Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer  

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The Harbinger HX118S 18-Inch Passive Subwoofer is compact but built for the rigors of the road. Harbinger is the choice for the working musician who wants a feature rich, affordable, and reliable speakers. Representing years of research and development, every Harbinger component is built with rugged, pro-grade materials, resulting in rock-solid construction that musicians, DJs and audio professionals can depend on, time after time.

Features
  • 18" subwoofer features a 3" high-temperature, precision wound polyamide voice coil, heavy-duty cast-aluminum frame and a 180 oz. magnet structure
  • Solid internally braced (including front-to-back bracing for extra stiffness)
  • Impact-forgiving black carpet finish
  • 16-gauge perforated steel grille
  • Durable rubber feet
  • Steel input plate with two 1/4" phone jacks and one Neutrik NL4 Speakon connector
  • Acoustic damping material within the enclosure reduces standing waves.
  • Cabinet constructed of durable MDF (Medium density Fiberboard)
Specifications
  • Power Handling (RMS): 400 Watts
    Power Handling (Peak Sine): 800 Watts
    Power Handling (Peak Program): 1600 Watts
    Frequency Response: 32 Hz ” 250 Hz
    Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms22"H x
    Sensitivity (1w, 1m): 98 dB
    Max SPL: 128 dB
    Dimensions (L x W x H): 27" x 23" x 22"
    Weight: 95 lbs.
    Warranty: 2 Years
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HarbingerHX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Subs for the Price

I bought two of these subs and have been waiting to write a review, so here it goes: When I first got them I was told that my qsc rmx1450 would be enough to...Read complete review

I bought two of these subs and have been waiting to write a review, so here it goes: When I first got them I was told that my qsc rmx1450 would be enough to power them. However this is not the case, these are 8ohms 400rms so as previously stated in another review they need 600-800 watts rms. I bought a crown xls802d thinking this would help my problem, the subs sounded good, but not any better or louder than my rmx1450. i figured I would return the crown and get a crossover. I got the behringer cx2310, tuned it, and the subs sounded as good as some JBL M-Pros. I was too busy tuning the crossover to notice i was clipping my amp. So the next thing you know i blew my amp. Fast forward some more and i bought a qsc plx 3402, bridged and about 60% turned up with a crossover these subs BUMP! I finally get that sound I have been looking for. Long story short, make sure to get adequate power and a crossover to get that room rumbling bass. Even at a low cost, use the money you save for a crossover and a powerful amp, you wont be disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very poor workmanship

Bought this at my local Guitar Center in Fountain Valley, CA. Great deal, the sub was on clearance. Went home and checked reviews, 11 great reviews, sounds good! Brought the sub...Read complete review

Bought this at my local Guitar Center in Fountain Valley, CA. Great deal, the sub was on clearance. Went home and checked reviews, 11 great reviews, sounds good! Brought the sub home, and right out of the box I got suspicious. Two of the screws that hold the grille in place were missing, and a couple more were not screwed in all the way. Also, the speaker was only held in place by four screws (although the speaker has 8 holes for screws), and one was not secure. I removed the grille, and the baffle was completely destroyed where the assembler had tighten one of the t-nuts right through the baffle, and destroyed the cheap MDF baffle. Never got to even try it out, straight back to GC to return the speaker. No problem returning the speaker, but I wasted time and gas driving back and forth. Should have known that the price was too good to be true. Now I can't trust Harbinger for any future purchases.

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5.0

Heavy Hitter

By PHILIP

from Mass

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

I bought this a year or so ago and wanted to put it thru a few different applications before commenting. Just got to use it outside with 3 bands. People were asking where my other sub was, told them only had this one. It surprised everybody and paired well with my EV ZLX15s. I power it with a crown XLS202 bridged thru an X32 Board and the only complaint I have is the weight (96lbs)I went looking for lighter replacement @ GC and looked at the QSC Ksub and the EV ELX-18. The EV came close but the QSC did not hit like the Harbinger. (In fairness to QSC and EV, I have not seen many Guitar Centers with their subs or speakers hooked up correctly so it would be a fair test. Also put a door on the room so we can test it the way it was meant to sound, not like a dim stereo in the background)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very poor workmanship

By Drummagic

from Irvine, CA

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

Bought this at my local Guitar Center in Fountain Valley, CA. Great deal, the sub was on clearance. Went home and checked reviews, 11 great reviews, sounds good! Brought the sub home, and right out of the box I got suspicious. Two of the screws that hold the grille in place were missing, and a couple more were not screwed in all the way. Also, the speaker was only held in place by four screws (although the speaker has 8 holes for screws), and one was not secure. I removed the grille, and the baffle was completely destroyed where the assembler had tighten one of the t-nuts right through the baffle, and destroyed the cheap MDF baffle. Never got to even try it out, straight back to GC to return the speaker. No problem returning the speaker, but I wasted time and gas driving back and forth. Should have known that the price was too good to be true. Now I can't trust Harbinger for any future purchases.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overall, pretty impressed...

