Yamaha SW118V 1200W 18" Passive Subwoofer

Club V Series 18" Passive Subwoofer
Yamaha SW118V 1200W 18
Yamaha SW118V 1200W 18
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Club V - The Evolution Of Sound Reinforcement!

Gigging bands, mobile DJs and houses of worship have helped make the first four generations of Yamaha Club Series Speakers incredibly popular. The refinements of generation V continue this success story: larger enclosures for improved low-frequency performance, improved drivers for higher power handling, redesigned crossovers, stronger grilles, and dual Speakon and 1/4" connectors.

Cabinet Construction
These cabinets are constructed of high quality particleboard, chosen for its high strength and elasticity, consistent void free makeup and light weight. Another great benefit of this material is its environmental friendliness. Made from southern yellow pine, this material is both abundant and quickly renewable. Accurate CNC routing machines are used to cut every part, assuring consistency with tolerances of one ten thousandth of an inch. Skilled technicians assemble each cabinet by hand, rejecting any defects. Whether covered in durable carpet or the elastomeric spray coating, heavy steel handles and sturdy pole sockets make moving and positioning easy.

World-Class Drivers
The drivers, or speakers in these cabinets, are custom made by Eminence Speaker Corporation to Yamaha's exacting tolerances. Woofers share design features like high strength curvilinear cones and Dupont Kapton voice coil formers. Oxygen-free copper voice coils and oversize strontium ferrite magnets are also used to provide high power handling and long life. The 15" and 18" drivers use cast aluminum frames to support the massive magnet structure eliminate flex and help dissipate heat. The compression driver that generates the high frequency sound uses a pure titanium diaphragm. This 2" dome is one of the largest in its class, allowing for very high output and low distortion, without the aid of cooling fluids. It's mated to a 90 degrees x 40 degrees custom designed CD (constant directivity) horn with excellent dispersion and response.

  • SW118V - Club V 18" Subwoofer
  • 18" cast frame driver
  • Response down to 30Hz
  • Efficient Bass reflex design
  • Great for use with dance music

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Tech Specs

Powered/Unpowered Unpowered
LF Driver Size 1 x 18"
Power Rating (Program) 600W
Peak Power Capacity 1200W
Inputs 2 x speakON, 2 x 1/4"
Impedance 8 ohms
Frequency Range 30Hz-2kHz (-10dB)
Maximum Peak SPL 132dB
Enclosure Material Plywood
Mounting Options Floor
Height 28.7"
Width 24"
Depth 25.2"
Weight 85.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SW118V

Customer Reviews

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Make the staff complain

Setting up and tuning for a 200-person dinner/dance event, running music through this thing, not played loud at all, the business office staff came out of their office, down the hall, to complain that the bass was annoying them. You can EQ this box to just about subsonic, it's terrific. Played loud later in the evening, driven with just about 500 watts, I couldn't hear any distortion at all, and the crowd loved it. It could have handled two times the power. It easily filled the medium-sized room (70 x 70 x 20 feet) by itself; a second sub would have been nice, but not really necessary. You'd want two (or four) for a larger venue. This sub is a great value, sounds good, and seems indestructible. Oh, also, MADE IN USA.
Music background: hobbyist

Middle of the Road

Decent sub for the price. They are fairly easy to power and have good sensitivity are about the only good things I can really say about them. Out of the box, they're incredibly muddy, even at a relatively low volume. Took me a bit of time to really EQ and cross them over correctly to get them sounding alright. They're pretty deep, but again, too muddy to use without a good deal of work. The cabinet itself is very large, which is to be expected with 18" subs, but these seem a bit bigger than other 18"s I've seen. They're not too heavy to carry with a single person, but they just barely fit through door frames. If I had the chance, I probably would not buy these again and instead spend a bit more to get subs with better clarity.
Music background: Audio engineer
See also: PA Subs, Yamaha, Yamaha PA Subwoofers