Dual 18” (457mm), High Output, Powered, CORE Processed, Manifolded Bandpass Subwoofer

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  • The SW1800AV2 is a compact powered manifolded subwoofer designed to provide sub-bass support for the compact AX800A and AX800ANEO compact line arrays, and features some of the most  advanced technologies for low frequency  reproduction. The manifolded bandpass design uses manifold loading of the front side of the speaker cones to maximize the mutual coupling between the two drivers. This innovative configuration does not use any large resonant cavity to load the speakers, but very compact cavities in order to obtain advantages in terms of definition, both at the lowest end and the upper bass.
    SW1800AV2 represents the evolution of SW1800A, with which it maintains full electroacoustic and mechanical compatibility.

    The SW1800AV2 subwoofer system is equipped with two high power 18” (460mm) transducers with 3” voice coils wound on aluminium formers for good heat dissipation.
    The speaker cones feature a humidity resistant treatment which makes the SW1800AV2 very suitable for outdoor concert touring applications.

    The SW1800AV2 represents an innovative subwoofer design that features solid low frequency definition and a “punchy” feeling in the upper bass range. The combination of accuracy in acoustic transient response together with the use of the latest technology in transducer linearity,  signal processing, and power amplifiers allows the SW1800AV2 to deliver unprecedented low frequency reproduction quality with  solid deep end, together with very fast and accurate bass response. It is designed to complement the AX800A and AX800ANEO line arrays in an approximate 4:1 ratio.

    The 15mm birch plywood enclosure features two 35mm pole mount sockets, one on the top and one on the side, allowing satellite speakers such as AX800A/AX800ANEO compact line array elements or any ED series point source loudspeakers to be securely pole mounted on top of the subwoofer at an optimum height for best audience coverage.
    Heavy duty wheels and flush handles are provided for easy transportation and handling, while matching stacking recesses and feet enable stable ground stacks to be assembled.

    The system processing is based on the CORE2 DSP platform designed by the PROEL R&D Laboratories using one of the most advanced SHARC DSP devices available for audio applications. It features 40bit floating point resolution and top-quality 24-bit AD/DA converters for perfect signal integrity, dynamic range in excess of 110dB, and superior sonic performance. Thanks to its massive processing power, the CORE2 platform is capable of providing the most sophisticated algorithms for speaker processing, together with comprehensive remote control and networking capabilities.
    The PRONET AX control software, working on a solid and reliable CANBUS based network protocol, provides an intuitive interface for the remote control of the whole audio system via the rear panel etherCON RJ45 connectors, with the possibility to equalise and delay individual devices, as well as setting driver protection parameters, and monitoring the status of the amplifier.
    Four factory DSP presets are provided for when the SW1800AV2 subwoofer is not connected to a network, and allow for rapid and simple setup: Standard, for general purpose use; Infra Sub, as an additional very low frequency band or for sub-bass effects; Cardioid, for use in directional bass arrays; and User, allowing custom parameters to be designed in PRONET and recalled for specific situations when off-line.

    The SW1800AV2 is powered by a new generation of CLASS D power amplifiers with digitally-controlled SMPS and latest generation single-stage PFC. The innovative technology used for these amplifiers offers performances at the top of the range, such as a superior sound definition at any audio frequency, very high dynamics also for low level signals and very low distortion even at the maximum power. The superior sound quality can be compared with top-of-the-range AB-class analog systems, while the SW1800AV2 power modules feature a higher dynamics, very compact size and light weight and efficiency above 90%.
    The power module employed for powering the SW1800AV2 delivers in an ultra-compact package a total power of 2800W, 1400W for each of the two woofers. Such a large reserve of power means that the amplifier can handle very high voltage peaks, resulting in an impressive dynamic performance.

    • Manifolded Bandpass Subwoofer
    • Dual 18” woofers with 3” voice coils
    • Very high output and compact size
    • High efficiency and punchy sound
    • Class D amplifier module with SMPS and PFC
    • 40 bit floating point CORE2 processing
    • Optimized presets for use in combination with AX800A and AX800ANEO compact line arrays
    • Fully networkable with PRONET AX remote control software
    • High strength water repellant cones
    • 15mm birch plywood enclosure
    • Heavy duty castors
    System’s Acoustic PrincipleManifolded Band Pass
    Frequency Response (±3dB)36 Hz  –  115 Hz (Processed)
    Maximum Peak SPL @ 1m139 dB 
    TypeTwo 18” (460mm) woofers, 3” (75mm) VC 
    ConeHigh stiffness, water repellent
    Input Impedance20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
    Input Sensitivity +4dBu / 1.25 V
    Signal ProcessingCORE2 processing, 40bit floating point SHARC DSP, 24 bit  AD/DA converters
    Direct access Controls4 Presets (Standard/InfraSub/Cardioid/User), Network Termination, GND Link
    Remote ControlsPRONET AX control software
    Network protocolCANBUS 
    Amplifier TypeClass D with SMPS and PFC
    Output Power1400W + 1400W 
    Mains Voltage Range (Vac)100 - 240 V~ ±10% 50/60 Hz
    IN / OUT ConnectorsNeutrik XLR-M / XLR-F
    IN / OUT Network ConnectorsETHERCON®(NE8FAV)
    Mains ConnectorsPowerCon® TRUE1 - NAC3PX (In/Out)
    CoolingVariable speed DC fan
    Physical Dimensions 
    Width570 mm (22.40”)
    Height960 mm (37.80”)
    Depth880 mm (34.65”)
    Depth Including Wheels1008 mm (39.70”)
    Enclosure Material15mm, reinforced phenolic birch
    PaintHigh resistance, water based paint
    Transport4 heavy duty 100 mm (4") castors, 6 handles
    Net Weight70 Kg (154.30 lbs.)
    3D Model
    SW1800A_3D.dwgTechnical Drawing 3D
    Data Sheet
    SW1800AV2 datasheet_2023.pdfTechnical Data Sheet
    Technical Drawing
    SW1800A_2D.dwgTechnical Drawing
    User Manual
    SW1800AV2_UM_ENG.pdfUser's Manual
    COVERSW1800 COVERSW1800 Cover for SW1800
    USB2CANDV2 USB2CANDV2 USB to CAN converter with two network connectors