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KAPPA PRO 18LF-8

The latest addition to the popular Kappa series of drivers, the Kappa Pro 18LF provides tons of low frequency output in a lightweight, durable cast aluminum chassis. Use it as a subwoofer in small to medium sized boxes, a woofer in large three-way PA enclosures, or as a high-power bass guitar woofer. The 1,600 watt program power rating makes it an easy choice for new box designs or as a replacement for many single and double subwoofer cabinets.

Suggested Retail  $184.99
Your Price  $174.99

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This table charts the specifications for the KAPPA PRO 18LF-8 speaker
Speaker Detail
Specification
Nominal Basket Diameter18", 457 mm
Nominal Impedance*8 Ω
Power Rating*
Program Power1600 W
Watts800 W
Resonance32 Hz
Usable Frequency Range38 Hz - 0.7 kHz
Sensitivity*98 dB
Magnet Weight120 oz.
Gap Height0.37", 9.5 mm
Voice Coil Diameter3", 76 mm
Thiele & Small Parameters
Resonant Frequency (fs)32 Hz
DC Resistance (Re)5.39 Ω
Coil Inductance (Le)1.21m H
Mechanical Q (Qms)10.66
Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.34
Total Q (Qts)0.33
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)391.61 liters / 13.83 cu.ft.
Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd)927.2 cc
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.21 mm/N
BL Product (BL)19.39 T-M
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (MMs)119 grams
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)94
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)8 mm
Surface Area of Cone (Sd)1159 cm2
Maximum Mechanical Limit (Xlim)18 mm
Mounting Information
Recommended Enclosure Volume
Sealed 0-0 liters / 0-0 cu.ft.
Vented 113.27-353.96 liters / 4-12.5 cu.ft.
Driver Volume Displaced0.234 cu.ft. / 6.62 liters
Overall Diameter18", 457.2 mm
Baffle Hole Diameter16.58", 421.1 mm
Front Sealing GasketYes
Rear Sealing GasketYes
Mounting Holes Diameter0.28", 7.1mm
Mounting Holes B.C.D.17.25", 438.2mm
Depth8.15", 207 mm
Net Weight24.5 lbs, 11.11 kg
Shipping Weight28.1 lbs, 12.75 kgs
Materials of Construction
Coil ConstructionCopper voice coil
Coil FormerKapton former
Magnet CompositionFerrite magnet
Core DetailsVented and extended core
  
Basket MaterialsDie-cast aluminum basket
Cone CompositionTreated paper cone
Cone Edge CompositionCloth cone edge
Dust Cap CompositionTreated paper dust cap
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Footnotes

Multiple units exceed published ratings evaluated under EIA 426A specification while tested in a free-air, non-temperature-controlled environment. Multiple compression drivers exceeded published ratings evaluated under EIA-426A or AES specification while mounted on Eminence’s H290, H290S, or H2EA horn in a non-temperature-controlled environment.

The average output across the usable frequency range when applying 1W/1m into the nominal impedance. i.e: 2.83V/8Ω, 4V/16Ω. Eminence response curves are measured under the following conditions: All speakers are tested at 1W/1m using a variety of test set-ups for the appropriate impedance | LMS using 0.25" supplied microphone (software calibrated) mounted 1m from wall/baffle | 2 ft. x 2 ft. baffle is built into the wall with the speaker mounted flush against a steel ring for minimum diffraction | Yamaha P3500S amplifier | 2700 cu. ft. chamber with fiberglass on all six surfaces (three with custom-made wedges). Compression drivers were tested using a 2ft x 2ft baffle built into the wall with horn front mounted.

BETA 8CX, 10CX and 12CX are coaxial speakers with tweeter sold separately. The data for these coaxial woofers was calculated with the ASD:1001 driver screwed into the woofer, but not active.

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