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JBL PRX818XLFW 1500W 18" Powered Subwoofer

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Achieve complete control over your live rig's tuning and performance, courtesy of the JBL PRX818XLFW active subwoofer's onboard Wi-Fi technology and advanced DSP. And do it from anywhere in the venue using your tablet and the free PRX Connect app. Housed in a rugged all-wood cabinet, the PRX818XLFW's lightweight yet powerful 1500-watt Class D amplifier employs JBL's acclaimed Differential Drive technology for efficient power handling. A redesigned input panel and universal power supply yield easy, reliable operation wherever you go. At Music Experience, we've run the JBL PRX818XLFW active subwoofer through its paces, and it's proven itself to be a solid, all-around performer.

JBL PRX818XLFW 1500W 18" Powered Subwoofer at a Glance:

  • 1500W, 18" active subwoofer
  • Onboard Wi-Fi technology and advanced DSP offer remote system operation
  • User-selectable presets and EQ settings using the free PRX Connect app and your tablet
  • dbx limiter circuit prevents system damage at high SPLs
  • Differential Drive technology yields efficient power handling
  • Universal power supply provides reliable operation worldwide
  • Housed in a rugged all-wood cabinet

What JBL Says...

The JBL PRX800 series is the most advanced PA in its class. Wi-Fi technology and sophisticated DSP give you complete control over system tuning and performance via the free PRX Connect app. An efficient 1500-watt class-D amplifier and patented JBL Differential Drive® technology provide best-in-class power and reduced weight. And the rugged all-wood cabinets feature a redesigned input panel and universal power supply for easy, reliable operation worldwide. Designed to deliver legendary JBL sound for bands, DJs and more, PRX800 represents the next generation in smart live sound reinforcement.

Compact and Versatile

The PRX818XLF extended low frequency subwoofer was designed and engineered to provide sub bass frequencies with accuracy and power. Used as a single sub in a sub/ sat system or in multiples as part of a scalable, large format sound reinforcement system, the PRX818XLF performs with exceptional efficiency and control. The subs are stackable and light-weight, ensuring quick set-ups and tear-downs. Due to their rugged construction, they are perfect for AV rental inventories. With the integrated stereo pass-thru this is the most powerful low-frequency complement to the PRX full-range systems. The addition of a polarity reverse option further enables system optimization. PRX800 subwoofers feature a standard M20 threaded pole cup that can accept most modern subwoofer-mounted speaker poles.

Quality Components

The PRX818XLF is a high performance self-powered subwoofer system with remote Wi-Fi control of onboard DSP EQ parameters. The PRX818XLF is comprised of a powerful 2278G Differential Drive® dual voice-coil and magnetic gap, woofer driven by a 1500 Watt Class-D power amplifier. Sophisticated DSP is at the core of a fully featured input section, providing user selectable cross-over functionality, polarity optimization, protection, dynamic limiting and discrete component optimization.

Built to Last

All PRX800 cabinets are built from 18 mm, strong, light-weight poplar plywood made structurally sound with tongue and groove joints. All PRX800 Series cabinets are protected by JBL’s tour proven DuraFlex™ finish. Grilles are made from dent-resistant 16 gauge steel and handles are made from light-weight glass-filled nylon for added strength and durability. All M10 suspension points are constructed from 14 gauge steel and have been tested with a yield-strength of 1000 lbs. each.

Practical Routing

The amplifier input panel offers XLR or ¼ inch jack compatibility and a sensitivity switch provides extra flexibility, making it possible to connect literally any sound source without using a mixer. Signal present and overload lights indicate the system status and assist in setting the optimum level, via the level control knob.

Complete Wireless Control with the PRX Connect App

PRX800 is the first PA system in its class to feature complete wireless control via Wi-Fi. The PRX Connect mobile app for iOS and Android connects wirelessly to every speaker, offering full control over the powerful built-in DSP. Set up, configure and optimize the performance of your live sound system—faster than ever before. Walk around the venue during sound check and fine-tune your speakers to sound better as a system. Use the 8-band EQ, speaker delay, mute, gain and more to make sure your audience hears great sound from every corner of the room. It’s easy to configure shows offline and save presets. You can even find any connected speaker instantly with the useful Locator function.

Powerful JBL Sound, Compact Design

With integrated 1500-watt Class-D power amplifiers, PRX800 is the most powerful, efficient system in its class. Patented JBL Differential Drive™ woofer technology reduces magnet mass while increasing power handling, making PRX800 a remarkably lightweight system capable of delivering clear, pristine audio at extraordinarily high volumes.

