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Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer  

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The CVA-118 subwoofer is a high-performance, compact 18" active sub with 700W of efficient power output. The legendary Cerwin-Vega woofer design is reflected in this 18" woofer offering maximum bass p... Click To Read More About This Product

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The CVA-118 subwoofer is a high-performance, compact 18" active sub with 700W of efficient power output. The legendary Cerwin-Vega woofer design is reflected in this 18" woofer offering maximum bass performance with extreme power handling and exceptional low-frequency response. The CVA-118 speaker features built-in amplification for an integrated, all-in-one solution. A unique and striking cast aluminum grille protects the woofer while doubling as a heat-sink to minimize power compression and optimizing driver performance. Housed in a compact hardwood enclosure design the size of a standard 15" subwoofer footprint, the CVA-118 is highly portable and durable. Along with XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors, the CVA-118 has Master/Slave output connectors that allow for multiple CVA subwoofers to be daisy-chained together using a single signal. This compact active sub also features a 35 mm pole-mount socket to accommodate a satellite speaker for full range performance.

Features
  • Custom 18" Cerwin-Vega woofer
  • Built-in system amplification
  • Master/slave output
  • Cast aluminum grille
  • Top-mount 35mm pole socket
Specifications
  • Frequency Response: 41 Hz - 135 Hz (±3 dB)
    Peak Power Handling: 1400W
    Program Power Handling: 700 watts
    Frequency Range: 38 Hz - 135 Hz (-10 dB)
    Max SPL: 131 dB
    Crossover: LPF 65 Hz - 130 Hz / HPF 35 Hz
    Driver: model, SW18C, size 18"
    18" Woofer with 3 " Voice Coil
    High Quality Carpet for Durability
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 25.0" x 21.0" x 23.5"
    Weight: 121 lb.
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Cerwin-VegaCVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's all you need!

By CALVIN

from Jacksonville

Site Member

Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

Get a dolly, someone else, a crane -- just kidding about the crane but this thing is heavy and a monster when it comes to sound. If you have heart problems I strongly suggest for anyone with that condition NOT to stand 10/14 feet in front of this thing because you're gonna feel it. Amp runs cool after 3 hours of moderately high volumes and the sound has very articulate bass not boomy. I have two (2) CVA 28 tops with this sub and I tell you this is all you need.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best for the money

By jammer

from huntington wv

About Me Pro Audio / DJ

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Power
  • Great sound
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    amp built in big plus

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    WOW

    By Laureano Macaraeg

    from Vallejo ca

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    More than expected!

    By Joseph Kegel

    from Athens, Georgia

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    One thing to note about this speaker right off the bat is that it is HEAVY. Either find a friend to help you, or find a dolly/hand-truck, because this thing is a back breaker, and for good reason! Sitting in front of this thing on full blast blows your shirt around, blurs your vision, and provides a nice back massage. Its simple, its versatile, it looks great (and a bit intimidating), and it. is. LOUD. To play music through at your house or at a low key party where people still wanna talk over the music, you only need to nudge on the volume of this beast to fill the room with very nice, smooth low end. The thump also carries a surprising distance. About 75 feet away from the speaker (I was outside, it was playing music inside) and the bass could still be felt! Buy this sub.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Sound.

    By Mike Tolleson

    from Conyers,Ga

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    Its a no brainor. Your already gonna spend the money. Get the Cerwin Vega. You want be dissapointed.
    Easy to use as the master or a slave. Everything you need is there and simple to adjust.
    Built like a tank. Heavy duty Grill. Finish is durable.
    The price is a average price for a powered 18" sub. This one hits harder and is clearer than the jbl's ( That was hard for me to admit, cause I love jbl stuff ) , clearer than the mackie stuff too. Its got that deep , hard punch to it.

    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Old school still hits hard

    By Robert Manis

    from Jacksonville Florida

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    First i am a mobile dj and have several reviews on GC.com. Yes agreed a bit heavy but its solid construction with no grill rattle like a few others i heard in store. My gc does not stock this item so i realied on reviews and past cerwin vegas i have owned. This weekend i played a gig in which my brother a production company sound guy and a friend that is in bands and djs as well were both very impressed with this sub as i was too. I had one 18 for 100 people and was just right on dubstep lows and rock drum hits to hip hop thumps and club beats. Sounded perfect tight low high it played it all. I WILL buy another soon for larger gigs. Others i listened to were all jbl 18's under $1200 All mackie 18's (grill Rattlers) and qsc 18 which was the same sound but twice the price adn b52 which was not bad but sound was a little ruff here and there some may call it muddy sounding. Overall 5 stars perfect sub best price im very happy.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The BASS BEAST

    By Kevin Santiago

    from Homestead, FL.

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    This sub has continuosly performed with out flaw. Impressive bass from a compact box, without having to exceed the limits of the unit. More than enough power when set at just under half the gain power, for any venue. Definitly impressive and would recommend to anyone looking for good quality bass and good customer support from a manufacturer.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Bad-Boy Rocks

    By Eric H

    from Duncan, Oklahoma

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    Just picked this up. Have used it at 2 (mobile DJ) events. Bass is amazing. It pounds. Definately recommend. Will be getting another.

    (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big Bad Vega!

    By SammyDplus

    from Bowie, MD

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    I think the power rating of 750 watts is just a plain lie! - This MONSTER blows any other powered sub of similar category and price out of the water! - Much more powerful than two Ksubs (2,000 watts power rating) put together.. you need to hear it to believe it! ..it's a bit heavy though, but hey.. its a cerwin vega!

    (21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    wow!

    By big vic

    from new jersey

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CVA-118 18" Active Subwoofer:

    pros..great sub!nice deep lows...amp runs nice and cool even when driven hard 5 hour gigs...cons...a little heavy but expected from a powered 18" sub....for small gigs 75-100 people 1 sub is all you will ever need!!!

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