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Cerwin-Vega CVA118 Active Subwoofer (1400 Watts, 1x18"), New

Get deep, clear Cerwin-Vega bass in a portable enclosure. Loaded with a custom 18" woofer, the CVA-118 pushes out 700 watts continuous and 1400 watts peak. (15) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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For all those shows where you need big, booming bass and the controls to keep that low end in check, the Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 powered subwoofer is there to give you a helping hand. Despite its small footprint, the CVA-118 is capable of pushing 700 Watts of continuous output and 1,400 Watts of peak power through a custom 18-inch woofer.

Clear, Punchy Sound

At the heart of this Cerwin-Vega active sub is a custom-designed 18-inch Cerwin-Vega woofer with extreme power handling and output. A matched, integrated 700-Watt amplifier complements the woofer, ensuring that you get the highest-quality performance from the system. Offering exceptional low-frequency response, the CVA-118 is suitable for a range of music genres, from rock to gospel to dance.

Flexible Input Connections, Daisy-Chain Capability, and More

The CVA-118 powered subwoofer features dual XLR and 1/4-inch TRS input connectors, and dual XLR and 1/4" output connectors for feeding top boxes. A Master/Slave switch lets you daisy-chain multiple CVA subwoofers and adjust them from the Master sub. The Link Out connector sums the signals from L and R inputs, and sends a mono signal to another sub in Slave mode.

For precise control across the frequency spectrum, the CVA-118 boasts a four-position high-pass filter that controls what frequency range is passed to your top speaker cabinets. Cut out frequencies below 65 Hz, 85 Hz, 130 Hz, or pass full-range signal. No matter what top cabinets you're using, you'll have total control over your sound.

Built Like a Tank

At first glance, you can see that the CVA-118 means business. The 1,400 Watt, 1x15-inch active sub is made of solid hardwood with durable Coolex polyurethane paint. On the front of the unit, the cast aluminum grille doubles as a heat sink to minimize power compression while optimizing driver performance.

Powerfully Portable

Despite its heavy-duty construction and hefty weight (115 pounds), the CVA-118 is still considered a portable sub because of its smaller than normal footprint. It shares many of the features and benefits found in Cerwin-Vega's bigger, 21-inch version, but with an even more compact enclosure that you can easily transport and set up yourself.

Top-Mounted Pole Socket

For a full-range performance, the powered subwoofer has a top-mounted 35 mm pole socket that accommodates a satellite speaker. You can add on single or multiple Cerwin-Vega CVA-28s using CVA accessories.

Features:

- Compact 1,400-Watt active subwoofer with 18" woofer
- Custom 18" low frequency and full body bass response with a custom woofer for extreme power
- High power output: 700 Watts continuous and 1,400 Watts peak
- Built-in system amplification optimized for the specified woofer
- Master/Slave output allows for daisy-chaining multiple subs
- Top-mounted 35 mm pole socket accommodates a satellite speaker
- Constructed of hardwood with Coolex polyurethane paint
- Cast aluminum grille helps minimize power compression while optimizing driver performance
- Compact enclosure makes it very portable
- Weight: 115 pounds

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Specifications
- Power: Continuous 700 watts peak 1400 watts
- Power Consumption: 700 watts 5.8 amps
- Frequency Response: 41 Hz - 135 Hz (+/-3 dB)
- Frequency Range: 38 Hz - 135 Hz (-10 dB)
- Max SPL: 131 dB
- Crossover: LPF 65 Hz - 130 Hz HPF 35 Hz

Connectors:
- Inputs XLR/F Balanced (x2) 1/4 in. TRS (x2)
- Outputs XLR/M (x2)XLR/M Slave

Controls: HPF 65 Hz, 85 Hz, 130 Hz variable LPF 65 Hz, 130 Hz polarity 0 - 180 degrees

