Whether you’re a DJ, a live combo, a solo entertainer or at your next party, you need an all-round PA that delivers professional sound for a variety of applications. Also on your list of essentials: a wide range of connections and accessory options for fast and flexible on-site setup, and maximum reliability. In a nutshell, your PA has to perform at its best around the clock.
With the LD Systems DAVE 18 G4X Compact 2.1 4000W 18″ Powered PA System with Bluetooth Streaming, your search is over. This powered compact PA – which is made up of an 18″ subwoofer and two 8″ satellites (total power: 4000 W peak) – doesn’t just deliver a new, modern design with numerous handling optimisations. It also offers an integrated 6-channel mixer with all the important input options you could ever need. This allows you to create a wide variety of setups and combinations of instruments, vocals and audio sources – both wired and wireless – thanks to integrated Bluetooth for easy streaming via a smartphone or tablet.
The first two channels of the mixer are designed as channel strips. Here, you can connect either a microphone, a high-impedance instrument – such as a guitar and/or bass – or line-level sources. A 2-band EQ for bass and treble, as well as an adjustable reverb with three presets (small, large, plate), are available for shaping the sound further. Channels 3 and 4 are designed as stereo line inputs, and are suitable for keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines or small electronic drum kits.
The DAVE 18 G4X becomes even more versatile when you use the digital SPDIF stereo input or the Bluetooth connection to expand your performance setup with a media player, computer or smartphone, which you can use to play and control backing tracks, sound effects or music during your breaks. The inputs (channels 5 and 6) can also be used for a karaoke system, or simply to connect a TV device in the sports bar for an impressive sound experience.
Speaking of impressive sound, the DAVE 18 G4X has been completely redesigned and developed from scratch. This not only benefits instruments and music, but also speech intelligibility when the PA is used for speech reinforcement. The acoustic concepts include new compression drivers and waveguides for a homogeneous and directional dispersion, as well as FIR filters and state-of-the-art DSP technology for a transparent, colourless sound that brings the DAVE Series to a whole new level. The subwoofer, for example, is equipped with a larger voice coil and an optimised bass reflex system to reduce air flow noise to a minimum.
The DAVE 18 G4X is predestined for flexible use. The selectable mode presets (for classic stereo use or set up with two closely spaced satellites on a T-stand above the subwoofer) contribute to this – the DAVE G4X is convincing in terms of sound in all configurations. For example, the Cluster Mode preset allows the interference-free coupling of two satellites by means of a special M/S split and reproduction of the stereo signal for more headroom and directivity.
LD Systems has also thought of all common applications when it comes to accessories. These range from custom-fit bags and a castor board to the T-stand mentioned above.
|Portable PA System|
|Speaker Configuration||2 x 3-Way Loudspeaker with Subwoofer|
|Number of Input Channels||6 (2 x Mono, 2 x Stereo)|
|Amplifier Power Rating||Subwoofer:
1000 W RMS (AC Power)
2000 W Peak (AC Power)
2 x 500 W RMS (AC Power)
2 x 1000 W Peak (AC Power)
|Impedance||HF Driver/MF Driver:
|HF Driver||2 x 0.5″ / 1.3 cm Tweeter (per Speaker)|
|HF Voice Coil||1″ / 2.5 cm|
|MF Driver||1 x 8″ / 20.3 cm Cone (per Speaker)|
|MF Voice Coil||1.5″ / 3.8 cm|
|Subwoofer Driver||18″ / 457.2 mm Woofer|
|Subwoofer Voice Coil||4″ / 101.6 mm|
|Magnet||MF Driver/LF Driver:
|Effects||3 x Reverb|
|Dynamic Processing||Peak Limiter|
|Frequency Response||30 Hz to 20 kHz -10 dB|
|Maximum SPL||126 dB (Continuous)
134 dB (Peak)
|Coverage Angle||90° H x 30° V|
|I/O Impedance||speakON Output:
|Protections||Output Limiter, Overload, Short Circuit|
|Audio I/O||2 x Combo XLR-1/4″ 3-Pin Female Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x Combo XLR-1/4″ 3-Pin Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line Input
1 x Stereo RCA TS Female Unbalanced Line Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical Female S/PDIF Input
2 x speakON NL4 Female Speaker Output
|Mobile App Compatible||No
*As of February, 2023: Cheque with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
|AC Input Power||100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz (T 3.15 A L 250 V)|
|Power Consumption||600 VA (Max)|
|AC Power I/O||1 x IEC Input|
1 x Handle (Each Side)
1 x Handle (Rear)
1 x M20 Pole Socket (Top)
1 x 0.6″ / 16 mm Pole Socket (Dual Angle, Bottom)
26.2 x 25.2 x 21.5″ / 665 x 640 x 545 mm
18.5 x 10.8 x 10.2″ / 470 x 275 x 260 mm (without Stand)
96.6 lb / 43.8 kg
21.4 lb / 9.7 kg