LD Systems DAVE18G3 Compact 18'' Active PA System

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Product Ref: 60783

  • 18'' Bass Reflex Subwoofer and Two 10'' Satellite Speakers
  • High Quality Sound with Punchy Bass, Natural Mids and Clear Treble
  • 4800 Watts Peak Power and 135dB Peak SPL
  • Speakon Compatible with XLR, RCA and 6.3mm Input Connectors
  • Perfect for High-Powered Gigs, Multimedia and Permanent Installations

LD Systems DAVE18G3 Compact 18'' Active PA System


The LD Systems Compact Active PA System is perfect for high-powered live gigs, multimedia presentations and permanent installations in bars and clubs. The DAVE 18 G3 features a 18'' vented subwoofer and two satellite speakers with 10'' drivers and high frequency horns to ensure high quality sound reproduction with driving, well defined bass, natural mids and clear treble. This active system delivers 4800 watts of peak power with a peak SPL of 135dB and a frequency response of 32 Hz - 20 kHz. The DAVE 18 G3 system delivers crystal clear, dynamic audio with punchy lows in a compact package.

Product Ref: 60783

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Featuring hard-wearing 15mm Birch plywood cabinets, the satellite speakers are loaded with 10''/1'' coaxial drivers while the bass reflex sub enclosure houses an 18'' woofer and Class D amplifier. Digital signal processing, multiband limiter, short circuit and overcurrent protection ensure superior sonic performance and reliable operation. The DAVE 18 G3's subwoofer provides XLR, 6.3mm and RCA inputs for a wide range of signal sources. It also features individual system and sub level controls, a phase reversal switch and the satellite connectors are Speakon compatible.

The DAVE 18 G3 hardware includes steel grilles, an M20 pole insert and LD's Evolutive handles on the sub for transport convenience as well as adjustable tilt stand mounts on the speakers for optimum coverage angles.


  • Product Type: PA System
  • Type: Active
  • Maximum SPL (Continuous): 124dB
  • Maximum SPL (Peak): 135dB
  • Frequency Response: 32 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Dispersion (H x V): 75° x 75°
  • Weight: 63.2kg


  • Low/Mid Driver Size: 18''
  • Woofer Magnet: Ferrite
  • Woofer Type: Custom
  • Woofer Voice Coil: 4''
  • Cabinet Construction: Vented
  • Cabinet Material: 18mm Plywood
  • Cabinet Surface: Texture Paint
  • Dimensions: 510mm x 635mm x 710mm (W x H x D)

Mid/Hi System

  • Midrange Driver Size: 10''
  • Magnet Type: Ferrite
  • Driver Type: Custom
  • Midrange Voice Coil: 2''
  • Horn: Coaxial
  • Tweeter Size: 1''
  • Tweeter Magnet: Ferrite
  • Tweeter Type: Custom
  • System Impedance: 4Ohms
  • Loudspeaker Inputs: 1
  • Speaker Input Connections: Speakon Compatible
  • Cabinet Construction: Closed
  • Cabinet Material: 15mm Plywood
  • Cabinet Surface: Texture Paint
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 300mm x 460mm x 263mm (W x H x D)

Integrated Subwoofer Amplifier

  • Amplifier Type: Class D
  • Amplifier Output (RMS): 1200 W
  • Amplifier Output (Peak): 4800 W
  • Protection Circuit:
    • Overload
    • Limiter
    • Short Circuit
  • Cooling: Convection
  • Controls:
    • Sub Level
    • Power
    • Subwoofer Phase Reverse
    • Volume
  • Indicators:
    • Limit
    • On/Off
    • Protect (Protection Circuit Engaged)
    • Signal
  • Line Inputs: 2
  • Line Input Connectors:
    • RCA
    • XLR
    • 6.3mm Jack
  • Line Output Connectors: XLR
  • Loudspeaker Outputs: 2
  • Speaker Output Connectors: Speakon Compatible