Paveosub-218sp DA/DDA


  • 2 x 18" bassreflex subwoofer self-powered version
  • 3-channel 4 kW ampmodul: 1 x 2.400 Watt + 2 x 800 Watt at 4 Ω
  • Manual control via display, push-button and encoder
  • Software control via Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet)
  • 120 internal Presets
  • Polyurea coating, optional RAL colors (Warnex texture paint)
  • 1 x 6 m Schuko/powerCON TRUE1-TOP cable

The Paveosub-218sp DDA is a heavily vented bassreflex subwoofer designed for highest quality mobile and installation application.

DDA stands for a new generation of DSP and input boards that can process a variety of signals: DANTE, Digital AES/EBU, AES67 and analog inputs. The signals can be looped further.

This self-powered subwoofer is equip with a very strong 3-channel 4 kW power amplifier module and the DSP loudspeaker management system.

Two premium 18" neodymium transducers make sure it can deliver powerful and distortion-free sound pressure levels while still providing a dynamic and low bass. Low moving mass coupled with a powerful neodymium motor provide precise signalreproduction with excellent transient response which sonically outclasses other 18" designs. A large format and powerful voice coil together with sophisticated cooling convert amplifier power more efficiently and keep powercompression low even at longterm maximum power.

Large format ports increase efficiency and prevent annoying vent noise across the whole performance range. The design of the ports further strengthens the cabinet's top and bottom. Additional reinforcement and bracing prevents resonances, increases rear attenuation and turns the Paveosub-218sp DDA into an extemely robust and ideal touring subwoofer.

There are 8 optimized handles accessible from any direction (they even include drains !) so you won't break your back.

You won't strain your back during transport and set-up due to 8 optimized handles (they even include drains !) which are easily accessible from any direction.

The subwoofer can be used horizontally or upright and provides. Stacking trays and two M20 pole mount as well as foots on the opposite side. When used upright it forms an elegant package together with the Ikarray-12 due the same 60 cm width of the system. The stacking trays are made to fit Ikarray OPER-frames and Ikarray Gound-Stacking-Boards.

In addition to the rear connector panel you can find two additonal Speakon connectors on the robust front grille. They provide easy access when the subwoofer is positioned under the stage floor or when cabinets are turned around for creating cardioid arrays. This way cables can be kept out of sight from the audience. The front connectors as well as the loop-through connector on the rear panel use rubber caps to protect them from moisture.

There are two options for easy transport:

  • the cabinet can be fitted with 100 mm bluewheels on the rear side (16 x M6 fittings)
  • via stackable front transport covers including wheels and butterfly latches

The Paveosub-218sp DDA is a plug & play system. All the required settings for different configurations are stored as factory presets in the internal memory. For best performance and reliability, simply selecting the corresponding preset on the Display for use as either, a single bass in the stack with several basses, or as cardioide and end-fire bass arrays, or as a center of a Satellite system in conjunction with different tops (passive stereo, bi-amping, mono).

The active electronics are convection cooled by a large heatsink and are maintenance free. No dust or moisture can be sucked or drawn in, making the Paveosub-218sp DDA ideal for permanent installations. The robust cooling fins are amply rounded and have no sharp edges.

The control unit, DSP unit, signal connections and the Speakon OUT terminal are protected against moisture with a weather-proof, transparent cover. The cooling system is waterproof and the powerCON TRUE1 connectors are equipped with a rubber sealing cap.


The Paveosub-218sp DDA is operated on one channel (2.400 W/4 Ω) from internal power amplifier modules. 2 x 800 W/4 Ω for tops or monitors.

Technical Data

2 x 18" Neodym long excursion woofer with 4" voice coil

Lower cut-off frequency
32 Hz (- 10 dB)
36 Hz (- 3 dB)

4 Ω active separated

Powerhandling (AES / Program / Peak)
2.400 W / 4.800 W / 9.600 W

Sensitivity 1 W/1 m
102,5 dB SPL (half space)

Sound pressure at (AES / Program / Peak)
136 dB SPL / 139 dB SPL / 142 dB SPL


Polyurea coating in RAL 9005

Dimensions / Weight
600 (H) x 1.160 (W) x 770 mm (D) / 85,2 kg

Integrated 3CH Amplifier Modul

3rd Generation Class D

Power output CH1
2.400 W/4 Ω, 1.580 W/8 Ω

Power output CH2 & CH3
800 W/4 Ω, 450 W/8 Ω, 200 W/16 Ω

Amplifier gain
LF: 32 db, HF: 26 db

Signal-to-noise ratio
>120 db (20 - 20.000 Hz, 8 Ω)

Damping factor
>1.000 (8 Ω, 1 kHz)

THD+N < 0,05 % (20 - 20.000 Hz, 8 Ω)

