Peavey 18" Lo Max Subwoofer Speaker Driver

Brand:|Model: 18" Low Max
Finally, there’s a subwoofer driver that just might be stronger than your biggest amplifier. With an almost inconceivable power handling capacity of 2400 watts program, the Lo Max has more real world power handling than any other commercially available sound reinforcement loudspeaker.
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Peavey 18" Lo Max Subwoofer Speaker Driver

Finally, there’s a subwoofer driver that just might be stronger than your biggest amplifier. With an almost inconceivable power handling capacity of 2400 watts program, the Lo Max has more real world power handling than any other commercially available sound reinforcement loudspeaker. A no compromise design combines this power capacity with high efficiency, excellent frequency response and low distortion for revolutionary performance. It even works well in compact enclosures. Peavey item 00560400.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter18"
  • Power Handling (RMS)1200 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)4800 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response40 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity97.1 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter4"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)31.5 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.4 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.75 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)11.15
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.33
  • Total Q (Qts)0.39
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)10.4 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.14 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)23.4 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)194.68g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)10.2 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)1180 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Kevlar
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter18.125"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter16.75"
  • Depth8.125"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.9 ft.³
  • Sealed F378 Hz
  • Vented Volume3.92 ft.³
  • Vented F349 Hz
Peavey 18" Lo Max Subwoofer Speaker Driver
  • BrandPeavey
  • Model18" Low Max
  • Part Number294-3100
  • UPC014367124385
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight39.3000 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Peavey 18" Lo Max Subwoofer Speaker Driver
Peavey 18" Lo Max Subwoofer Speaker Driver is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value!This is an incredible 18 for the money but for about 1/2 the price, I think I will stick with the Lo-Rider rather than this Lo-Max when I do my next install. They are both a good value however but other than the extra power handling, very close with all other specs...I ve used lots of very high quality drivers over the years and am a big 18-Sound fan but these newer models from Peavey have been pretty impressive lately.
Date published: 2010-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pro sound subThis woofer is supposed to be for large pa subs (cabinets the size of small refrigerators) and it's not intended for home audio. "It's kind of like buying a semi to deliver pizzas".
Date published: 2009-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not for home systemvery loud ,good for outside,poor detail
Date published: 2008-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 18in subit is loud
Date published: 2008-04-15
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Peavey 18" Lo Max Subwoofer Speaker Driver

What low pass crossover do you recommend for this sub?  Do you have any low pass crossover available for this subwoofer?

Asked by: mario503


Asked by: CATROJ
I would recommend dimensions of 21"H x 26"W x 17.5"D externally with 3/4" material. A slot port that is 19.5"H x 2"W x 20"L will tune it to 35 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-01

Peavey 18" Low Max Subwoofer Speaker Driver  is that continuous power of 1200 watts? program/? and or peak? I am looking continuous power of 1000 watts or more 

Asked by: Wayne West
This woofer has an RMS rating of 1,200 watts, a program rating of 2,400 watts and a peak rating of 4,800 watts.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-11

1st question there any speaker compitable with the low max on other loud speaker brands ....2nd which power amplifier can push four of low max with a smile 

Asked by: 2k21
It isn't that the Peavey Low Max is from a "loud speaker brand", it is what application the speaker was intended for. In this case, it is for pro audio, a speaker such as a band or DJ might use. Such speakers do not work well for home audio, nor do home audio speakers work well in pro audio. Any power amplifier should be able to reach the program power rating ( 2 x RMS) of the connected speaker(s) without clipping. Operating any speaker system "at the edge" is never recommended.
Answered by: Eric Chandler
Date published: 2014-06-03
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