YORKVILLE LS1208 18-inch Bass-Pipe

YORKVILLE LS1208 18-inch Bass-Pipe
A two year investigation into the optimization of high output low frequency sound has yielded the LS1208 "basspipe" subwoofer system. The "basspipe" is a multiple flare horn, connected to an organ like pipe, slowly flaring to the mouth. The bandwidth is narrowed, optimized to a specific range in the lower registers. Outdoor measurements show very smooth, very high output in the 35Hz to 200Hz range. This is the highest efficiency that we have ever seen for a single 18" driver enclosure, especially with a gross volume of only 22 cubic feet. In addition, a significant gain is achieved when using two units side by side as the mouth nears maximum acoustic load.

Additional research has developed a woofer with significantly higher power handling than any other speaker that we currently use, making the LS1208 one of the highest output subwoofers available at any price. Performance, packaging, and overall value make the LS1208 a benchmark.


  • 4000 Watt 18-inch Subwoofer (2000 Watts Program)
  • Max SPL 139dB Peak (136dB Continuous)
  • Horn-Loaded Bass-Pipe Cabinet Design
  • 8 Ohm Design for Easy Amplifier Configuration
  • 35Hz - 200Hz Frequency Response
  • 2 x Speakon™ and 2 x 1/4-inch Parallel Inputs
  • Solid 5/8-inch (15mm) Birch Plywood Construction
  • Made in Canada

  • Specifications

  • System Type: Horn Loaded Subwoofer
  • Active or Passive: Passive
  • Program Power (Watts): 2000 Watts (4000 Peak / 1000 Continuous)
  • Nominal Impedance (Ohms): 8
  • Sensitivity (dB @1Watt/1m): 105
  • Max SPL (dB): 139dB Peak (136dB Continuous)
  • Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3dB): 35 - 200
  • Driver Configuration: 18-inch Ceramic Magnet w/4-inch Voicecoil
  • Inputs - 1/4" Jacks: 2
  • Inputs - Speakon 4-pin: 2
  • Other Controls / Features: Speakon™ connectors feature a configuration switch which allows instant reversal of Speakon™
  • jack pinouts: for easy single wire hook-up using optional four wire Speakon™ cables.
  • Corners: Black Steel
  • Wheels: 2 Rear
  • Bar Handles: 2 Top, 2 Side
  • Enclosure Materials: 15mm (5/8inch) 11-ply Russian Birch
  • Grille: Heavy gauge perforated metal
  • Covering / Finish: Black Ozite (Carpet)
  • Optional Covering / Finishes: Black Ultrathane Paint (LS1208B)
  • Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches): 33 x 28 x 43.5
  • Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm): 83.8 x 71 x 110.5
  • Weight (lbs/kg): 181.7 / 82.4