compact, self-powered subwoofer, single-18

The MS118 boasts an impressive power output in an incredibly small format. The same ultra-fast, ultra precise neodymium 18 inch driver as the class leading MS218 delivers in an extremely small taper-reflex format. The MS118 is packaged with all the features the extremely successful MS218 has; Overblast technology, carefully designed custom handles, large heatsink for optimised dissipation and taper-reflex design to name a few. The MS118 couples perfectly with all Hill products as a stackable subwoofer cabinet.

Making an impression

Each unit accepts a +4 dBu balanced input via 3 pin XLR male and female connectors, and collects power via Neutrik PowerCON connector. The product features a simple yet easy to read signal / peak light system on the rear. Up to two MS118 can be coupled on the same power line.



The MS118 has been equipped with the same OverBlastâ„¢ technology as other Hill amplified products. This enables the fan circuit to follow the audio input and act accordingly. Loud music allows the fan to blast, but silence causes the fan system to slow down.


The classic Hill taper-reflex design, features a premium grade 18" driver with an immense 64mm linear excursion capacity, housed in an enclosure constructed from Baltic birch. This combines with the ultra-linear Chameleon™ amplifier to deliver precise, tight, wide-band LF performance. The result is true recreation of the punch from a kick drum, the heavy flow of a bass guitar and the depth of a keyboard with equal assurance.


Absolute Precision

The MS118 delivers exceptional low frequency pattern control and can be configured in multiple array formats to minimize back-stage and off-site spill. With no internal destructive limiting DSP, the MS118 delivers full impact, all the time.

Pure style

Among its class, the MS118 form factor is small but extremely impressive. Being only 49.8cm / 19.6" tall enables it to sit perfectly understage, or double stacked for even more power. Couple this with considerately designed handles and you have the ideal small sub.



Touring Dolly (sold separately)

Plywood grille cover (sold separately)

13 amp powerCON cable

replacement fan filter assembly

Technical Information

Input Impedance : 20K
Input Sensitivity : +6dBv
Frequency Response : 30Hz - 120Hz +/- 4dB
Maximum SPL : 136dB 1
Power Handling : 2,200 Watts 2
Configuration : self-powered tapered reflex sub bass loudspeaker enclosure
Directivity : Format controlled
Internals : single neodymium energised 18" sub bass driver / Chameleon total linear power amplifier
Connector spec : powerCON in
powerCON out
XLR input
XLR output
Dimensions : Height: 506mm
Depth: 480mm
Width: 730mm
Weight : 51.5 kg
113.5 lb
  • 1 Measured pink noise calculated to 1m (average concert level -12dB)
    2 Specified as the maximum instantaneous undistorted RMS power.
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