The FC-185F01 is an efficient high power handling driver specially designed to provide powerful and accurate bass with low distortion and low power compression. The driver exhibits smooth tonal character combined with a fast response time. The FC-185F01 utilises an optimised fibre loaded cone assembly controlled by a fully optimised multi roll surround. The units spaced dual suspension configuration ensures excellent control during large excursions. A fully optimised motor structure built around a high grade Y35 magnet ensures maximum flux yield from compact design and generates the minimum amount of flux modulation. The cast chassis base venting and large motor venting ensures efficient ventilation of the unit to keep power compression to a minimum.
Please enquire about alternative impedances.
A.E.S. power handling test. Pink noise bandpass filtered at 12 dB per octave with cutoff frequencies of 35 Hz and 350Hz. Driver mounted in free air, test signal applied at rated power for two hours.
Please note that the frequency response measurements are supplied for comparison only and are not a measure of the low frequency performance which may be achieved in a fully optimised system.
Optimised, lightweight ferrite design, only weighs 13 kg.
New 18-inch optimised, cast aluminium chassis design.
Long driver excursion. Peak to peak maximum excursion of 52mm.
High Qts (0.530) for larger enclosure designs.
Double spaced suspension system for increased linearity.
Suitable for bass reflex or horn loaded designs.
Electro Acoustic Specifications
Nominal Chassis Diameter 18" / 457.2 mm
Impedance 8 Ω
Power Handling 1000 W (A.E.S.)
Peak Power (6dB Crest Factor) 4000 W (A.E.S.)
Usable Frequency Range (-6dB) 30Hz - 2 kHz
Sensitivity (1W - 1m) Wideband 96 dB
Moving Mass (inc. Air Load) 220 grams
Minimum Impedance (Zmin) 6.5 Ω
Effective Piston Diameter 15.68" / 398.27 mm
Magnet Weight 105.8 oz
Magnetic Gap Depth 0.35" / 9 mm
Flux Density 0.98 Tesla
Coil Winding Height 0.98" / 25 mm
Voice Coil Diameter 5.0" / 127 mm
Speaker Type Sub Bass Driver
Speaker Series The Professional Series
Program Power 2000 W (A.E.S)
Sensitivity (1W / 1m) Working band
Thiele Small Parameters (TSPs)
FS 36 Hz
Re 5.9 Ω
Vas 205 Litres
Vd 1.19 Litres
CMS 0.11 mm/N
BL 20.36 T/m
MMS 174 grams
Xmax 10.5 mm
Sd 1134 cm2
Le 2.9 mH
EBP 64.29 Hz
Materials of Construction
Coil Former Material Glass Fibre
Voice Coil Material Copper
Magnet Material Neodymium
Chassis Material Die-cast Aluminium
Cone Material Paper
Surround / Edge Termination Polyvinyl Damped Multi Roll. Poly Cotton
Dust Dome Material Paper
Connectors Push-button Spring Terminals
Polarity Positive voltage at red terminal causes forward motion of cone
Mounting / Shipping Information
Overall Diameter 19.1" / 485 mm
Width Across Flats 18" / 457.2 mm
Flange Height 0.465" / 11.8 mm
Baffle Hole Diameter F/M 16.53" / 419.86 mm
Baffle Hole Diameter R/M 16.33" / 414.78 mm
Gasket Supplied Front
Outer Fixing Holes 8x ø 7 mm on 468 mm PCD
Inner Fixing Holes 8x . 7 mm on 438.15 mm PCD
Depth 7.94" / 201.55 mm
Weight 28.85 lb / 13.09 Kg
Recommended Enclosure Volume 60 - 230 Litres
Shipping Weight 31 lb / 14.06 Kg
Packing Carton Dimensions (W) 495 (D) 495 (H) 255 mm