- Driver: CVA-118 - model, SW18C, size 18-inch
- Voice Coil: 3 in.
- Enclosure: Hardwood Coolex Paint
- Dimensions: 25.0 x 21.0 x 23.5 in. 635 mm x 533 mm x 597 mm
- Weight: subwoofer 115 lb (52.2 kg) shipping 121 lb (54.8 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 121 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 23 in
Pair
Shipping Weight: 241 lbs

Product Description

The CVA-118 shares many of the features and benefits found in its bigger 21-inch brother, but with an even more compact enclosure. This active subwoofer is built around a custom designed 18-inch Cerwin-Vega woofer with extreme power handling and output. To maximize the woofer's output, the CVA-118 system includes a matched and integrated 700-watt amplifier. This active design approach not only maximizes performance, but delivers improved portability. Users get the output of an 18" woofer from an enclosure normally associated with a smaller 15-inch subwoofer.

Of course, flexible input connections, daisy-chain capability, and mounting accessories makes the CVA-118 the perfect first choice when building an easy to use, flexible and powerful bottom end foundation.

Features:

- Custom 18-inch low frequency and full body bass response with a custom woofer for extreme power
- Built-in system amplification optimized for the specified woofer
- Master/Slave Output allows for daisy-chaining multiple subs reduces cable connections
- Top-mount industry standard 35mm Pole Socket accomodates single or multiple CVA-28s using the CVA accessories.
- Coolex polyurethane paint
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Bass in our place!!!"
Sound: We added this subwoofer to our church PA system and it is fantastic! The bass coming from this unit nicely complements the two full range speakers with dual 8 inch drivers and tweeter we already had. This single purchase has given us the most "bang for our buck". Thank you. Feature: This unit provides all the necessary flexibility to connect almost to any audio system. Ease of Use: If you have any knowledge of subwoofers, this unit should be a breeze to install. Quality: Very well built unit! Value: Very competitive pricing for a unit of such caliber! The Wow Factor: You don't buy this unit for its looks (even though it looks very nice), you buy this unit because CV subwoofers put out the big bass!!! Overall: For as long as it operates for many years without failure!
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "The CVA118 is the "Oscar Robertson/Albert Puljos" of active subwoofers."
Sound: The bass is strong out of this little box its unreal. I plugged my mixer straight into it and just started performing I set the xover to 105Hz and boom! I'm going to buy another one next month for my xtra large venues. The lows are deep and clear and it doesn't miss- I usually carry two Yorkville 750's & a B52 Basshorn with a Qsc 2450 PA Driverack, for my mid-sized gigs- Well my back is going to love me now with such a full & deep bass that the Cva has, I can just use 2 lightweight active tops and let this CVa118 do all the work and not lose any thing- portable thunder is here. Feature: It's so flexible and easy to use- you can set your lowpass to any Hz from 65 to 130 no pre-sets for the low end. You can just plug your active tops to the high pass outputs the select one of it presets or you can select bypass and run your tops full range giving you an even deeper sound. No more electronic crossovers needed. You can adjust polarity, and change settings even while its pumping full throttle and you don't have to worry about damaging it. Ease of Use: It's heavy so make sure you have a handtruck or a dolly, But the CVA118 has to be the most versatile and easiest to setup active subwoofer to date. Just plug,play and adjust to the sound (low or high) that you want. Quality: It's sturdy the UPS driver had trouble getting it off the truck. (he was rough with it) but when I plugged it up it played no problem. I set the volume level to about 75% and left it on for 5hrs It was still playing strong no overheating or clipping. It's a beast. Manufacturer Support: I tried to go to the Cerwin-Vega.com site to register my product with no success. I have to use the mail in post cards that came with it. Something is wrong with their site. The product does come with a 3yr warranty but you have to register within 10days. The Wow Factor: I can't believe how much space this baby saves me. I can now fill a room that holds 350people with top quality sound and deep/punchy bass and I can pack my system in car compared to a cargo van, I'm making more money because I don't need to pay someone to help me set up. Overall: I'll buy another one in a heartbeat. I own basshorns and other passive subs they are all for sale by the end of the month- The CVA118 does it all for me.
Style of Music: Hip-Hop, Old School, Reggae, Club
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