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Yamaha DXS18 18 Inch Powered Subwoofer

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Product Description

The DXS18 achieves best in class performance to make a lasting impression on your audience. Add the DXS18 high-output, powered subwoofer to your sound reinforcement system.

The DXS18 handles a SPL of up to 136dB and delivers the lowest frequency 32Hz in the lineup. Equipped with a band-pass type enclosure and high power handling 4-inch voice coil magnet that drives the 18-inch woofer, the Class-D amplifier delivers 1020W of power with exceptional clarity and accuracy.

Featuring high-efficiency Class-D amplifiers and a customized woofer housed in a sturdy enclosure with a band-pass construction, DXS subwoofers are able to deliver up to 1020W of raw power with minimal distortion and superb clarity. Each of the three models that make up the series— the compact DXS12 and DXS15, as well as the new, high output DXS18—comes equipped with Yamaha state-of-the-art DSP processing, protection functions, and flexible crossover control, ensuring versatile management of your bottom end and seamless compatibility with Yamaha’s entire lineup of full-range powered speakers. DXS Series powered subwoofers offer a new level of flexibility, reliability, and power for engineers, artists and audiences that are serious about their bass.

High-Efficiency 1020W Class-D Amplifiers
The DXS’s high performance Class-D amplifier is capable of producing up to 1020W of power, realizing an SPL of 136dB, delivered with exceptional clarity and accuracy.

Custom Designed Transducer
The high-output woofer features a 4" voice coil magnet and delivers powerful, well-defined, low-frequency bass with minimal distortion.

Band-Pass Type Enclosure
The DXS Series has a band-pass design that produces extremely high SPL by drastically reducing the distortion.

Durable Wooden Enclosures with LINE-X Coating
The exteriors feature a LINE-X coating with extremely high damage resistance to protect the cabinet from scratches and wear, maintaining a professional appearance that can withstand many years of usage.

Selectable X-OVER (80/100/120Hz)
Crossover switching allows users to seamlessly match DXS subwoofers with any of Yamaha’s full-range powered speakers by selecting the cutoff frequency best suited to the models in their speaker array (up to 120Hz).

D-XSUB Bass Processing
Powerful D-XSUB processing gives you total control of your low frequency. NORMAL mode gives you the ideally balanced low-frequency response, while BOOST mode provides a more tight and focused bass. XTENDED LF mode drops the low-end frequencies down even further for thunderous bottom end that delivers. Take your full-range system to the next level with the power and versatility of DXS Series active subwoofers.

Cardioid Mode
Because low frequencies can be omnidirectional, controlling the output directivity of a system’s bottom end can be a challenge, with the sound pressure hitting the stage often being equal to that of its intended FOH audience. For setups consisting of two or more DXS18 subwoofers, selecting the newly developed Cardioid Mode function effectively decreases stage-side sound pressure while increasing the bottom-end output directed towards the audience, resulting in a clearer stage monitoring environment and a more pronounced bass experience out front.

Dual pole socket
For additional flexibility configuring your speakers, the DXS18 comes equipped with a dual pole socket that accommodates 35mm diameter speaker poles and M20 screws.

Product Specifications
Yamaha DXS18 18 Inch Powered Subwoofer Specifications
  • Speaker type: 18" Powered subwoofer, Band-pass type
  • Frequency range (-10dB): 32Hz – 120Hz
  • Components: LF 18" cone, Voice Coil: 4"
  • Output power: Dynamic: 1020W / Continuous: 800W
  • Maximum output level (1m; on axis): 136dB SPL
  • I /O connectors: INPUT: XLR3-31 x2, THRU: XLR-3-32 x 2(THROUGH or HPF POST)
  • Processors: D-XSUB: BOOST, XTD LF, NORMAL
  • Cooling: Natural convection
  • Power requirements: 100V – 240V, 50Hz/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 100W
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 22.2 x 26.8 x 28.4” (563 x 683 x 72mm)
  • Net weight: 110lbs (49.7kg)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  714-522-9000 Warranty:  7 Years: DSR, DXR, and DXS Speakers; 3 Years: Power Amps, Speakers; YDP, CP, N100, PF & P Series Digital Pianos
1 Year: Digital Mixers, Studio Monitors, Analog Consoles, Powered Mixers, Multi-Track Recorders, Digital Effect Processors, Signal Processors, Synthesizers, Drum Machines, Sequencers, Tone Modules, Portable Keyboards, Guitars, Drum Shells & Hardware, Drum Shell Finish.
1 Yr Parts, 90 Days Labor: Drum Pedals, Cymbal Stands, Rack Systems
Daniel Q Submitted: 10/5/2018
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I love this thing
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What is your opinion of this product?
user friendly, great product plus, 7 year warranty. will definitely buy another one in the future
Paul Amundson Submitted: 8/11/2018
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Seriously Blown Away!
What is your opinion of this product?
Ok so let me start off by saying that these things thump hard! My first time testing these i compared them to two other systems. one of the systems had two dual jbl sr subwoofers. (sounded great as well by the way) and just the two single 18 Yamaha dsx18 subs kept up with the jbls. The other system was made up of 4 cerwin vega 21 inch subs. The cerwins pushed alot of air but wasn't as tight and punchy as the Yamaha's. At the end of it all we used everything together as a franken system. The dxs's defiantly produced a greater punch to the whole system once turned on. Im getting two more for sure. Im sure 4 will really do the trick.
Tommy Clifton Submitted: 7/24/2018
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Yamaha, should I say anymore!
What is your opinion of this product?
I have 2 of these with 2 DXR 15" for tops. You can't get a better quality of pure sound and loudness, PERIOD! These are MONSTERS! Get the casters and cover, very much needed!
Denver Yacht Club Submitted: 6/7/2016
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What is your opinion of this product?
First and foremost i have to say that Yamaha knocked it out of the park with their DXR and DXS series. Over the last 8 months i've replaced all of my speakers with Yamahas. Great products with the best warranty in the biz, 7 Years! I've used many different subwoofers over the years... Yorkville, EV, QSC, Line 6, Mackie and many of them sound good but these things are incredible. So loud! I run them with a pair of DXR15 or DXR12 tops and they sound amazing. With the 7 year warranty you will not find a better mobile system at this price. Get the casters and the covers, you'll need em!
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