The Paveosub-118 is a lightweight heavy-vented bass reflex subwoofer for universal applications for mobile use and in fixed installations.

Equipped with a top-notch 18" neodymium chassis it produces a high and undistorted bass level from the most compact dimensions. The low moving mass, with a powerful driver (B/L factor of 28), for rapid and accurate signal reproduction with excellent attack and decay, is sonically superior to many other 18" speaker designs.

The chassis has a large heavy duty 4" voice coil, a sophisticated ventilation system and a lower power compression than conventional bass drivers.

The power output is effectively used and the efficiency is maintained even under permanent full power use.

The substantial bass reflex ducts are located in four corners and the resulting chimney effect achieves good heat evaporation. The tunnel cross section equals to 500 cm², representing about 43% of the membrane surface, giving lower distortion and higher efficiency. Due to the large, open ports there is no air-flow noise. Any wobble effect is inhibited by the corner arrangement, as the air escapes from all sides creating a uniform back-pressure. The case walls are reinforced by this kind of tunnel setup again. Additional internal bracing provides stability and prevents unwanted resonances. Rubber feet and stacking cavities guarantee safe standing without slipping.

In addition to the rear mounted connecters there are two Speakon connectors in the speaker grille. These are used if the bass is located in under stage modules, or for convenient cabling or wiring of the reverse bass in cardioide bass arrays. The sockets in the grille and the back connector are protected against moisture with weather-proof capping.

For cargo securing and lashing in stacks, two certified grommets are countersunk in to the side.

On top is an integrated M20 pole socket.

The Paveosub-118 can also be subsequently converted by the factory to the self-powered version with power amplifier module and the DSP board.


The woofer is in 8 Ω. The Paveosub-118 is powered by one channel (2.400 W/4 Ω) of HDSP-6, HDSP-4 or HDSP-3 nominal impedance is 4 Ω.

HDSP-Amplifiers contain presets to combine subwoofers with Voice-Acoustic tops. There are also presets for cardioid and bass-array application. One HDSP-6 or HDSP-4 can power up to four, one HDSP-3 up to two Paveosub-118.

Paveosub-118 via HDSP-6
Paveosub-118 via HDSP-6
Paveosub-118 via HDSP-3
Paveosub-118 via HDSP-3

Technical Data

1 x 18" Neodym long excursion woofer with 4" voice coil

Lower cut-off frequency
33 Hz (- 10 dB)
39 Hz (- 3 dB)

8 Ω active separated

Powerhandling (AES / Program/ Peak)
1.200 W / 2.400 W / 4.800 W

Sensitivity 1 W/1 m
100 dB SPL (half space)

Sound pressure at (AES / Program/ Peak)
131 dB SPL / 134 dB SPL / 137 dB SPL


Polyurea coating in RAL 9005. Special colours also possible with Warnex textured paint

Dimensions / Weight
540 (H) x 540 (W) x 740 mm (D) / 41 kg



Transport and rain cover Paveosub-118

Item no. 501181000

Transport and rain cover for Paveosub-118/118sp, stable Cordura fabric with padding, all handles and connections are cut.

Detachable wheelboard Paveosub-118

Item no. 501184000

Detachable wheelboard to mount on Paveosub-118/118sp, 15 mm wood with polyurea coating, stackable, 2 butterfly locks, 2 handles, 4 black wheels, engraved logo.

Flying plate Paveosub-118

Item no. 40118001-9005

Set of 2 flying plates and screwes for Paveosub-115/-118. Mounted with M10 screws at the side thread points with integrated steel brackets of the subwoofer cabinet (from model year 2022). The upper row of holes allows the subwoofer to be rigged with clamps to a 29cm or 40cm truss, to be suspended with ring eyelets or to be mounted directly in ceilings with heavy-duty dowels.

Flight connectors Paveosub-118

Item no. 40118002-9005

Set of 4 connectors and screws for suspending the Paveosub-118 subs among each other. The load suspension is steel-in-steel with M10 screws.

Distance rod with crank

Item no. 999921340

Distance rod for cranking with expanding mandrel system which provides a tight and firm fit for the speaker. Height: 92 - 152 cm. Max. load capacity: 50 kg.

Telescopic rod

Item no. 999921368

Telescopic rod with expanding mandrel system for play-free seating in the tripod base. Height: 110 to 180 cm. Max. load capacity: 35 kg.

M20 Adapter 250 mm

Item no. 999921329

The 250 mm long adapter is perfectly suited as a M20 single rod or as an extension rod.

Carrying bag for 2 x speaker stand/ rod

Item no. 999920000

Carrying bag for two speaker stands or distance rods, also with crank. Two inside compartments with zipper and sturdy handles. Material waterproof nylon.

Cable Clip for speaker stand/ rod

Item no. 999935000

The cable clip made of robust, durable ABS plastic is specially designed for speaker stands and distance rods with 35 - 36 mm tube. It adheres firmly to the tube and holds the cables securely and neatly in the 24 x 16 mm guide accessible from the outside.

speakON cable 0.5/1/3/6/10/15/20/30 m

Item no. 80440XXX1

Speaker cables in various lengths with Neutrik plug NL4FX. 4 x 4 sq mm, each wire 224 x 0.15 copper, diameter 11 mm, weight 273 g / m. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance.

speakON adapter

Item no. 999654669

Adapter to connect two speaker cables.