Start-up current limiting (soft start)
Protection circuit on and off transients
Under and over voltage protection
DC protection of outputs
Input limiter, peak limiter
Temperature monitoring of the heatsink and transistors

Intelligent and regulated switching power supply with automatic voltage detection
Switching between 120/230 V 50/60 Hz, worldwide use
Voltage range: from 85 - 268 V

Integrated DSP Loudspeaker Management System

64 bit, 96 kHz sample rate

Controllable units about software
Up to 128 self-powered loudspeaker and HDSP-Amplifiers in one network

Dynamic range input
120 db

Input level Nominal / Maximal
+ 6 dBu / + 23 db

0 - max. 0,5 ms

2 input mixers allow flexible routing to each output

EQ Filter
20 parametric EQ filters per path
each filter can be set as Bell, Shelving, Notch, or Allpass Filter

Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley

Per input and output

0 up to 800 ms (max. 275 m delay) in each input for the user
0 up to 17 ms (max. 6 m delay) per output for time alignment between the acoustic centers

Infinitely adjustable from 0° - 180°

Operable language
English, German, France, Spain

Software interfaces
Software update via Ethernet


Realtime monitoring for PC and MAC
Impedance measurement -monitoring of the connected drivers per output stage channel
Temperaturmessung der EndstufensektionTemperature measurement of the power amplifier section
Gruppenbildung zum gleichzeitigen Einstellen aller zusammengefassten LautsprechertypenGroup building for simultaneous setting of all combined speaker types
Dimmung und Abschaltung des DisplaysDimming and switching off the display
Standby-Schaltung des EndstufenmodulsStandby circuit of the power amplifier module
Passwortschutz mit Abstufung: Werkseinstellung / User-Ebene / KomplettschutzPassword protection with gradation: Factory setting / user level / complete protection


Transport and rain cover Paveosub-218

Item no. 502181000

Transport and rain cover for Paveosub-218/218sp, stable Cordura fabric with padding, all handles and connections are cut.

Detachable wheelboard Paveosub-218

Item no. 502184000

Detachable wheelboard to mount on Paveosub-218/218sp, 15 mm wood with polyurea coating, stackable, 2 butterfly locks, 4 handles, 4 black wheels, engraved logo.

Castor set

Item no. 999490985

Castor set for permanent installation at the back, consisting of 4 x Black Wheels 100 x 36 mm with brakes. Including 16 x mounting screws M8 x 30 mm galvanized.

Distance rod with crank

Item no. 999921340

Distance rod for cranking with expanding mandrel system which provides a tight and firm fit for the speaker. Height: 92 - 152 cm. Max. load capacity: 50 kg.

Telescopic rod

Item no. 999921368

Telescopic rod with expanding mandrel system for play-free seating in the tripod base. Height: 110 to 180 cm. Max. load capacity: 35 kg.

M20 Adapter 250 mm

Item no. 999921329

The 250 mm long adapter is perfectly suited as a M20 single rod or as an extension rod.

Carrying bag for 2 x speaker stand/ rod

Item no. 999920000

Carrying bag for two speaker stands or distance rods, also with crank. Two inside compartments with zipper and sturdy handles. Material waterproof nylon.

Cable Clip for speaker stand/ rod

Item no. 999935000

The cable clip made of robust, durable ABS plastic is specially designed for speaker stands and distance rods with 35 - 36 mm tube. It adheres firmly to the tube and holds the cables securely and neatly in the 24 x 16 mm guide accessible from the outside.

speakON cable 0.5/1/3/6/10/15/20/30 m

Item no. 80440XXX1

Speaker cables in various lengths with Neutrik plug NL4FX. 4 x 4 sq mm, each wire 224 x 0.15 copper, diameter 11 mm, weight 273 g / m. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance.

speakON adapter

Item no. 999654669

Adapter to connect two speaker cables.

XLR signal cable 0,5/3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m

Item no. 80205XXX5

XLR signal cable in different lengths with Neutrik connectors NC3FXX-B and B-NC3MXX, black housing and gold-plated contacts. Large wire diameter of 2 x 0,5 sq mm with 28 x 0.15 sq mm copper per core, 100 % shielding due to dense copper spiral turner and metallised fleece.

powerCON TRUE1-TOP 3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m

Item no. 80325XXX3

Titanex H07RN-F 3 x 2.5 sq mm cable in various lengths.The special jacket surface assumes little dirt and is easy to clean. Even cold nor flexible. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance. With Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 - NAC3FX-W-TOP and NAC3MX-W-TOP device connectors.

powerCON TRUE1-TOP-Schuko 3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m

Item no. 80325XXX2

Titanex H07RN-F 3 x 2.5 sq mm cable in various lengths.The special jacket surface assumes little dirt and is easy to clean. Even cold nor flexible. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance. With Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 - NAC3FX-W-TOP and Schuko device connectors.