B&C Speakers Launches New 18DS115 18” Subwoofer

May 4 2017, 03:10
Displayed early at the recent Prolight+Sound 2017 show in Frankfurt, B&C Speakers has added its new 18DS115 subwoofer to its portfolio. According to the Italian pro audio speaker company, the new 18" driver is an evolution of what has been possible in all key parameters, mainly due to its new four layer aluminum voice coil, providing more energy in the gap, higher sensitivity, lower distortion and better overall performance.

The new B&C 18DS115, available in 8 and 4 ohm versions, features a 40mm long, 4.5 inch diameter (116mm), Copper Clad Aluminum Wire voice coil. With a 1700watt AES power rating, 98db sensitivity, and over 16.5mm of Xmax, this high-energy subwoofer is a significant step forward from similar models in the B&C range. First samples will be available from Italy in early May.

“This next evolution subwoofer uses a new, longer, four-layer aluminum voice coil,” says Ron Tizzard, Director of Sales for B&C Speakers. “The result is very high motor strength without increasing magnet weight and cost, which leads to higher sensitivity, lower distortion and better overall performance.”

Additional specifications detail a 3400 W continuous program power capacity with a 30 to 500 Hz frequency response and 60 mm peak-to-peak excursion before damage. The 18DS115 features a neodymium magnet to allow a very high force factor and linear excursion, with a double silicone spider with optimized compliance and aluminium demodulating ring for very low distortion. "The 18DS115 subwoofer’s four-layer aluminum coil offers more output, in all the right places," says the company.
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