DS18 Hosts 3rd Annual Loud for Tots Event

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (12.18.2020) – Loud for Tots was the place to be on Saturday night December 12th at the DS18 HQ in Miami Gardens FL. The 3rd Annual Loud for Tots event was designed as a community minded event to gather toys for children in need during the Christmas Season.

The DS18 Big Bad Wolf was spotlighted at the Loud for Tots event.

As dozens of vehicles filled the DS18 parking lot local police arrived on the scene. Masks were a requirement and social distancing was encouraged for all. The ‘rub’ with police was the ‘Loud’ aspect of the Loud for Tots. Apparently the local authorities did not know what people around the world know…. at DS18 “We Like It Loud”.

Vehicles on the lot at DS18 HQ.
A wide variety of vehicles were in the DS18 parking lot for the event.

Rob Ferro, Mr DS18, was on site with the Big Bad Wolf. “The Loud for Tots event was a success despite the 12 officers on site. The Sargent agreed to let us continue the event but without the LOUD part. During the event we were able to collect over 20 boxes of toys on Saturday night… and I was not arrested for being too nice” Ferro stated.

During days after the event people from charity organizations picked up toys from the Loud for Tots event.

Continuing, days after the event, Ferro related “First of the week we started to deliver the toys to diverse foundations. One of the organizations was for children with Autism. Putting smiles on the faces of many children is very rewarding to all of us at DS18.”

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DS18’s High Excursion ZXI12.4D Is Being Heard Worldwide

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (12.17.2020) – Do you want more excursion, more thumping power, and to shake everyone’s mirrors around you? DS18 has the perfect subwoofer to satisfy all your bass head needs in the newly designed for 2021 ZXI12.4D high excursion subwoofer. This monster sub packs a 3-inch coil made to withstand high amounts of power with the utmost efficiency while producing thunderous distortion free bass.

This sub has a low FS so it can be used in large boxes with lower than normal tuning. Not only will this subwoofer slay the lows, it is versatile enough to also play higher frequencies in the bass zone of sub frequencies. Most subs that produce this much bass have very deep mounting depths which limit the applications in which they can be used.

The ZXI12.4D has a mounting depth of only 7.5 inches so It can be used in most instances where you need a lot of bass but not you don’t have to worry about the setup taking up all the real estate in your vehicle. The ZXI12.4D has been conservatively rated at 1000w rms and 2000w peak power so this makes it the sub that can handle any task put to fruition.

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DS18 Releases New Double DIN Multimedia Receiver with 6.9-inch Touch Screen

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (12.04.2020) – Bigger and bolder than ever, the DDX6.9AD is DS18’s new revision of our long line of amazing head units.

This receiver shares a lot of the characteristics that its little brothers share except one HUGE difference. We have upgraded the screen size from 6.2 inches to a whopping 6.9 inches with this huge screen. Now you and everyone in the vehicle can enjoy the crisp visuals along with goose bump worthy sound quality. Maneuvering through the options is quite easy with the touch screen controls and will give you flawless and absolute control over all the media you are wanting to hear.

This receiver will include everything you need to bring your multimedia dreams into full fruition with the Android operating system including Mirror Link, Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth, GPS, AUX, USB, SD, phone controls, and all your AM / FM stations. Apps are also easily downloadable when you hook your head unit up to your cellular hot spot. The SD reader can use memory cards up to 64GB.

Your music can be set easily to your preferences with the easy to use and detailed manual and the DDXRC app equalizer can get you the sound that is specific to your tastes with easy access and settings. Mirror link is also easily set up in just a few steps so you can mirror all media from your phone to your device. A mobile hotspot is required for GPS functions if you are not using mirror link. (PLEASE REMEMBER DO NOT WATCH MOVIES IN MOTION – WAIT UNTIL THE CAR IS PARKED.)

There is plenty of power behind this versatile receiver. At 4 ohms this unit offers 4×15 watts RMS and 40×4 max power which is generally enough to power all entry level speakers, but to get the maximum output from this amp, you will need amplifiers and higher quality speakers to handle the power. The PRE-AMP outputs will deliver a maximum of 4.5 volts so you can be reassured that you will have enough output voltage for your amplifiers to get the clearest and distortion free sound available. Also 3 sets of preamp outputs (SUB, Front, and Rear) will be there for you to configure to your specific setup.

