The dual 18-inch, fully horn-loaded XY-218HS with extremely high SPL – ideal for large venues and outdoor events

April 6, 2016 by Mobile Beat

Torrance, CA (April 1, 2016):  The Pioneer Pro Audio XY Series is getting a powerful addition with the launch of the XY-218HS dual 18-inch, fully horn-loaded subwoofer – designed to deliver ultra-low frequencies at the high sound pressure level (SPL) needed for large venues and outdoor events.

Our most powerful subwoofer yet, the XY-218HS has a coiled horn to magnify the sound from its two high performance 18-inch LF drivers and produces a rapid bass response that throws long distances without loss of SPL. Its robust multi-laminate birch plywood enclosure is reinforced with rigged support braces to reduce resonance and distortion and provides a robust exterior to withstand life on the road. The XY-218HS is designed to work in harmony with the XY-122 and XY-152 two-way speakers to create a balanced sound.

The XY-218HS will be available from August 2016 with a retail price of $4,500.00. Find out more about the versatile XY Series including the fully horn-loaded XY-218HS.


1.     Fully horn-loaded to deliver a high SPL over long distances

We’ve given the XY-218HS a precisely calculated horn enclosed in two separate folded chambers to magnify the sound from the drivers and deliver the intense, high SPL needed for large venues and outdoor events.

2.     Dual high performance 18-inch LF drivers for clean, powerful ultra-low frequencies

The two 18-inch LF drivers feature 4-inch voice coils with high heat dissipation to allow the subwoofer to produce a continuously high SPL over a long time.

3.     Rigid construction reduces resonance

The subwoofer is housed in a robust enclosure made from premium multi-laminate birch plywood and reinforced with rigged support braces to prevent unnecessary resonance and withstand life on tour.

PioneerProAudio-XY-218HS4.     Easy to transport and carry

We’ve given the subwoofer handles on all sides of the enclosure to make loading in and out of trucks a little bit easier. Castors are sold separately.

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