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Wow.....I really hate you right now wink.gif

+1

It looks so nice but I bet it bites hard eek.gif
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Ridiculous
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Beautiful, Banisher! Thanks for posting the additional pics.
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18.2 sounds very cool, but way overkill for use as multi-sub in my room. Will the TSADv2 driver be available as an option with the 18.0? Assuming it would bring a performance improvement in this scenario...
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Thanks for the extra pics banisher. That is bar none one of the sexiest subs I have ever seen, a real work of art. Just drop dead gorgeous. Wow.
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Thanks for the extra pics banisher. That is bar none one of the sexiest subs I have ever seen, a real work of art. Just drop dead gorgeous. Wow.

It looks great but how well does it integrate into your room's acoustics and when dialed in, can you give a mini-review regarding sound quality?

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 1/18/13 at 11:56am
post #428 of 703
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Originally Posted by nw06 View Post

18.2 sounds very cool, but way overkill for use as multi-sub in my room. Will the TSADv2 driver be available as an option with the 18.0? Assuming it would bring a performance improvement in this scenario...

FA would be the ones to talk about it. but i think im the only one with that driver. it is an expensive driver, but it depends on what you want out of your sound. my system is for sale b/c i want to upgrade.
post #429 of 703
I asked about a possible TSADv2 in the 18.0 and was told that there were no plans at that time. This was about 2 months ago so that stance may have changed.
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I asked about a possible TSADv2 in the 18.0 and was told that there were no plans at that time. This was about 2 months ago so that stance may have changed.

i see.
post #431 of 703
Found this.
Funk Audio, a relative newcomer in the ID subwoofer marketplace, has just put its competition in checkmate. The Funk Audio 18.2 subwoofer is their latest and most advanced subwoofer design. It is the culmination of the most advanced technology and rigorous testing and development, unhindered by their marketing dept which is virtually non existent. It was designed to provide the ultimate in power, sound quality, and output, in a package so compact the amplification system has to be separate from the subwoofer itself.



TSAD18V2 Motor Structure

The heart of this subwoofer is its incredibly powerful motor structure of the TSAD18V2 driver. The 18" driver for this sub is built in-house by Funk Audio. Starting with a 4.5” aluminum voice coil surrounded by a 44lb FEA optimized Neodymium magnet structure, featuring a 9” diameter segmented Neodymium magnet ring, dual shorting rings, and a very specialized “forced air” cooling system allowing the voice coil to keep its cool even when fed with the “high power” amplifier option that sends an unprecedented 4800 watts RMS (9600 peak) to each of the two drivers. The driver cone is constructed of a carbon fiber / paper composite with cast aluminum basket and anodized aluminum dust cap and is said to have a 3" pk-pk travel. With a 10" diameter spider, forced air cooling and such a powerful motor structure, its obvious this is one bad ass driver ready to be fed some wattage.

We are a bit skeptical on the power rating of the amplifiers so we inquired for a bit more detail from the manufacturer.


Editorial Note on Amplifier Power by Nathan Funk

The power cord, and circuit breaker/power switch, are 20A. Most often "220" is actually 240V which is 4800 watts at 20A. Electrical systems are rated at full duty cycle, and for anything less than 100% duty cycle will allow up to 10 times the rated current (for very short bursts). As I am sure you know, audio signals are never 100% duty cycle sine waves, so the amp can draw up to 4800 watts continuous from the wall, and put out nearly as much fully continuous, and much higher semi-continuous peaks, even for a few seconds at a time. Normal material and even tone bursts are quite low actual duty cycle, even a single 20A "220V" circuit will power two amps (power level two) to full power with most material. We do recommend an absolute minimum 15A "220V" for a each amp (or a 30A for two), any less and you can run the risk of blowing the breaker with material containing heavy sustained very low frequencies, where the most current demand is. These amplifiers use two of our 2.4kW amp modules, used in the 18.0/18.3 amp. For power level one, one module per driver is used. For power level two one module drives each of the voice coils. The power level two drivers are dual voice coil.

The 18.2 subwoofer is a dual opposed 18” design. The two TSAD18V2 drivers are contained in a very solid Baltic Birch plywood enclosure, featuring 1.5” thick baffles, top and bottom, curved laminated front and rear walls, and extensive bracing. All measuring in at 21” wide 22” high ans 24” deep, with a total weight, without amplification, of 175lbs. This subwoofer is definitely a two person installation.

