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Any good 18" drivers available at reasonable price?


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Adam

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Posted March 02 2006 - 01:11 AM

I know they don't make the avalanche 18" anymore but is there anything else out there that is good at a reasonable cost in 18"? Thanks, Adam.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Mike Keith

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Posted March 03 2006 - 04:33 AM

The Maelstrom 18 is the only one I know of and I'm not even sure if it's shipping yet, the Tumult 18" has a way to go evedently and the assualt series is still in wait.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   MarkRoberts

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Posted May 11 2006 - 05:33 AM

If you are referring to Ascendant Audio's assault series it isn't going to happen at all. I contacted them awhile ago and recieved a response from Dale stating that they pulled the plug on the assualt series altogether.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted May 11 2006 - 07:55 AM

Is this for HT or Music?
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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Owen Bartley

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Posted May 31 2006 - 02:50 AM

That's too bad. I wonder if manufacturers are steering away from 18s because the recent 15 inchers can move so much air.

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   MarkRoberts

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Posted May 31 2006 - 05:26 AM

"That's too bad. I wonder if manufacturers are steering away from 18s because the recent 15 inchers can move so much air." I am not sure. What really struck me as odd was in Dale's email he stated that the assassin line was better than they expected so they weren't persuing the assault series. I'll see if I can find the email and give you the exact wording he used. What is really strange is there isn't even a 15" assassin they stop at 12". I was really hoping for a 18" for around $200.00 give or take.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Ryan Schnacke

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Posted May 31 2006 - 10:52 AM

It seems that ever since the old Ascendent drivers left the market, the really good new drivers are eternally "just around the corner". The Assassin 12 looks like a great deal (at the $75 pricing) for a moderate subwoofer and I can only imagine that a 15 or 18 inch version would have been an even better bargain. There's talk of at least 2 new woofers being developed over on the IB Cult forum. One is an 18 with a reported 35mm Xmax - almost 8 liters of displacement. But its being designed specifically for IB application, so it requires a huge enclosure. And presently its still vaporware. On a positive note, Parts Express has just released the 15 inch versions of their RS subs. Not a low-end SPL monster, but should be a very nice woofer.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Owen Bartley

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Posted May 31 2006 - 12:14 PM

I put this list together last summer, of the bigger driver contenders at the time, mostly based on info from the forums, and I'm not sure how many are still active in the market. For a while it looked like there was going to be some serious competition, but it seems things have faded out a bit. Either way, here's the ones I had, and if anyone has any additions I'd love to see them. Actually there used to be a page (I think one of the manufacturers) who compared the critical specs and displacement of all the drivers too, that would be handy to have updated.

AE Speakers (Formerly Stryke, AV 15) - www.aespeakers.com
Ascendant Audio (Atlas 15 & Avalanche 15 & 18) - www.ascendantaudio.com
Adire Audio (Tempest 15 & Tumult 15) - www.adireaudio.com
Resonant Engineering - http://www.reaudio.com/
O Audio (TC Sounds drivers) - http://www.oaudio.com/index.html
Rythmik Audio (servo and non-servo) - http://www.rythmikaudio.com/
Soundsplinter (RL-p 15)- http://www.soundsplinter.com/

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Jack Gilvey

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Posted May 31 2006 - 02:45 PM

Amen on both counts. I prefer real woofers to specs and promises, although the latter look great in Unibox.
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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   MarkRoberts

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Posted June 01 2006 - 10:00 AM

"Mark: Thanks for the email. The Assault series will not be offered. The reason is that the Assassin series was able to do what the Assault series was going to do and for a lot less money. Dale Kuypers Ascendant Audio" There is the email I recieved when I asked about the assault series. His statement might be true if they had a 15" and 18" assassin.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   JackM

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Posted June 24 2006 - 11:31 AM

Elemental Design is bringing out an 18" driver. They produce a very nice quality driver, and appear to be moving from strictly car audio into the HT end as well. As a direct internet retailer, their prices are excellent.

http://edesignaudio.....pid=35&cur=USD




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