DJ18S Powered Subwoofer

Huge Low End from a Smaller, Lighter Cabinet

For the Love of BASS

Wh-Upping the Ante
  • Deep + Loud Low Bass
  • Smaller, Lighter Cabinet
  • Best BASS for the Price

The DJ18S squashes the competition, in BASSBOSS style.

WHY CHOOSE A DJ18S SUBWOOFER?

Jaw-dropping bass from smaller, lighter cabinet.

We continue to push the envelope by what can be achieved with a portable subwoofer.

Don't hold back!

 

BASSBOSS subs are optimized for full-power usage.

Multiple proprietary protection technologies ensure that the woofers remain within their excursion and thermal limits, so they don't break or burn like other subs. BASSBOSS provides much higher levels of deep bass than mass-market subs, reliably.

With plenty of headroom to keep up with the most enthusiastic crowd and not run out of bass.

So turn it up, and keep it up. BASS is good for you.

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BASSBOSS Designs

Hand-Built Cabinets

The DJ18S is a single 18″ powered subwoofer designed to minimize materials cost and weight and maximize efficiency and output. The DJ18S is an efficient, universal application, cost-effective single 18″ subwoofer. It features an 18″ driver with a 4″ voice coil and a 1200W amplifier in a Baltic Birch enclosure.

BASSBOSS cabinets are hand-built in the USA. Constructed from 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, using dado joints, screws and advanced composite adhesives. Stainless steel bolts are used to secure the driver, amplifier and pole sockets.

Created to stand up to intense usage. The cabinet is finished in an extremely rugged, black polyurethane coating. Drivers are protected by a black powdercoated, perforated steel grill, and the amp is recessed into the back of the cabinet for protection from damage.

Prodigious Amplification

A 2400W RMS amplifier with integrated, comprehensive DSP is included. The amplifier is rated for RMS output using continuous sine wave signal.

This is not a Peak or Burst power rating. BASSBOSS uses only continuous RMS power ratings because you’re not going to be using your sub in millisecond bursts. For subwoofer applications, Peak and Burst power ratings are largely irrelevant.

The amplifier is capable of delivering 2400W of continuous output. This ensures the amp isn’t the limiting factor in the output of low frequencies. Providing abundant power prevents overheating issues and virtually eliminates the damage that clipping a too-small amp can cause.

Rugged Drivers

Co-Axial driver, featuring a Neodymium motor structure for the highest efficiency to weight ratio. The LF and HF drivers share a common magnet structure to save space and weight and feature 3″ diameter voice coils. The HF compression driver exits through a 1.4″ diameter throat, down a machined aluminum horn, through an acoustically transparent dust cap. The coverage pattern is 80 degrees conical. The woofer coil is copper, and the compression driver voice coil is aluminum.

High-intensity Neodymium magnets are lighter to provide higher efficiency. The result is a lighter and louder cabinet. Co-axially aligned drivers allow the cabinet frontal area to be much smaller than a conventional loudspeaker to provide a more coherent acoustical point source, resulting in more consistent sound quality regardless of the listener’s position.

The cones are waterproofed to protect them from possible, accidental exposure to moisture such as rain or spilled beverages. Waterproofed woofer cones also permit the cleaning of drivers that have been soiled in a dirty or dusty environment with the use of a damp cloth. Keep the amplifiers dry and party on!

Waterproofed cones in all products. Optional weatherized and weather resistant loudspeakers have the same acoustical performance as our standard options. If your system is likely to be exposed to rain, ask about IP rated amplification options. If you have need of a system for outdoor installation, ask about Weatherized products.

Focused Tuning

BASSBOSS subs can be connected directly to your mixer with nothing but signal cable in between. The built-in processing is comprehensive and yet minimal manipulation is applied to the signal. The processing includes only a high pass filter and a low-pass filter. There is no need for any EQ in the signal for the speaker to provide a broad, flat frequency response. A sophisticated limiter system protects the woofer from thermal and over-excursion damage.

Plug-and play with peace of mind. Multiple, sophisticated protection systems make the loudspeaker virtually indestructible. You can turn on and turn up, all night, without fear of over-driving to the point of damage.

True Specifications

BASSBOSS technical specs are based upon measurements of continuous performance capabilities in normal usage. Other manufacturers may specify output based on calculations rather than measurements; measurements outside the operating bandwidth; or on ‘Burst’ or ‘Peak’ readings.

BASSBOSS specifications are conservative compared to most manufacturers. They reflect what the products will achieve, consistently, in the real world. Since the real world is where you’ll be using your gear. 

Read more about BASSBOSS Designer David Lee’s specifications philosophy on ProSoundNetwork.

Pricing

DJ18S Powered Subwoofer

$2495. each.

Specifications

ACOUSTICAL

Loudspeaker Description High-output Single 18 inch Subwoofer
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 27 – 100 Hz
Maximum Sustained Output 127 dB SPL, 1 meter, half-space (ground plane)
Nominal Dispersion (H° x V°) 360 x 360 – Cardioid Mode Available with Multiple Boxes

ELECTRICAL

Amplification 1200 Watt Continuous RMS Class D Subwoofer Amplifier
Processing Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, phase alignment and limiting
Electrical Connectors, Amplifier Neutrik powerCON Input (Blue) NAC3FCA
Electrical Connector, Mains Standard US 3-pin 120V electrical plug: NEMA 5-15 (Edison)
Voltage Operating Range 90-132VAC, 55-65Hz
Current Draw, Nominal 360 W, 3A @ 120 volts (typical, 1/8 max power)
Signal Input Connector XLR-F
Signal Output Connector XLR-M (pass-through only)

PHYSICAL

Enclosure Type Direct radiating, vented enclosure, optimally tuned for high sensitivity at extremely low frequencies
Transducer 1 x 18 in. diameter (457 mm) ceramic motor woofer with 4 in. (100 mm) copper winding voice coil. Waterproof fiber composite cone
Cabinet Construction 18 mm Baltic Birch plywood. Equipped with 2 integrated handles, 1 pole socket, and 4 rubber feet
Dimensions (HxWxD) 27.5 in. x 20.5 in. x 29.5 in. (28.25 in. high with feet)
Net Weight 105 lbs
Shipping Weight 120 lbs
Exterior Finish Rugged, weatherproof, black textured, bonded high-pressure polyurethane coating
Grill Perforated, powder-coated steel
Pole Sockets 1 (35 mm)
Handles 2 Integrated Handles

OPTIONAL

Transport Dollies Dolly cart, requires 4-part assembly, holds one box for transporting 1 cabinet
Covers Heavy-duty padded nylon transport cover for 1 cabinet
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