B-52 ACT-18XV2

Single 18" Active Powered DJ Subwoofer with Built-In 1200W Digital Amplifier & XLR Balanced Inputs

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B-52 ACT-18XV2 Active Subwoofer

Our new generation of ACT-Series subwoofers are the ultimate solution for low frequency sound reinforcement. These innovative active subs deliver up to 135dB of deep, rich, chest pounding bass. At the heart of the ACT subwoofers is our award-winning 1200-watt class H amplifiers. The overbuilt amp design includes a compressor / limiter, subsonic filter, phase switch, stereo XLR inputs and both full-range and high-pass XLR outputs. The built-in 18dB/octave electronic crossover provides 70Hz, 100Hz and 140Hz settings allowing you to perfectly match your top cabinets to this subwoofer. What sets the ACT-18XV2 apart is its ability to ALSO power the passive ACT-18XSV2 subwoofer using the Neutrik output on the amplifier panel. Get one active and one passive – connect them together and feel the walls shake!

Product Features
  • Single 18" Powered DJ Subwoofer
  • Power Handling
    • Peak: 2400 watts
    • RMS: 600 watts
  • 1200-watt Digital Amplifier with Voltage Tracking Power Supply
  • Built-in compressor-limiter
  • Built in 24db/octave Crossover
  • Crossover Frequency: 120 Hz @ 24db/octave
  • Subsonic Filter: 32 Hz High Pass
  • Nominal Loudspeaker Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Minimum Load Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Minimum Power Consumption (with no signal input) 20 watts
  • Power Requirements: Up to 12 Amps @[email protected]
  • XLR Balanced Inputs
  • XLR Full Range Outputs
  • XLR Balanced High Pass Outputs
  • 0-180° phase switch
  • Speakon Style Speaker Output Connector for connecting a passive Sub
  • Thermal & Short Circuit Protection
  • Signal sensing circuitry with LED indicator
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB @ 2.83V @ 1 Meter
  • Peak SPL: 132 dB @ 1 Meter
  • 4-layer, 4 Inch Diameter Voice Coil
  • Extra durable non-press paper cone
  • Heavy duty Polyester-Cotton double spider for great long term mechanical stability
  • Magnetically optimized forged T-yoke with deep bump for high excursions
  • Undercut pole piece for lower distortion and better mechanical clearance
  • Double thick Fiberglass Voice coil former for incredible rigidity at the driving point
  • Extreme high temperature enamel and adhesive used on voice coil wire
  • Precision machined low-carbon steel magnetic circuit
  • Super duty polyester-cotton accordion edge surround
  • Double spiders to afford superior protection from bottoming and rocking
  • Superior grade of 13-ply Baltic Birch
  • Heavy duty scratch resistant durable black paint finish
  • 16-Gauge perforated steel grille for maximum protection
  • 2-3/8” diameter steel pole-mount cup
  • Flared ports for highest available output without port noise
  • Dimensions: 22"D x 24"W x 33"H
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Power Configuration
PA Subwoofers can be active or passive. Active subwoofers have a built-in amplifier that is designed to power the subwoofer, Passive subwoofers require an external amplifier to power the subwoofer.
Number of Drivers
This is the total number of low-frequency drivers in the PA Subwoofer enclosure.
Driver Size
This is the size of the low-frequency driver(s) in the PA Subwoofer.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
Not specified by manufacturer
Maximum SPL (Sound Pressure Level)
This is the maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) of the PA Subwoofer. The higher the SPL rating, the louder the subwoofers are able to go.
132 dB
These are the types of input connections that the PA Subwoofer has.
These are the types of outputs that the PA Subwoofer has. Outputs are typically found on active subwoofers that are capable of powering additional passive subwoofers/speakers.

Powered Subwoofer Specifications

Peak Power
This is the maximum amount of power that the internal amplifier is designed to output to the PA subwoofer.
2400 watts
Program Power
This is the amount of program power that the internal amplifier is designed to output to the PA subwoofer.
1200 watts
Continuous Power
This is the amount of continuous power that the internal amplifier is designed to output to the PA subwoofer.
600 watts
Amplifier Class
This is the class of the built-in amplifier. An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.
These are the different amplifier controls and adjustments.
Level Control
Phase Control
Crossover Frequency
This is the frequency that the divides the low frequencies from the mid-range frequencies.
120 Hz

Case Specifications

Mounting Options
These are the different types of ways that the PA Subwoofer is able to be mounted. Most of these PA subwoofers are designed to be floor standing systems, however some of them can be mounted in other fashions.
Floor Standing
Convenience Features
These are some features of the PA Subwoofer that make moving it and using it easier.
Integrated Mounting Pole-Cup
Enclosure Material
This is the type of material that the PA Subwoofer is made out of.
Solid Plywood with Durable Finish
If the PA Subwoofer includes a grille, it will be indicated here.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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I pick this item it has great sound plus never had any trouble with Sonic Electronix and you guys were the cheapest price on the internet
edwin p on Nov 26, 2014

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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B-52 ACT-18XV2

Single 18" Active Powered DJ Subwoofer with Built-In 1200W Digital Amplifier & XLR Balanced Inputs


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