EKX-18SP

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EKX-18SP

Electro-Voice® EKX-18SP 18-inch powered subwoofer

EV engineering and innovation working together for maximum sonic impact.

The EKX series is the newest member of the Electro‑Voice portable loudspeaker family, and combines legendary EV sound quality and reliability with the latest technology — all in a compact package suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, including musicians/DJs and live/club/installed sound applications.

The EKX series features eight models (four powered and four passive), including 12" and 15" two-way models and 15" and 18" subwoofers. EKX is positioned above the ZLX and ELX series and below the ETX series.

  • QuickSmartDSP features best-in-class processing, EV’s signature single-knob user interface, and intuitive menu navigation via LCD.
  • Cardioid Control Technology allows output to be steered towards the audience with up to 35 dB reduction on stage when multiple subs are deployed.
  • High-efficiency 1300 W Class D power amplifier delivers up to 134 dB peak SPL on the EKX-18SP utilizing high-sensitivity transducers designed and engineered by EV.
  • Intelligent thermal management with a variable-speed fan controlled by multiple onboard sensors, ensuring superior performance and reliability in demanding environmental conditions.
  • Two XLR outputs for easy system expansion to additional loudspeakers or subwoofers. Large slot ports for low distortion and excellent bass extension. Metal grille reinforcement bar (two on the 18SP). M20 threaded pole mount plate.

High‑Efficiency

High-efficiency Class-D power amplifiers (up to 1500 W) deliver up to 134 dB peak SPL via high-sensitivity transducers designed and engineered by EV.
(Powered models only)

1500 W Class‑D Power Amplifier

Integrated QuickSmartDSP

134 dB Peak SPL

Forced‑Air Cooling Technology

QuickSmartDSP

Best‑in‑class processing, EV"s signature single‑knob user interface, and intuitive menu navigation via LCD. Easy setup via four presets (Music, Live, Speech*, Club), sub/top system-match crossovers, three‑band EQ*, five user‑programmable presets (Store and Recall settings), visual monitoring of limiter status, input level control* and meters, and master volume control to ensure optimal gain structure . EV‑exclusive Cardioid Control Technology feature for subwoofers allows output to be steered towards the audience with up to 35 dB reduction on stage when multiple subs are deployed.
(Powered models only).
(*Full‑range models only)

Best‑in‑class processing

Single‑knob user interface

EV‑engineered Components

Signal Synchronized Transducers™ (SST) waveguide design, and Class‑D amplifiers coupled with QuickSmartDSP all work together to provide precise coverage and superior sound quality at high SPLs. EV's award‑winning industrial design — incorporating robust wood enclosures, premium‑quality hardware, and durable EVCoat finish — ensures that EKX speakers look as great as they sound.

Next‑generation transducers

Signal Synchronized Transducers™ (SST)

Waveguide Design

1500W Class‑D Amplifier

QuickSmartDSP

Intelligent Thermal Management

Intelligent thermal management with a variable‑speed fan controlled by multiple onboard sensors, ensuring superior performance and reliability in demanding environmental conditions.
(Powered models only)

Signal Synchronized Transducers™ (SST)

EV‑patented Signal Synchronized Transducers™ (SST) waveguide design on full‑range models provides precise and consistent coverage.

Ideal for portable and installed applications

Lightweight, compact 15‑mm wood enclosures with internal bracing, durable EVCoat finish, eight M10 threaded mounting points (full‑range models), aluminum pole‑mounts, and all‑metal handles. Subs feature large slot ports for low distortion and excellent bass extension, and are equipped with a metal grille reinforcement bar.

Connector Type (2) XLR/TRS combo jacks and (2) XLR link outputs
Enclosure Material 15 mm, plywood with EVCoat
Frequency Response (-10 dB) 35 Hz - 180 Hz Half Space Measurement
Frequency Response (-3 dB) 40 Hz - 150 Hz Half Space Measurement
Grill 18 AWG steel with powdercoat
LF Transducer EVS-18C 457 mm (18 in)
Low Pass Frequency Adjustable: 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz
Maximum SPL 134 dB peak dB Maximum SPL is measured at 1 m using broadband pink noise at maximum output.
Power Consumption 1.8 A Current rating is 1/8 power
Power Rating 1300 W
Shipping Weight 41.2 kg (90.83 lbs)
Height 12RU 520 mm (20.47")
Width 606 mm (23.86")
Depth 612 mm (24.09")
Weight Net 32.8 kg (72.31 lbs)

Designed, engineered and tested for ultimate reliability by Electro-Voice in the USA.

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