Buena Park, CA (August 12, 2015)–Yamaha has announced its newest addition to the DXS Series of powered subwoofers, the DXS18. Due out in October, the DXS18 will deliver the highest output level of the series as well as the lowest frequency range capability.
According to the company, the DXS18 builds on the design ethic of its predecessors, the DXS12 and DXS15, by offering improved cabinet construction, DSP processing, protection functions and crossover control. The new model adds features and higher power output suitable for larger or more professional applications.
Powered by a 1020W Class-D amplifier, the DXS18 houses an 18-inch woofer with a 4-inch voice coil in a band-pass type plywood enclosure, which is said to provide 136 dB maximum SPL (and an extended LF response down to 32Hz). The new model features Yamaha’s proprietary DSP technology with original D-XSUB processing for additional control of the low frequency range via two selectable modes—BOOST and XTENDED LF—and a selectable crossover with three different options (80/100/120Hz) for various applications. The DXS18 also features a Cardioid Mode setting for sound systems with two or more DXS18 speakers, effectively reducing the energy directed towards the stage while increasing bass levels directed at the audience.
The DXS18 features advanced protection circuits in the speaker unit, amplifier unit and power supply in an effort to ensure optimum reliability and extended equipment life. The enclosure is coated with a LINE-X finish, also used in disaster protection applications, giving the speaker exterior added protection from the elements. The model also comes equipped with M20 and 35mm pole sockets allowing for more flexible set up, while an optional wheel kit is also available for improved portability. Yamaha also offers optional speaker covers with a functional design that provide protection from unfavorable weather conditions during outdoor performances, dusty and dirty warehouse storage and the rigors of the road.