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Peavey Pro Rider 1808-8 ALCP 18" High Power Subwoofer Speaker

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Product Code: PEAVEY-PRO-RIDER-1808-8-ALCP

Description Technical Specs

Peavey Pro Rider 1808-8 ALCP 18" Subwoofer Speaker

Specifications: Size: 18"
Power Rating: 600W AES
Frequency Response: 35-2kHz
Sensitivity: 95.9db
Impedance: 8 ohms
Voice Coil: 4"
Voice Coil Material: Aluminum ribbon wire;Polyimide-impreganted fiberglass former;Nomex® stiffener;Solderless diffusion welded OFHC copper leads
Resonant Frequency: 36 Hz
Weight: 18 lbs.
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The Pro Rider® driver series represents a new level of power and performance for Black Widow® loudspeakers. These outstanding drivers have a power handling rating of 1,200 Watts program, along with high ef ciency, reduced distortion and excellent overall sound quality. The series includes two 15” models in 8 Ohm impedance, suitable for both subwoofer and woofer applications.


The Pro Rider series uses a new cone that is a variation on the existing Kevlar® impregnated cones used on all Black Widows. The new cone is stronger and tougher, highly water-resistant and has a specially designed deep roll accordion surround. The dust cap is also made of the same extremely strong material.

Voice coil assemblies on the new drivers use thermoset insulated aluminum or copper ribbon wire, edge wound and bonded onto an incredibly durable, heat resistant polyamide composite ormer. The coil wires are solderless diffusion welded to high conductivity OFHC copper foil leads which are embedded inside the former assembly and attached to the tinsel leads with high temperature silver solder. The solder joint is then coated with a special thermally conductive silicone adhesive for encapsulation and heat dissipation.

The voice coil assembly is bonded to the Kevlar cone and new super tough nylon composite spider using a thermoset epoxy originally developed for attaching nose cones on ICBM missiles – truly an aerospace grade adhesive. The spider and surround are bonded to the frame with a high strength adhesive.

The magnet structure includes subtle changes to its geometry that improve power handling. While it appears the same as the standard structure, and the replacement baskets from the Pro Rider series will t on standard BW magnet structures, the improved power handling will be compromised if the standard structure is used.

The vent plate assembly used on Low Rider® drivers to increase power handling is included in the Pro Rider series. This results in a signi cant improvement in power handling capabilities and long-term power compression. These new drivers also adhere to the familiar features of Black Widow products: Cast aluminum frames,replaceable basket assemblies, Rubatex® gaskets and highly reliable, spring loaded terminals are all used.


The Pro Rider drivers are superior choices for a wide range of sound reinforcement, high level playback, subwoofer and monitor applications. The 1508-8 ALCP Pro Rider driver is an excellent choice for general purpose sound reinforcement. The enclosure size is reasonable and its performance form sub bass to upper mid-range is strong. Its versatility included vented and bandpass enclosure designs.

The 1508-8 cucp Pro Rider is specially optimized for amazing bass performance in very small vented enclosures, along with at mid-bass and mid-range response for an accurate, clean sound quality. It is an excellent choice for compact enclosures, multi- driver subwoofers and monitors where enclosure size is limited. Pro Riders can work with crossover points as high as 2.0 kHz, but work best below 1.5 kHz. They deliver excellent performance in both woofer and subwoofer applications.


To assist with the growing interest in home built enclosure designs, Peavey provides complete parameter data on these drivers, as well as several recommended enclosures for each model. This information and much more can be found at www.peavey.com.

The strength of the completed enclosure has a great effect on the bass performance of the finished system. Box panels that aren’t stiff enough will vibrate, canceling bass produced by the woofer and creating undesired sounds of their own. If your box vibrates or you don’t think the box panels are stiff enough, add more bracing.

Vents used in the examples require standard Schedule 40 PVC pipe for vent construction. The pipe should be dadoed tightly into the back of the baffle and glued firmly in place with high quality epoxy or high strength, industrial grade hot glue. Rough up the outside of the pipe to improve the glue bond.

Be sure to account for the displacement of the vent, bracing, horn (if used) and woofer or your enclosure before building it or it will be smaller than its intended volume. This can reduce bass output and mis-tune the enclosure.

Line the inside of the enclosure with polyester fiber batting such as quilt stuffing. The batting material should conform to California bedding fire codes. Attach the batting with spray adhesive or staples and keep material away from the end of the vent tube where it can be pulled in by air flow. Handles, protective corners, cabinet covering, grille materials and crossovers are available through Peavey Accessories. When building a bandpass enclosure, design a panel or door to be removable for access to the woofer. Use foam weather-strip to seal the panel along with enough screws and bracing to prevent leaks and buzzes.

  • 4” Voice Coil
  • 2400 Watts Peak Power Handling
  • Ferrite Magnetics
  • Die Cast Aluminum Chassis

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