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Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer

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Designed to complement the PV family of enclosures, the PV 118D powered subwoofer features a power section that provides 300W for the woofer with Pea...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

300 Watts drive this heavy-duty 18" woofer for floor-vibrating bottom.

Designed to complement the PV family of enclosures, the PV 118D powered subwoofer features a power section that provides 300W for the woofer with Peavey-exclusive DDT compression. The PV118D has a 18" heavy-duty woofer, as well as a balanced XLR input jack, balanced XLR output with switchable thru/high-pass filter, speaker level input, and volume level control. There is also a ground level switch just in case there is ground-loop hum between connected equipment.

FEATURES
  • DDT compression
  • Crossover frequency: 120 Hz
  • Bass contour circuit
  • 4th order Linkwitz-Riley crossover
  • 18" heavy duty woofer
  • Woofer Servo for reduced woofer distortion
  • Peak SPL up to 119 dB with music
  • Female XLR mic- or line-level balanced input
  • Male XLR thru, switchable either high-pass or thru
  • One 1/4" phone jacks for speaker-in capability
  • Bi-amplified Class D powered system with 300W total power
  • MDF enclosure with black carpet finish
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Frequency range: (-10dB), half space) 38Hz to 120Hz
  • Frequency response: (+/- 3dB anechoic) 46Hz to 90Hz
  • Sensitivity (1W 1m): 95dB
  • Maximum SPL: 119dB
  • Transducer Complement: 18" Heavy-duty woofer with 3" voice coil and 65oz. magnet
  • Box tuning frequency: Low Frequency Section 46Hz
  • Crossover Frequency: 120Hz
  • Nominal Impedance (Z): 8Ohms
  • Input connections: Line-level XLR jack input, speaker level 1/4" phone jack input
  • Output connections: Line-level XLR jack outpu, switchable to either Thru mode, or High-Pass Filter mode
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 27" x 21.88" x 19.63" (686mm x 556mm x 499mm)
  • Weight: 76lb. (34.5kg)
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PeaveyPV 118D Powered Subwoofer
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Easy to mount (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Basic systems (4)
  • Large rooms (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lotta bang for the buck

I bought one of these when they first came out planning to try it and get a second if I liked it. Well I love the sub but truly dont need the second. This...Read complete review

I bought one of these when they first came out planning to try it and get a second if I liked it. Well I love the sub but truly dont need the second. This thing kicks but. We normaly play two weekends a month in medeum size bars, and in the summer do a lot of outdoor shows and the one sub has been plenty of bass every where we've used it. This has been a buisy summer for us, we've used the sub for 8 shows so far, been caught in the rain twice with it and like all the pevey stuff I've owned over the years so far it seems bullet proof. I gave it 5's across the board even for features even though it's not loaded up because for me that's perfect. It does have a ground lift that works good and other than that it's pretty much plug and play, and if you keep it on the same circut as your board it's quiet enugh. For sure worth the money. I have noticed that there are some used ones on here now that need work to play and would like to hear from whoever had trouble with them that they had to be returned.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not What I Expected

This product is not what I was hoping it would be. I purchased two of these subwoofers to run along my PV215D Cabinets and I was very suprised and not in a good way.I...Read complete review

This product is not what I was hoping it would be. I purchased two of these subwoofers to run along my PV215D Cabinets and I was very suprised and not in a good way.I have the 215 Cabinets at level 10 at all times and they NEVER clip unless I try to make that happen, with effort. These subwoofers though, with a very detailed tuning of crossover frequency and gain level could not produce bass at a comporable level to the high end. At level ten these subs were clipping at -40db. With their levels set at 10, the bass gain on my crossover had to be at -30 and let me tell you, these things were making almost NO noise.Sad part is, I sent them back after 4 phone calls (musicians Friend is VERY helpful, GREAT customer service, love these guys) and when I got the same pair back...what do ya know, they did the exact same thing.If you want to spend [$] on a sub that doesn't BUMP, BOOM and hit you with "Bone-Rattling BAss" (I quote the sticker it has on the front) then buy this, otherwise, find something else.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lotta bang for the buck

By cad2

from East KY

Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

I bought one of these when they first came out planning to try it and get a second if I liked it. Well I love the sub but truly dont need the second. This thing kicks but. We normaly play two weekends a month in medeum size bars, and in the summer do a lot of outdoor shows and the one sub has been plenty of bass every where we've used it. This has been a buisy summer for us, we've used the sub for 8 shows so far, been caught in the rain twice with it and like all the pevey stuff I've owned over the years so far it seems bullet proof. I gave it 5's across the board even for features even though it's not loaded up because for me that's perfect. It does have a ground lift that works good and other than that it's pretty much plug and play, and if you keep it on the same circut as your board it's quiet enugh. For sure worth the money. I have noticed that there are some used ones on here now that need work to play and would like to hear from whoever had trouble with them that they had to be returned.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I had to do this follow up

By terrygh

from Kansas

About Me Active Musician

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Home
  • Home Theater
  • Larger Rooms
  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
  • Outdoors
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

I could not believe the difference using 2 of these over 1. I honestly had a hard time making these clip and even then it was very minor. The Techs at Peavey are Right On in their recommendations of using and applying their products to pro audio. I guess that's why they have been in business all of these years. I have always used Peavey products for sound reinforcement and, I always will (over 40yrs.)

