Speaker - Peavey, 18", Black Widow 1801-8 LT BW, 700W, 8Ω

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Speaker - Peavey, 18", Black Widow 1801-8 LT BW, 700W, 8Ω

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The 1801 is an 8 ohm, 18" Black Widow/Super Structure speaker which offers the ultimate in deep, extended, bass response while maintaining a high sensitivity and high power capability. This is the woofer of choice for discos subwoofers, special effects, or anywhere low end punch and impact are a must! A long throw voice coil and Kevlar impregnated cone team up for excellent linearity.

These state-of the-art speakers feature Kevlar® impregnated cones and a high efficiency magnet structure to provide outstanding sensitivity, reliability, and performance. The Kevlar impregnated cone is stiffer than an equivalent weight paper cone, reducing the tendency of the cone to distort the shape of the voice coil, thus avoiding rubs and scrapes. Superior power handling results from the increased stiffness, especially with large cone excursions. This cone also offers lower distortion than a paper cone due to a greater dampening of unwanted cone vibrations. The piston action of the Kevlar impregnated cone is extended to a higher frequency, while the range above is better controlled, with a reduction in vibrational break-up.

The magnet structure features a patented Peavey technology: a one piece die-cast back plate/pole piece assembly. This construction eliminates an undesirable "air gap" in the magnet circuit, enhancing efficiency and reliability.

Another Peavey original is the design of the speaker framework. In the unlikely event of the failure of a Black Widow loudspeaker, the cone/basket assembly is field replaceable with a factory assembled and tested replacement basket assembly. Instead of being forced to obtain a whole new speaker, only a new basket assembly is required. Lightweight and relatively inexpensive, the replaceable basket assembly offers an easy solution to spares and repairs.

Along with these state-of-the-art aspects, Black Widow speakers also provide the features expected in a professional application loudspeaker: a four inch edgewound aluminum ribbon voice coil wound on a Kapton(TM) former for high efficiency and sensitivity; a die-cast aluminum alloy frame for exacting lifelong alignment of the assembly; an extra large vent in the magnet structure for superior cooling and linearity at high drive levels; and heavy-duty spring loaded terminals adhering to industry standards for color coding.

  • Sensitivity: 97.0 dB / 1W 1 m
  • Usable freq. range: 35 Hz ~ 1 kHz
  • Power capacity: 1400 W Peak, 700 W Program, 350 W Continuous
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Product Measurements by Type
Continuous Power Rating350 W
Diameter18 in.
Diaphragm Area (SD)12.4 cm2
Electrical Q Factor (Qes)0.577
Equivalent Acoustic Volume (VAS)284.9 liters
Force Factor (BxL)18.00 Wb/m
Free Air Resonance (Fo)40.4 Hz
Impedance8 Ω
Linear Displacement, maximum (XMAX)25.0 mm
Maximum Linear Displacement (XMAX)5.0 mm
Mechanical Compliance (CMS)131.1 µm/N
Mechanical Moving Mass (MMS)118.00 g
Mechanical Q Factor (QMS)5.59
Output Power, maximum (Pmax)700 W
Peak Power Rating1400 W
Program Power Rating700 W
Reference Efficiency (nO)3.18 %
Sensitivity97.0 dB
Sensitivity @ 1W, 1m97.0 dB
Total Q Factor (QTS)0.523
Usable Frequency Range35 Hz - 1 kHz
Voice Coil DC Resistance (Re)6.23 Ω
Voice Coil Diameter4 in.
Voice Coil Inductance @ 1 kHZ (LE)0.30 mH
Volume Displacement228 in3c
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions20.3 in. × 19.8 in. × 7.1 in.
Weight (Packaging)21 lbs.

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February 23rd, 2018
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