Peavey BWX Driver Series 1808-8cu Black Widow Loudspeaker

Peavey BWX Driver Series 1808-8cu Black Widow Loudspeaker

Peavey BWX Driver Series 1808-8cu Black Widow Loudspeaker

B&H # PE18088CU MFR # 00560660
Peavey BWX Driver Series 1808-8cu Black Widow Loudspeaker

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The Peavey BWX Driver Series 1808-8cu Black Widow Loudspeaker is suitable for high-performance sound reinforcement and musical instrument applications. The loudspeaker’s equipped cone is water-resistant, and has a specially designed deep roll accordion surround. The dust cap is also made of the same material.

The voice coil assemblies on the drivers use thermoset insulated aluminum or copper ribbon wire, bonded onto a durable, heat-resistant polyimide composite former. The coil wires are solderless, and diffusion welded to high-conductivity OFHC copper ribbon leads, which are embedded inside the former assembly and soldered to the tinsel leads with high temperature silver solder. The solder joint is then coated with a special, thermally conductive silicone adhesive for encapsulation and heat dissipation.

The voice coil assemblies are bonded to the Kevlar cone and tough nylon composite spider using a thermoset epoxy. The spider and surround are bonded to the frame with a high-strength adhesive.

The baskets from the 1808 series fit on standard BW magnet structures (the improved power handling will be compromised if the standard structure is used).

The 1808-8cu Black Widow Loudspeaker’s drivers are suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement, high level playback, sub woofer, musical instrument and other low-frequency applications.

The speaker features convenient baskets that eliminate the need for re-coning speakers, and the frustration and delays associated with the re-coning process. It only takes a few minutes to replace a basket and you are back in business.

The 1808-8cu Loudspeaker is designed to work in small vented enclosures with surprising bass extension and high output. Its low-frequency response is not quite deep, but it performs in small enclosures. The midbass balance of this driver is generally neutral.


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Peavey BWX Driver Series 1808-8cu Black Widow Loudspeaker
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    Diameter 18.0" (45.7 cm)
    Impedance 8 Ω
    Power Capacity 2,000 W peak
    1,000 W program
    500 W continuous
    Sensitivity 97.7 dB, 1 W/1 m
    Frequency Range 35 Hz to 1 kHz
    Voice Coil Diameter 4" (10 cm)
    DC Resistance 5.93 Ω
    Surface Area of Cone (Sd) 0.124 m2
    Efficiency Voice Coil & Magnet System: 23.12 T/M
    Resonance Free Air: 35.1 Hz
    Volume 0.313 m3
    Force Restorative: 143.9 µM/N
    Mass Total: 5.1 oz (143.2 gm)
    Characteristics Resonance Characteristics of Mechanical Factors: 9.93
    Resonance Characteristics of Electrical Factors: 0.350
    Resonance Characteristics of Electrical & Mechanical Factors: 0.338
    Distance Distance the cone can move in one direction: 0.18" (4.6 mm)
    Inductance 0.66 mH
    SPL 97.7 dB, 1 W/1 m
    Efficiency Electrical to Acoustical Conversion Efficiency: 3.73 %
    Air Displacement 69.4 (1,138.0 ml)
    Volume Displaced 228 (3,737 ml)
    Continuous Power Maximum: 1,000 Wpgm
    Weight 18.0 lb (8.2 kg)
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