches
Power Handling: 75 watts
Suggested Crossover: 60 Hz

M57-2/C

Diameter: 5x7-Inches
Frequency Response: 55 Hz - 20 kHz
Mounting Depth: 2.64-Inches
Power Handling: 75 watts
Suggested Crossover: 65 Hz

M61-2/C

Diameter: 6.5-Inches / 165.5mm
Frequency Response: 55 Hz - 22 kHz
Mounting Depth: 2.48-Inches
Power Handling: 75 watts
Suggested Crossover: 65 Hz

M51-2

Diameter: 5.25-Inches / 150mm
Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 22 kHz
Mounting Depth: 2.24-Inches
Power Handling: 70 watts
Suggested Crossover: 70 Hz

M41-2

Diameter: 4-Inches / 117mm
Frequency Response: 90 Hz - 22 kHz
Mounting Depth: 2.07-Inches
Power Handling: 50 watts
Suggested Crossover: 100 Hz

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Mirus-Series Installation & Reference Manual

Covers in-depth speaker design attributes, driver specifications, mechanical drawings, frequency response graphs, basic installation techniques, and warranty information.

Follow this link or press the cover photo to view the Mirus-series Coaxial Reference Manual.

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