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T-18

 

 

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  • Features
  • Specifications
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Power Sound Audio's flagship subwoofer is a true exhibit of American engineering and manufacturing. We took our time designing one of the best commercially available subwoofers that will fill most rooms with concussive bass.

prices quoted in chart are in $USD

  • Three, USA built, proprietary 18" drivers configured in a triangular array to eliminate reactive forces
  • 4000W RMS / 8000W Peak amplifier with DSP - made in USA  
  • Satin black texture cabinets - made in the USA
  • 15Hz-200Hz +/-3dB (7Hz-11Hz typical in-room extension)

CEA-2010 Ratings

  • Ultra-low bass (20-31.5 Hz): 121.7dB
  • Low bass (40-63Hz): 135.7dB
*Subtract 9dB for an equivalent RMS 2m ground plane measurement distance.

 

Shipping  – Free shipping to Vic, NSW, Qld & Tas. Small charge to WA & NT

Shipping dimensions

85cm(L) x 78cm(W) x 81cm(H)

75kgs

 

Driver 

  • Three Power Sound Audio proprietary 18” drivers
  • Extended and vented pole geometry
  • Vented back plate to maximize air flow
  • Extremely linear and dynamic motor system
  • Epoxy reinforced cone neck/apex joint
  • Concentric foam surround, treated for longevity
  • Highly treated, rigid paper cone body
  • Die-cast rigid aluminum frame
  • Three inch diameter, four layer copper voice coil wound on a rigid multi-layer aluminum former with Kapton heat shielding
  • Fatigue limiting designed, silver alloy lead wires
  • Single poly cotton semi-progressive, high excursion spider
  • Paper outer dust cap with acrylic coating
  • Inner Mass Loading Cap that also strengthens the cone body
  • Assembled in the USA

Amplifier Specifications

     
  • Amplifier Power: 4000W RMS (continuous), 8000W Peak (dynamic)
  • Amplifier Topology: Innovative post-filter feedback class-D topology, achieves ruler-flat frequency response, low distortion and very high damping across the whole audio band
  • Uses latest generation power MOSFET transistors and highly optimized output stage for up to 95% efficiency, allowing quiet fan-less operation up to unprecedented power levels
  • Full featured protection: DC, overload, low impedances, shorts, under/over-voltage, overheating, etc.
  • Very low idle power consumption (<20W typ.), saves electricity in comparison with most pro-audio and class AB amps
  • Includes gentle soft-start and long-term power limiter to reduce the chances of  tripping breakers
  • 120VAC only
  • Inputs: Balanced XLR input and balance XLR loop output. 
  • Two user selectable DSP programs for optimization in almost any room size
  • LED indicators for circuit protection, clipping, AC power, and signal

Enclosure

  • Sealed enclosure
  • Triaxial driver array
  • Finish options: super durable, satin black textured finish
  • Precision machined CNC panels for perfect fit of all components
  • Rigid MDF baffles 
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 27.5” x 31” x 23.5” Technical Drawing
  • Weight: 170lbs (158lbs without grills)
  • Made in the USA
  • shipping weight 75kgs

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

* 2 meter ground plane (1/6 Octave smoothing)
Program select button IN = RED
Program select button OUT = BLUE 

LONG TERM OUTPUT COMPRESSION

Coming Soon

 

Dave Upton (Home Theater Forum) spent some with our flagship subwoofer, the T-18. Click the Home Theater Forum logo to read his impressions of what he calls, "the best value in high end subwoofers."

" it was obvious that the T-18 could handle ultra-pressurizing subsonic content with ease as well as deliver a huge amount of impact. Turning the volume anywhere close to reference level had my room rattling in ways I never thought possible. Even with such impressive output capacity, the T-18 was remarkably dynamic also, delivering intense bass without being rude about it."

"With the T-18 properly dialed in, the experience was the most intense home theater bass reproduction I’ve ever encountered from a non-DIY sub."

 

Owner's Manual