Tour-Proven Reliability 

We designed the PRX800 series to perform flawlessly—even on the toughest tours. PRX800 speakers utilize the finest construction materials, including durable wooden cabinets, tour-proven DuraFlex™ finish and dent-resistant 16-gauge grilles. And comprehensive testing—including the famous JBL 100-hour power test—ensures reliability in any environment.

Industry-Leading HARMAN Technology

The PRX800 series combines technology from HARMAN’s industry-leading live sound brands to deliver unprecedented performance. The electronics and input panel are derived from top-tier Crown DSP and user interface technologies. dbx Type IV™ limiting eases the system back to a safe level when any frequency band is in limit, ensuring that the sound is clear, accurate and uncompressed—even at high volume.

Flexibility for Any Gig

The PRX800 series delivers versatility for any performance environment. A flexible interface and universal power supply give you complete control over your setup anywhere worldwide, with XLR, 1/4” and RCA inputs alongside multiple professional outputs. And because all JBL speakers feature the same legendary sound quality, PRX800 can be used with other JBL systems.

Proven JBL Quality

The world’s top artists and venues trust JBL to deliver incredible sound. That’s because over the past 70 years, we’ve invested more into R&D than any other speaker company. PRX800 features innovative components like a new variable-speed fan that activates only when needed for ultra-quiet operation. And the speakers are tuned for flat frequency response and smooth off-axis behaviour to ensure pristine sound throughout the venue.

Compatible with HARMAN Connected PA 

PRX800 features embedded ioSYS technology that enables easier setup and control when used with the HARMAN Connected PA app and compatible products. Connected PA delivers seamless plug-and-play operation with a variety of HARMAN equipment and enables you to control your entire live sound system with one app. Products within the Connected PA system self-identify and retain presets for effortless setup, and setup wizards help you quickly optimize volume, configuration settings and sound quality. Current products with embedded ioSYS technology and HARMAN Connected PA compatibility include the Soundcraft Ui-series mixers, JBL PRX800 loudspeakers, dbx Di1 direct boxes, and AKG P5i microphones and the MDAi dynamic microphone adapter.

Professional-Grade Accessories

Your live sound system isn’t complete without portable speaker bags and dependable high-quality stands for quick, reliable setup. JBL offers durable speaker bags by Gator, and a variety of gas-assist and manual-adjust speaker stands built to seamlessly match your PRX800 system and provide a reliable foundation for your next gig, event or tour.

JBL PRX818XLFW 1500W 18" Powered Subwoofer Features:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi for wireless control of your system from anywhere in the venue
  • Free PRX Connect mobile app for iOS and Android provides wireless control over volume levels, 8-band parametric EQ and up to 50ms of speaker delay to fine-tune your sound
  • Class-leading 1500-watt amplifier delivers ample power to fill your venue
  • JBL Differential Drive® transducers for higher SPL in a lightweight design
  • Next-generation JBL neodymium compression drivers
  • Redesigned Crown input technology, including XLR, 1/4” and RCA inputs plus XLR loop-through
  • Intelligent variable-speed fan activates only when needed to reduce noise
  • Updated tuning delivers flat frequency response and smooth off-axis behavior
  • Durable wooden cabinets, tour-proven DuraFlex™ finish and dent-resistant 16-gauge grilles
  • Universal power supply for worldwide compatibility
  • dbx Type IV™ limiting ensures clear, accurate sound at high volumes
  • Brutal testing regimen—including the famous JBL 100-hour power test—ensures reliable performance

The JBL PRX818XLFW active subwoofer is packed with cutting-edge technology!

          Powered/Unpowered Powered
          LF Driver Size 18"
          Total Power 1500W
          Inputs 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (Mic/Line)
          Outputs 2 x XLR (high pass, thru)
          Frequency Range 30Hz-103Hz (-10 dB)
          Frequency Response 35Hz-87Hz (±3 dB)
          Crossover Frequency 100 Hz DSP (Internal), 120 Hz (Loop Out)
          Maximum Peak SPL 134 dB SPL
          Signal Processing DSP EQ, dbx Type IV limiter
          Wireless Wi-Fi controllable features via PRX Connect App
          Enclosure Material Birch/Poplar
          Mounting Options Floor
          Height 27.26"
          Width 20.6"
          Depth 28.5"
          Weight 81 lbs.
          Manufacturer Part Number PRX818XLFW

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