18" Compact Single 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.



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VTX F18S Spec Sheet
updated: Oct 22, 2020
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VTX F Series Brochure
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    487 KB Oct 22, 2020
CAD Drawings
VTX F18S Customer Drawings
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    65.2 KB Oct 22, 2020
    141 KB Oct 22, 2020
version 2.7.0, updated: Aug 17, 2020
2.7.0     108 MB Aug 17, 2020
Preset Libraries
F Series Preset Library
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    624 KB Oct 22, 2020
Speaker Tunings
Crown I-TechHD VTX M-Series Presets
updated: Feb 24, 2020
    2.98 MB Feb 24, 2020

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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 Response (-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


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The SS5-BK is JBL’s versatile hand-crank adjustable extension rod for ease of use and setup. For use with smaller line array setups or point-and-shoot loudspeakers, the SS5-BK allows users to lift loads up to 75 lbs efficiently and safely. The patented Ring Lock system has an adjustable diameter from 1.378 to 1.457”, providing a wobble and vibration-free connection to the pole mount socket.
  • Hand crank height adjustment (36” to 59”) with push button security feature and locking screw for additional safety
  • Rated up to 75lbs (height dependent)
  • M20 threaded bolt for secure attachment to companion subwoofer
  • 1 x JBL SS5-BK