Electro-Voice EKX-18SP Powered Subwoofer Speaker (1300 Watts, 1x18")

Tailor your sound to the venue with this 18" powered subwoofer's on-board DSP. With 1300 watts of Class D power, EV's EKX-18SP sub pushes 134 dB peak SPL.

The Electro-Voice EKX-18SP powered subwoofer is part of EV's EKX series, which combines legendary EV sound quality and reliability with the latest technology -- all in a compact package suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, including musicians/DJs and live/club/installed sound applications.

EV-engineered components, Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design, and Class D amplifiers coupled with QuickSmartDSP all work together to provide precise coverage and superior sound quality at high SPLs. EV's award-winning industrial design -- with robust wood enclosures and durable EVCoat finish -- ensures that EKX speakers look as great as they sound.


- QuickSmartDSP features best-in-class processing, EV's signature single-knob user interface, and intuitive menu navigation via LCD. Adapted from our touring systems, EV's exclusive Cardioid Control Technology allows output to be steered towards the audience with up to 35 dB reduction on stage when multiple subs are deployed. Easy setup via three presets(Music, Live, Club), sub/top system-match crossovers, five user-programmable presets (Store and Recall settings), visual monitoring of limiter status, input level meters, and master volume control to ensure optimal gain structure.
- High-efficiency 1300 W Class-D power amplifier delivers up to 134 dB peak SPL utilizing high-sensitivity transducers designed and engineered by EV (18-inch EVS-18C woofer) for maximum punch.
- Intelligent read more thermal management with a variable-speed fan controlled by multiple onboard sensors.
- Two XLR outputs for easy system expansion to additional loudspeakers or subwoofers.
- Ideal for portable and installed applications. Lightweight, compact 15-mm wood enclosure with internal bracing, and durable EVCoat finish. Large slot ports for low distortion and excellent bass extension. Two metal grille reinforcement bars. M20 threaded pole mount plate.
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- Connector Type: (2) XLR/TRS combo jacks and (2) XLR link outputs
- Enclosure Material: 15 mm, plywood with EVCoat
- Frequency Response (-10 dB): 35 Hz - 180 Hz Half Space Measurement
- Frequency Response (-3 dB): 40 Hz - 150 Hz Half Space Measurement
- Grill: 18 AWG steel with powdercoat
- LF Transducer: EVS-18C 457 mm (18 in)
- Low Pass Frequency: Adjustable: 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz
- Maximum SPL: 134 dB peak dB Maximum SPL is measured at 1 m using broadband pink noise at maximum output.
- Power Consumption: 1.8 A Current rating is 1/8 power
- Power Rating: 1300 W
- Mounting: M20 threaded pole mount plate
- Shipping Weight: 41.2 kg (90.83 lbs)
- Height: 12RU 520 mm (20.47")
- Width: 606 mm (23.86")
- Depth: 612 mm (24.09")
- Weight Net: 32.8 kg (72.31 lbs)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 90 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 27 x 24 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): F.01U.303.389
Shipping Weight: 180 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-289-0096
Email: technical.support@us.bosch.com
Web: https://electrovoice.com/contact-us/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (40 ratings)
Submitted June 29, 2015 by John L in Denton, MD


Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Was looking at the ETX 18sp, but was put off by the weight. The EKX 18sp is very manageable. I've pushed them pretty hard at a block party and they hit super hard and tight. No buyers remorse here when compared to the ETX. I can deal with a little bit less power in exchange for $500 less per, 40lbs lighter and the addition of fans. Would recommend these to any Pro DJ.

Musical Background:

Pro DJ

Musical Style:

Rock, hip-hop,country, blues, EDM.
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