PRV Audio 18SW3000 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm

Brand:| Model: 18SW3000
PRV Audio builds the 18SW3000 to be a cost-no-object, no-holds-barred 18" subwoofer that competes with other subwoofers nearly twice its price! FACT cooling enables higher power handling without the power compression experienced with lesser subwoofers.
  • Better than other subwoofers that cost twice as much!
  • High 1,500 watt RMS power handling and 8 mm of Xmax
  • Cast aluminum, 8-spoke frame and spring-loaded terminals
  • Dual spider suspension and cotton M-Roll surround for driver linearity
  • 5" voice coil motor with extreme ventilation for minimum power compression
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Weight: 47.15 lbs.  
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PRV Audio 18SW3000 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm

The 18SW3000 is the most powerful loudspeaker in the SW series woofer from PRV Audio and finds itself at home in either bandpass or bass reflex systems. Dual spiders and an M-Roll surround combine to offer precise cone movement along its impressive 16 mm of stroke. 

A class-leading 5" diameter voice coil is mounted onto a fiberglass former to provide the foundation that allows for 1,500 watts of RMS power handling (3,000 watts program power) and is kept cool through the unique, built-in FACT (Forced Air Cooling Technology) system that draws air from above and below the gap for a complete cooling cycle that works with the subwoofer's natural movement. 

Insane 1,500 watt RMS power handling, high 96.2 dB sensitivity, and reasonably small enclosure requirements make PRV Audio's 18SW3000 a true, high-end powerhouse subwoofer. Perfect for shaking a venue, high SPL car audio, or for the ultimate home theater subwoofer!

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter18"
  • Power Handling (max)3,000 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response38 to 1,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity96.2 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter5"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)43.74 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.29 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.60 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)11.78
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.36
  • Total Q (Qts)0.35
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)4.40 ft.³
  • BL Product (BL)30.87 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)236.60g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)8 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)1,257 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerFiberglass
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter18.58"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter16.30"
  • Depth8.15"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Vented Volume4 ft.³
  • Vented F346 Hz
PRV Audio 18SW3000 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm
  • BrandPRV Audio
  • Model18SW3000
  • Part Number294-2755
  • UPC799928733533
  • Product CategoryWoofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight47.15 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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PRV Audio 18SW3000 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm

what is the difference of speaker that have 5" coil than 4" voice coil? is 5" coil is more powerfull than 4" coil..please  i need the correct answer..thanks..

Asked by: rb57
A larger coil will have better thermal dissipation properties than a smaller coil, which generally leads to higher power handling and lower power compression under heavy loads. A larger coil will generally have a higher inductance (not shown for this woofer), but when used as a subwoofer this will not matter as much.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-20

can i used this in folded horn  box..thanks...

Asked by: rb57
Thank you for your interest in the 18SW3000. The EBP of this driver (what has been used to determine horn suitability for years) is roughly 125. Typically speaker designers look for a driver with an EBP of over 130, but I would consider this driver to be well suited for use in a horn loaded enclosure.
Answered by: PRVAudioBrazil
Date published: 2014-10-15

is this speaker guaranted to play non stop 8hrs with a continues 1500 watt with no problem.what is the best power amp and wattage to be match on this woofer? do you have a 4ohm speaker in this model?

Asked by: rb57
This will only handle rated power in the proper enclosure and with adequate high pass filters applied. I would recommend 5 cubic feet tuned to 43 Hz, with a high pass filter at 40 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-13
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