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The Peavey QW-118 18” Low Rider Subwoofer packs a high-power woofer in a compact cabinet design. It is a direct radiator subwoofer designed specifically for the high-end pro audio user. The Low Rider 18" driver's 1,600W program rating and long cone excursion together produce clean, deep bass, making the QW-118 suitable for the bottom end of virtually any high-powered sound system. This woofer's enclosure is compact for its power handling, SPL output, distortion performance, and bass extension.
The QW-118 Subwoofer is constructed of premium 3/4" plywood and is covered with a tough, durable black Hammer-Head polyurethane coating, making it rugged and roadworthy. The tough enclosure can withstand the high internal pressure produced by the woofer. The vent design integrated into the enclosure includes a vertical brace to further increase its stiffness. The vent's large 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. A 16-gauge, powder-coated, perforated metal grille covers the front of the system to protect it from external damage.
Input connection to the system is made via two 4-pin Neutrik jacks in parallel; an 8-pin and a 4-pin Neutrik thru jack is provided for bi-amping flexibility while maintaining signal integrity. The inclusion of a standard 4-pin Neutrik jack in parallel allows for daisy chaining to another cabinet when bi-amping.
Note: This unit is not designed for overhead suspension.
1,600W of program power
Low frequency response down to 30 Hz (half-space)
Neutrik speakON professional input connectors
Built-in speaker stand mount
Black Hammer-Head polyurethane coating
In the Box
Peavey QW-118 18" Low Rider Subwoofer
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Note:Warranty can be extended up to 5 years on registration with Peavey.
Table of Contents
18" individually vented Low Rider 18" sub
Box Tuning Frequency
Recommended Active Crossover Frequency Region and Slope: 150 Hz at 18 dB/octave
Nominal: 8.0 Ω
Minimum: 7.3 Ω
Anechoic: 47 Hz to 1.5 kHz (±3 dB)
Half-Space: 40 Hz to 1.5 kHz (±3 dB)
3.3' (1 m) on-axis, swept-sine in anechoic environment.
Usable Low Frequency Limit
At -10 dB Point:
Anechoic: 34 Hz
Half-space: 30 Hz
800 W continuous
1,600 W program
3,200 W peak
Anechoic: 97 dB SPL, (2.83 V input)
Half-space: 103 dB SPL
1 W, 3.3' (1 m) in anechoic environment.
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
At 3.3' (1 m):
Continuous: 126 dB SPL
Peak: 132 dB SPL
Continuous: 132 dB SPL
Peak: 138 dB SPL
2 x 4-pin Neutrik speakON input in parallel
1 x 8-pin Neutrik speakON input
1 x 4-pin Neutrik speakON thru (for use with 8-pin input)
3/4" plywood finished in the durable black Hammer-Head polyurethane coating
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Front: 28.38 x 21.00 x 26.75 (721.00 x 533.00 x 679.45 mm)