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Rating and Reviews: Cerwin-Vega CVXL-118s Sub

Bring Cerwin-Vega boom to the room with the CVXL-118s. This 2000-watt 18" powered sub features a wood enclosure with Tour Shield finish and Cardioid Mode.

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"Great!!" submitted July 1, 2018

By Taylor w in duluth, MN
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Overall: I have owned this sub for almost a year now and it is awesome! super clean sound all the way to the limit and this thing pounds. I have played all genres of music and it all sounds great. while i havent done a side by side comparison i have heard kw181's before and the cvxl edges it out. the tour finish is super durable i dont have any scratches in it and it still looks and sounds brand new! i use this in my basement when im not playing shows and it sounds and feels like main stage festival level of bass. i am actually considering buying a smaller sub to use in my house as my neighbors are not big fans of the cvxl line of subs to say the least lol. it sounds super clean at low volume as well but the fact it goes so low 35hz means that even at low volumes my neighbors say the feel and hear stuff rattling softly in their houses. I can fit it in the back of my toyota camry, but you will need to be pretty strong to do so as you cant really get any help fitting in the back seat. Im a big guy and can pick it up and walk with it but i try to avoid it as it is a beast. the castor wheels are awesome and i dont have any vibration problems. when i rented kw181's once the wheels vibrated and made an audible sound. i ended up stuffing paper towels in the gap and it fixed it. now that was rental equipment so that couldve been the reason but the wheels on the cvxl dont make any vibrations while its playing the one thing i would change is the handles are oriented to pick it up when its laying flat. the handles are cutout nicely to lift it with two people but it doesnt fit through doorways unless its standing up vertically like when its resting on the wheels. i find myself rolling it along and having to pick it up vertically and set it back down and the handles are not facing the right way. this is only a minor detail and it isnt hard to move around especially if you have help. note there is about a 5 second delay when you flip the switch to when the unit is actually on. you will hear a very quite pop. make sure to wait til you hear the speaker turn on before switching on your mains if you are using the subwoofer outputs or your mains will pop pretty loudly. overall this speaker blew me away I have not regretted buying it for one second. If i ever decide to get a second sub I will definitely be getting another
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