Peavey 18" Low Rider Subwoofer Speaker

Brand:|Model: 18" Low Rider
The Peavey Low Rider® 18" subwoofer speaker includes a Kevlar®-impregnated cone for increased strength, Kapton™ voice coil former for superior thermal capability, die-cast aluminum frame, and more.
Due In: 12/22/2015
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  • Field-replaceable die-cast aluminum basket
  • Kevlar® reinforced cones for increased strength
  • Lower distortion due to greater damping of excess cone vibrations
  • Polyimide-impregnated fiberglass former for higher sensitivity and frequency response
  • 4" diameter edge-wound copper voice coil provides high power handling
  • Solderless diffusion welded OFHC copper leads ensure reliable operation

Product Details

Peavey 18" Low Rider Subwoofer Speaker

Peavey's Low Rider® 18" 800 watt RMS subwoofer is capable of producing more bass output in a 5 cu. ft. vented box than many 18" drivers costing twice as much or more. Engineered for deep, effortless sub-bass performance and rock-solid reliability, the Low Rider is a solid choice for high volume live sound and music playback systems. Perfect for everything from concert touring systems to dance clubs to portable DJs. Huge Xmax and high power handling make this the 18" subwoofer to beat! Peavey item 00560600.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter18"
  • Power Handling (RMS)800 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)3200 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response25 to 500 Hz
  • Sensitivity97.3 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter4"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)28.9 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.21 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.87 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)8.77
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.36
  • Total Q (Qts)0.34
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)14.26 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.19 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)22.73 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)163.2g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)9.6 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)1237 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"
  • Depth6.375"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume2.51 ft.³
  • Sealed F373 Hz
  • Vented Volume6.46 ft.³
  • Vented F344 Hz
Peavey 18" Low Rider Subwoofer Speaker
  • BrandPeavey
  • Model18" Low Rider
  • Part Number294-301
  • UPC014367124361
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (27 Reviews)
  • Weight26 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" Low Rider Subwoofer Speaker
Peavey 18" Low Rider Subwoofer Speaker is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from MAJOR design flaw in lead wiresGreat subwoofers...for a while. In short, I've purchased and used about 10 of these woofers over the past few years. After a year or more of use, at least one of the lead wires will break either at the terminal connection or near the cone insertion point. Normally soldering these back together would be easy, but you cannot really repair lead wire, you have to completely replace it. That means, you have to go through about the same process you would with a recone. Every single one of my woofers has now failed in this manner, which is VERY disappointing.It should be noted that I've run these woofers with the utmost precision when it comes to enclosures, filtering, and amplification. Everything has been run according to Peavey's specifications, usually more cautious (e.g. a 35 Hz high pass filter instead of the recommended 25 Hz). Yes, these are great woofers, but they have a MAJOR design flaw which basically makes the speakers useless after a year or two under normal usage. So, without a recone kit or invasive work on the woofer, they last about a year or two.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement subBought this sub to replace my EV sub that I blew. Crossing it over at about 70hz. Being powered thru my Crown X4000 amp at 1000 watts per channel
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for your buckI bought these a couple weeks ago and they work great very happy with sound they are putting out punchy and deep bass very impressed for the small price tag
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from problem driveri have 8 of these and built the mid size box pushing with good clean power 8001 with the 25hz roll off peavey wants. spiders are ripping the glue is too stiff and they glued out to the second rib.. and wire leads break off.... not a good driver.. they need to change.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good SubsI like these subs. They are affordable and perform just as good as the high end expensive stuff. I'm actually planning to buy more!
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong, low cost sub driversI've owned four of these Low Riders for almost five years and they have served me very well. I don't use them daily or beat them up, but they've performed beyond my expectations. Before I bought them I was a long-time critic of Peavey, but the Low Riders and a few other new products from Peavey have made me change my tune. These eighteens work really well in small boxes. Clean, deep, and plenty of control. My custom subs are less than 5.5 cu. ft. each and the 3 dB downpoint is still well below 40 Hz. That was a typical box size for a good JBL fifteen way, way back when I was getting started! Now you can jam a Low Rider 18 into the same size box, connect a QSC PLX 3602 like mine, and create plenty of bass destruction. I bought my old ones from Parts Express and I'm thinking about adding two more.
Date published: 2014-07-09
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Peavey 18" Low Rider Subwoofer Speaker

I want to order one of this drivers for my 22w x 27h x 26d cab. what would be the measurments for only one port if I want to tune it at 35 Hz?

Asked by: ipr2
I would recommend a port that measures 25.5"H x 3"W x 22"D for a tuning frequency of 35 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-05

what matérial use for the suspension exterior

Asked by: papiclo
This driver uses a treated cloth accordion surround.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-18

which is the gauge of the wire of the coil?

Asked by: mrchichodj
Unfortunately this is not something Peavey provides in the specs. You should be able to call them directly for an answer to this question.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-20

do you have a 4 ohms ??

Asked by: CHENG
Unfortunately we do not have an 18" Low Rider in 4 ohms. Below is a link for all the 4 ohm 18" drivers we offer.[endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_PortalID%22%2C%221%22%29+and+endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_Searchable%22%2C%221%22%29]&PortalID=1
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-25

Good Replacement Sub for EV FRI-181s Sub Cabinet?

I understand it is best to build a cabinet to spec for the sub, but my budget will not allow me to replace sub and cabinet. I have two EV 18" sub cabinets that have blown, I reconed one but am not happy with it. I would love to put this peavey in the cabinet if it will work. I am not sure, but i believe the EV cabinet is around 8.0 cu ft and tuned to around 36 Hz. Any help will be appreciated.
Asked by: NCStateFan
Yes this will work in that cabinet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-09


I have 2 of these drivers I ordered from you and two 24wx26hx20d cabs but I am unsure of the size, amount and depth of ports needed to tune to 50/60Hz?
Asked by: DDDD
In a cab that size you will need four 4" diameter ports that are 4.5" long for a 50 Hz tune. I would recommend a lower tune, something like 35 Hz. This would require the vents to be 12" long each.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-26
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