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Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer

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No matter what kind of music you play, a subwoofer will add a warmth and depth of presence that you and your audience will find engaging, pleasing, and even intoxicating. "But I play in an acoustic band," you say. A lot of the charm and character of an acoustic guitar signal resides in some surprisingly low frequencies. The fundamental frequency of...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

No matter what kind of music you play, a subwoofer will add a warmth and depth of presence that you and your audience will find engaging, pleasing, and even intoxicating. "But I play in an acoustic band," you say. A lot of the charm and character of an acoustic guitar signal resides in some surprisingly low frequencies. The fundamental frequency of an E string is 82 Hz, and the A is 110 Hz. The EV ETX-18SP is an 18" powered subwoofer with 1800 watts of Class-D power with 135 dB peak SPL. It reproduces frequencies from 28 Hz to 180 Hz, so whether you are adding depth and warmth to vocals and acoustic guitars in an Americana setting or DJing dubstep and drum and bass in a dance club, the ETX-18SP will add a new dimension to your performance.

Inside each low-profile, tour-grade wood enclosure are a range of unique new features that set ETX Powered Loudspeakers apart, combining intelligent technology and innovative industrial design for spectacular results across all applications. EV-engineered high-efficiency transducers and high-powered Class-D amplifiers, Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design and smart FIR-Drive DSP all work together to provide peerless EV sound quality and precise coverage at the highest SPLs.

Features

  • 18" DVX woofer for extended low-frequency response
  • 1800 W Class-D power amplifier with integrated FIR-Drive DSP
  • 135 dB peak SPL
  • Special DSP preset for true cardioid performance across the full operating bandwidth
  • Combo pole cup (insert and threaded) for use with the ETX Powered Loudspeaker two-way models
  • Removable casters
Specifications
Speaker Configuration
  • Active/passive: Active
  • Type: Subwoofer
  • LF driver: 18 in.
  • MF driver: N/A
  • HF driver: N/A
Power
  • Amplifier class: D
  • Wattage: 1800 Watts
  • Mixer/preamp: Not applicable
Audio
  • Frequency response: 33Hz-150Hz
  • Coverage pattern: N/A
  • Max SPL: 135 dB
  • Wireless and Streaming
  • Dedicated app: Not applicable
  • Bluetooth: No
Inputs
  • XLR: 2 XLR/TRS combo
  • TRS: No
  • TS: No
  • RCA: No
Outputs
  • XLR: 2 Thru
  • TRS: Not applicable
  • TS: Not applicable
  • RCA: Not applicable
Enclosure
  • Cabinet material: 18 mm plywood
  • Width: 26.6 in.
  • Height: 21.65 in.
  • Depth: 35.8 in.
  • Weight: 129.9 lbs.
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Manufacturer's Warranty
Microphones: 3 year full replacement
Wireless: 2 years
Speakers: 3 years active, 5 years passive


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Electro-VoiceETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Large rooms (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Banginglicious !!

Like all, i was a little worried a powered sub wouldn't be as "boomy" as a traditional sub (like all time known cerwin vega). I was WRONG!! This...Read complete review

Like all, i was a little worried a powered sub wouldn't be as "boomy" as a traditional sub (like all time known cerwin vega). I was WRONG!! This 18 inch Ev powered sub Is DOPE!! I use 4 of these, with 4 active powered mackie as my tops (i'm a mobile DJ). I'm able to shake walls off a 1,250 person capacity event center!!! Nothing BUT CLEAN,CRISP,LOW Punches out of these subs!! There's two types of subs out there, one of them you can hear the bass. The other you can actually FEEL those low,clean punches right into your chest! That right there is what i want out of my subs!!! And these powered subs got what it takes!! I've compared two of these subs, with the all time classic cerwin vega subs(500watts each). They both pick up as much as 3 of the cerwin vega subs!! Don't take my word for it, GO TRY THEM OUT!! Guitar Center always gives you 14 days to try em out,(if not a little longer). Won't be disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

5 star sound 1 star service

Loved it till it died on me, but I still would have loved it IF EV had a service center in southern cali... really ev!? I have to ship this huge thing...Read complete review

Loved it till it died on me, but I still would have loved it IF EV had a service center in southern cali... really ev!? I have to ship this huge thing back to you at my cost! And its still "under warranty" ...you would think they will have a service center anywhere in southern California...just cause of this in going back to jbl or qsc...had those die on me but hey, service center 20min away got my back! And if you are gona spend $1k plus I thinks this is a deal breaker !

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Joseph

from Florida

Site Member

Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

I have been a DJ for over 17 years and this is one of the best subwoofers I have owned. It blows away any of the ones I have heard and I have heard a lot of them. Nice crisp deep tones. Hope the price comes down a little so I can buy another one.

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Banginglicious !!

By Miguel

from Austin,Tx

Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

Like all, i was a little worried a powered sub wouldn't be as "boomy" as a traditional sub (like all time known cerwin vega). I was WRONG!! This 18 inch Ev powered sub Is DOPE!! I use 4 of these, with 4 active powered mackie as my tops (i'm a mobile DJ). I'm able to shake walls off a 1,250 person capacity event center!!! Nothing BUT CLEAN,CRISP,LOW Punches out of these subs!! There's two types of subs out there, one of them you can hear the bass. The other you can actually FEEL those low,clean punches right into your chest! That right there is what i want out of my subs!!! And these powered subs got what it takes!! I've compared two of these subs, with the all time classic cerwin vega subs(500watts each). They both pick up as much as 3 of the cerwin vega subs!! Don't take my word for it, GO TRY THEM OUT!! Guitar Center always gives you 14 days to try em out,(if not a little longer). Won't be disappointed.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ridiculous!

