18″ Platform 2

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


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The Platform 2 Series is a very well-rounded daily usage subwoofer. This subwoofer offers the utmost in sound quality, while also being able to handle large amounts of power. It is our best all-around Platform to build from, and is at home in pure SQ applications and also in high SPL street pounder systems. If you are looking for the best all-around performer, for a modest price, this is the subwoofer to get.

The Platform 2 retains the same mounting depth of our smaller Platform 1 Series, while power handling and output are both increased tremendously.

Power Handling Ratings:
Standard RMS Power Handling – 1500 watts
W/ Optional Hi Performance Addition- 1800 watts
Peak Power Handling – 3000 watts
SPL Burp Power – 4000 watts

Standard version features include:
Dual stacked 7.5″ x 1″ Y35 ceramic slugs
Chrome top and bottom plates
FEA optimized motor assembly
  12 spoke aluminum cast frame – Black
Chrome push terminals or 8ga XP-Flex CCA Direct Connect Wiring
Extended length aluminum flatwound voice coil
Dual 1 and Dual 2 ohm standard impedances
Single 8″ stiff progressive roll poly-cotton spider
Sewn 3mm heavy duty leadwire
Kevlar impregnated pulp cone body
1.5″ wide roll rubberized foam surround

They are manufactured to the strictest standard, and guaranteed to last.
Hand built in the USA!


Our subwoofers are available in two different  performance configurations, Standard and High Performance. The High Performance option will modify the parts used to build the subwoofer to increase the overall power handling and output capability.

The following upgrades would be  applied to the subwoofer if the High Performance option is selected:
Power handling increase from 1500 Watts to 1800 Watts RMS
Extended length aluminum flatwound voice coil
Dual stiff spider suspension
Dual stitched heavy gauge leadwires


 T/S Parameters for Platform 2 18″:
Revc = 3.90 ohms
Fs = 26.41 Hz
Zmax = 39.01
Qes = 0.66
Qms = 6.55
Qts = 0.60
Le = 3.75 mH
Sd = 1230 cm^2
Vas = 8.02 ft^3 / 227.09 L
BL = 17.60
Mms = 345.59 g
Cms = 105.13
Sensitivity = 89.7 dB @1W/1m
Sensitivity = 93.2 dB @2.83Vrms/1m
Xmax = 56mm total
Usable Excursion = 3.5″ total

Enclosure Recommendations:
Sealed – 2.8-4 ft^3
Ported – 5-8 ft^3, tuned from 30-36hz

This product may also be used in Infinite Baffle and Bandpass applications. Please contact us before purchasing this product for these installations to make sure that the standard parts will be compatible with your enclosure.

If you would like to customize this series of subwoofer with performance or cosmetic options that are not available in our online store, please submit a
Custom Subwoofer Request.


Physical Specifications for Platform 2 18″:
Rated Diameter 18″ / 460 mm
Overall Diameter 18.5″ / 470 mm
Bolt Hole Circle 17.375″” / 441mm
Cutout Diameter 16.75″ / 425mm
Mounting Depth 9″ / 228 mm
Magnet Diameter 7.5″ / 191 mm
Driver Displacement 0.18 ft.³ / 5.09 L
Shipping Weight 45 lb / 20.4 kg


Polypropylene Dome (Small)

Carbon Fiber Dome (Small)

Full Cone Cover (Small)

We offer connections to the subwoofer either via spring loaded terminals or direct connect wiring.

Push Terminals are chrome plated, and are marked with a red and black colors to designate the positive and negative terminals. They offer the simplest installation and provide a nice secure connection.

Standard Push Terminals are made to accept a single 8ga wire and use a tab soldered directly to the push pin, to which the leadwires from the voice coil are soldered.

LARGE Push Terminals are made to accept a single 4ga or dual 8ga wires and use a heavy duty, extra-thick tab bolted to the push pin, to which the leadwires from the voice coil are soldered. large-terminals

Direct Connect wiring offers the very best connection directly from your amplifiers output wiring to the voice coil of your subwoofer. Our direct connect wiring is securely attached to our interwoven braided lead wire via high temperature solder, then covered with heavy duty heat shrink. You can make your connection to the wiring via the twist and tape method, large wire nuts, crimp connectors, or solder.


XS-Flex is the best of the best! A 100% Pure Oxygen Free Tinned Copper wire, with 735 Strand Count and Soft Touch PVC Casing. XS Flex Cable is True AWG cable. The high strand count and soft touch cable jacket allows the wire to be super flexible and easy to use in any installation. XS-Flex is available in BLUE and CLEAR.

XP Flex Cable is also a True AWG cable. It is made up of 10% Oxygen Free Copper(OFC) 90% Copper Clad Aluminum(CCA), with  735 Strand Count and Soft Touch PVC Casing. XP-Flex is available in BLUE, RED and BLACK.

PSI Flex Cable is made to the same exact standards as XP Flex, but is available in PINK only.


Products manufactured by PSI are covered by a 1 year warranty.

• Our warranty covers all workmanship and materials on any defective items.
• Defective items will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of PSI Car Audio.
• Return freight costs shall be paid by the customer.
• The warranty does not cover burnt voice coils, customer abuse, improper installations, accidental damage, or any custom modifications.
• Any warranty repairs must the authorized via the Warranty Request Form.

custom subwoofers

If our standard or high-performance options don’t suit your installation needs, feel free to send us a custom subwoofer request. This form will allow you to submit all of your install specifics to us. You can also include any special requests for colors, custom logos, or other options.

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4 reviews for 18″ Platform 2

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard (verified owner)

    This review is a little premature because I haven’t got to hear them yet. I haven’t built my box yet but these platform 2 18’s look and feel very impressive. As soon as I get my box built and put them to the test I will give another review. But I’m sure there going to be awesome.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Bought these woofers a few months back now and I come from products like the ssa line and dss and Fi. I say that because this woofer has outperformed in quality and performance anything that I have purchased through the other guys. I am a shop/installer and have had my hands on just about every company out there and I am the most impressed with psi. From start to finish this whole experience was handled very professionally with great conversation prompt shipping and strong packaging. The woofers arrived with great protection and no damage. I bought 4 of the platform 2 HP 18s with direct leads. These are some of the best woofers I’ve spent my money on. Thanks for the great product. Look forward to my upgrade to platform 5!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tyler Bailey

    PSI platform 2 18s did wonderful in my fourth order bandpass and took a little over rms like champs! Great sounding speakers that performed very well in both ported and 4th order enclosures. 10/10 would reccomend to anyone!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew roman

    Let me start with this I bought these awhile back.. ordered the wrong ohms and the psi team helped me right away, their costumer service is phenomenal! Next I put 2 of these subs in a box tuned to 35 hertz and I was hitting a 145.5 on only 800 watts in a Ford expedition, so you can see the potential in these subs. Unfortunately I had to get rid of them because of money reasons but you definitely will see me running 2 15 inch platform 5s in the next month’s, TEAM psi

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