Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer

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4.2

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Electro-Voice brings the rugged build and professional sound quality of its high-end, road-tested speaker offerings into the portable PA arena. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.

The EV ELX118P is an 18” powered subwoofer designed to deliver deep, powerful, chest punching bass in a ruggedly built, lightweight wood cabinet. Powered by a built-in 700-watt class D amplifier perfectly matched to the 18” woofer, the EV ELX118P is optimized to work in perfect powerful harmony with EV’s ELX112P and ELX115P powered loudspeakers.

Rear panel connections include 1 XLR/TRS Combo Jack and 1 XLR Link Output. A built-in 100Hz crossover frequency ensures the correct signal makes its way to the correct speaker helping to optimize your sound’s output thus delivering rich, full-range sound. The EV ELX118P Powered Subwoofer’s rugged wood cabinet supports either pole-mounted or stacked configurations.

Weighing in at only 70 lbs, the EV ELX118P is the perfect solution for DJs and musicians who set up and perform alone. No need for a second set of hands to lug this powerful sub around.

The Electro-Voice ELX118P is lightweight, packs a clear, powerful low-end punch and delivers EV quality at a price that wont empty your bank account. Whether used in a nightclub, house of worship, or at a family party, quality sound will fill the air and satisfy even the most critical ears.

With the Electro-Voice ELX118P powered subwoofer as part of your live sound arsenal, you’ll never come up short in the bass department again. Plug it in…it works…you’re good to go!

Get your Electro-Voice ELX118P 18” Live X Powered Subwoofer today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, the guaranteed lowest price and our 45/60-day return/price protection policy.

• Designed for House of Worship, Pro Music, and other applications.

• 18" woofer for powerful, engaging bass response

• 32 Hz – 130 Hz frequency range; 134 dB max SPL

• 700 W Class D lightweight amplifier — runs cool without fans

• Rugged wood cabinet — supports pole-mounted or stacked configurations

Specifications

Case Material 9-ply, 15mm Plywood, Internally Braced, with Texured Paint

Frequency Response (-3 dB) 42 Hz - 100 Hz Hz

Frequency Response (-10 dB) 32 Hz - 130 Hz Hz

Max. SPL/1m (calc) 134 dB

Coverage

(Nominal -6 dB) H° Omnidirectional °

Coverage

(Nominal -6 dB) V° Omnidirectional °

LF Transducer (1) EVS-18K, 457mm (18”) Woofer

HF Transducer N/A

Crossover Frequency 100 Hz

Connector Type (1) XLR/TRS Combo Jack, (1) XLR Link Output

Grill 18GA Steel with Black Powdercoat

Height 661 mm (26.02")

Width 507 mm (19.96")

Depth 574 mm (22.6")

Weight Net 31.7 kg (69.89 lbs)

Shipping Weight 39.3 kg (86.64 lbs)

Things You Will Get:

    ELX118P Active Subwoofer
    Power Cable
    Owner's Manual
Series Live X
Model ELX118P

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Electro-VoiceELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
    • Basic systems (4)
    • Large rooms (3)
    • Outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
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    4.0

    Awesome Portable Sub

    By 

    from New Haven, CT

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing

      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

      The Live X 18 inch powered subwoofer is a great addition to any mobile PA system if you find yourself wanting more bass. At only 69 lbs (very light in the world of active 18" subwoofers), this EV adds a good low end thump to your system. This sub is great for small and mid-size venues. If you are looking to shake an arena, you are going to need something bigger and much more expensive, but of the subwoofers I have used in this size and price range, the EV is one of the best. My only suggestion would be to buy the cover EV makes for the sub, because the finish does scratch somewhat easily. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best bass for the buck

      By 

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • DJ / Mixing
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Outdoors
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

        I added this sub to my setup for DJing and couldn't be happier. It give that chest thumping bass and sustained sub bass that my shows had been missing. The crowd really seems to enjoy it too. I'm considering adding a second one for larger gigs and outdoor events to fill out the sound even more.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST BANG FOR YOUR $ Exc. Sound Quality

        By 

        from Ashtabula, Ohio

        About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • DJ / Mixing
          • Larger Rooms
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

