The Prime 18XS is intended for use as a high-output bass driver in multi way systems and features a 4 inch
'sandwich' (inside and outside windings) voice coil, immersed in a symmetric magnetic field yielding increased
linearity and lower distortion.
This, coupled with laminated silicone suspensions, a large Xmax of 12mm with
peak to peak travel of 60mm, ensures fast accurate bass at high levels of excursion. The cone membrane,
manufactured from polycellulose, is much stronger and more durable than conventional paper pulp alternatives.
This allows the driver to combine high-sensitivity with the structural integrity required to produce undistorted
low frequencies at extreme sound pressure levels.
The driver handles 1200 Watts (A.E.S.) continuous and can
cope with peaks in excess of 4800 Watts. This is due to advanced thermal management in the form of vented
die-cast chassis and increased motor system venting. These measures effectively remove heat from the voice
coil, resulting in extremely low-power compression.
The Prime 18XS exhibits 100 dB sensitivity and can deliver
bass down to 29 Hz (-6 dB) in a 200 litre ported enclosure.
Key features of the Colossus PRIME 18XS include:
- New motor structure (highly optimised by FEA, Y35 highest ferrite grade, low interference flux path)
- Massive 64mm p-p excursion capacity
- Newly designed chassis
- 30mm voice coil height
- New high profile back plate