Power Up


The 18.2 subwoofer is available in two power levels; Power level One provides a single amplifier (17”wide 13” deep 4.5” high) producing 2400 watts RMS for each driver, for a total power of 4800 watts RMS (9600peak), Power Level Two provides dual amplifiers, one for each driver, producing 4800 watts RMS for each driver, for a total power of 9600 watts RMS (19,200 watts peak). Power level two is said to enable the 18.2 sub to hit an ear drum busting 134dB peak output at 2 meters groundplane. They don't specify a frequency or distortion level, but honestly at this SPL level we won't make too much of a fuss about it. You can rest assured that no matter what level you chose for this sub, it will surely make Grandpa Simpsons teeth explode and will probably loosen a few of your fillings too.

To get the 18.2 Power Level Two configured will set you back $11,200 and Power Level One $8,600 but if you preorder now, the prices drop to $9,350 and $6,995, respectively. Shipping is included in all prices. Click on the specs tab to get more product details. Let us know in the forum thread if you want to see us review this beastly subwoofer.
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Found this.

Where did you find this?
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Where did you find this?
Audioholics preview
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Audioholics preview

Gotcha! Thanks.
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Only two days left on our big sale! We do have some products still available and some prices can be negotiated on some of the remaining items.
http://www.funkaudio.ca/Specials.html
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Just received 2 boxes of awesomeness from Halfmoon Bay. The DHL driver's deadpan look due to their heft was priceless.



Unboxing coming soon ...
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Faster faster

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post #438 of 703
Mark, I'm guessing you know what's in the boxes smile.gif
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me?

How?
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I had a chance to unpack one of these monsters ... very well protected. Here are a few pictures:


(^ Nathan built speakon cables for me as well. 11 gauge wire, cripes! He doesn't mess around).



et voilà ... an 18.2!


With a pint of Mac and Jack's African Amber (one of the best beers ever, IMHO) for scale:


Their home will be in the theater room I'm building, which is running behind schedule (do they ever get done on time?) ... as soon as I can get them set up I'll be posting my impressions, assuming I survive the sonic madness.
Edited by mjh222 - 2/17/13 at 1:57pm
post #441 of 703
^ ^ ^ I'll drive up from Olympia and Pick them up and break them in for you in my HT room. I'll be more then happy to do this for you!
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They are beautiful! I am anxiously awaiting my FW 18.0. Hopefully it will be done soon. What stain and wood is that?
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bsoko2, very generous offer of you! smile.gif Seems like you have yourself quite a bit of woofage as well in those quad Submersive HP's eek.gif Sweet system!

rabidrezults, thanks for the compliment! I went with the 3988 stain on Cherry.
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bsoko2, very generous offer of you! smile.gif Seems like you have yourself quite a bit of woofage as well in those quad Submersive HP's eek.gif Sweet system!

Just trying to help out a fellow HT guy!
post #445 of 703
I think he mentioned those magnets were N45s as well back in July and those aren't cheap IIRC.

I still want those TSAD18v2. Your system is awesome mjh222. Probably one of the best sound systems in Seattle now :P
Just got my projector, Now I'm going to save for those :P
post #446 of 703
Hey guys, I am curious. Alot of people on this forum praise the Seaton Submersive's HP/F2 as the best subs on the market. For soemone like me that lives in Canada and has to pay duties, taxes etc, etc, etc, what is the comparable sub to the HP/F2?

Thanks!
post #447 of 703
You don't have to pay duties on subs that are made in the US, they're duty free. You only need to pay the taxes which would be the same thing if you buy from Funk Audio.
post #448 of 703
Oh really.............hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


But for arguments sake, which would best compare? I See Funk has dual 15 drivers, but the power going to them is alot less. If you go with something with comparable power, you are looking at the 18, but it works out more expensive.
post #449 of 703
Nathan at Funk always seems willing to work with customers to get them what they want, and they truely offer custom subs. So I'm sure he could make a sub for you that will have the same output as a SubMersive HP or F2. But because of it being totally custom it could end up costing a little more then buying a SubMersive HP. Just send him an email or give him a call and let him know what you're looking for. And you can always upgrade the amps for more power with the Funk subs. I didn't end up getting a Funk Audio sub but I was very close to getting one, and they do make some awesome products.
post #450 of 703
What did you end up getting?

Although custom made, I wouldn't want anything special. As long as the enclosures look decent (as they do) that is all I would need. I would be more interested in getting the output that compares to the Seatons. If it ends up being more expensive just because it is custom, then i wouldn't want that. I would rather get the Seaton then. I don't need any special color or anything like that.
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