By Juan

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

I was looking at upgrading my system for a long time and finally sold all of my old stuff. After a TON of research I finally found a Guitar Center that had the ETX line in stock so I could demo them. All i can say is WOW!!! The amount of BASS coming out of 1 of these ETX18SP was MASSIVE! I demo'd it along with a 15P and the sound was AMAZING. Needless to say I purchased 2 of these along with 2 15P tops and I am very happy.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boom!

By Mark

from Cypress, TX

Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

I've always been a "Speakers with a rack full of Amps" guy so when I started playing again with my newly formed band, I was told to take a look at the new generation of Powered Speakers. I was VERY skeptical at first because I just didn't think they'd have the same "umph" that a rack full of amps will give you. So I worked a deal with GC Pro and bought a pair of ETX-15ps along with a pair of ETX-18ps and figured, worse case I'll just take them back if they don't work for me. First the setup was SO easy. Powered them up and configured the built in DSP. They have an easy to read LED display on the back. They first ask if you are on a pole or array etc. Then what type music you will be playing. DJ, Live, Public Speaker etc. Then they ask what you have them paired with. In my case I dialed in the ETX-18ps. Done, no setting crossovers or drive racks or patching cables, simple. Then I knew it was going to be a good night when I analyzed them with S.M.A.A.R.T. They were 100% flat. Never had that happen, my house EQ was set flat. Finally it was show time. After the 1st set I was sold! These ETX-15ps paired with the ETX-18ps, packing 2000 watts a speaker just SANG! The keys and vocals sounded so crisp. The kick and bass where thumping. I highly recommend these speakers.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding subs!!

By Ramiro G

from Cary, NC

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

    • DJ / Mixing
    • Larger Rooms

    Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

    This sub is amazing. It delivers crisp and loud bass that will make the room shake and make things fall off the walls. I got two of them and I'm completely satisfied with my purchase.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    5 star sound 1 star service

    By Picazo

    from Los Angeles, California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

    Loved it till it died on me, but I still would have loved it IF EV had a service center in southern cali... really ev!? I have to ship this huge thing back to you at my cost! And its still "under warranty" ...you would think they will have a service center anywhere in southern California...just cause of this in going back to jbl or qsc...had those die on me but hey, service center 20min away got my back! And if you are gona spend $1k plus I thinks this is a deal breaker !

     
    5.0

    Very Impressive!

    By DJ Mike E

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

    I'm a mobile DJ of 15 years and have used passive speakers up until 2017 when I purchased some EV EKX 15p tops to replace a Peavey SP BX line system as I was looking for a cleaner sound. I then purchased 2 ETX 15p tops and thought I golden still using 2 Peavey Versarry 118 subs powered by a 7500 watt amp for bass. I had no clue what I was missing! I recently purchased 2 of these ETX 18sp subs from Guitar Center and had no idea bass could sound so good. The bass is so much tighter, cleaner, louder, and has great dispersion. I recently did wedding at a multi function venue with another wedding next door and while in the bathroom down the hall I could still hear bass from my subs was still kicking. I overheard a guest from the other event comment about how my event sounded like a lot more fun than theirs just from the music playing. These things are a breeze to setup and look great. I've seen complaints about early peak levels but have found if you are pushing clean leveled signals in to these there is no peak issues at all. Which the Gear it First video on these on Youtube to get a better understanding. I highly recommend these!

     
    4.0

    good value for the power and price..3.5 star

    By djhomie

    from san diego

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy
    • peak and temp limits pop up right away

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

    easy to use , connection and user interface is straight forward only down side is the limiter of peak and temp seems to hit right away , for power to price its good , but do your own research and compare

     
    5.0

    Great sounding SUB!!!

    By DJ Murtz

    from Syracuse NY

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    See all my reviews

    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
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

      We use 2 subs with the EKX 15ps and the sound is clean and the bass is booming!! We use this set up for our weddings and big parties.. great sound and professional look..

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      INSANE SUB!!

      By Aaron R.

      from Franklin, IN

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing
      • Larger Rooms
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

      I already need another! I traded 3 Mackie SWA1801 to get this plus some cash. I could always hear the bass with the 3 subs but could NEVER FEEL IT. This 1 sub produces more sound than those 3 together and felling the bass is not even a question! With my Db reader, 1 Mackie was reading 95-100 on average right at the front of the speaker. The EV it's up to 107db. This was consistently hitting this with various songs. And for the first time, went home and ears were hurting a little. Very happy with the trade and highly impressed with the clarity at its peak. Even the non sound people I work with notice an immediate difference from the upgrade.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent Sub.. Would recommend highly!!

      By DJ Murtz

      from Syracuse NY

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • DJ / Mixing
        • Larger Rooms
        • Outdoors
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

        We use this sub with all our set ups with our DJ business!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Amazing thump

        By Vonscorpion

        from Topeka Kansas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Heavy / Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Electro-Voice ETX-18SP 18" Powered Subwoofer:

        Set it up in my house to test it out. Put it & my k-12 on the lowest setting & my windows rattled & my pit ran to the basement whimpering.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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