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UXL-18 just arrived.

post #1 of 37
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I've had this sub pre-ordered for 3 months, and it just came in today. The only other subs I've had were a Logitech Z-5500 (lolz) and a TC Sounds Epic 12". This thing is a beast in comparison! BTW- the databass review of this driver mentions that the plain dustcap is some kind of flimsy plastic or something. Mine has the plain dustcap, but it's the same material that the rest of the cone is made out of.


I used a 4cu ft flat pack from DIYSoundGroup. It's a perfect flush fit if you remove the rubber gasket. If the hole were a mm smaller it wouldn't work out.


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I already had a neighbor pounding on the wall when at 2-3 clicks on the volume knob with the Epic 12". I can't wait to see what they think of a 1200 watt 18". I am actively trying to find a house with basement that I can move in to. I really need the privacy/freedom to crank it up.

My next project will be to build FL/C/FR speakers (I want to build Alpha-12 Zephyr's, and to use my current FL/FR as RL/RR. Then, I'll need a second UXL-18 for the second channel of my CV5000.



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18" next to a "puny" 12" woofer.

UXL-18 vs Definimax 4012ho.


I'll be able to get it loaded in to the enclosure later tonight.
post #2 of 37
Nice! That thing is a beast.
post #3 of 37
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Moar Pics!
post #4 of 37
The dustcap was changed from the one that Ricci used in his tests. You're good to go!!
post #5 of 37
Thread Starter 
I attempted to load the driver in without any assistance and nearly took a finger off. Good thing I remembered about the zip tie technique.






I was playing it on a single channel of a NU3000DSP and was rocking the livingroom. I was completely clipping the amp (had the gain all the way up). lol. The sub was barely moving.

Gotta try it with the CV5000. I need to do a fan mod on that, though.
post #6 of 37
Driver looks great, nice enclosure too. Blacks screws would complete the stealth smile.gif
post #7 of 37
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I had originally planned on attaching a grill with some magnets, but because I had to take off the rubber gasket the grill would be resting on the surround. Oh well.
post #8 of 37
Lookin' good!

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post #9 of 37
Did you order the box for the Dayton 18" or the Stereo Integrity 18" woofer?
post #10 of 37
Thread Starter 
Dayton 18".

Does the SI 18 cutout have a bigger diameter? If it's even just a half inch bigger it would be perfect for the UXL.
Edited by Rebel975 - 7/11/13 at 11:29pm
post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

Dayton 18".

Does the SI 18 cutout have a bigger diameter? If it's even just a half inch bigger it would be perfect for the UXL.

the SI is larger. prob really close to 1/2 an inch in diam larger

should fit the UXL close to perfectly
post #12 of 37
Looking good rebel.

IIRC. Ricci posted that The. Uxl. and the ultra 5400 and others. Are the same size. SEE post below thanks Ricci wink.gif
Edited by Dank1209 - 7/12/13 at 6:37pm
post #13 of 37
Any driver using the 12 spoke aluminum basket like FI drivers or the 6 spoke Venezuela style like the SI and UXL or the TI basket like on the LMS 5400 or the Axis TC sounds frame will all drop into the same cutout. The rubber gasket will fit on all these frames as well but adds like 3/8" in outside diameter. These cover the vast majority of heavy duty drivers used by DIYers.

The RE XXX and MX use a custom frame that is oversized. 19" OD compared to about 18.65 for the others. They require a larger cutout.
post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by Ricci View Post

Any driver using the 12 spoke aluminum basket like FI drivers or the 6 spoke Venezuela style like the SI and UXL or the TI basket like on the LMS 5400 or the Axis TC sounds frame will all drop into the same cutout. The rubber gasket will fit on all these frames as well but adds like 3/8" in outside diameter. These cover the vast majority of heavy duty drivers used by DIYers.

The RE XXX and MX use a custom frame that is oversized. 19" OD compared to about 18.65 for the others. They require a larger cutout.

True. Even though the fi drivers are technically a different 12-spoke basket they still fit the cutout and gaskets for the rest of the 12-spoke frames. Same goes for the six spoke 18" frame. Even though there are a few tiny differences between some castings they all fit the same gasket and have the same cutout. Our SI HT 18's fit in a variety of other 18" cutouts. There shouldn't be a huge difference unless you're talking about something like the RE drivers as they have their own unique custom tooled frames with different dimensions.

...basically what Josh said. tongue.gif
post #15 of 37
Thread Starter 
Swapped out the plain screws for these and dropped some neodymium magnets on top. These screws should work out for my situation, as they have an unusually tall head.






Now I have a perfect resting spot for the grill.


post #16 of 37
Where did u get the grills ?? Are the deep enough for the full excursion of the driver..or do u just put them on when your not using them.
post #17 of 37
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It's from a Peavey grill kit. But, mine is higher up than usual by using very tall screws and fairly large magnets. I'm pretty sure it's high enough. It's 13/16ths of an inch above the driver at it's closest point (above the middle of the surround).
post #18 of 37
Nice! I missed delivery for mine on Friday. Can't wait for Monday!
post #19 of 37
Let us know how they work out. Rebel
Edited by Dank1209 - 7/13/13 at 12:27pm
post #20 of 37
Thread Starter 
Well, I cranked up the gain on my cv5000 to the max earlier. The grill held on just fine, and didn't impede the cone in any way.

This is the first time in my life I have a sub that can make the insides of my ears itch. All I can say is WOW! I can't imagine some of the 8+ 18" theaters that some people have.

I bet my neighbors just love me...
post #21 of 37
Nice!
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

Well, I cranked up the gain on my cv5000 to the max earlier. The grill held on just fine, and didn't impede the cone in any way.

This is the first time in my life I have a sub that can make the insides of my ears itch. All I can say is WOW! I can't imagine some of the 8+ 18" theaters that some people have.

I bet my neighbors just love me...

Hmmm. Sounds like you need three more 18's. Yup. Sure sounds like it to me. Yup.

Yuuuuup.




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post #23 of 37
Well,Even though the fi drivers are technically a different 12-spoke basket they still fit the cutout and gaskets for the rest of the 12-spoke framesWbnA6V.I just think so.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Hmmm. Sounds like you need three more 18's. Yup. Sure sounds like it to me. Yup.

Yuuuuup.




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All the cool kids have 4.

I'm back.
post #25 of 37
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I'll have at least 2 some day. Possibly 4.

I'd like to be one of the cool kids.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Hmmm. Sounds like you need three more 18's. Yup. Sure sounds like it to me. Yup.

Yuuuuup.




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Lol biggrin.gif
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by Rebel975 View Post

Swapped out the plain screws for these and dropped some neodymium magnets on top. These screws should work out for my situation, as they have an unusually tall head.






Now I have a perfect resting spot for the grill.



Really a sexy driver................................................good to know flat packs fit this driver. I know the UXL-18 is 14mm deeper than Dayton driver................any issues with bracing in way of driver?

Also interesting to hear the flat packs could fit the LMS-U........................hmmmmmm
post #28 of 37
Thread Starter 
Nope. No issues whatsoever.
post #29 of 37
Nice! The UXL will be my next 18". I'm not to cool though with only doing one confused.gif you know what you all can do tongue.gif
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

Nice! The UXL will be my next 18". I'm not to cool though with only doing one confused.gif you know what you all can do tongue.gif


I just have the one UXL, but I do also have a TC Sounds Epic 12". I'd like to eventually have 2-4 UXL's, but $$$.

I think I'd like to build some SEOS speakers first, though. I've been eyeing the Alpha 12 Zephyr's, and actually already have one of the Eminence Definimax 4012HO woofers. But, money.

Some day. smile.gif
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