V subwoofer

V-SUB subwoofer front
V-SUB subwoofer front line array

V subwoofer


High performance flyable cardioid subwoofer

  • Components 18"/12"
  • Dispersion Cardioid
  • SPLmax 137 dB
  • Weight 64 kg / 141 lb

Product description

The V-SUB is an actively driven high performance cardioid subwoofer powered by a single amplifier channel. The V-SUB features integrated rigging equipment, and shares the same acoustical and visual design as the V-GSUB, which is intended for ground stacked applications only. It houses two long excursion neodymium drivers, an 18" driver in a bass-reflex design facing to the front and a 12" driver in a two chamber bandpass design radiating to the rear. The cardioid dispersion pattern resulting from this approach avoids unwanted energy behind the system that reduces the reverberant field at low frequencies and provides the greatest accuracy of low frequency reproduction.

The V subwoofer can be used to supplement V8 and V12 loudspeakers in various combinations, ground stacked or flown, either integrated on top of a V8 / V12 array or as a separate column.

The V-SUB cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam. Each side panel incorporates two handles, whilst the top panel has an M20 high stand flange inserted.


The d&b D80 amplifier is recommended to drive the V-SUB. The d&b D20 and 30D can also be used.


Architectural specifications for detailed project planning

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System data
Frequency response (-5 dB standard)
37 - 115 Hz
Frequency response (-5 dB 100 Hz mode)
37 - 95 Hz
Max. sound pressure1
with D20/30D
with D80

133 dB
137 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel
Loudspeaker data
High performance flyable cardioid subwoofer
Nominal impedance
8 Ω
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)
800/3200 W
Splay angle settings
0° and 2.5°
1 x 18" driver
1 x 12" driver
2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)
606 x 700 x 7282 / 830 mm
23.8 x 27.5 x 28.62 / 32.6"
64 kg
141 lb

1 1 m, free field, SPL max peak test signal: pink noise with crest factor 4
2 dimensions without wheels

Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

1/4 – Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

De-rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

2/4 – De-rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

3/4 – Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

De-rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

4/4 – De-rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

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