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QW 218

757.498.6118 Ext - 109QW 218 - Call for pricing - Dual 18-inch 3200 watt - 00571310


PDFQW 218 Specifications (pdf)

The QW 218 incorporates two of the new extra-high power Low Rider™ 18" woofers and a new compact cabinet design. The QW 218 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 3200 Watt program rating and extra-long cone excursion come together to produce amazing new levels of clean, deep bass. This makes the QW 218 a superior choice for the bottom end of any high powered sound system.

The QW 218 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 218 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 218’s large vent 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 218 is constructed of premium .720" plywood and is covered with a tough, durable black Hammer Head™ polyurethane coating, making this system rugged and roadworthy. 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 dual 18" bass enclosure, this system can produce some extremely serious sound.


  • Two Low Rider® 18" woofers with Kevlar® impregnated cones, 4" voice coil, cast frame field replaceable baskets
  • Extreme low frequency response down to 30 Hz
  • Neutrik® Speakon® professional input connectors
  • Very compact design
  • 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 100 dB when measured at a distance of one meter with an input of one Watt. The nominal impedance shall be 4 Ohms (both woofers driven). The maximum continuous power handling shall be 1,600 Watts, maximum program power of 3,200 Watts and a peak power input of at least 6,400 Watts, with a minimum amplifier headroom of 3 dB. The outside dimensions shall be 49.00" high by 21.00" wide by 26.75" deep. The weight shall be 147 pounds. The loudspeaker system shall be a Peavey model QW-218.

Frequency Response (±3dB) 40 Hz–1.5 kHz Power Handling 1600 W cont. / 3200 W prog. / 6400 W peak
Frequency Range (-10dB) 30 Hz–1.5 kHz Box Tuning Frequency 36 Hz
Sensitivity 1 W/1 m 106 dB Crossover Frequency 150 Hz
Max SPL/ 1m (calc) 144 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 (2) 18" individually vented Low Rider™ 18" Subs Mounting Provisions NOT designed for suspension
Dimensions (HxWxD) 124.4 x 53.3 x 67.9 cm
(49.0" x 21.0" x 26.8")
Weight 67.2 kg (147 lbs)
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