The Paveosub-118sp DDA is a lightweight heavy-vented bass reflex subwoofer for universal applications for mobile use and in fixed installations. DDA stands for a new generation of DSP and input boards that can process a variety of signals: DANTE, Digital AES/EBU, AES67 and analog inputs. The signals can be looped further. This self-powered subwoofer is equip with a very strong 3-channel 4 kW power amplifier module and the DSP loudspeaker management system.
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.
This universal, multiple use, high performance self-powered bass offers particularly excellent sound quality in a compact package. The 3-channel amplifier module makes the Paveosub-118sp ideal for building powerful satellite systems. The High Power Amplifier allows large dynamic reserves.
The Paveosub-118sp DDA is a plug & play system. All the required settings for different configurations are stored as factory presets in the internal memory. For best performance and reliability, simply selecting the corresponding preset on the Display for use as either, a single bass in the stack with several basses, or as cardioide and end-fire bass arrays, or as a center of a Satellite system in conjunction with different tops.
The active electronics are convection cooled by a large heatsink and are maintenance free. No dust or moisture can be sucked or drawn in, making the Paveosub-118sp DDA ideal for permanent installations. The robust cooling fins are amply rounded and have no sharp edges.
The control unit, DSP unit, signal connections and the Speakon OUT terminal are protected against moisture with a weather-proof, transparent cover. The cooling system is waterproof and the powerCON TRUE1 connectors are equipped with a rubber sealing cap.
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.
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 woofer is in 8 Ω. The 18"chassis of the Paveosub-118sp DDA is powered by one channel (1.580 W/8 Ω) of the internal power amplifier module. 2 x 800 W/4 Ω are available for satellite or monitors.
A Paveosub-118sp DDA can power a second Paveosub-118 and power up to 4 additional speakers.
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
2 x NEUTRIK NL4 IN/OUT 2+/-
Polyurea coating in RAL 9005. Special colours also possible with Warnex textured paint
Dimensions / Weight
540 (H) x 540 (W) x 740 mm (D) / 45,8 kg
3rd Generation Class D
Power output CH1
2.400 W/4 Ω, 1.580 W/8 Ω
Power output CH2 & CH3
800 W/4 Ω, 450 W/8 Ω, 200 W/16 Ω
LF: 32 db, HF: 26 db
>120 db (20 - 20.000 Hz, 8 Ω)
>1.000 (8 Ω, 1 kHz)
THD+N < 0,05 % (20 - 20.000 Hz, 8 Ω)
Start-up current limiting (soft start)
Protection circuit on and off transients
Under and over voltage protection
DC protection of outputs
Input limiter, peak limiter
Temperature monitoring of the heatsink and transistors
Intelligent and regulated switching power supply with automatic voltage detection
Switching between 120/230 V 50/60 Hz, worldwide use
Voltage range: from 85 - 268 V
64 bit, 96 kHz sample rate
Controllable units about software
Up to 128 self-powered loudspeaker and HDSP-Amplifiers in one network
Dynamic range input
Input level Nominal / Maximal
+ 6 dBu / + 23 db
0 - max. 0,5 ms
2 input mixers allow flexible routing to each output
20 parametric EQ filters per path
each filter can be set as Bell, Shelving, Notch, or Allpass Filter
Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley
Per input and output
0 up to 800 ms (max. 275 m delay) in each input for the user
0 up to 17 ms (max. 6 m delay) per output for time alignment between the acoustic centers
Infinitely adjustable from 0° - 180°
English, German, France, Spain
Software update via Ethernet
Realtime monitoring for PC and MAC
Impedance measurement -monitoring of the connected drivers per output stage channel
Temperaturmessung der EndstufensektionTemperature measurement of the power amplifier section
Gruppenbildung zum gleichzeitigen Einstellen aller zusammengefassten LautsprechertypenGroup building for simultaneous setting of all combined speaker types
Dimmung und Abschaltung des DisplaysDimming and switching off the display
Standby-Schaltung des EndstufenmodulsStandby circuit of the power amplifier module
Passwortschutz mit Abstufung: Werkseinstellung / User-Ebene / KomplettschutzPassword protection with gradation: Factory setting / user level / complete protection
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 blue wheels, engraved logo.
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.
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.
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.
Item no. 999654669
Adapter to connect two speaker cables.
XLR signal cable 0,5/3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m
Item no. 80205XXX5
XLR signal cable in different lengths with Neutrik connectors NC3FXX-B and B-NC3MXX, black housing and gold-plated contacts. Large wire diameter of 2 x 0,5 sq mm with 28 x 0.15 sq mm copper per core, 100 % shielding due to dense copper spiral turner and metallised fleece.
powerCON TRUE1-TOP 3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m
Item no. 80325XXX3
Titanex H07RN-F 3 x 2.5 sq mm cable in various lengths.The special jacket surface assumes little dirt and is easy to clean. Even cold nor flexible. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance. With Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 - NAC3FX-W-TOP and NAC3MX-W-TOP device connectors.
powerCON TRUE1-TOP-Schuko 3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m
Item no. 80325XXX2
Titanex H07RN-F 3 x 2.5 sq mm cable in various lengths.The special jacket surface assumes little dirt and is easy to clean. Even cold nor flexible. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance. With Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 - NAC3FX-W-TOP and Schuko device connectors.