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#1
Do any of these exist? The only 18" ive ever heard of is the SWR Big Ben, but that's a 1x18.

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#5
An 8x18, wouldn't that be the size of a small house? Also, what uses are there for it other than making tuneless rumbling sounds?
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#7
rather have a 4x15.
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#9


8x18

how would that get transported? A wide load flatbed?
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#10
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8x18 you could hit the brown note without sweating


That or blow a crowd over.

That would be some sight to behold though. I'd just stare in awe and walk away back to the realm of practicality though.
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Do any of these exist? The only 18" ive ever heard of is the SWR Big Ben, but that's a 1x18.


And I thought my Ampeg 8X10 fridge was big. You'd need a crew to move it and a seperate truck!
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#13
Wait, is there an underlying assumption that an 818 would sound coherent at all?
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#14
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Do any of these exist? The only 18" ive ever heard of is the SWR Big Ben, but that's a 1x18.
The lowest power (handling) rating that I've seen for an 18" speaker is 500 watts with a 3" voice coil, the total wattage handling would 4000 watts, what amp would you be using to drive those 8x3" voice coils.
18"s are not particularly efficient for Bass Guitar due to their limited sensitivity and frequency range, you're much better off using 15s in a mixture with others such as 10s or 12s plus HF.
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#15
Sounds like a beast! DO WANT!

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#16
For the sheer brutality of needing a 4kW amp to run it and the fact that you would actually need a flatbed to move it, I hope it exists somewhere. I'd throw in a tweeter though, one would cover it, right?

With that said, I've seen professional sound systems with fewer subs than that.
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#17
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8x18

how would that get transported? A wide load flatbed?


A small crane could work, maybe a van and a big-ass trailer.

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#20
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but like fitz said it won't sound good


Id go ahead and say that it wouldnt sound like anything but the effect of putting all the windows down while driving on the highway.

Youd could have your band play shows in trainyards and just bring it along that way.
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#21
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Well, there's an 18" cab in a local shop to me... maybe get 8 of those & run 4 heads in stereo.... that would be br00talz
Most gigs in the UK are pubs where you
A) Wouldn't need that many cabs.
B) You wouldn't get an audience in as well.
C) Big rigs were in their heyday before decent FOH rigs existed.
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#22
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Most gigs in the UK are pubs where you
A) Wouldn't need that many cabs.
B) You wouldn't get an audience in as well.
C) Big rigs were in their heyday before decent FOH rigs existed.


Oh I know that one well You have your local audience, but it's very disappointing when you're beyond your area and rely on the other bands to get an audience in so you can steal their fans, and it's just... flat.
#23
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Most gigs in the UK are pubs where you
A) Wouldn't need that many cabs.
B) You wouldn't get an audience in as well.
C) Big rigs were in their heyday before decent FOH rigs existed.


Yeah, I know, just incase it didn't come across though, I was being sarcastic
#26
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I can imagine that could sound pretty good


No it wouldnt, not at all. To get them to sound good youd need to stack the vertically, so you would have it 8 15" speakers high, it wouldnt be practical.
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#27
Since we're in the realm of impossibility, what about a 2x72"? Six foot speaker?

In all seriousness, doesn't A7X use speakers somewhere around that size live? I remember seeing a video where they had gigantic speakers with diameters that were around how tall they were. But maybe it was a dream. Good dream if it was.
#28
I'd like to know what video this ^ is.
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#30
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I'd like to know what video this ^ is.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub0Z-XPmYCg somewhere around 0:43 behind who I believe to be Synyster (Don't know, sorry) there is what looks to be a big speaker. I'm not sure if it's painted on a cloth grille and there are speakers behind it or not.

And to TS, the stack I play with at school has a cab that has what appears to be two nines and an 18. It's a peavey, almost 30 years old. Will try to bring pics tomorrow.
#31
^ The Peavey 1018. Didn't Rick used to own one?
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#32
^ Thank you so much. I've been wondering what it is since I first used it. Actually, I'm thinking of buying it from the school, along with the Mark IV head, wondering if 200 USD would be a good deal?
#33
Make it....just do it.


It would be br00tal.
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#34
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No it wouldnt, not at all. To get them to sound good youd need to stack the vertically, so you would have it 8 15" speakers high, it wouldnt be practical.


Depends on the venue, and it would only be about 9' high. Side by side would work too though.
#35
So why do we want 8 speakers that have a frequency response typically topping out at 2kHz? Does anybody know anything about bass cabs here (except John Swift; he invented them).
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#36
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So why do we want 8 speakers that have a frequency response typically topping out at 2kHz? Does anybody know anything about bass cabs here (except John Swift; he invented them).

I hear he taught Mozart the major pentatonic!

but I don't.
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#38
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So why do we want 8 speakers that have a frequency response typically topping out at 2kHz? Does anybody know anything about bass cabs here (except John Swift; he invented them).
Thanks 'Fitz'; I took this newly completed set up out on an outdoor charity gig yesterday. The top cab has Eminence 250 watt Beta 10"s + tweeter, the bottom is a 15" Emenince 450 watt Neo Kappalite + tweeter.
I was using an Ashdown 'Little Giant 1000' to drive it.

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#39
What'd you set the tweeter crossover at? The same for each cab or where each speaker starts to roll off (i.e. 5kHz for the 10s and 3kHz for the 15)?

On my Mesa 212 there's a variable crossover switch (3k/4k/5k). With the 12s and the crossover set to 4kHz with a wee bit of a roll back on the tweeter volume (maybe -0.1 to -0.2db less than flat) it's absolutely perfect.
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#40
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What'd you set the tweeter crossover at? The same for each cab or where each speaker starts to roll off (i.e. 5kHz for the 10s and 3kHz for the 15)?

On my Mesa 212 there's a variable crossover switch (3k/4k/5k). With the 12s and the crossover set to 4kHz with a wee bit of a roll back on the tweeter volume (maybe -0.1 to -0.2db less than flat) it's absolutely perfect.


3.5Khz; just to add a little zing, no attenuator just HPF.
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Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
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1x15x10 + horn
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