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Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer  

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Part of Electro-Voice's Live X series, the portable ELX118P active sub features the latest Electro-Voice-engineered 18" woofer. With a generous 700W Class-D high efficiency amp, 134dB SPL output, and ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Part of Electro-Voice's Live X series, the portable ELX118P active sub features the latest Electro-Voice-engineered 18" woofer. With a generous 700W Class-D high efficiency amp, 134dB SPL output, and a 42Hz-100Hz frequency response you'll be able to shake, rattle, and roll the crowd with aurally pleasing low end. It also features an XLR combo jack and XLR link output as well as easy-to use controls.

The ELX118P is constructed of 9-ply, 15mm plywood, and is internally braced, making it sturdy yet completely portable. It has built-in side handles for transport, and 35mm pole mount socket for convenient mounting of other speakers from the Live X series above it.

Features
  • Designed for Pro Music, and other applications.
  • 18" woofer for powerful, engaging bass response
  • 32Hz - 130Hz frequency range; 134dB max SPL
  • 700W Class D lightweight amplifier - runs cool without fans
Specifications
  • Freq. Response (-3dB): 42Hz-100Hz
    Freq. Range (-10dB): 32Hz-130Hz
    Max. Measured SPL: 134dB
    Coverage (Horiz. x Vert.): Omnidirectional
    Power Handling: 700W
    LF Transducer: (1) EVS-18K, 457mm (18") Woofer
    HF Transducer: N/A
    Crossover Frequency: 100Hz
    Connectors: (1) XLR/TRS Combo Jack, (1) XLR Link Output
    Enclosure Material: 9-ply, 15mm Plywood, Internally Braced, with Textured Paint
    Grille: 18GA Steel with Black Powdercoat
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 507mm x 661mm x 574mm (19.98" x 26.02" x 22.60")
    Net Weight: 31.7kg (69.7lb.)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Microphones: 3 year full replacement
Wireless: 2 years
Speakers: 3 years active, 5 years passive


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Electro-VoiceELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Great sound quality (10)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Easy to mount (5)

Cons

  • Lack of power (4)

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
  • Basic systems (4)
  • Large rooms (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

.Best Sub For your money.

I have had My EV's for almost a year now. I have put them to the test Beleave me. I am very hard on Equipment. I would have bet that they would have...Read complete review

I have had My EV's for almost a year now. I have put them to the test Beleave me. I am very hard on Equipment. I would have bet that they would have given up the ghost by now. But to my surprise they are still kicking butt and taking names. I have used both the JBL PRX618s XLF and the QSC KW118 sub , and was impressed with there performance the latter more so. But I must say when it come down to these factors, Sound Quality, Reliability,Cost, Durability and Potability. In That order, I would have to say you can't beat the EV's I would not hesitate for one second to get another set or two of these EV's if I ever need to replace these that I have now.
Bare bones in the features. But it makes up for it in sound quality. It May only be only 800 watts of power but it gives the 1000 watt class subs a lot of competition on the volume and soumd quality side.
The sound is great. There is no other sub in it's price range that can touch it. It gives QSC and JBL a good run for the money. I did find that the grill cover is not a tought as I would like it to be. That's why I gave it a 9 instead of a 10. You will just have to be a little more careful when you trow them in the back of the Van.
I bought 4 because the price was great and I wanted to make sure I had a back up just in case. I still have two in the boxes they came in, unopened. Havent needed them as of yet. Over 100 shows so far at loud volumes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great cabinet with a cheap speaker

At first I really liked these subs, they had great sound and were very light. After less than 10 months of using it 1-2 times a month both subs have blown. We...Read complete review

At first I really liked these subs, they had great sound and were very light. After less than 10 months of using it 1-2 times a month both subs have blown. We were always very careful with them, never clipped and watched the limits. When we pulled the subs apart we were disappointed to see how poorly made the actual drivers are. We have since upgraded them to Eminence drivers and they sound better than ever.

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2.0

Disappointing

By Jay

from St louis mo

About Me Pro Audio / DJ

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Cabnets damage easly
  • Lack Of Power

Best Uses

  • DJ / Mixing

Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

Not worth the money. These subs are ridiculously over price for what you get. I purchased four of them and regret it. They are under powered, just when you get to the point of dialing them in they will fall on there face. The cabinets them self seem to be made of some cheep balsa wood..they damage very easy. after 6 moths of use they look like there 10 years old. How many people have had a pole mount break on there sub? Well i had to replace one of those as well. Bottom line i will not purchase anything EV. EVER

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  • No
 
5.0

Reviewing reality

By Passenger A Tribute Bob

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Practicing musician

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bar gigs
    • Basic Systems
    • Home

    Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

    I use a pair of these with EV ZLX15P tops running through a digital mixer. *side note - I do occasional use a dbx GoRack for moderate sound/environment enhancements.

    I use them in my rehearsal space with my Tool/Deftones tribute-style band. We use them to push kick drum, d.i. Bass guitar, my Helix Rack and vocals. We also run music through when we need to dissect a song we are covering. I run my Roland TD-11 drum kit into them as well.

