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Electro-Voice ELX118 18″ 1600W Passive Subwoofer

90 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

The ELX118 is a reasonably loud 18″ passive subwoofer.

It has a 35mm pole socket for mounting or it can be stacked.

It also comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty.


  • Frequency Response: 35 Hz to 200 Hz (-10 dB)
  • Crossover: N/A
  • Sensitivity: 1W/1m: 96 dB
  • Max SPL: 134 dB
  • Power Rating: 400 Watts continuous – 1600 Watts peak
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms (6.7 Ohms min)
  • Driver: 18″
  • Input Connectors: 2 x NL4 Speakon
  • Enclosure Material: 15mm Plywood
  • Dimensions: 26.02″ x 19.96″ x 22.6″
  • Weight: 70.11 lbs (31.8kg)


Reviewers praised the clear deep sound this produces and many said that it offers great value for the price. Its reliability was also commended a number of times by users who have put the speaker to good use.


A few people complained that the finish is easily damaged so take care when loading in and out.


Musicians and DJs of all styles find the Electro-Voice ELX118 passive subwoofer does a good job and it was on our recommend list until our November 2019 review found there were more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best PA Subwoofers.

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