DVA S1518N
DVA S1518N
DVA S1518N
DVA S1518N
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DVA S1518N
DVA S1518N
The DVA S1518N is a bandpass subwoofer based on the DVA S10, but with 50 percent higher power amp output, an integrated DSP, and an RDNet link. A remarkably versatile subwoofer, it delivers tight and punchy bass response that supports and transitions smoothly to satellites’ lower midrange frequencies.
The DVA S1518N is a bandpass subwoofer based on the DVA S10, but with 50 percent higher power amp output, an integrated DSP, and an RDNet link. A remarkably versatile subwoofer, it delivers tight and punchy bass response that supports and transitions smoothly to satellites’ lower midrange frequencies.
DVA S1518N Subwoofer, 18", Bandpass

The DVA S1518N is equipped with a next-generation, 18" woofer driven by a built-in 1500W digipro® G2 digital power amp.
Subwoofer arrays are easily flown using the optional SRK10 rigging hardware retrofit.

The S1518N will also serve you well in compact stacks paired with DVA T12, T8 and T4 units or DVX Series enclosures.

Equipped with PFC switched-mode power supplies, they are largely impervious to line voltage fluctuations, which is a tremendous asset in a touring rig.

Our network-enabled DVA subwoofers are designated by an “N” in the product name. 

They feature a premium-quality DSP boasting excellent audio specs with variable crossover frequencies, precise limiter functions and adjustable delay settings for perfect time alignment.
Technical Data
Speaker Type
Active Bandpass Subwoofer
Acoustical data
Frequency Response [+/- 3dB]
39 - 120 Hz
Max SPL
138 dB
Directivity
Omnidirectional, Cardiod Option with DSP setup
LF
18 "
Voice Coil LF
4 "
Amplifier
Amp Technology
Digipro® G2
Amp Class
Class D
Power Supply
1.5 kW SMPS
LF Amp
1500 W RMS
Cooling
Convection
Processor
Controller
DSP 56 bit
AD/DA Converter
24bit/ 96 kHz
System Presets
X-Over,Delay
Phase
0, 180 °
Limiter
RMS, Peak, Thermal
Delay Option
0-4.5 ms internal
Crossover Frequency LF-MF
75-120Hz | steps of 5Hz
LF-Xover out slope
24 dB/Octave
Mechanics
Housing
Multiplex plywood
Housing Design
Rectangular
Handles
3x Per Side
Accessory
Dolly, Wheels 100mm,
Dust Cover, Rain Cover
Pole Mount
M20
Rigging Points
integrated for SRK10 fly kit
2xPick Points on top to fix
DRK10/20 rigging frames
Width
515 mm (20.6 in)
Height
640 mm (25.6 in)
Depth
720 mm (28.8 in)
Weight
46 kg (101.41 lbs)
Features
  • VARIABLE CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES
  • PRECISE LIMITER FUNCTIONS
  • ON BOARD DELAY FOR PERFECT TIME ALIGNMENT
  • PRESET FOR CONFIGURING CARDIOD SYSTEMS
  • SETTINGS ACCESSIBLE VIA ROTARY ENCODER
  • X-OVER OUT
  • RDNET NETWORK PORT
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Delay
The delay indicates a difference in tempo, generally measured in ms (miliseconds).
It allows you to sincronize speakers, of the same system, stationed in different positions.
The delay may be used to create particular set ups on the subwoofer, thus initializing a controlled sound diffusion. Many speakers have a built-in delay device.
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Digipro® G2
System of digital amplification engineered by dBTechnologies.
Based on the previous Digipro project, the newest G2 versions' efficiency has been improved by cutting down on consumption and heating.
The introduction of a 'new avant-garde' component, a better s/n relation and a lighter weight, confer a superior dynamism to the new Digipro G2 digital speakers.
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PFC (Power Factor Corrector)
An integration of the power supply, PFC allows real time correction of the power factor in order to optimize the function of the Digipro and Digipro G2 digital speakers.
Toghether with the full range supply system it enables the systems performances to remain unaltered if tension supply alterations occur.
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Preset System
The opportunity of modifying the character and equalization of a speaker is a very important prerogative in adapting a speaker to multiple functions.
The introduction of the Preset System in dBTechnologies' FM monitors enables to choose directly from the box the most adeguate equalization for the desired use, optimizing performances without the need of external processors.
The management of phase, limiter and x-over will be modified automatically depending on the chosen set-up, preserving the internal acoustic equipment.
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RD-Net
Digital net for bi-directional control of connected devices.
The acronym RD-Net originates from the development, on behalf of RCF and dBTechnologies, of a universal network which allows adjustments in real time and supervision of all the connected systems, using cables based on ehternet cat 5 wires.
With the specific software and the interfaces control 2 and control 8, a complete command of the acoustic system will be possible allowing real time supervision on each eletrical component of the various speakers.

RDnet allows you to

Monitor levels, limiters, and temperatures
Select system presets
Configure setups off-line
Mute units
Group modules and assigning group EQ, delay and phase  
Test individual components
Automatically address system components   
Tap into LAN and USB interfaces  
Extend the network via wireless LAN access points.
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X-over
The cross over (X-over) is the intersection point of different frequencies from different ranges.
In sound systems it delimitates the areas in which low, mid, and high frequencies work.
A cross over is also an electronic object, active or passive, which comands the division of the frequencies' areas.
In other words, it separates an incoming full range signal into two or more areas of frequency.

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dBTechnologies Network
Compatible with dBTechnologies Network
dBTechnologies Network is the software to control remotely dBTechnologies products using RDNet Protocol.
Visit Network page to download the software and get more infos.
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dBTechnologies Composer
A software able to supply each and every necessary information on the installation of the DVA and VIO systems depending on the necessities of the event.
Visit Composer to download the software and get more infos.
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