18" Powered Subwoofer with Klark Teknik DSP Technology and ULTRANET Networking
The TBV118L-AN is a compact powered single 18" 3,000-Watt front-loaded subwoofer that is ideally suited for a broad range of speech and music sound reinforcement applications in both fixed, portable and touring audio systems. Designed to work individually without a controller, the TBV118L-AN provides optimal performance for FOH, offstage fill, stereo in-fill or distributed fill applications in a wide range of venues including nightclubs, concert halls, houses of worship, and more.
TURBOSOUND is recognised the world over for designing and building some of the most iconic loudspeakers and subwoofers. We take meticulous care and pride in maintaining that reputation by utilising only drivers designed specifically for each application – it’s what sets us apart from the competition. The TBV118L-AN features a carbon fibre loaded 18" neodymium low frequency driver that utilises a dual voice coil design for high power capacity and extended low frequency output. For its size and operating bandwidth, the TBV118L-AN delivers extremely high and virtually distortion-free output for world-class low frequency performance that will stand the test of time.
Equipped with a very efficient and lightweight KLARK TEKNIK Class-D power amplifier, the TBV118L-AN provides an impressive 3,000 Watts of output power in a highly portable and lightweight package. Class-D amplification makes all the difference, offering the ultimate in energy efficiency and eliminating the need for heavy power supplies and large heat sinks.
A high degree of control over the loudspeaker system's performance is managed by a sophisticated, but easy to use KLARK TEKNIK Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which provides dynamic EQ and transparent limiting for the utmost punch and definition at high output levels – and long-term reliability.
ULTRANET connectivity is provided by two locking etherCON* connectors. Up to 16 independent channels of 24-bit digital audio and control data are transmitted via a single CAT5 cable between compatible digital devices – including mixers, I/O stage boxes, powered loudspeakers and personal monitoring systems. Simplified cable routing and ease of setup translate directly into significant time saved during installation.
On the rear panel of the amplifier module, the user interface's LCD display and single rotary encoder provide intuitive access to: position compensation, user EQ control, subwoofer integration and signal routing features. In addition to the balanced XLR input, an XLR output is provided for daisychaining more active subwoofers or for use with active loudspeakers. An onboard USB port provides access for remote control of the TBV118L-AN via a free PC computer software download from turbosound.com – as well as convenient DSP firmware updates.
Front loaded enclosures provide an optimal combination of low frequency extension, bass articulation and temporal accuracy for high impact sound reinforcement applications. The low distortion bass reflex port design utilised in the TBV118L-AN reinforces the bass musical instrument frequencies and on board DSP processing ensures an effective acoustic transition for use with TBV123-AN active line array elements. For low-frequency bass extension, the recommended cabinet ratio consists of one TBV118L-AN subwoofer per 3 TBV123-AN elements. For reverse cardioid subwoofer configurations, multiples of three TBV118L-AN enclosures are recommended with two front-firing enclosures and one rear-firing enclosure.
Finished in a highly durable semi matt black paint, the cabinet is constructed from 18 mm (3/4") plywood with a rugged powder coated perforated steel mesh grille backed with reticulated foam, a 20 mm threaded pole mount to support satellite speakers, and a durable handle for easy transport. The TBV118L-AN includes integral suspension hardware for efficient array configuration and aiming, plus multiple internal M10 mount points that allow eyebolt suspension in any orientation. Mains input and output link power connectors are Neutrik powerCON.
EASE GLL files are provided for EASE Focus Acoustic Simulation Software, which is available for free download. This allows accurate calculation of both acoustic coverage and suspension pick point selection for tilting and aiming the array at the desired angle.