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Sean
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HWK-18 project
08/30/06 at 05:40:38
 
So, having finally decided that a couple of imperials would take up way too much space, I have decided to build a HWK-18 using two of these EVX-180B drivers:

http://www.cameronproaudio.com/pdf/evx180b.pdf#search=%22evx-180b%22

I haven't been happy with the way my HWK-15 was performing (2 Dayton Series II drivers, both magnets in center), ever since I tested it with the two drivers clamshelled in the bottom baffle.  The response in that case was much lower, great for HT/LFE but peaking a bit too low for music.  With the drivers as they are now, bass is tight and reasonably musical but the extension is not as low.  I'm hoping that the HWK-18 with the EV drivers will cover most of the musical requirements, allowing me to switch the HWK-15 back to the clamshell-in-lower-baffle configuration just to cover the bottom octave.  With an Fs of 19Hz, the Daytons are pretty well suited to that purpose.
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shawn_cake
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Re: HWK-18 project
Reply #1 - 11/26/06 at 16:35:41
 
I built an HWK-18 with four JBL 2245H drivers. The bass is very extended. Assuming your HWK-18 is for home use, I would make sure I use drivers with a resonant frequency of 20 Hz or lower. This will ensure you get the DEEP bass response needed in home theater applications.
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60ndown
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Re: HWK-18 project
Reply #2 - 11/26/06 at 21:32:27
 
6000 watts continuous Wink call me over when your ready to plug it in please.
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cavenut
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6000 watts continuous
Reply #3 - 12/17/06 at 00:48:22
 
What are you going to drive that with???

That would be great with a 1200wpc mono Mcintosh. The problem is the price
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gildcm
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Re: HWK-18 project
Reply #4 - 01/04/07 at 18:13:24
 
I have two of the EVX-180B in my home theater system. I have each one in a 18" Super Scooper. They are being pushed by a Phonic 3200 amp, running in parallel. So I'm push 2800 watts to them. Playing rock music thru them and I knock pictures off the wall in my living room and can hear them at my next door neighbors house hitting lowes.

The speaker is great and I have always wanted to build a HWK-18 for them but never have. Let me know what they sound like.

Good luck in building the HWK-18.
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