Hey, I wasn't endorsing audio lines. I just found them for a better price. I know that doesn't mean anything. You get what you pay for.
What I do know is that when I put the LoRiders in my DTH subs, they came to life. And really pound hard. Half a QSC3402 on each driver through an NL8 connector on four of the conductors. The other four are for the tops.
We have a pair of DTH 118s http://www.peavey.com/media/pdf/manuals/80300276.pdf and one of the 1801-4 drivers is bad. This looks like this low rider driver will handle a LOT more power if I can get it to the speaker than the BW 1801-4 in those cabs, but the lowrider is 7-8 ohm instead of the 4-6 ohm of the 1801-4. Could you tell a little more about your experiences with your dth? They match the cabinet well? We might want to go ahead and replace both the drivers in the DTH cabs with these and add them to a pair of JBL 4719x (4 ohm) subs on a Tapco 2500 watt amp (This should give me ballpark 1200 to 1300 watts per side with one JBL and one DTH on each side). I also am looking at another pair of DTH 118s locally and might get them and throw them into the rig as well (pair of 118s per side on one amp, pair of 4719x cabs on another amp)
Mongo like candy. DJ like bass.
I keep seeing everyone say not to bridge to the speakers. The JBL speaker rates program of 1200 watts and the Tapco amp bridges 4 ohms at 2500 watts (that is what, up to 5k watts in hard clipping or am I wrong on that?). I suppose the amp even turned down halfway will still provide large (dangerous) power even with a 30hz high pass and a crossover around 100 hz. I am just not going to get the power of half a qsc 3402 without bridging from my current current. I don't really know how much juice I would get out of a 20 amp circuit in any event at 120 and wheter it would be worth it to put a larger power amplifier on a 20 amp circuit. I would really like to hear what the wiser heads here think....
Finally, what do you think about defeating the 30hz high pass filter on the amp and using an EQ to try and drop the lows to around 20 to 25 hz? Am I just asking for trouble?
Tapco Juice 2500 Amp:
Continuous Sine Wave Average Output Power per channel, both channels driven, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
2 ohms: 1400 W
4 ohms: 750 W
8 ohms: 575 W
Bridged Mono Operation, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
4 ohms: 2500 W
8 ohms: 1500 W
6 ohm nominal
4 ohm minimum
350 watts continuous
700 watts program
1400 watts peak
50hz-250hz (50hz -3db)
1200 watts program (@ 4 ohms)
Frequency range: 30Hz to 300Hz
Peavey 1801-4 LT BW Features:
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Power capacity: 1400 W Peak, 700 W Program, 350 W Continuous
Sensitivity: 97.5 dB / 1 W 1 m
Usable freq. range: 35 Hz ~ 1 kHz
Cone: Kevlar(R) impregnated cellulose
Voice coil diameter: 4.0 inch / 100 mm
Replacement Basket http://www.peavey.com/products/browse.cfm/action/detail/item/116652/1801-4%20LT%20BW%20RB.cfm
Low Rider 18
Peavey 18" Low Rider Subwoofer Specifications:
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Power capacity: 3200 W Peak, 1600 W Program, 800 W Continuous
Sensitivity: 97.3 dB
Usable freq. range: 25 Hz ~ 1 kHz