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What I was looking for

By terrygh

from Kansas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Decent weight
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Completes A Pa
  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

I had been on a search for a smaller lighter Sub to complete the sound system for my band and, this is it. We are a 4 pc. classic rock/country band that does mostly small to medium gigs in bars and clubs and, maybe an occasional auditorium or outdoor street dance. We use a Peavey XR8600 powered mixer doing 4 vocals kick drum and, a little bass to the mix. This sub is the perfect addition to finish the sound system. We use 2 SP2's in larger gigs and 2 PR12's for smaller gigs and, this sub is the perfect compliment that completes the system. This powered speaker really shines as you can filter all the low frequencies to stay in the sub and, everything above 120hz goes to the sattelites, really cleans up everything and the system is able operate at a lower volume with a more fuller sound. Small bars and clubs really appreciate this as their customers don't have to deal with a loud band= more gigs and, re-bookings. The techs at Peavey were very helpful in directing me to this purchase, they hit the nail right on the head! I have used Peavey sound gear for well over 40 yrs. and, it has always gave me what I wanted for a decent price on a working musicians budget.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT WOOFER for the Money!

By DJ FLAT

from Washington D.C.

Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

I currently Own the Pevy 118D Powered Sub. I am definitely going to purchase another. Its a good Sub for the price, but it does have a few concerns. IT peaks very easily when inccreasing the volume. Other than that its Great. I own 2 powered JBL 15' monitors and the Bass response is OK. I did a family reunion with this and it hung in there for long haul. Its durable and tough ,ade great. I just need another one for maximum efficieny! A DEFINITE BUY for the PRICE!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I own it

By Bam-Bam

from arizona

Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

Bought one used 3 months ago . Needed something to give the kick drum some thump . It works directly out of the main speaker . Just plug & play . Lot of thump for the money .

(6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not What I Expected

By DJ Marvel-Us

from Alamosa, Colorado

About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Built-In Crossover
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Clips Far Too Easily
  • Weak Bass

Best Uses

    Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

    This product is not what I was hoping it would be. I purchased two of these subwoofers to run along my PV215D Cabinets and I was very suprised and not in a good way.I have the 215 Cabinets at level 10 at all times and they NEVER clip unless I try to make that happen, with effort. These subwoofers though, with a very detailed tuning of crossover frequency and gain level could not produce bass at a comporable level to the high end. At level ten these subs were clipping at -40db. With their levels set at 10, the bass gain on my crossover had to be at -30 and let me tell you, these things were making almost NO noise.Sad part is, I sent them back after 4 phone calls (musicians Friend is VERY helpful, GREAT customer service, love these guys) and when I got the same pair back...what do ya know, they did the exact same thing.If you want to spend [$] on a sub that doesn't BUMP, BOOM and hit you with "Bone-Rattling BAss" (I quote the sticker it has on the front) then buy this, otherwise, find something else.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worked so darned good I ordered another

    By terrygh

    from Kansas

    About Me Active Musician, Practical, Tech Savvy

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Decent weight
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Features
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Add To A Pa
    • Basic Systems
    • Larger Rooms
    • Outdoors
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

    As I stated in the headline. I ordered 1 it worked so well so I bought another one and, ordered 2 poles for mounting the satellite speakers instead of using tripod stands. Really completes the sound system and, yields a full and balanced sound.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer (used)

    By Bob Flores

    from Bakersfield, CA

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    Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

    Other than a few dings. The speaker worked great.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sub for the price

    By DJ Omar

    from New Port Richey, FL

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Nice Sub

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing

      Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

      Much lighter than I anticipated. It goes great with my DJ system. I have always used Peavey & I am glad I can still count on the brand.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      People think that value means the cheap way out, it's not.

      By Jmaentertainment

      from Ogdensburg, NY

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • DJ / Mixing
        • Larger Rooms
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

        This subwoofer is great. Hands down.. It is a great value, but that don't mean it's cheap in it's build and holdings. It is a great sub, with enough power to applicate in any given situation. It's solid. strong concept makes it able to last a war. And it's sound, it can rattle the poo right out of you. It's an all around great addition -and now a days with more and more wanting rap, it can bang better than the speakers in the trunk! * This is a must have.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This sub kicks nuts!

        By Jmaentertainment

        from Ogdensburg, NY

        About Me Pro Audio / DJ

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • DJ / Mixing

          Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

          I am a DJ. A subwoofer is the perfect touch due to the "now-a-days" music, This subwoofer helps place the bass.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          the subs worked out great. I will be buying 2 more in the fu

          By brian fury

          from dunedin florida

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Peavey PV 118D Powered Subwoofer:

            we used these subs at an outdoor gig and they were fantastic

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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