Ground-breaking New 18” JBL SUB18 High Output Studio Subwoofer Provides Deep Bass in Music and Post Production

Debuting at NAMM 2016, The New JBL SUB18 Studio Subwoofer Is JBL’s Most Powerful Studio Subwoofer Ever and Ideal for Professionals in The Music Production and Film Post Communities.

ANAHEIM, California – Redefining the performance benchmark for professional-grade studio subwoofers, JBL by HARMAN today introduced the new 18” JBL SUB18 High Output Studio Subwoofer that delivers the very high continuous output and extremely low frequency response required by music professionals in the EDM and hip-hop domains and those working in film and post production. Featuring JBL’s 2269 low frequency transducer with JBL’s patented Differential Drive technology, the new JBL SUB18 couples power and accuracy to produce staggering in-room response below 18 Hz and 137 dB peak output.

SUB18 answers the call for high SPL and deep low frequency performance in dance music production. In an effort to bring the “club vibe” to the control room, dance music producers and engineers resort to the use of live sound subwoofers. While in film production, the need for linear, low frequency response drives the use of multiple large subwoofers. Specifically designed for studio use, SUB18 produces neutral low frequency response below 18 Hz, providing an accurate reference in the low frequency band and output equal to or greater than many double 18-inch subwoofers. Highest possible output and performance are obtained by powering the SUB18 with Crown iTech HD series power amplifiers. 

The heart of the SUB18 is JBL’s 2269H low frequency transducer developed for use in club applications. With the 8,000-watt peak power handling capability, special technology was required for heat dissipation. The Differential Drive design incorporates two 4-inch voice coils that share the thermal load, greatly reducing power compression and resulting non-linear output. The result is sustained linear output at higher SPL than otherwise possible and true sub-bass response. The 2269H is housed in a birch plywood enclosure that is only 24 inches deep, allowing placement behind film screens.

Used in conjunction with JBL’s M2 Master Reference Monitor system, the JBL SUB18 Studio Subwoofer enables three times greater output from the system, allowing an M2 System to deliver the SPL required for large film post dubbing stages.

“The JBL SUB18 Studio Subwoofer channels our category-leading transducer and acoustic expertise to bring next generation performance to music and post production professionals,” said Peter Chaikin, Recording Solutions, HARMAN Professional Solutions Division. “Along with our flagship M2, the SUB18 allows Music and Post customers to have remarkable playback capabilities and room to room consistency in their facilities.”

The JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor System allows users to easily integrate the dynamic "big" monitoring experience into their work spaces. As small- and medium-sized rooms play an increasingly important role in content creation, accuracy and robust dynamic range are required from a speaker system with a modest footprint. Used as a floor-standing or soffit-mount speaker system with Crown amplification, the M2 System delivers unrivaled performance and a jaw-dropping listening experience.

More information on the SUB18 can be found at http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/sub18 

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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