The 18LW2420 is an 18 inch extended low frequency loudspeaker designed for high SPL subwoofer applications in either a reflex, bandpass or horn loaded configuration. Compared to our industry standard 18LW2400, the 18LW2420 provides higher maximum SPL, increased program power handling and lower power compression. For optimum results we recommend amplifiers able to deliver 2600 Watt program power without clipping. Transducer design features include a large displacement suspension system which, in conjunction with a fiberglass reinforced, straight ribbed cone, allows an ultra-linear piston action and provides full mechanical control across the entire working range. The 100 mm (4 in) inside-outside copper voice coil based on Interleaved Sandwich Voice coil (ISV) technology provides high levels of thermal stability and durability. In order to furtherly increase power handling and reduce power compression figure, 18LW2420 uses the same voice coil ventilation technology developed for our flagship 9000 neodymium transducer series. A special low density material air diffractor has been placed into the backplate acting as a cooling system, increasing power handling capability and lowering the power compression figure. The low distortion and unmatched sound quality of the 18LW2420 has been significantly improved by Single Demodulating Ring (SDR) embedded in the pole piece of the magnetic structure. These have been designed to reduce the intermodulation and harmonic distortion while improving the transient response. 10% reduction in weight have been obtained optimizing the magnetic structure through advanced FEA CAD simulation tools. 18LW2420 is able to perform properly under inclement weather conditions: the exclusive cone treatment improves pulp strength and gives water repellent properties to both sides of the cone. In addition, the special treatment applied to top and back plates of the magnetic structure is far more resistant to the corrosive effects of salts and oxidization.
Mounting and Shipping Info
Nominal Impedance8 Ω
Nominal Power Handling11300 W
Continuous Power Handling22600 W
Frequency Range33 - 2500 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter100 mm (3.94 in)
Recommended Enclosure220.0 dm3 (7.77 ft3)
Recommended Tuning36 Hz
Resonance Frequency33 Hz
Vas255.0 dm3 (9.01 ft3)
Sd1225.0 cm2 (189.88 in2)
Overall Diameter462 mm (18.19 in)
Bolt Circle Diameter440 mm (17.32 in)
Baffle Cutout Diameter422.0 mm (16.61 in)
Depth215 mm (8.46 in)
Flange and Gasket Thickness24 mm (0.94 in)
Net Weight14.0 kg (30.86 lb)
Shipping Weight15.0 kg (33.07 lb)
Shipping Box482 x 482 x 257 mm (18.98x18.98x10.12 in)
2 hours test made with continuous pink noise signal within the range Fs-10Fs. Power calculated on rated nominal impedance. Loudspeaker in free air.
Power on Continuous Program is defined as 3 dB greater than the Nominal rating.
Applied RMS Voltage is set to 2.83 V for 8 ohms Nominal Impedance.