* 3.9" Large Format Voice Coil
* 4800 Watts Peak Power Handling
* Active Balanced Cooling
* Ferrite Magnetics
* Precision Rectangular Ribbon Wire
* Double Spider Suspension
* Integrated Demodulation Rings
* Die Cast Aluminum Chassis
The P Audio C18-5000CA is a high output low frequency transducer.
The C18-5000CA is an upgraded design that features many of P Audio’s new technologies & performance upgrades.
The 18 inch (457mm) diameter piston will produce extremely high sound pressure levels at very low frequencies & is ideal for high level deep bass & sub woofer response in both live sound & recorded music venues.
The transducer uses high energy ferrite magnetics to achieve a very high acoustic output to weight ratio.
The C18-5000CA employs a large 3.9 inch (99.3mm) diameter voice coil that provides an AES rated 1200 watts of continuous power handling & a full 4800 watts of peak rated power handling when sufficient amplifier headroom is available.
The transducer is optimized for use in properly tuned vented enclosures & will provide maximal reliability when both a vented enclosure & active high pass filtering are employed.
The C18-5000CA utilizes P Audio’s Auto Balanced Cooling (ABC) technology to not only improve transducer power handling & reliability but to also increase power compression performance by carefully balancing & directing airflow to critical areas.
The voice coil design is a bobbin wound geometry w/P Audio’s rectangular wire technology to improve conversion efficiency & provide a large cross-sectional area for superior cooling.
The transducer employs magnetic flux demodulation devices in the structure to increase fidelity & sonic accuracy.
The system suspension has been designed specifically for high linear displacement & extended low frequency response.
The double spider design further enhances system mechanical control & reliability.
The cone has been treated w/a conformal coating designed to provide additional mechanical damping & moisture resistance.
The transducer chassis is a die cast aluminum design that insures a very high degree of structural integrity.
General Specifications Nominal diameter.
457 mm/18 in
Power rating Nominal impedance 1200 W(Aes; 8Q
Frequency range...30-200 Hz
Chassis type...Cast aluminum
Magnet weight...3.56 kg/125.7 oz
Voice coil diameter....99.3 mm/3.9 in
Former material...Glass fiber
X-max...5.25 mm/0.21 in
Gap depth...15.0 mm/0.59 in
Voice coil winding width...25.5 mm/1.0 in
Net Weight...13.3 kg/29.3 lb
Packing Dimension WxDxH...505 x 505 x 275 mm
Shipping Weight...14.7 kg/32.4 lb
Small Signal Parameters.
Mms...179.84 g/6.34 oz
Mmd...155.18 g/5.47 oz
Vas...144.23 lt/5.09 ft?
Le (at 1 kHz)...0.63 mH