FAQ | What is the difference between the KS118 and the KW181 subwoofers?

Learn about the size, performance and connectivity differences between the KS118 and KW181 subwoofers.

Updated at May 10th, 2023

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There are actually many differences. The KS118 has the following:

  • Nearly double the peak power with a 3600W Class D Amplifier (1800 W + 1800 W bridged)
  • Custom-designed long excursion, tour-grade woofer with 4” voice coil
  • More powerful DSP, offering improved amplifier and driver protection
  • LCD display for advanced functionality and control
  • Increased output (max SPL) and frequency response (LF extension)
  • Cardioid mode settings for directional frequency deployment (requires two or more KS118 subs)
  • Backing grille cloth (similar to K.2) for a clean, professional look
  • Can be deployed both horizontally or vertically