The Electro Voice EKX-18SP is an 18-inch active subwoofer equipped with a QuickSmartDSP, meaning that it can be controlled via one knob on the back panel of the subwoofer. This rugged subwoofer features a comprehensive display for intuitive menu navigation, and it's the only one of its kind to feature a built-in cardioid setting, which makes it possible to lower the bass by as much as 30 dB. Lower decibels via the microphones makes for sound that is easier to control.
The EKX-18SP has a high-efficiency Class D amplifier on board that offers a maximum SPL of 134 dB. It also features a thermal management system consisting of a ventilator and sensors that keep the unit from overheating. Two XLR outputs have been included to make it easy to expand the EKX-18SP with additional speakers or subwoofers.
The EKX series is the latest addition to Electro Voice's portable speaker assortment, and as such it comprises speakers that combine the legendary EV audio quality with the reliability of the latest technology. All of that comes together in one compact housing to make this speaker suited for a wide range of applications, from DJing, to amplifying live bands, to use in fixed installations. The EKX series is a reliable middle child - older than the ZLX and ELX series and younger than the ETX series.
|Frequency Response (-3 dB)||40 Hz - 150 Hz¹|
|Frequency Range (-10 dB)||35 Hz - 180 Hz¹|
|Maximum SPL||134 dB peak²|
|Power Rating||1300 W|
|LF Transducer||EVS-18C 457 mm (18 in)|
|Low Pass Frequency||Adjustable 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz|
|Connectors||(2) XLR/TRS combo jacks and (2) XLR link outputs|
|Enclosure||15 mm plywood with EVCoat|
|Grille||18 AWG steel with powdercoat|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||520 mm x 606 mm x 612 mm (20 in x 24 in x 24 in)|
|Net Weight||32.8 kg (72.4 lb)|
|Shipping Weight||41.2 kg (90.9 lb)|
|Power Consumption||1.8 A³|