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Adamson – Y-18

The Adamson Y18 - the original and most powerful enclosure of the Y-Axis series. The Y-Axis series’ superior design
- the subject of several patents - was developed in order to eliminate mid lobing and comb filtering, with far greater control and coverage than any conventional PA system. The Y18 produces a perfectly curved co-linear
ribbon of mid and high energy with Adamson's
proprietary Co-Linear sound chamber technology,
virtually eliminating time smear. The Y-Axis is the only line array with a co-linear sound chamber and far field sonic accuracy that sounds like “nearfield monitors at 50 meters.”
The Y-Axis series allows the end user a completely scalable system solution using 5-degree vertical elements and 100-degree horizontal coverage. Adamson's easy rigging gets the Y18 out of the truck and into the air quickly and easily - and more importantly, with no gaps in the array.
Optional Y-Axis underhang rigging offers the most comprehensive and versatile approach to system configuration, allowing for a range of Y-Axis and SpekTrix enclosure models to be utilized in a single array.
The Y18 is a high power, 3-way line array featuring two proprietary Adamson mid/high drive modules. The Adamson drive module
The drive module is powered by a proprietary
9" Kevlar mid and a JBL 2451 compression driver
Together, the drive module and trapezoidal cabinet design create a smooth, slightly curved, seamless wave front. The Y-Axis has a defined coverage pattern of 90 degrees (-3dB) - 100
degrees (-6dB) by 5 degrees. The vertical coverage is determined by the number of cabinets added to the array.
has a co-axial entrance and a
co-linear exit comprised of a high frequency sound chamber mounted within a mid frequency sound chamber. The Y-Axis comes complete with a sliding hinge rigging system that is fast and efficient. With eleven half-degree increments, one can achieve precise angular positioning by adjusting the extension of the sliding hinge while the front of the array remains closed. Light,
durable aluminum dollies and all the components for rigging the Y-Axis come standard. Aluminum rigging frames to support 16 or 24 Y-Axis are available as optional accessories.
ŸTwo Adamson 18” Kevlar L F Drivers
ŸTwo JBL 2451 HF Drivers
ŸŸAdamson Co-Linear Drive Module
Two Adamson 9" Kevlar MF Drivers
Aluminum Dolly Board
Proprietary Stainless/Aluminum Slide Hinge Rigging
Optional Waterproof Soft Covers


  • Installed Sound
  • Live Production


Please refer to the official sales outlets for up-to-date prices.

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