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Jeff Bankston

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FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« on: October 31, 2015, 05:23:30 AM »

I'm gonna have to try at least one. It better be good for what it cost. I hope they make it in 4 ohm.

http://www.usspeaker.com/faital%20pro%2018XL1800-1.htm
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 01:10:05 PM »

I'm gonna have to try at least one. It better be good for what it cost. I hope they make it in 4 ohm.

http://www.usspeaker.com/faital%20pro%2018XL1800-1.htm
Appears to be several differences in the US Speaker specs and the ones Faital Pro posts.

http://www.faitalpro.com/products/files/18XL1800/8/18XL1800_datasheet_8.pdf

Looks like a nice driver, but I wonder how the curved cone will hold up to high compression ratios.
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 01:17:15 AM »

Appears to be several differences in the US Speaker specs and the ones Faital Pro posts.

http://www.faitalpro.com/products/files/18XL1800/8/18XL1800_datasheet_8.pdf

Looks like a nice driver, but I wonder how the curved cone will hold up to high compression ratios.
My  biggest concern is the LARGE open areas that trash can get directly into the voice coil gap-causing damage to the coil.

The openings (with no screens on them) are the largest I have seen on pro woofers.

Yes some HI-fi woofers have larger openings, but they are not as subject to trash as pro woofers are.
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 04:11:44 PM »

My  biggest concern is the LARGE open areas that trash can get directly into the voice coil gap-causing damage to the coil.

The openings (with no screens on them) are the largest I have seen on pro woofers.

Yes some HI-fi woofers have larger openings, but they are not as subject to trash as pro woofers are.
i dont know which FaitalPro woofer you were looking at but my 18XL1600's do not have a vented pole piece.
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 12:16:50 AM »

i dont know which FaitalPro woofer you were looking at but my 18XL1600's do not have a vented pole piece.
I never said it was a vented pole piece

The gaps are in he sides where the magnet attaches to the frayou can easily see through to the voice coil
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 01:42:22 AM »

I never said it was a vented pole piece

The gaps are in he sides where the magnet attaches to the frayou can easily see through to the voice coil
a lot of the top of the line systems use FaitalPro. i'll have to pull an 18" and look for myself. never heard of anyone that had a problem with crap getting in. a lot of FaitalPros in top of the line systems here in los angeles along with Ciare cone drivers.
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2015, 11:46:45 AM »

a lot of the top of the line systems use FaitalPro. i'll have to pull an 18" and look for myself. never heard of anyone that had a problem with crap getting in. a lot of FaitalPros in top of the line systems here in los angeles along with Ciare cone drivers.
I was not talking about all the faital drivers

We use several different ideals in our products

I was talking about the latest model with large Xmax

I'm not sure if the model as I am away from the office

In my limited testing it appears to work well.  It is just the durability in harsh environments that I am concerned with

I was a reconer for over 15 years and know first hand what trash in the gap can do to a driver
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2015, 12:13:27 PM »

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DSL now includes abstract concepts in loudspeaker cabinets?

Custom orders must be exceptionally difficult - how do you address high-minded aspirations such as world peace now or end global economic inequality, alongside impressive sensitivity, high quality passive crossovers and exceptional pattern control - all via one box?

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2015, 09:55:28 PM »

DSL now includes abstract concepts in loudspeaker cabinets?

Custom orders must be exceptionally difficult - how do you address high-minded aspirations such as world peace now or end global economic inequality, alongside impressive sensitivity, high quality passive crossovers and exceptional pattern control - all via one box?
Damn auto correct and phones.
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Re: FaitalPro's new 18" woofer
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2015, 12:42:36 PM »

DSL now includes abstract concepts in loudspeaker cabinets?

Custom orders must be exceptionally difficult - how do you address high-minded aspirations such as world peace now or end global economic inequality, alongside impressive sensitivity, high quality passive crossovers and exceptional pattern control - all via one box?

It requires a sophisticated iPad app. 😁
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