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ZV18 Powered Subwoofer

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    ZV18 Powered Subwoofer

    A single ZV18 is capable of reproducing frequencies as low as 24Hz. Multiple boxes will allow for low-frequency extension to 21Hz. The unprocessed frequency response of the ZV18 is 23Hz to 180Hz, +-3dB. The low-pass filter is adjustable from 68 to 80Hz, thus with the high-pass and low-pass filters engaged, the operational frequency response is +-3dB from 24Hz to 68Hz through 80Hz (adjustable.)  The measured maximum continuous output of the loudspeaker is 127dB, which puts peak output at 133dB. 

    The ZV18 features a single 18-inch diameter woofer that has a 4.5-inch diameter voice coil and is rated to handle 1700W RMS and 3400W program power. The ZV18 also features a 2400W rms high-current amplifier along with a comprehensive DSP package that  incorporates high-pass filters, low-pass filers and a full complement of protections to allow the system to operate at maximum output levels for extended periods. 

    The amplifier on the ZV18 is recessed into the back of the cabinet. This protects the connectors and controls from damage should something be bumped into the cabinet or if the cabinet is pushed into a wall or set on its back, even with the cables still connected. The recess also helps to reduce the exposure of the amplifier to moisture from spills or light rain. 

    Four large ports maximize low-frequency performance. The ports are deliberately not covered by the speaker grill so as to prevent air-flow noise that can be caused by air being forced through the grill. The port openings and amplifier recess also offer grab points on the front and rear of the cabinet. The port walls, handles and amplifier recess are all designed to serve as braces in addition to their primary purposes, making the cabinet extremely rigid. 

    The cabinet features a pole-socket to allow a mid-high or full-range speaker to be supported on a pole above the subwoofer. There are 2 large handles on each side of the box, backed by a large common chamber to allow for cable storage when the cabinet is in transit. The handles are centered on the mass of the cabinet, slightly forward of the physical center of the cabinet for easier movement. The handles on each side are placed and shaped to allow the cabinet to be lifted and carried by two hands when horizontal or by one hand when vertical. 

    Hand-built in the USA from premium 18mm Baltic Birch. The ZV18 cabinet measures 29.5 inches wide by 24 inches high by 36 inches deep. The sub features four large rubber feet on the bottom and four matching recesses on the top of the cabinet for secure stacking of multiple boxes while in use or in transport. The feet also fit into matching recesses on the available transport cart, ensuring the loudspeaker stays on the cart when rolling into and out of venues.


    •    Solid, Flat Response To 21 Hz/Two
        •    2400W RMS Class D Amp
        •    Protected, Self-Powered System
        •    Deepest Mobile Sub on the Market
        •    Quick And Easy Setup
        •    Full Warranty on Drivers

    Based on the ground-breaking ZV28 subwoofer design, the ZV18 Powered Subwoofer is an extended low-frequency loudspeaker that redefines the capabilities of portable, single 18-inch subwoofers. It will produce the notes and effects that are totally lost on ordinary subs. The ZV18 Subwoofer offers a way to reveal elements of music that make it feel and sound bigger, more powerful, emotional and involving.

    Why choose a ZV18? The deep, rolling bass that envelops you and the whole room. Consciously or unconsciously, people associate the quality of the sound to the quality of the DJ, the quality of the music, the quality of the event, the quality of the experience and the quality of their memories. The ZV18 makes a quality first impression and leaves a lasting impression of excellence. 
    $3468.00 each. Free freight to commercial addresses.


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      Cut Sheet ZV18 Cut Sheet PDF Download
      Loudspeaker Description Extended Low-Frequency Single 18 Inch Powered Subwoofer
      Frequency Response (+-3 dB) 24 Hz - Adjustable from 60 to 95 Hz
      Frequency Response (+-3 dB), Pair 21 Hz - Adjustable from 60 to 95 Hz
      Maximum Sustained Output 127 dB SPL, 1 meter, half-space (ground plane)
      Short-term Peak Output, Single 130 dB
      Maximum Sustained Output, Pair 133 dB
      Short-term Peak Output, Pair 136 dB
      Nominal Dispersion (H° x V°) 360 x 360



