You need a rock-solid, rough and ready high-performer that keeps it coming year after year. Done.
The SSP218 offers an extremely cost-effective solution for those who need big bass for the broadest range of applications, providing huge low end for the price, and proven reliability.
Countless gigs later, ready to boom. After beer spillage, late night-knocks, accidental mixer overloads, DJ debacles, and the regular wear and tear of providing people with a reason to dance, your SSP218s will be right there with you, ready for more.
BASSBOSS subs are optimized for full-power usage.
Multiple proprietary protection technologies ensure that the woofers remain within their excursion and thermal limits, so they don't break or burn like other subs. BASSBOSS provides much higher levels of deep bass than mass-market subs, reliably.
With plenty of headroom to keep up with the most enthusiastic crowd and not run out of bass.
The SSP218 is a vented, direct radiating dual 18 inch subwoofer that is tuned for optimal driver performance and linear frequency response from 30Hz to 100Hz. The cabinet features ultra-rigid construction with extensive bracing.
BASSBOSS cabinets are hand-built in the USA. Constructed from 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, using dado joints, screws and advanced composite adhesives.
Created to stand up to intense usage. The cabinet is finished in an extremely rugged, black polyurethane coating. Drivers are protected by a black powdercoated, perforated steel grill, and the amp is recessed into the back of the cabinet for protection from damage, direct sun and moisture.
A top-mounted pole socket provides for mid-high loudspeakers to be mounted on a straight speaker pole above the subwoofer. The enclosures feature four large rubber feet on the bottom with corresponding recesses in the top to facilitate interlocking the boxes when stacked. There is also a second pole socket on one end to facilitate their use standing tall to hold the tops up higher when fewer subs are required.
There are two handles on each side. The amplifier recess is designed to also serve as a handle on the back of the cabinet.
Ideally suited for use as a professional touring subwoofer, its truck-pack dimensions are compatible with 90″ and 96″ truck widths and up to four boxes can be stacked and transported on a single dolly cart. This allows 16 subwoofers and their 64,000 watts of amplification to be transported in as little as 5′ of 96″ wide truck space or 12 boxes and 48,000 Watts in 4′ of 90″ truck space. On their custom-fit wheel carts with locking casters, stacks of 2 or 3 SSP218s can be rolled into place and used without the need to remove them from their carts. For added flexibility, the SSP218s can be stacked on their carts facing forwards or in cardioid configuration.
A 4000W RMS amplifier with integrated, comprehensive DSP is included. The amplifier is rated for RMS output using continuous sine wave signal.
This is not a Peak or Burst power rating. BASSBOSS uses only continuous RMS power ratings because you’re not going to be using your sub in millisecond bursts. For subwoofer applications, Peak and Burst power ratings are largely irrelevant.
Capable of delivering 4000W of continuous output. This ensures the amplifier isn’t the limiting factor in the output of low frequencies. Providing abundant power prevents overheating issues. It virtually eliminates the damage that clipping an amp that’s too small can cause.
All that electrical power is converted into acoustical power by a pair of 18″ neodymium motor woofers. These premium-quality, drivers feature split-wound 4.5″ copper voice coils, and peak-to-peak excursion capability of up to 60mm.
High-intensity Neodymium magnets are lighter and provide higher efficiency so the result is a lighter and louder cabinet. Split-wound coils produce a more linear force through the range of movement of the cone, which results in lower distortion and improved linearity at high output.
The cones are waterproofed to protect them from possible, accidental exposure to moisture such as rain or spilled beverages. Waterproofed woofer cones also permit the cleaning of drivers that have been soiled in a dirty or dusty environment with the use of a damp cloth. Keep the amplifiers dry and party on!
Waterproofed cones in all products. Optional weatherized and weather resistant loudspeakers have the same acoustical performance as our standard options. If your system is likely to be exposed to rain, ask about IP rated amplification options. If you have need of a system for outdoor installation, ask about Weatherized products.
BASSBOSS subs can be connected directly to your mixer with nothing but signal cable in between. The built-in processing is comprehensive and yet minimal manipulation is applied to the signal. The processing includes only a high pass filter and a low-pass filter. There is no need for any EQ in the signal for the speaker to provide a broad, flat frequency response. A sophisticated limiter system protects the woofer from thermal and over-excursion damage.
Plug-and play with peace of mind. Multiple, sophisticated protection systems make the loudspeaker virtually indestructible. You can turn on and turn up, all night, without fear of over-driving to the point of damage.
BASSBOSS technical specs are based upon measurements of continuous performance capabilities in normal usage. Other manufacturers may specify output based on calculations rather than measurements; measurements outside the operating bandwidth; or on ‘Burst’ or ‘Peak’ readings.
BASSBOSS specifications are conservative compared to most manufacturers. They reflect what the products will achieve, consistently, in the real world. Since the real world is where you’ll be using your gear.
Frequency response (+-3 dB): 30 - 100 Hz
Maximum sustained output: 135 dB SPL, 1 meter, half-space (ground plane)
Short-term peak output: 141 dB
Nominal dispersion: 360 x 360 (°H x °V)
Amplification: 4000W continuous RMS Class D amplifier
Processing: Integrated comprehensive DSP provides high pass, low pass, time alignment and limiting
Voltage operating range: 90-130V
Current draw, nominal: 4.6A @ 120 volts (typical, 1/8 max power)