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SXH218 | Hybrid® Horn/Reflex Subwoofer
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The SXH218 is an extremely powerful subwoofer capable of producing 148dB peak output at 1m. It is the ideal partner for Wavefront Precision WPC arrays where maximum low frequency output is required as well as a standalone solution for premium permanent installations such as nightclubs.

Features

  • Ultra-high output ground-stacked subwoofer
  • Hybrid® horn/reflex loading for maximum acoustic efficiency and low frequency extension
  • Dual long-excursion 18” (460mm)/4.5” (115mm) voice coil neodymium drivers
  • Forward or rear-facing operation

Applications

  • Outdoor festivals
  • Stadiums, arenas and theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Nightclubs

Its Hybrid® horn/reflex loading combines the acoustic efficiency and impact of bass horn technology with the low frequency extension of a reflex design, enabling it to produce significantly higher output levels than a traditional reflex-loaded subwoofer. With an operating range of 32-150Hz + 3dB, it features dual long-excursion 18” (460mm)/4.5” (115mm) voice coil neodymium drivers, with water resistant cones and triple roll surrounds.

The enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate plywood and coated with hard-wearing textured black polyurea. A rigid perforated steel grille protects the front of the enclosure, while interlocking skids protect the top and bottom surfaces and prevent movement when stacked.

The SXH218 can be powered by either a single channel of a Martin Audio iK42 4-channel amplifier, or a bridged pair if maximum output is required. Its connector sockets are wired so that one four-core cable from the amplifier will power two SXH218’s. SXH218 settings are determined by a pre-determined parameter set in Vu-Net when used in conjunction with iK42, or settings are available from the Martin Audio website when used with alternative amplifiers.

Links
Brochure Datasheet Settings [v4.1]
Specification
TYPEHybrid® horn/reflex subwoofer
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1) 32Hz – 150Hz ±3dB, -10dB @ 27Hz
DRIVER 2 x 18” (460mm)/4.5” (115mm) voice coil, long excursion, neodymium magnet, waterproof cone
RATED POWER (2) 3000W AES, 12000W peak
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER iKON iK42
SENSITIVITY (10) 107dB
MAXIMUM SPL (9) 148dB peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
DISPERSION (-6dB) Omnidirectional/or Cardioid (paired)
ENCLOSUREMulti-laminate birch/poplar ply
FINISHTextured Black Polyurea
PROTECTIVE GRILLEBlack perforated steel
CONNECTORS 2 x NL4
PIN CONNECTIONS (INPUT) Input +1/-1
PINS CONNECTIONS (LINK) Refer to SXH218 datasheet or Input panel diagram for linking options
FITTINGS
  • Two skids on base, with mating channels on top
  • Four rear-mounted 100mm (4in) castors
  • 6 x bar handles, 3 on each side
  • 4 x fittings for optional transit cover
DIMENSIONS (INCL SKIDS)
  • (W) 1112mm x (H) 607mm x (D) 1013mm (1140mm including castors)
  • (W) 43.8in x (H) 23.9in x (D) 39.9in (44.9in including castors)
WEIGHT120kg (264lbs), with castors 124kg (273lbs)
Architectural Specs
Martin Audio SXH218

The loudspeaker shall be a subwoofer consisting of two 18”/4.5” voice coil, long-excursion, low frequency transducers in a hybrid horn/bass reflex configuration. The on-axis frequency response shall be 32Hz-150kHz +/- 3dB and the loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 148dB peak calculated at 1 metre.

Power handling shall be 3000W AES, 12000W peak. Rated impedance shall be 4 ohms. The rear connector panel shall be fitted with two NL4 type connectors and the loudspeaker shall be operated in conjunction with a dedicated controller amplifier.

The loudspeaker shall be capable of forward and rear-facing operation to enable the construction of ground-stacked subwoofer arrays.

The loudspeaker enclosure shall be constructed from multi-laminate plywood with a textured black polyurea coating. The drivers shall be protected by a perforated steel grille and the enclosure shall be fitted with bar handles and skids.

Dimensions including skids, excluding castors (W x H x D) shall be 1112mm x 607mm x 1013mm (43.8in x 23.9in x 39.9in). Dimensions including skids and castors (W x H x D) shall be 1112mm x 607mm x 1140mm (43.8in x 23.9in x 44.9in). Weight shall be 120kg (264lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio SXH218.

Drawings
Martin Audio Wavefront Precision SXH218 Tech Drawing

Technical Drawings for Wavefront Precision SXH218.
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Accessories

SXH218TC

Transit Cover

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