    I used my 15" tops by themselves before buying these, so I know what a difference maker/game changer they are. I keep the volume at MAX and the EQ curve flat, I run the pass-thru cable to provide signal to the tops thru the sub output. We EQ each channel for balancing so the subs are murdered with too much low end from everything being sent into it.

    The only issues I've heard out of these came from using the Roland drums and that was probably my negligence or lack of knowledge on EQ'ing e-drums. The 808 kit sounds a little clubby on the bass drop triggers. Normal kick drum triggers sound fine.

    People saying these are not loud enough or they have to push them til the limiter lights up... you need to add subs to you current rig or get more powerful subs. We run 4 to 6 of these subs at a 500-head venue with 4-2x15" job tops and 4 EV ZLX12's as monitors on stage. It always sounds great. The 6 sounds better than the 4 simply because we have 6 subs proving the low end and we aren't having to push each sub as hard to achieve our required volume/level of thump.

    2 of these in our rehearsal are (24x36' detached garage, mostly sound treated) sound great with the accompanying 15" tops. When it comes to venues, more is better. There's more space to fill and will require more spl's than a pair of these can provide.

    Be sure to pick up the covers - they are worth their weight in gold and will keep your investment looking fresh and keep those grills nice and scratch free.

    I mount the tops on the subs using OnStage branded poles.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WHOA! Look no further

    By DJ A8

    from Charlotte North Carolina

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing
      • Larger Rooms
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

      I am a 12 year old dj. I use one of these subs for 5k's, school dances and Other events. I use this with my ev zlx12p's this sub is a boom for your buck!! This subwoofer is also lightwight I am 12 and I can almost pick it up if my arms were longer.

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      4.0

      Good Buy

      By The Music Man

      from Athens GA

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Lack Of Power

      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

      The Subs clip pretty easily. Kind of disappointed with that. Run them about 11 on the dial and you should be good. The sound without clipping is great. Good bottom end. Overall pretty happy.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice working man's sub.

      By Bones

      from Portland, OR.

      About Me Working Musician

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

          Running a pair of these subs with a pair of JBL PRX 615 tops and the Mackie DL1608 mixer. A handful of gigs in and all is good! Lots of compliments on the sound. (Love that Mackie too!) I run the subs just shy of 12 o'clock. For the price we are very happy! As many have said at 69 lbs they are easy on the back too. Plenty of bright, tight, punchy bass. Our drummer and bass player are very happy. I see some people experiencing shut down. If you are one of those people could you post how you are using them, settings, etc. Thanks. If you play small to medium rooms, pair these up with some good tops and it rocks.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Huge sound without breaking the bank or Your back!!!

          By 1982derekj

          from NEBRASKA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

              These Subs are awesome,compact Great punch without breaking the bank or Your back!!! These Subs deliver week after week in my band, I use two and get by fine indoors and out.... I've compared these with other subs in there class and they hang right with higher price brands. Treat them right and they'll last...

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              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Sub Rocks!!!!!

              By IVAN

              from Chula Vista CA

              Site Member

              Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

              Purchased at Guitar Center it gives out clean deep bass, will go back and get another one to pair with my elx15's

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT SOUND AND QUALITY ON THIS SET OF SPEAKERS AND SUBS

              By NGUYEN

              from LAS VEGAS NEVADA

              Site Member

              Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

              I HAVE BEEN A DJ FOR 25 YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS USED THE BEST SOUND FOR MY DJ EVENTS . CAME INTO GUITAR CENTER AND LOOKED AT THE EV ELX118 POWERED SUBWOOFERS AND THE 15 POWER SPEAKERS. WHAT GREAT SOUND THEY PRODUCE. LOOK GREAT SOUND GREAT AND ROCK THE HOUSE. I RECOMMENDED EVERYONE DOING EVENTS TO GRAB THESE BECAUSE YOU AND YOUR GUEST WILL BE SUPER HAPPY. ALSO THE STAFF IN GUITAR CENTER IS THE BEST. NOT TO HEAVY EITHER AND IS EASY TO SET UP ANYWHERE. THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAY EASY AND EXCITING FROM DJ SEAN V. HIGH DESERT ENTERTAINMENT DJ SERVICES LLC DJ SEAN V

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Subs

              By King Darwin

              from Mount Vernon, Ohio

              About Me 80's Rock Band

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Light weight
              • User Friendly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Larger Rooms
                • Rock Bands
                • Small Clubs

                Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

                These speakers are Great! They truely work great with the ZlX15P speakers. We use 4 zlx 15 inch powered speakers and 2 ElX118P subs. For the price range and features you can not find a better product. Very Impressive!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Massive bass for only being 69 lbs.

                By pacman

                from DFW ,Texas

                About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Lack Of Power

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • DJ / Mixing

                Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P Active 18" Subwoofer:

                These are great little subs for being only 69 lbs. Yes they will clip or thermal shutdown if you push them past 12 o clock. However, they produce a great amount of bass up to that point. Seems like the only bad reviews these get is because people just expect too much bass from a small enclosure. They want to fill up a football field with only 2 of these lol. Yes, you can find louder subs but they will weigh more and cost more. At this price if you need more bass just add more of these.

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