HY-1816 18″ 500W RMS SPEAKER

Recommended for professional audio as a woofer in vented enclosures.


Nominal Basket Diameter 18″, 457.2mm
Nominal Impedance* 8 ohms
Power Rating**
Watts 500W
Music Program 1000W
Resonance 28Hz
Usable Frequency Range 35Hz – 2kHz
Sensitivity*** 97dB
Magnet Weight 125 oz.
Gap Height 0.37″, 9.53mm
Voice Coil Diameter 4″, 100mm
Thiele & Small Parameters
Resonant Frequency (fs) 28Hz
DC Resistance (Re) 6.29
Coil Inductance (Le) 1.9mH
Mechanical Q (Qms) 8.28
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.3
Total Q (Qts) 0.29
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 441.2 liters / 15.6 cu.ft.
Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd) 695cc
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.24mm/N
BL Product (BL) 22.1 T-M
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (MMs) 130 grams
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP) 93
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 6.1mm
Surface Area of Cone (Sd) 1140 cm2
Maximum Mechanical Limit (Xlim) 18mm
Mounting Information
Recommended Enclosure Volume
Sealed N/a
Vented 93-212 liters / 3.3-7.5 cu.ft.
Driver Volume Displaced 403.9 cu.in. / 6.62 liters
Overall Diameter 18″, 457.2mm
Baffle Hole Diameter 16.56″, 420.5mm
Front Sealing Gasket Fitted as standard
Rear Sealing Gasket Fitted as standard
Mounting Holes Diameter 0.28″, 7.1mm
Mounting Holes B.C.D. 17.25″, 438.2mm
Depth 8.15″, 207mm
Net Weight 24.5 lbs, 11.1 kg
Shipping Weight 28.1 lbs, 12.8 kgs
Materials of Construction
Coil Construction Copper voice coil
Coil Former Polyimide former
Magnet Composition Ferrite magnet
Core Details Vented and extended core
Basket Materials Die-cast aluminum basket
Cone Composition Paper cone
Cone Edge Composition Cloth cone edge
Dust Cap Composition Solid composition paper dust cap