18" Powered Subwoofer with Klark Teknik DSP Technology and ULTRANET Networking
Front loaded powered subwoofer for touring, portable and installation applications
3,000 Watt power featuring Klark Teknik Class-D technology
Klark Teknik Digital Signal Processing for total system control
ULTRANET digital audio networking connects to mixers and other sources
Carbon fibre loaded 18" neodymium low frequency driver
Dual voice coil design for high power capacity and extended low frequency output
Fully featured user interface with LCD display for ease of navigation
PC remote control software downloadable at turbosound.com
Low distortion bass reflex port design
18 mm (3/4") plywood enclosure with hard wearing semi matt black paint finish
Integral suspension hardware for efficient array configuration and aiming
Multiple internal M10 mount points allow eyebolt suspension in any orientation
Rugged powder coated perforated steel mesh grille
20 mm threaded pole mount to support satellite speaker
Durable handles for easy lifting and carrying
Mains input and link output on Neutrik powerCON* connectors
10-Year Warranty Program*
Designed and engineered in the U.K.
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.
Class-D – Massive Power, Perfect Sound
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.
Intuitive User Interface
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 Enclosure Design
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.
Acoustic Simulation Tools
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.
|Maximum output power||3000 W|
|Protection||Short circuit, thermal|
|Input A / B||1 x combo jack/XLR, 1 x XLR
Sensitivity: +1 dBu
Input impedance: 40 kO balanced
Maximum input level: +18 dBu
|Ultranet input/link||2 x RJ45/Neutrik etherCON|
|Mains Supply||Neutrik powerCON† 20A and Link 15A|
|DSP||Rotary push-encoder and level control buttons for Process, Setup, Exit, Enter|
User DSP Functions
|Factory||EQ Presets Positioning, FBQ|
|Display||LCD 128 x 32, blue, backlit|
|Delay||0 - 300 ms|
|Equalisation||High and low shelving EQ 2 x parametric EQ|
|Limiter||Zero attack input limiter|
|Presets||20 total presets, 19 user-definable|
|Crossover||Low pass L-R 24 dB/oct|
|Protection||Lock-out function for all settings|
Ultranet Digital Network
|Digital processing||A/D conversion: 24-bit, 44.1 / 48 kHz sample rate|
Signal, Latency: < 0.9 ms
|Cabling||Cables: Shielded CAT5|
|Cable length||max. 246 ft / 75 m recommended|
|Current consumption||Input: 20A Max, Link output: 15A Max|
|Power consumption||180 W @ 1/8 max power for individual product|
|Voltage||USA / Canada/ Japan: 100-120 V~, 50/60 Hz
UK / Australia / Europe / Korea / China: 220-240 V~, 50/60 Hz
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||513 x 598 x 751 mm (20.2 x 23.5 x 29.6")|
|Net weight||38.5 kg (84.9 lbs)|
|Construction||18 mm (¾") plywood|
|Finish||Semi matt black paint|
|Grille||Powder coated perforated steel|
|Suspension hardware||Integral Suspension System and M10 x 4 points|
|TBV118L-RC1||Road case for 1x TBV118L-AN|
|TS-PC18B-3||Protective cover for 1x TBV118L-AN|
|TPOLE 60-20||60 cm Lightweight Steel Pole with M20 Screw Attachment|
|TPOLE 90-20||90 cm Lightweight Steel Pole with M20 Screw Attachment|