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Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S

CVi Series 18" PA subwoofer

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  • Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S

    Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S subwoofer

 

Our take on the Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S

by Jon Paulette
Cerwin-Vega

Should I get a powered or non-powered sub?

For small-to-medium venue applications, a powered subwoofer will give you the low-end thrust your music deserves. These self-contained systems are designed to get the most output possible from their built-in amplifier and sub. So, when you're shopping, we suggest you pay more attention to the listed sound pressure level (SPL) ratings than the listed wattage ratings. For larger spaces and/or bass-heavy presentations, you'll need the power and projection you can only get from separate amplifier and sub. For a non-powered sub, you can safely use an amplifier whose continuous power output is rated up to double the rated program power capacity of the sub.

Portable punch

Cerwin-Vega's CVi line of PA speakers gives you power and punch in a portable package. These road-ready speakers combine efficient drivers, high-tech crossovers and rugged, acoustically-sound enclosure design to give you plenty of volume and thump without distortion. These speakers are built to last, so you can expand your system over time, as your needs change.

A powerful, go-anywhere sub

 Housing a cast-frame 18" woofer with a big 3" voice coil, the Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S subwoofer is ready to rock a club, but it's versatile enough to use in a school or church auditorium, too. Dual Neutrik Speakon® and 1/4" jacks make it easy to add more speakers when it's time to expand your system.

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Sharp-looking and sturdy

The CVi-118S looks great, with its carpeted exterior and distinctive red cone surround. But don't let the good looks fool you – this speaker is ready for life on the road. The cabinet is made from sturdy oriented strand board, so you can stuff it into a van for an all-night drive or drag it down the hall to another room. Sturdy steel grilles protect the woofer during transport, while big, easy-to-grab steel handles make it easy to move. The built-in pole sockets allow you to mount full-range speakers overhead.

Highlights:

    General Features:
    • PA subwoofer
    • 18" cast frame woofer
    • bass reflex enclosure
    • connections: two Neutrik Speakon® and two 1/4" jacks
    • main speaker socket accepts standard 1-3/8" speaker poles
    Specifications:
    • frequency response: 45-200 Hz
    • power handling: 300 watts RMS, 600 watts program, 1200 watts peak
    • impedance: 8 ohms
    • max SPL: 126 dB
    • dimensions: 20"W x 24-1/4"H x 24-3/4"D
    • weight: 79.5 lbs.
    • warranty: 5 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features

    Passive PA Sub: The Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S is a portable, 18" passive subwoofer designed to extend and supplement the low frequency extension of Cerwin-Vega's CVi and other full-range systems (sold separately) in live music and playback applications.

    18" Woofer: The CVi-118S features a high-power, cast frame 18" (8ohm) woofer with a 3" voice coil for extended use during high SPL applications.

    Bass Reflex Enclosure: The 18" woofer is housed in a vented cabinet with front-firing slot ports which adds to the subwoofers efficiency and bass output. The polypropylene-fiber covered internally braced structural wood housing is durable, light, and strong. An 18-gauge perforated steel grill protects the entire front of the enclosure.

    Steel Handles & Pole Mount: Built-in steel handles make the speaker easier to move around. A pole mount cup is also featured for use as a base for pole mounted full range systems (sold separately).

    Dual Connectors: The Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S is fitted with dual 1/4" phone jacks and Neutrik Speakon connectors for high current capacity and daisy-chaining.

    Applications: The Cerwin-Vega CVi-118S is great for portable live sound, DJ-ing, auditoriums, clubs, outdoor stages, and drum monitoring.

     
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