By Mike Johnson

from Florida

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

A bit heavy, should be made of Birch instead of particleboard. Should have passive crossovers included. Output is impressive, good quality sound, especially for modern electronic and hip hop style. Impressed with how deep and hard they go.
For the intended price point and use, I think it should have a passive crossover built in. I added one for flexibility, but should come with IMHO. Have 2 1/4" in/out. One speakron (don't use)...
As I mentioned, I put in a passive crossover, so I got to see the internal construction of the cabinet. Well built, good internal bracing and build. Would prefer good Birch ply, but still saw good construction and bracing. A bit heavy due to the particleboard build.
I'm a DJ, been doing this for almost 20 years now and have used a bunch of different brands over the years. I found someone selling a pair of these on Craigslist for a decent deal, read some reviews, listened to them, and bought them from the guy for a good deal. Figured, WTF, if no like, can resell. NOT GOING TO. I used them at a middle mchool dance in a gym I've done at least a dozen times, corner loaded them with a channel each from a QSC GX5 going into each (500w each)...blew away the Yorkville YX-18, and even the Yorkville Elite LS608's that I've used there before. Felt the bass at the door on the opposite side of the gym. They went low, had that "boom" that goes with the hip-hop and electronic dance music, and simply sounded impressive, ESPECIALLY for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very nice sub at a very nice price

By Curtis Buehler

from Elma

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

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I used a DBX 223Xl and crossed over at 100-125 and I was really happy with the tone.
"tone" being the key word here. I was able to get a really nice smooth bass responce running 800 watts into 8ohms. I had it about half mass on the amp and was getting some nice bass with my two 15" Powered tapco speakers. The Tapcos (now I think they are sold under the Mackie name) are already bi-amped and crossed over, so I did not run them through the DBX.
These are great cabs at a great price and I am very happy with the purchase.
The cab is mdf or something of the sort so they are very heavy, but you can always add on some castors. Now I am just trying to isolate all the little things in this rooms that rattle when the sub is kickin. So if you have not tried the Harbinger brand, I would say it's worth your time.
I gave it an 8 just because I have not tried support and I have only had it for a few days.
Cheers!
- C
Great value

 
5.0

Awesome Sub

By BRYAN LOCKWOOD

from Louisiana

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

I was a little skeptical at first about buying this sub. The price point was a little low for what I would usually get. I went to a local Guitar Center, listened to it, and was blown away by the sound. This sub is tight and not that muddy and has great definition and low end punch for the price point. I use it with EV ELX215's and it complements them very well. I will be picking up 3 more to add to my arsenal the beginning of next year. This sub is comparable to the EV ELX118 or the JBL MRX line at almost half the price. Great job Harbinger.

 
5.0

ALL I CAN SAY IS ((AWESOME!!!!))

By Brian Duff

from pleasant hope mo

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

MY WIFE AND I RUN A MOBILE DJ SERVICE AND WE BOUGHT TWO OF THESE SPEAKERS TO STEP UP OUR SOUND QUALITY AND WOW DID WE EVER WE RUN TWO OF THESE AND FOUR FIFTEENS AND THE BASS IS GREAT WE ARE GETTING READY TO BUY TWO MORE SO WE WILL HAVE FOUR 18s AND FOR 15s so we and rock just about any place we go inside to outside small to very large i mean i don't think you can get any better sound quality for the money i have heard systems that cost three times the amount that doesn't compare at all the harbinger hx118s is a great addition to any sound system and if you are looking for a awesome sub for not a lot of bread look no further just do it you will not be disappointed trust me just be sure you have a good amp we use qsc gx5 amps and they work great

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Subwoofers, I own two

By Seth Stanfield

from Alabama

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

This Harbinger sub is great at doing exactly what it is meant to do, provide powerful, clear low end. Bought one almost two years ago and it has not once let me down. I have used it for mobile DJing and live sound. It performs very well for both applications. I have used it more for DJing and for that set up I normally power it with a QSC GX5. This makes for a rock solid, extremely simple set up. I have added 4 wheels to mine. I will only advise being somewhat cautious when handling as the carpet covering is not invencible. To sum it up, I really like this sub which is why I own two. Even after hearing and using some of the higher priced brand, this sub was still the one I wanted. Oh, and it comes at a really good price.

 
5.0

Very happy with 4!

By Hazy Meadow

from Denver Colorado

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

I have 4 of these and run them off of a Crown XLS 2500, that turns out to about 390 watts per sub and I must say they hit rather hard. I could run them in many other configurations and I will try running 2 of them with a Crown XLS 1000 bridged which would be 550 watts per sub. I think the Crown XLS 1500 would be the max at 775 watts per sub and you would not want to turn that all the way up for sure. I am very happy with these and I will buy 2 more for a grand total of 6. I also run a Cerwin Vega Earthquake EL-36C. it seems to supply any missing low notes :)

 
5.0

To Iraq and back

By Big Worm

from Detroit, mi

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

I brought a pair of them with me on my deployment, along with a pair of Peavey BWX SP 2x, (2) QSC 3402 amps. I cross the subs off one amp bridged and ran the Peaveys full off the other amp. The bass was incredible, and the sound quality produced was well worth the price. I ran them hard and long, they continued to preform under extreme conditions. I now have 4 and play clubs back in the states, I just love when the bartenders ask me to turn down the base cause the taps keep opening, and how many bottles fell. With the right set-up they are a good road quality speaker for the beginner.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sub

By DJ Doctor T

from State Road, NC

Comments about Harbinger HX118S 18" Passive Subwoofer:

I'm a mobile DJ. I was looking for something that would be tough and have a great sound. I stopped by the store and did some comparisons. Harbinger sold me. I have used it for over a year with no problems and I power it with a Behringer EP1500 bridged. I was in the middle of ordering another one when I decided to leave feedback.

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