Electro-Voice ELX 118P
18" powered subwoofer — 700W peak
Our take on the Electro-Voice ELX 118P by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
Decades of innovation
If you're a musician, you know about EV. If you're not, just know that Electro-Voice has been at the forefront of live sound innovation for over 70 years. Now they've distilled those decades of experience into their Live X series of portable PA speakers.
Plenty of power for strong bass
Bass is all about power and cone area. Electro-Voice designed the ELX 118P subwoofer with a built-in Class D amplifier that delivers 700 room-shaking watts to a high-performance 18" woofer. The speaker also features a switchable boost mode for when you want to really push the low end.
The ins and outs
The input channel is equipped with a combination 1/4" TRS and XLR input, while an XLR line output provides signal for an additional powered subwoofer or powered speaker.
The speaker and amplifier are housed in a seriously sturdy 9-ply wooden cabinet, with a built-in pole mount socket for mounting a speaker. A heavy-duty 18-gauge steel grille protects the bass driver against the inevitable mishaps. If you're looking for a versatile, powerful speaker with a great heritage, the Electro-Voice ELX 118P is ready to go to work for you.
- powered PA subwoofer
- EVS-18K 18" woofer
- 700-watt Class D amplifier
- 9-ply 5/8" plywood enclosure with textured black paint
- XLR/TRS input
- Link Output for connecting other powered speakers
- frequency response: 35-200 Hz
- maximum SPL: 134 dB
- dimensions: 26"H x 20"W x 22-5/8"D
- weight: 69 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Powered PA subwoofer
- AC power cord
Excellent sounding subwoofer. Very deep, tight bass with plenty of output. This is a well designed, well built subwoofer that performs far above its price point.
Eben, Easthampton ma
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Features and Specs
|Drivers per speaker||1|
|Woofer Size (inches)||18|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||N/A|
|System Frequency response||42-100Hz|
|RMS Power rating||700|
|Program Power rating||N/A|
|Peak Power rating||Not given|
18" Woofer: The ELX118P employs an Electro-Voice-engineered 15" bass woofer for powerful, engaging bass response.
700W Class-D Amplifier: The Electro-Voice ELX118P a 1000W Class-D high-efficiency amplifier that runs cool without fans.
XLR/TRS Combo Input: The Electro-Voice ELX118P is fitted with a combo XLR/TRS (1/4") input.
XLR Output: An XLR output is used for daisy-chaining multiple ELX subwoofers together.
EQ: The ELX118P offers two EQ Modes - EQ Flat, and EQ Mid Cut. EQ Flat works best when the loudspeaker is used for vocal monitors or for speech. EQ Mid Cut works best for music playback and applications that require enhanced bass & treble.
Rugged & Portable Enclosure: The ELX118P's enclosure features stylish-yet-rugged 15mm plywood construction with textured finish. The speaker enclosure's lightweight materials, balanced design, and ergonomic handles offer convenient transport, set-up, and load-out.Mounting Options: The ELX118P can be seated on the floor. You can stack ELX series loudspeakers on top of it, as well as pole-mount an ELX series loudspeaker to it.
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