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The QSC kW 181 is an Active Subwoofer with a 1000 W Class D amplifier output power, 2000 W Hi-Peak amplifier output power, Gain control, Signal LED, Volume...

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Name Nova M318SUBPresonus AIR18sdB Technologies DVA S 08 dpKS audio CB 18Solton AART BassdB Technologies DVA KS 10FBT Vertus CLA 118 SAdB Technologies DVA KS 20HK Audio Elements GALA Sub 1500 AdB Technologies Sigma S118 Sub
Description Active SubwooferActive SubwooferActive 12" Subwoofer with Bass Reflex PortActive 18" bass reflex subwooferActive 15" SubwooferActive 18" SubwooferActive Double 18" SubwooferActive SubwooferActive Subwoofer
Frequency range (-3 dB)34 Hz - 300 Hz30-150 Hz, adjustable--------
Dimensions (W x H x D)590 x 650 x 650 mm-------48 x 48.5 x 59.5 cm-
Weight42.5 kg38 kg23 kg37 kg31 kg43.4 kg-84 kg30.2 kg38 kg
Pole Mount
Woofer size1x 18"1x 18"1x 12"1x 18"1x 15"1x 18"1x 18"2x 18"1x 15"1x 18"
Power1600 W600 W800 W1200 W500 W900 W1200 W1800 W670 W1400 W
Equipment-18" Woofer with 3" voice coil------1x 15" speaker-
Maximum level-129 dB------129 dB-
Frequency range--40 - 150 Hz-45 - 70 Hz41 - 120 Hz-41 - 120 Hz-32 - 110 Hz
Max. SPL (sound pressure level)--131 dB------134 dB
Power rating--800 W RMS--900 Watt RMS-1800 Watt RMS--
Dimensions--520 x 360 x 500 mm540 x 540 x 660 mm420 x 520 x 540 mm515 x 640 x 720 mm-1100 x 580 x 700 mm-509 x 815 x 533 mm
Max. SPL-----134 dB-138 dB--
Optional cover-----Art.416583-Art.416585--

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The QSC kW 181 is an Active Subwoofer with a 1000 W Class D amplifier output power, 2000 W Hi-Peak amplifier output power, Gain control, Signal LED, Volume control via Euro jack of several loudspeakers for installation applications, DSP corrects non-linear distortion, Polarity switch, EQ "normal" and "deep" mode, "GuardRail" protects the power amplifier without switching off, M20 threaded flange for distance bar, 35 mm distance bar with M20 thread, includes a 91 cm length, Speaker cover made of powder-coated steel, Housing made of 15 mm birch plywood with aluminium handles, 4x 76 mm transport casters, Non-slip feet, Stackable, Auto standby mode & Six-year manufacturer warranty on registration of product. The retail price is 1140.15 £.


Assembly1x18" woofer
Frequency range (-10 dB)37 Hz-129 Hz
Max. sound pressure level (1m)135 dB
Channel A line inputXLR / Jack combi socket
Channel A outputXLR
Channel B line inputXLR / Jack combi socket
Channel B outputXLR
Locking power cable, length3 m (C13 / protective contact)
Low power consumptionUp to 8 KW series loudspeakers can be operated on a 10A / 230V standard cable
Dimensions (H x W x D)510 x 595 x 761 mm (incl. casters)
Weight40 kg
Pole MountYes
Woofer size1x 18"
Power1000 W

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