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QW 118

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PDFQW 118 Specifications (pdf)

The QW® 118 incorporates one of the new extra-high power Low Rider® 18" woofers and a new compact cabinet design. The QW 118 is a direct radiator subwoofer designed specifically for the high-end pro audio user. The new Low Rider 18" driver is a milestone in high-power subwoofer design. An incredible 1,600 Watt program rating and extra-long cone excursion come together to produce amazing new levels of clean, deep bass. This makes the QW 118 a superior choice for the bottom end of any high powered sound system.

The QW 118 is unusually compact for its power handling, SPL output, distortion performance and bass extension. This is made possible by special characteristics designed into the Low Rider woofer. The QW 118 is well braced and very stiff, as internal pressures produced by the Low Rider woofer can be very high. The vent design integrated into the enclosure includes a vertical brace to further increase enclosure stiffness. The QW 118 vent’s large area and long path length allow for a large volume of air to move with very low resistance. This is important due to the massive air flow volumes that the Low Rider woofer can produce.

The QW 118 is constructed of premium .720" plywood and is covered with a tough, durable black Hammer Head polyurethane coating, making this sytem rugged and extremely raodworthy. A 16-gauge, powder-coated, perforated metal grille covers the front of the system to protect the speakers from external damage.

Input connection to the system is made via two four-pin Neutrik jacks in parallel, an eight-pin Neutrik, and a four-pin Neutrik thru jack is provided for bi-amping flexibility while maintaining superior signal integrity. The inclusion of a standard four-pin Neutrik jack in parallel allows for daisy chaining to another cabinet when bi-amping.

Despite its compact dimensions for a single 18" bass enclosure, this system can produce some extremely serious sound.


  • One Low Rider® 18" woofer with Kevlar® impregnated cone, 4" voice coil, cast frame field replaceable basket
  • Frequency response: 47 Hz-1.5 kHz (±3dB) anechoic, 40 Hz-1.5 kHz (±3dB) half space
  • Low limit: 34 Hz (-10dB) anechoic, 30 Hz (-10dB) half space
  • Neutrik® Speakon® professional input connectors
  • Very compact design
  • Pole-mount stand adapter
  • Durable Hammer Head™ black polyurethane finish

Architectural and Engineering Specifications

The loudspeaker system shall have an operating bandwidth of 47 Hz to 1.5 kHz. The nominal output level shall be 97 dB when measured at a distance of one meter with an input of one watt. The nominal impedance shall be 8 Ohms. The maximum continuous power handling shall be 800 Watts, maximum program power of 1,600 Watts and a peak power input of at least 3,200 Watts, with a minimum amplifier headroom of 3 dB. The outside dimensions shall be 28.38" high by 21.00" wide by 26.75" deep. The weight shall be 85 pounds. The loudspeaker system shall be a model QW-118.

Frequency Response (±3dB) 40 Hz–1.5 kHz Power Handling 800 W cont. / 1600 W prog. / 3200 W peak
Frequency Range (-10dB) 30 Hz–1.5 kHz Box Tuning Frequency 36 Hz
Sensitivity 1 W/1 m 103 dB Crossover Frequency 150 Hz
Max SPL/ 1m (calc) 138 dB Nominal Impedance 8 Ω
Coverage (HxV) Omnidirectional Minimum Impedance 7.3 Ω
Input Connections (2) 4-Pin Neutrik in, (1) 8-pin Neutrik in, (1) 4-pin Neutrik thru Enclosure Material ¾" Plywood w/ black Hammer Head™ polyurethane finish
Transducer Complement 18" individually vented Low Rider™ 18" Sub Mounting Provisions NOT designed for suspension
Dimensions (HxWxD) 72.1 x 53.3 x 67.9 cm
(28.4" x 21.0" x 26.8")
Weight 38.7 kg (85 lbs)
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757.498.6118 Ext - 109, Or