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Enhanced Listing: Montarbo MOL1818 SubOne

Designed for live music performed in medium to large venues where the primary requirements are extended bass response and maximum sound pressure, the new Montarbo MOL1818 SubOne presents an approach to acoustical design that combines the theory of waveguides with that of band-pass systems and the mathematics of organ pipes with that of low-turbulence exponential reflex ports. All of this is carved in the wood, without compromises.

The relationship between art and science is completed with innovative dual 18-inch woofers that make it possible to drive new-geometry voice coils (each 4.5-inches) in a linear manner over a +/-30 mm excursion. Moreover, multiple heat dissipation systems help to control and minimize the power compression effects up to the rated power level. The result is the higher maximum output level rating for a subwoofer of this size, weight and power. Power and control, without compromises, up to the last watt.

The unusually low distortion and long throw of the MOL1818 when compared with other subwoofers having the same size and power rating makes it possible to achieve very high levels of performance from a smaller number of units. Particular attention has been focused on efficiency and tonal neutrality.

Due to its ability to effortlessly reproduce extended low frequencies, the MOL1818 can be used as the low-frequency loudspeaker in the company’s PalcoPlus line array system in place of the RAB1815 cardioid subwoofer. The extremely sturdy cabinet is built with 18 mm birch multi-ply covered with an anti-scratch surface finish; it’s fitted with internal driver-protection grills, castors with brakes, and carved-out handle cavities on both sides of the cabinet.

Configuration: 2 x 18-inch, band-pass and horn-loaded
Frequency Response: 35-120 Hz (-10 dB)
Rated Power: 2500 watts
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Maximum SPL: 144 dB
Dimensions (HxWxD): 23.8 x 45.6 x 35.4 inches
Weight: 238 pounds

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