18-inch Compact Subwoofer

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18" Compact Single Subwoofer

The VTX F series is a line of multi-purpose loudspeakers designed to give sound production companies a variety of flexible options for deploying high-quality audio, either as a stand-alone FOH system, a satellite and subwoofer system (with companion VTX F18S), or on-stage floor monitor and fill speaker.



  • 2269H Differential Drive 18"
  • Exceptionally High Power Handling (2000 W Continuous, 8000 W Peak AES 2 hr)
  • Massive Linear Excursion Capability (3.5" peak-to-peak)
  • Reverse-Cardioid Arrayable (front NL4)
  • Reinforced M20 Extension Rod Receptacle
  • 16x M10 Mount Points (4 per side, 4 top/bottom)
  • Convenient Handle Locations (4x)
  • Attachment plates included as standard for stacked F18S plus F12 or F15 configurations


Enhanced Performance and Dramatically Reduced Driver Weight

JBL's exclusive dual voice coil, dual magnetic gap Differential Drive technology is at the core of all VTX models, dramatically reducing driver weight while greatly enhancing all critical performance parameters: frequency response, power output and distortion.



System Integration and Management

With the VTX Series you are not just using a product, you are gaining access to an expert system. Tools for system design and all the components to analyze, configure, set up and control a VTX system are all part of the JBL commitment to total system integration and support. The goal is maximum efficiency and the highest possible level of performance in any venue, anywhere in the world.



  Version Language Size Uploaded
file type icon VTX F18S Spec Sheet
updated: Oct 2020
    1.38 MB Oct 2020
file type icon VTX F18S Spare Parts
en version A, updated: Aug 2023
en  64.6 KB Aug 2023
file type icon VTX F Series Brochure
updated: Oct 2020
    487 KB Oct 2020
CAD Drawings
file type icon VTX F18S Customer Drawings
version 1, updated: Dec 2020
  65.2 KB Dec 2020
file type icon VTX F Series Declaration of Conformity
updated: Oct 2020
    141 KB Oct 2020
platform icon PerformanceManager
version 3.0.0, updated: Feb 2024
3.0.0     124 MB Feb 2024
Preset Libraries
file type icon VTX F Series Preset Library
version 2.1, updated: Dec 2020
2.1    624 KB Dec 2020

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Parts & Service


System Type High Power Single 18” Differential Drive® Subwoofer
Components 1 x 2269H, 460 mm (18 in) dia.,100 mm (4 in) Dual Coil Neodymium Differential Drive®, Direct Cooled™ Transducer
Frequency Range (-10dB) 24 Hz - 2.2 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 32.5 Hz - 1.7 kHz
Sensitivity 97db half space
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Transducer Power Rating (AES 2 hour) 2000W cont 8000W peak
Dimensions (H x W x D) 640.1mm x 548.6mm x 713.7mm (25.2in x 21.6in x 28.1in)
Net Weight (each) 45.4 kg (100 lbs)
LF Driver 1 x 460 mm (18 in) dia.,100 mm (4 in) Dual Coil Neodymium Differential Drive®, Direct Cooled™ Transducer
Maximum SPL (1m) 133dB (Preset: VTX F18S 80)
Enclosure 18 mm, 11-ply Baltic birch plywood; black DuraFlex™ finish


229-00009-01 | M10 Eyebolt Kit
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  • M10 x 35 mm Eyebolts
  • Forged Shoulder Steel Construction
  • Includes washers and spacers


  • (3) M10 x 35 mm Eyebolts
  • (3) 38 mm Washers
  • (3) 13 mm Spacers for EON and 300 Series


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