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.
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
2 x NEUTRIK NL4 IN/OUT 2+/-
Polyurea coating in RAL 9005
Dimensions / Weight
600 (H) x 1.160 (W) x 770 mm (D) / 85,2 kg
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
LF: 32 db, HF: 26 db
>120 db (20 - 20.000 Hz, 8 Ω)
>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
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
Input level Nominal / Maximal
+ 6 dBu / + 23 db
0 - max. 0,5 ms
2 input mixers allow flexible routing to each output
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°
English, German, France, Spain
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 blue wheels, engraved logo.
Item no. 999490985
Castor set for permanent installation at the back, consisting of 4 x Blue 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.
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.
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.
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 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 and NAC3MX-W device connectors.
powerCON TRUE1-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 and Schuko device connectors.