RCF ESW 1018
RCF ESW 1018

ESW 1018, Subwoofer from RCF.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 13 reviews )
 10 reviews77 %
 2 reviews15 %
Value For Money : Poor

vince1210mk2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent product"

RCF ESW 1018
I use them for a short time. I tried a lot of models but in Bass Reflex. Obviously this sub is not designed to go very low in the spectrum, but dynamic range issue I have never heard of such performance.
Best configuration listened: to couple with Bass Reflex Audio Mach M218T: thus, you get the roundness and dynamics ..

Config tested: MC ² Audio amplification E45 (Funktion One) charge to 2 x 2.6 Ohms

I forgot: my subs are equipped L18S800, and always used the bottom vent.
vincent 9713311/01/2010

vincent 97133's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" EXCELLENT for good coffee"

RCF ESW 1018
I have made it myself with the plan and frankly rcf ca slap bass very strong, they are a grate amp SPYN AUDIO SRX 3300 so that gives me 2 X 1200 per cot, EXCELLENT for all sorts of evening es, I will make 2 more soon.


coincoin23's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
I have a pair for 10 years (already!)
There are two months I did a little their facelift: removing carpets, sanding, painting installation of wheels, corners ... And above all change the amplification on the advice of a PRO, I pushed in crest or QSC (2x600 in 8) now a PLX2402 bridg 2400W at 4, I redcouvre (and again, we can do even better with the big amps "very" high end, too chre for me ...) !!!!
In short, super subwoofer lasting, lasting, lasting if one cares BUT as many will say, prvoir a large amplification quality !!! so expensive ... Good advice, forget mactruc, audiomachin, etc ...

Djmrxpro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
I use it for 4 months

I amplify that starts with a Phonic Max 2500 coming out in 1500 rms bridge (on paper ...).

I then I boost with a Mac Mah SLX 450 that came in 900rms bridge (on paper ...).

Amplifications with these two, I had some problem, the box banged pretty good, but not huge like c'tait dcrivait the commantaires on this forum, and more when I pushed a little, I heard a "snap" ...

DCID I take things in hand and change the amp ...

A5000 me a lot in 1100 * 2 rms / 8ohm


=> Premire Tonight I do not push too much about-20dB at input of the amp, dj bass more than other amp Submitted

=> Deuxime evening I pushed 0dB, and the sub has given all he had to give, your hard knocks trs trs even with one! You can feel the bass on the chest even at 5 meters.

Report qualitprix, I do not think we can really do better now.

With the exprience I would do this chosen without Siter, vai dailleurs I buy another one for Christmas and the t 2 next

sebg61's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
Indestructible! well before the active filter amplifier! remember to disconnect the internal filter!

provide a minimum power amp:
2000 Wrms for brands "average"
1500Wrms for the "crown" (or equivalent such lab gruppen ...).

I advise the crown (MA ..) or lab gruppen Yorkville or crest or to push the bowl.

One of the best performance for its class (ideal for electronic zic ...)

2dB more to worry every time gives a near ... attention to this mind-blowing!

only weak point: marshall handles are very good but not practical.


If you need to change the bowl after many years of loyal service, put a L18P300ND that almost 0.5 dB at 50Hz over his brothers and the L18P300 L18P400!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
Hi all,

With investigations after it EUROPAORCH saver it exist in fact two versions of the equipment in 1018 L18S800 and the latest equipment in L18P300.

It also seems that the version equipped with L18S800 suffered from a directivity when coupled (EUROPAORCH is being tested with two versions to see if it comes from L18S800 or simply matching funds of their characteristics: "Radiation direct + rear Pavilion "To be continued ...... todo .......)

Hint: if you put the box up to say the event is down, you gain 3db (ideal if you do a benefit with a sub on each side and then at the last moment he almost pushed a little further.

Returning to the description ESW1018 OF:

Direct radiation + Pavilion rear (one of the best conbinaisons).
1x18 "or L18S800
1x18 "L18P300 (the 46cm that has the most debate in the catalog FCR)

For me the best sub of walking at this price.
600 WRMS
Efficiency: 106 dB half space (so if you follow my trick 109dB)
120hz switchable crossover.
2 Speak one at the rear, a one IN OUT: watch the OUT is not a return but a signal output by high pass filter to 120Hz 6dB/oct great for a passive facade not to excite the woofer for nothing the satellite.
52kg: it's true but a bit heavy compared to other brands !!!!!
Version 2 has exsist, either painting black granite or black carpet if you find used in carpet you say they have at least 6 years.

RELIABILITY nothing to say the HP RCF are extremely strong over the replacement laminae are not worth much. (Go for a JBL 2226H remenbraner you will see the bill)

My ideal combination for any type of venue is:
4x + 2x EsW1018 ART500 ask it (for sides)


2x + 1x EsW1018 ART500 ask it (quoted by)
Its growth is reliable.
Cheap to buy.
Cheap has conversed.

It's all good.
if you are not too expensive to OCCAZ in good condition go for it.

on the other hand in my opinion is a poorly marked MT1200 to push this kind of sub you should choose a class H amplifier (or is doing better in the bass) to get the best of what can come out of the box ....

ludoanimation's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
The sub, although a bit one-note is really monstrous! and indestructible!

I built two in the spring (depending on the exact plan of the original, in multiples of 18, with L18S800 dedant) and driven by a crest CA9 (4 ohm bridged 2Kw) they bump hard.

-With experience, you do again this choice? ... Of course, I will build two more by the end of the year (and I think that a small stack of 4 at the center will ca)

macdriverz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
Really cheap for what it is!
A monster shot to 60 Hz is a good L18S800 ...

Europaorch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
I am a sound technician and also a possde variation on rock band.
For three years we toured with 6 subs ESW1018. Ingal performance in this range of rates, a strong impact 80hz. In short, a big sound. The lack of precision t fully rectified with audio amplifiers HCA3.0 AG is used for 2 months. Coupling with the 4PRO 6001 in acute is perfect.
In a résumé that is sub trs versatile and sending good.

Eric.gui's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RCF ESW 1018
It is heavy trs! It should be what to you say, but it's a breeze kidney: prvoyez really smoothly, matter of survival! Another word, the bass is deep, dynamic, round. The sub is equipped with a impressive crossover for use active or passive combines a head (with enclosure gnial SERIES wind, eg 1000.). The comuter is simply an inter ct of Speakon.