Electro-Voice ELX200-18SP 18" Powered PA Subwoofer


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Electro-Voice ELX200-18SP 18" Powered PA Subwoofer

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Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 100+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Here is a Subwoofer that gets the job done with modern technology, they call it QuickSmartDSP which lets you switch between four presets: Live, Music, Speech, and Club.

It also lets you tweak the parameters and save up to five user presets, with input level control and metering, master volume control and crossover system matching.

For a subwoofer with Class D amplification rated at 1200W, the Electro-Voice ELX200-18SP is relatively light at 64 lbs, especially when considering that it has an 18" LF transducer.

Finally, you can conveniently configure up to 6 ELX200 speakers wirelessly via Bluetooth and the QuickSmartMobile app, which makes setup and adjustments even more efficient.


  • Frequency Response: 40Hz - 145Hz (-10dB)
  • Crossover: Selectable: 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz
  • Max SPL: 132 dB
  • Power Rating: 1200 Watts
  • Drivers: 1 x 18"
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR-1/4" Combo
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR (Thru)
  • Polarity: Not Specified
  • Enclosure Material: 15mm Plywood
  • Dimensions: 23.7" x 20" x 22.6"
  • Weight: 64 lbs (29 kg)

With its versatile DSP, the Electro-Voice ELX200-18SP is capable of handling various scenarios. And this is corroborated by reports of it working well in different applications, from bands, to mobile DJs, to conferences and other non-musical events. Some describe the sound of this sub as being transparent enough for use with more intimate ensembles, while still having enough thump to make DJs happy and contribute their positive reviews and commendations. Many also report that the overall build is solid, while still being reasonably light.

There are a few reports of the low frequency driver getting damaged when volume spikes are not controlled.

All in all, the Electro-Voice ELX200-18SP is a good buy for those who are looking for a versatile 18" subwoofer to add to their system.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Powered PA Subwoofers