SSP218 Dual 18″ Powered Sub

It’s Got Your Back,
It’s Got Your Bottom

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US$5,495.00

US$5,495.00

Bullet-Proof
Butt Kicker

An unbeatable combination of sensitivity, depth, power handling, fidelity and value. The SSP218 offers the most universal solution for those who need big bass, providing huge low end for the price.

Soul-Bending
Bass

You need a rock-solid, rough and ready high-performer that keeps it coming year after year. Done.

The SSP218 offers an extremely cost-effective solution for those who need big bass for the broadest range of applications, providing huge low end for the price, and proven reliability.

Mind-Relieving
Reliability

Countless gigs later, ready to boom. After beer spillage, late night-knocks, accidental mixer overloads, DJ debacles, and the regular wear and tear of providing people with a reason to dance, your SSP218s will be right there with you, ready for more.

The Original

Our original powered, double 18” subwoofer design is a combination of sensitivity, depth, power handling, fidelity and value.

Delivering massive output at and above 30Hz, reliably, consistently and with great fidelity. Modern electronic, jazz, reggae, pop and R&B music emphasize bass and put tremendous demands on low frequency loudspeakers.The SSP218 delivers the energy and power of modern music and it is built to take the stress of doing so continuously, to the extremes, without fail.

To the Max

Incorporating innovative new technologies into rigidly braced, large vented boxes that are optimized for maximum output and reliability. The SSP218 sustains its output long-term and is practically impossible to blow thanks to the combination of extremely rugged, very high power handling, long excursion drivers, carefully optimized cabinet and port design and several effective but transparent protection systems. The protection systems effectively prevent thermal overload of the voice coils and minimize long-term thermal compression while having virtually no effect on the transient response and peak output of the loudspeaker.

Very high output, low frequency sound with extremely low distortion. The SSP218 system is optimized for full-power operation and is designed to operate at full rated RMS power throughout its operating range while the woofers remain within their X-max specification.

You will be 100% satisfied!

Arthur Reed, HOT JAMS DJ Services

We are very satisfied with the new Bassboss system! It’s well worth the money. We put it to use at a wedding last weekend and at Bar also. The sound is so clear. I highly recommend Bassboss to anyone! You will be 100% satisfied!!!

Chris Scoda is excellent to work within sales. He helped us get everything we needed to add to our DJ Business. Finance department did an amazing job as well.

They sound and feel so good.

Carlos Alfaro, Aguilas Centro Familiar Cristiano

We love these subs! they sound and feel so good. 0 complaints. We got a lot of compliments from members of the church. We’re happy with our purchase. Thank you for all the support!

Can you hear me now?

Frank H., Texas School for the Deaf

OMG… I never thought there would be such efficient speaker systems available.  BassBoss staff were so very helpful in making the determinations of the perfect fit for out 900 seat auditorium.  What a system!

Extremely
Flat

Extremely flat, delivering response that is ±1.5dB from 32Hz to 100Hz. No equalization is required to achieve this response. Unlike designs that require equalization, the SSP218’s tone, response and sensitivity are native to the design. Systems that require processing to achieve their stated response are still subject to the physical excursion and thermal limits of their drivers.

Boosting low frequency EQ to achieve extended low-frequency response results in excessive distortion or woofer damage at full power unless limiting is applied. The limiting necessary to prevent failure also prevents the realization of their claimed frequency response at full power.

Goes where
you do

Ideally suited for use as a professional touring subwoofer, its truck-pack dimensions are compatible with 90” and 96” truck widths and up to four boxes can be stacked and transported on a single dolly cart. This allows 16 subwoofers and their 64,000 watts of amplification to be transported in as little as 5’ of 96” wide truck space or 12 boxes and 48,000 Watts in 4’ of 90” truck space.

On their custom-fit wheel carts with locking casters, stacks of 2 or 3 SSP218s can be rolled into place and used without the need to remove them from their carts. For added flexibility, the SSP218s can be stacked on their carts facing forwards or in cardioid configuration.

Tech Specs

 

Loudspeaker Description High-output Dual 18 inch Subwoofer
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 30 – 100 Hz
Maximum Sustained Output 135 dB SPL, 1 meter, half-space (ground plane)
Max SPL (Peak)* 141 dB
Nominal Dispersion (H° x V°) 360 x 360 – Cardioid Mode Available with Multiple Boxes
Amplification 4000 Watt Continuous RMS Class D Subwoofer Amplifier
Processing Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, phase alignment and limiting
Enclosure Type Direct radiating, vented enclosure, optimally tuned for extended low frequency response with high sensitivity and high power handling
Transducer 2 x 18 in. diameter (457 mm) neodymium motor woofers with 4 in. (100 mm) copper winding voice coils and 56 mm (2.2″) peak to peak excursion. Waterproof fiber composite cone
Cabinet Construction 18 mm Baltic Birch plywood, extensively braced. Equipped with 16 flypoints, 4 steel handles, 2 pole sockets, 4 large rubber feet, and 4 interlocking foot pockets
Dimensions (HxWxD) 22.5 in. x 48 in. x 29.5 in. (23.25 in. high with feet)
Net Weight 199 lbs
Shipping Weight 230 lbs

 

Loudspeaker, manual, and power cable included.

