JBL EON518S 500W 18" Powered Subwoofer 886830507113

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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. I'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.

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
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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4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (5)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Basic systems (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

you need this

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I upgraded

IThe voice coil burned out twice within 6 months, no warranty on burnt voicecoils. No protection guards. Bought the k-subs and havent been happier since. Rains

IThe voice coil burned out twice within 6 months, no warranty on burnt voicecoils. No protection guards. Bought the k-subs and havent been happier since. Rains

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all around!!!

By mrbonedaddy

from El Paso, TX

About Me Pro Audio / DJ

Pros

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

Cons

  • Absolutely None

Best Uses

    Got me two of these....had to exchange one after delivery because UPS damaged it in transit. Customer service is and always has been too notch. Very happy with my purchase.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Plenty of thump for the buck

    By Davejavu

    from Black Mountain, NC

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing
      • Smaller Rooms

      I've teamed this sub with a pair of the new EON 615's. It adds plenty of low end and compliments the mains perfectly. I've owned other JBL products and have never been disappointed!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      They don't suck

      By FRED RELEFORD

      from Lebanon KY

      This thing will absolutely extend your low end range. There is no way to adjust the crossover though. It is what it is. I had a Harbinger sub with mostly the same ratings and it would beat one of these to death. I went with JBL for the name and quality of sound and my mains are EON 515XTs. My OCD wouldn't let me mix and match PA brands LOL. Since I am a mobile DJ a 65lbs sub made me smile. I still smile everytime I pick these up to move them. They do sound ok but I don't see 500 watts RMS coming out of one. I bought 2. I am neither happy nor unhappy with my purchase. I'm just kind of meh about them. I'm switching to EV as soon as money allows

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Item, Great Deal

      By Marcos145

      from Brazil

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Outdoors
        • Smaller Rooms

        Great deal ++++

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Tone, Lightweight

        By JOHN RANDOLPH

        from Jackson, Michigan

        I have been a musician for many years and my bandmates and I are getting older and we want to lighten the load. The JBL 518S fit the bill. Surprisingly lightweight but with BIG, BIG sound. Only one thing would make it better - a bit more power - perhaps 800 or 1,000 watts. A little more power should not add too much weight to the unit. If JBL would produce a more powerful unit I am sure that they would sell gazillions of them.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exellent subs!!

        By Sparky Freezecat

        from Central Wi.

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          You cant go wrong with the 518 subs- they're light weight and definitly are a must for the small club gigs

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great sub

          By axionf117

          from southampton, ny

          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound Quality
          • Super Light Weight

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Mobile Dj Setup

          Great sub, super portable worth the price

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ok EON Sub

          By Victor Ruiz Saldivar

          from Romeoville

          Its ok to be a self powered sub but I really was expecting more from it, to be a powered and portable, I dont think there is anything better out there, but they need to improve all of the powered subs.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          JBL Eon, perfect for any application

          By KEN FIEDLER

          from Winter Park, FL

          I got this Sub about 5 months ago, and I use it about every weekend. This subwoofer is perfect for everything I have done! Everything from small weddings, to large format dances. I have two QSC K-12's for highs and mids, and use a 100 Hz HPF so all the mids and highs go to the QSC, and anything 100 Hz and below goes to the sub. My system has never sounded this great! I love using all powered, they weigh about the same as my older passive system, which I used to lug around (2) 50 pound amps to power it all up. If you are in the market for a nice warm, low end cabinet, look at this! I actually also did a comparison between the PRX618S, and there is NO DIFFERENCE!!! I love the cabinet, very lightweight, and portable. PROS to JBL!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Deal.

          By Keith Murphy

          from Cincinnati OH

          Love these subs. Especially for the price. Not real big on the new JBL high packs. But i have these paired up with the Mackie SRM450 v2's.. its almost like they were made to go together. Throw in a dbx Drive Rack PX and your good to go. Sounds better than systems twice its size.

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