    2400 Watt RMS Class D Amplifier

      Processing Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, delay and limiting
      Electrical Connectors, Amplifier Neutrik Powercon input (Blue) NAC3FCA
      Electrical Connector, Mains NEMA5-15 (Edison)
      Voltage Operating Range 90-132VAC, 55-65Hz
      Current Draw, Nominal 565 W, 4.7A
      Signal Input Connector XLR-F
      Signal Output Connector XLR-M pass-through only


      Enclosure Type Direct radiating, vented enclosure, optimally tuned for low frequency response with high sensitivity and high power handling

    1 x 18 in. diameter (457 mm) woofer with 4.5 in. (115 mm) copper winding voice coil and 60 mm (2.36") peak to peak excursion. Waterproof fiber composite cone

      Cabinet Construction 18 mm Baltic Birch plywood, extensive integrated bracing. Equipped with 4 handles, 1 pole socket and interlocking rubber feet
      Dimensions (HxWxD) 24 in. x 29.5 in. x 36 in. (24.75 in. high with feet)
      Net Weight 161 lbs
      Shipping Weight 185 lbs
      Exterior Finish Weatherproof bonded high-pressure polyurethane
      Grill Perforated, powder-coated steel


      Flying Hardware Side-pull anchors and/or shoulder eyebolts
      Suspension System 16 x 3/8-16 tpi threaded flypoints
      Faceplate Optional custom-cut aluminum faceplate
      Rack Amplification Complete power package including DSP in two space rack chassis for permanent installations
      Transport Dollies Dolly cart with 4 locking casters, handles and recesses to accept interlocking cabinet feet for transporting 1 or 2 cabinets
      Covers Heavy-duty padded nylon transport covers for 1 or 2 cabinets


    Have questions about our products and technology? General discussions of audio science, club installations, live sound considerations, etc?

    BASSBOSS designer and founder David Lee has been designing loudspeakers and nightclub systems for over 30 years, and is happy to share his insights.

    You can shoot us an email, or check out the Forum for current discussions and to post your question there.

    Want a custom system built for you? Just give us a shout at (855) 822-7770 for personalized assistance!

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     Shipping in the Continental US

    Most speaker orders will be delivered by freight companies and require a loading dock. Residential freight deliveries are available and require an appointment, which may take longer than deliveries to commercial addresses, and cannot have guaranteed delivery dates. Please contact us for more information. 

    Most speaker orders will be delivered by freight. We will contact you directly with any relevant information to your order and shipment and to assist with scheduling of residential delivery, if required.

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    We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Please note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

    We ship via international freight carriers worldwide, and are happy to assist with cost quoting, booking, customs and import duties questions and scheduling of freight.

    Please note, all international orders will require a photocopy of the credit card used and a photo ID before shipping. We will contact you directly to supply these items after your order has been placed.

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    Returns Policy - 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

    We sincerely believe you will be thrilled with every BASSBOSS product. To assure that, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it. We're happy to work with you to find the best solution for your needs. You may exchange your order for another model or the purchase price will be refunded in full. Return shipping costs are not included in this offer.

    You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in most cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (1 to 3 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

    If you need to return or exchange an item, contact us for personalized service and an RMA, or call (512) 368-3268 for immediate assistance.

    BASSBOSS Warranty - Sound Defense

    Sound Defense is a fully-transferable, enhanced warranty program that adds coverage of all driver components, including subwoofer voice coils, for two years. With Sound Defense if a driver fails within the program term, it will be repaired or replaced without charge.

    BASSBOSS self-powered loudspeaker electronic components, amplifiers and digital processors are warranted for a period of three years from the date of purchase. Customers can also extend the “Sound Defense” program beyond the initial term through an annual subscription. Shipping costs are not included.


    BASSBOSS loudspeaker cabinets (wood, joinery and fasteners) are warranted for a period of six years from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty does not cover items that are intended to wear and can be replaced if worn or damaged. Examples of items not covered by this warranty are cabinet feet, grills and the finish or coating applied to the cabinet.

    Please check the Warranty page for further information.