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Yamaha SW218V 2400W Dual 18″ Passive Subwoofer

93 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

The Yamaha SW218V is a subwoofer that can really dig deep with its 2 x 18″ woofers and 1200 watts program power handling.

The dual 18″ speakers move a lot of air, while its cast aluminum frame drivers allows for good heat dissipation and lighter overall weight.

The particleboard cabinet is crafted from southern yellow pine, built according to Yamaha’s exacting standards.

Other features include steel corners, carpet covering, speakON connectors and heavy duty arced steel grille.


  • Frequency Response: 30Hz-2kHz (-10dB)
  • Crossover: Not Specified
  • Max SPL: 132 dB
  • Power Rating: 1200 Watts
  • Drivers: 2 x “18”
  • Input Connectors: 1 x SpeakOn
  • Output Connectors: 1 x SpeakOn
  • Polarity: Not Specified
  • Enclosure Material: Particleboard (Southern Yellow Pine)
  • Dimensions: 22.8″ x 48.1″ x 25.9″
  • Weight: 144.2 lbs ( kg)

This speaker is well received for being loud and punchy, as expected with its dual 18″ woofer design. But it’s not just about being loud, because there are many who describe it as having a clear bass sound that’s great for kick drums, bass guitar and more – even when at high volume levels. Value for money is also mentioned in reviews, along with its solid build quality.

Bulk and weight seem to be a minor gripe for a few users. In line with that, there are a few who are not happy with where the carrying handles are positioned.

If you’re looking for a budget friendly passive sub-woofer that can move lots of air, then the Yamaha SW218V is ideal for you.

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