 

True Specifications

BASSBOSS technical specs are based on measurements of continuous performance in normal usage. Other manufacturers may specify output based on calculations rather than measurements; measurements outside the operating bandwidth; or on ‘Burst’ or ‘Peak’ readings.

BASSBOSS specifications are conservative compared to most manufacturers. They reflect what the products will achieve, consistently, in the real world. Since the real world is where you’ll be using your gear.

Our proactive philosophy causes specifications to be subject to change whenever improvements are made.

*Peak output is calculated using “industry standard” techniques. These calculation methods create theoretical specifications that are inflated over what can actually be achieved. BASSBOSS real world output specifications are provided as “Maximum Sustained Output” ratings, which reflect actual measured, continuous output levels.

Deep Dive

Hand-Built Cabinets

The SSP218 is a vented, direct radiating dual 18 inch subwoofer that is tuned for optimal driver performance and linear frequency response from 30Hz to 100Hz. The cabinet features ultra-rigid construction with extensive bracing.

BASSBOSS cabinets are hand-assembled in the USA. Constructed from 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, using dado joints, screws and advanced composite adhesives.

Created to stand up to intense usage. The cabinet is finished in an extremely rugged, black polyurethane coating. Drivers are protected by a black powder-coated, perforated steel grill, and the amp is recessed into the back of the cabinet for protection from damage, direct sun and moisture.

A top-mounted pole socket provides for mid-high loudspeakers to be mounted on a straight speaker pole above the subwoofer. The enclosures feature four large rubber feet on the bottom with corresponding recesses in the top to facilitate interlocking the boxes when stacked. There is also a second pole socket on one end to facilitate their use standing tall to hold the tops up higher when fewer subs are required.

There are two handles on each side. The amplifier recess is designed to also serve as a handle on the back of the cabinet.

Ideally suited for use as a professional touring subwoofer, its truck-pack dimensions are compatible with 90″ and 96″ truck widths and up to four boxes can be stacked and transported on a single dolly cart. This allows 16 subwoofers and their 64,000 watts of amplification to be transported in as little as 5′ of 96″ wide truck space or 12 boxes and 48,000 Watts in 4′ of 90″ truck space. On their custom-fit wheel carts with locking casters, stacks of 2 or 3 SSP218s can be rolled into place and used without the need to remove them from their carts. For added flexibility, the SSP218s can be stacked on their carts facing forwards or in cardioid configuration.

Optional Suspension System. 16 X 3/8-16 Threaded Flypoints

Prodigious Amplification

A 4000W RMS amplifier with integrated, comprehensive DSP is included. The amplifier is rated for RMS output using continuous sine wave signal.

This is not a Peak or Burst power rating. BASSBOSS uses only continuous RMS power ratings because you’re not going to be using your sub in millisecond bursts. For subwoofer applications, Peak and Burst power ratings are largely irrelevant.

Capable of delivering 4000W of continuous output. This ensures the amplifier isn’t the limiting factor in the output of low frequencies. Providing abundant power prevents overheating issues. It virtually eliminates the damage that clipping an amp that’s too small can cause.

Rugged Drivers

All that electrical power is converted into acoustical energy by a pair of 18″ neodymium motor woofers. These premium-quality, drivers feature split-wound 4″ copper voice coils, and peak-to-peak excursion capability of up to 56mm.

High-intensity Neodymium magnets are lighter and provide higher efficiency so the result is a lighter and louder cabinet. Split-wound coils produce a more linear force through the range of movement of the cone, which results in lower distortion and improved linearity at high output.

The cones are waterproofed to protect them from possible, accidental exposure to moisture such as rain or spilled beverages. Waterproofed woofer cones also permit the cleaning of drivers that have been soiled in a dirty or dusty environment with the use of a damp cloth. Keep the amplifiers dry and party on!

Waterproofed cones in all products. Optional weatherized and weather resistant loudspeakers have the same acoustical performance as our standard options. If your system is likely to be exposed to rain, ask about IP rated amplification options. If you have need of a system for outdoor installation, ask about Weatherized products.

Focused Tuning

BASSBOSS subs can be connected directly to your mixer with nothing but signal cable in between. The built-in processing is comprehensive and yet minimal manipulation is applied to the signal. The processing includes only a high pass filter and a low-pass filter. There is no need for any EQ in the signal for the speaker to provide a broad, flat frequency response. A sophisticated limiter system protects the woofer from thermal and over-excursion damage.

Plug-and play with peace of mind. Multiple, sophisticated protection systems make the loudspeaker virtually indestructible. You can turn on and turn up, all night, without fear of over-driving to the point of damage.

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