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5th November 2014
New to the expanding list of Fane global distributors and stockists, we are pleased to announce the appointment of ST Audio as a distribution partner serving Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Fane Managing Director, Mark Barnes (left) and Sales Director, Neil Barnes (right) pictured at the Fane UK headquarters with Steven Rillaerts(centre) of ST Audio, Belgium. "We attach great importance to the quality and service provision of our distribution network in Europe and all around the world, and welcome our new relationship with ST Audio" says Neil Barnes, Fane Sales Director "We find partners with whom we share the same philosophy, vision and values of providing high performance audio solutions. ST Audio's impressive track record in the live sound market and long standing reputation for professionalism and commitment to ongoing customer support in their market, make this new partnership an exciting prospect. We look forward to working with them in realising the full potential of Fane products and delivering them to the Benelux market."  About ST Audio Service ST Audio provide sales and repair services for professional DJ, audio and lighting equipment. With over 20 years experience in the professional audio industry, manager Steven Rillaerts will be able to assist with all your audio visual project needs. Their showroom in Opwijk, Belgium holds all makes and models from top manufacturers. Furthermore, ST Audio have excellent distribution contacts and are able to order products quickly that are not in their standard stock.   For any further information please contact;  ST AUDIO DISTRIBUTIONSteenweg op Dendermonde 48, 1745 Opwijk, Belgium Tel: +32 52 35 35 68Email:  Or alternatively contact the Fane sales team on
24th October 2014
Fane International Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Soundworks, as our exclusive distribution partner for Fane products in Greece and with shared status in Cyrpus. The Partnership was formalised following a visit to our UK headquarters by Soundwork's owners Stamatios and Alexandros Moschos to view our product ranges and UK manufacturing facilities. Fane Managing Director, Mark Barnes (left) and Sales Director, Neil Barnes (right) pictured at the Fane UK headquarters with Stamatios and Alexadros Moschos (centre) of Soundworks, Greece. We are confident that our partnership with Soundworks will provide better access and service for our customers within the regions and offer the full line of Fane component loudspeakers and Fane Pro Audio sound systems with local stock for faster deliveries.  About Soundworkshttp://www.soundworks.grSoundworks specialise in the rental and sales of professional sound, lighting and projection system equipment. Taking into account individual requirements and budgets, a team of highly experienced personnel is always on hand to advise and implement the perfect audio-visual solutions. Soundworks pride themselves on their first-class service, customer satisfaction and establishment of long lasting collaborations. For further information please contact; SoundworksTel: +30 210 960 4966Fax: +30 210 960 1321Info: info@soundworks.grSales: sales@soundworks.grSupport: Or alternatively contact the Fane sales team at
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  • Highest grade Y35 ferrite magnet structure.
  • Low interference flux path.
  • Aluminium demodulation ring.
  • Fibre loaded, UK manufactured cone offering increased strength, durability and performance.
  • 64 mm peak to peak maximum linear excursion.

The Prime 18XS is intended for use as a high-output bass driver in multi way systems and features a 4 inch ‘sandwich’ (inside and outside windings) voice coil, immersed in a symmetric magnetic field yielding increased linearity and lower distortion. This, coupled with laminated silicone suspensions, a large Xmax of 12mm with peak to peak travel of 60mm, ensures fast accurate bass at high levels of excursion. The cone membrane, manufactured from polycellulose, is much stronger and more durable than conventional paper pulp alternatives. This allows the driver to combine high-sensitivity with the structural integrity required to produce undistorted low frequencies at extreme sound pressure levels. The driver handles 1200 Watts (A.E.S.) continuous and can cope with peaks in excess of 4800 Watts. This is due to advanced thermal management in the form of vented die-cast chassis and increased motor system venting. These measures effectively remove heat from the voice coil, resulting in extremely low-power compression. The Prime 18XS exhibits 100 dB sensitivity and can deliver bass down to 29 Hz (-6 dB) in a 200 litre ported enclosure.

  • Please enquire about alternative impedances. 
  • A.E.S. power handling test. Pink noise bandpass filtered at 12 dB per octave with cutoff frequencies of 30 Hz and 300 Hz. 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.

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Nominal Chassis Diameter18” / 457.2 mm
Impedance4 /8 /16 Ω
Power Handling1200 w (A.E.S.)
Peak Power (6dB Crest Factor)4800 w (A.E.S.)
Usable Frequency Range -6dB35 Hz - 500 Hz
Sensitivity (1 w - 1 m)100 dB
Moving Mass inc. Air Load177 grams
Minimum Impedance Zmin6.5 Ω
Effective Piston Diameter15.43” / 391.92 mm
Peak Displacement Volume of Cone Vd1.45 litres
Magnet Weight145 oz
Magnetic Gap Depth0.43” / 11 mm
Flux Density1.1 Tesla
Coil Winding Height1.18” / 30 mm
Voice Coil Diameter4.0” / 101.6 mm