          THESE CABINETS ARE ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!! Just recently I decided to try out some powered cabinets, BEST DECISION I'VE MADE YET!! My reason to go with some powered cabinets was for faster setup time, less equipment to haul around, and EASY setup. I originally purchased two of these cabinets along with two Electro Voice SXA100 "Main" speakers. All I can say is WOW!! Electro Voice has definitely made a believer out of me!! For the price, along with the quality of sound and ease of setup these cabinets are the BEST bang for your buck. They came with built in dollies with caster wheels that you remove and store right on the back of the cabinet. I have relieved quite a bit of rack space by running these cabinets now, so I have room for NEW TOYS... :D Now, I will say this, there is one downside to running self powered cabinets; at least from what I can see. I currently own four combos (4 SXA100's Mains, & 4 Subs) and my only issue is for each combo you need a separate power run to each combo. ( I bought 4 extension cords and cut the end off and mounted a single gang work box with an outlet so you have a plug for the highs and a plug for the lows) If you are limited on available AC outlets, this could pose a problem. It would be cool if E.V. could come up with some kind of way to include the data signal, as well as the AC power through one cord, but then you would be restricted to purchase their "special" cords. These units "daisy-chain the data signal through XLR cords which is nice, I mean who doesn't have a whole bunch of those laying around... All in all, VERY NICE EQUIPMENT with astonishing sound output!!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend these cabinets to a DJ that is just starting out...etc. These are extremely affordable and have excellent quality! I wonder though how difficult it is to replace or repair the "built-in" amplifier should one go???? Sorry this is so long, I just wanted you guys to know how AWESOME these are!!

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          5.0

          awesome!

          By 

          from charlotte, nc

          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

              this sub is great. For[$] this is a great deal! Of course you can spend 1300-1400 for JBL or QSC, but after prompt service in Charlotte, i heard the difference and i cant see why i would spend more money for my mobile dj rig. these subs are just great for the money.!!!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Can't be more satisfied

              By 

              from Clifton, NJ

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Begginer and pro alike

                Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

                I looked for a while and when I came upon this one, I was impressed. I am a begginner and did not know much about subs and lows, but let me tell you something, what I know is that I love music and this thing brings it all to a different dimension!!!!!! WOW.. My chest pounded when I first set it up. I may not know much about specs, but my ears dont lie !!! Great price and great product. I really recomend this to any one who is looking for that extra level of music appreciation and wants to feel his/music!!!!

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                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Awesome Subs!

                By 

                from Edison NJ

                About Me Musician, Pro Audio / DJ

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Not For Outdoor

                Best Uses

                • DJ / Mixing
                • Live Shows

                Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

                This is Awesome Subs, Goes Well With The ev els 112p's

                Don't Get Just ONE. You Need 2, & Especially you need to do coupling with them (keep them side by side)

                Sound Great + Worth The Money

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Awesome Sub!

                By 

                from edison NJ

                About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

                  very nice sub for the price...!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not really impressed

                  By 

                  from Somerville, NJ

                  About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Light weight

                  Cons

                  • Bad Sound
                  • Lack Of Power
                  • Weak Bass

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • DJ / Mixing

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

                  I went to my local Sam Ash to demo this, and after of 45 minutes of waiting around for a sales person, I finally got to hear it. After listening to multiple brands of 18 inch subs, this model was below par. At 85-89 db's it was easily clipping, and limiting the amp. The sound coming out of the cab was OK at best, but nothing impressive. I was skeptical, because at only 700 watts, it was not really powerful and clear. It was punchy, but not really sub bass. I was expecting much better from EV. It was light weight, but that is all this cab had going for it. I would not recommend this to any pro audio/ dj. Go with QSC, RCF and JBL subs, they have perfected powered subs.

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                  • No

                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  You get what you pay for!

                  By 

                  from Saint Pete, FL

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                  • Lack Of Power
                  • Poor Sound Quality
                  • Weak Bass

                  Best Uses

                  • DJ / Mixing
                  • Home
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer:

                  We just received them in and put them to test last night, initially they sounded good but you could just tell that the base was not crisp and punchy put more hollow. Then one sub started shutting of and then after a while the second one too and we were not even pushing the gains. I also had my JBL PRX 718s next to them and there is simply no comparison in output, sound quality and reliability. These EV subs are a super disappointment and the price I guess justifies it. The JBL are twice as much but also are twice as better. We are returning the EV today. The stats do not reflect real output. You are much better of with one good JBL PRX XLF 18 then two of these EVs.

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                  ELX118P - 18" Live X Powered Subwoofer

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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