The box 18/500 is one of the best 18" budget drivers out there (for Europe), it even has some specs (like the 4" VC and the aluminium chassis) that are usually indicators that it isn't in fact a budget driver. Where it does go wrong (although for its selling price you can't blame them), the 18LW2400 goes right, putting itself in a class above the 18/500,
So 6 vs 8 each with their respected power handling sounds fair. For the 18/500 I would go for 500 - 700 W per driver, with the 18LW2400 I would look at 750 - 1250 W.
Hi my name is nathan. I have 8 of the old jbl sr single 18 subwoofer boxes. the jbl sr4718. They kind of are more of a midbass box then a sub. I wanted to pull the drivers and find a better box that might make them more boomy in the low end. I know its a good driver in a bad enclosure. Has anyone used the jbl 2241g subwoofer in these cubo 18 boxes. Any idea how they would sound or if its a good idea/match with this driver. Thanks nathan
Efficient speakers (like the 2241G) often excel in Cubo's, with a slight rising response, that will give them near the same output as (the same driver in) a double 18" reflex cabinet. Cubo's are strong at 50 - 80 Hz, which is were most energy in almost all music is, they do go lower though.