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JBL EON518S 500W 18" Powered Subwoofer
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      JBL EON518S 500W 18" Powered Subwoofer (500919)

Massive JBL bass in a portable package.

The JBL EON518S is an 18", direct-radiating, high performance powered compact subwoofer speaker system designed to extend low frequency performance of any EON system. The JBL subwoofer also offers the convenience of an integrated crossover and stereo loop-thru capability. The EON518S is comprised of a 460 mm (18") Differential Drive woofer driven by a 500W Class-D digital amplifier. The amplifier input panel offers stereo or mono line level inputs via balanced XLR connectors as well as a single channel speaker level input via a 1/4 inch TS phone jack. Signal processing, crossover functionality and limiting for the system is integrated into the input section functionality. Overall subwoofer input sensitivity is controlled by a single easy-grip knob and a simple switch enables polarity reversal for sub/satellite system optimization. It's signal present and limit lights indicate performance status and JBL provides an additional switch to kill the illuminated logo in theater applications. The speaker enclosure has been engineered for maximum performance and absolute minimum size. Constructed of 18 mm plywood it is coated in JBL's rugged DuraFlex finish. It also features a full screen-backed steel grille designed into a rugged copolymer bezel for maximum component protection. For comfortable portability the EON518S subwoofer features 2 large ergonomic rubber grip handles.

JBL EON518S 500W 18" Powered Subwoofer Features:

  • 500W High-Performance Powered Subwoofer System
    True portability — weighs only 65 lb.
    Compact enclosure
    Designed handles with comfort rubber grips for easy transport
    18" differential drive low-frequency driver with neodymium magnet for low-distortion and light weight
    Efficient Class-D digital amplifier technology
    Stereo-balanced loop-through outputs
    Integrated and switchable High Pass Filter on loop-through outputs
    Easy "daisy-chain" connections for extending the system
    Polarity reverse selector
    Integrated 36 mm pole mount socket for sub/satellite applications
    Rugged DuraFlex finish

JBL EON518S 500W 18" Powered Subwoofer Specifications:

  • System Type: Self-powered 18", bass-reflex design
    Frequency Range (-10 dB): 36 Hz – 130 Hz
    Frequency Response (±3 dB): 42 Hz – 100 Hz
    Crossover Frequency: 120 Hz (HPF selectable on outputs)
    System Power Rating: 500 W continuous, 1000 W peak
    Distortion: Less than 0.1% at rated power
    Maximum SPL: 129 dB
    Signal indicators: Limit: Red LED indicates input overload condition
    Signal: Green LED indicates signal present
    Input Gain: - Infinity to +4 dBu
    Input Impedance: Nominal 20k Ohms (balanced)
    Polarity: 0° or 180° phase shift
    LF Driver: 1 x JBL 268G 460 mm (18") Differential Drive integrated woofer with dual voice coils, 4 ohm impedance
    Enclosure: 18 mm, plywood
    Suspension / Mounting: 36 mm pole socket on top
    Finish: DuraFlex
    Grille: Powder coated perforated steel with acoustically transparent black screen backing.
    Input Connectors: Balanced XLRs with loop through (stereo) to balanced XLR satellite outputs. 1/4" Speaker level input.
    XLR Pin Assignments: Pin 2 (+), Pin 3 (-), Pin 1 (GND)
    AC input: 120 – 230 V, 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (H x W x D): 24.3" x 22.4" x 25.7"
    Net Weight: 65lb.

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  • you need this

    As reviewed by Rick Matousek on 6/29/2009

    My sister and I have a 6 piece band that, when idle, we will use our PA and DJ some weddings and parties to supplement our band income. We have always used JBL products and were using a pair of the EON G2 subs with our EON 15G2 mains, and were pretty happy with them. I wanted more bottom and more power. This new EON 518S has an 18 inch speaker and 500 watts of power and is surprisingly lightweight. We used it to DJ a party and the PA never sounded so good. Last week we ran the whole 6 piece band through it, and great results again. All the guys in band were ecstatic with the extra "Thump" We are getting ready to add a second one to the system. You need this sub for your system ! It will sound great and better than what you have now.

    29 of 29 people found this review helpful.
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  • jbl eon sub

    As reviewed by d-bass on 6/1/2010

    i had just the mackie 450 and i thought they were great i just got the eon 18 sub omg its the best money i ever spent on equiptments i love it and its very light weight just perfect - d-bass sound #1

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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    As reviewed by Dj FreaK on 3/12/2010

    i went out to go get the prx518s, but i didnt have enough money. so the guy at guitarcenter told me about the eon and i was open to hear it. they showed me one on clearance because of a small problem [it rattled at high volumes] but i took that out of consideration and i thought it was alright. the rattling of the sub just made it seam like it couldent hold up at high volumes. i bought a new one and it wouldent fit in my car. i had to call my friend to bring her suv and it would barley fit in the back of it! she brought it to my house and i was kind of skeptical because it was really light, and to me lightweight speaker = not built well. i got it home and hooked it up to my system on about 30% volume. that was a mistake [or a rather awesome discovery]. it sure went BOOM. my neighbors came over to my house to complain in the first 30 mins i had it home. im notorious for disturbing the peace in my neighborhood. they usually dont care. they said they can tolerate loud but this is ridiculous. i cant wait to try it out at a gig. this REALLY puts the bump in my system i needed. this sub is as big as the sound, without the weight. i love it. this is yet another one of jbl's creations that continue to amaze me. im going to pair this with some prx dual 15's. i couldent imagine how amazing that would sound. buy this sub!! you will NOT be let down!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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