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DS18 Introduces a Marine Headunit That Does It All… the MRX1

MIAMI GARDEN,S FL (11.19.2020) The new DS18 is a marine headunit that can do it all! Compact, powerful, beautiful and will stand up to the rigorous punishment that all marine and off-road headunits go through. This powerful receiver features all the functions an enthusiast needs including Bluetooth, RCA outputs including subwoofer, USB linking and charging while remaining waterproof. The new DS18 MRX1 is the key to enjoying loud music with the highest quality for enjoyment on boat, in the UTV or any vehicle that may see the water frequently.

Check out the features of the new DS18 MRX1 all-in-one marine headunit that does it all.

  • V4.2 Bluetooth pairing functions so enthusiasts can play music directly from their phone or any Bluetooth source.

-It comes with precise sound settings options that lets enthusiasts control the bass, treble, balance, fade, EQ, loudness, and Subwoofer crossover with ease.

DS18 engineers have Included preset EQ options that give enthusiasts a better sound for their selected music preference that include FLAT, POP, ROCK, CLASSICAL and EQ which can be turned off all together.

  • There is an easy to read LCD display with RGB keys so enthusiasts can use the color that’s easiest to read, to set the mood of the day, or color scheme.

-Also provided is CT sync that allows for settings like time be adjusted by over the air radio frequencies.

  • The USB can transfer music along with charging the chosen device at the rate of 2a.
  • The MRX1’s sound output can’t be matched because DS18 made this unit to use 4v preamp outputs so enthusiasts can expect the highest quality sound with the voltage to push it.
  • The MRX1 has 3 outputs to accommodate fully applied systems easily with front, rear, and sub high quality outputs.

-The IP65 waterproof rating will help enthusiasts stay confident while using the headunit in harsh and wet terrain without failure.

  • This radio has an amazing power output. With a 4 ohm load enthusiasts will get 4×15 watts RMS and 2 ohm load will get 4×20 watts RMS which is enough to push most entry level speakers. (Amps will be required to install tower speakers and subs).
  • Enjoy all favorite AM/FM stations with the MRX1’s wideband AM/FM receiver that is also selectable under source controls.

As always with the new MRX1 DS18 proves ‘We Like It Loud!’

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DS18 Roars with New Full Bridge Full Range Amps

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (10.08.2020) – The wait is over– DS18 will be introducing their new Full Range Full Bridge amps on October 15th. These powerful yet compact amps use the traditional full bridge design so you can get MASSIVE power is a smaller frame that is not big and bulky like half bridge designs.

The GFX amps were designed to make BIG power and with them being full bridge and full range, that makes them accommodate all types of speakers. Subs, mids, and highs can all be configured with just a flip of the filtering switch and setting your frequency selection accordingly.

They have many options to choose from to best fit your desired impedance and rise levels.

Available now for preorder, shipping Octobr 15th.

All models come in 1- and 2-ohm final impedance configurations so you can calculate and extract the maximum power this amplifier can give for your specific needs. The GFX line is an amazing very well-rounded line that can be used in a great many applications that demand serious power for serious sound.

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DS18 “We Like It Loud” at the Daytona Truck Meet 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (09.09.2020) – The famed Daytona International Speedway was home to the Daytona Truck Meet 2020 the weekend of September 4th-6th. The infield was packed with vendor tents and spectators along with a reported 5,000 trucks from across the U.S. Live entertainment and a burn-out pit were additional attractions to the tricked-out trucks for all to see.

The large DS18 booth featured 18 demo vehicles on the Daytona International Speedway infield.

DS18 showcased the company’s latest products and highlighted new truck products in a very large,160’x40′ booth. There were 12 DS18 tents set up in the booth to showcase 18 demo vehicles on site. Vehicles featuring DS18 products were on site from Texas, South Carolina and Illinois plus the surrounding area. Rob Ferro (Mr DS18), Hery Santiago and Luis Delgado travelled from DS18 HQ in Miami Gardens FL to work the event along with Efron Rivera. DS18 dealer Design X Restyling, located in Winter Gardens FL, handled onsite sales in the booth. Rob, Hery, Luis and Efron spent their time talking with members of the crowd about DS18 products and showing all “We Like It Loud.’

Members of the 18 Teams in the DS18 booth gathered for a photo op.

Ferro related “This was the first truck event for DS18 to have a booth and major presence. It was amazing to see the quality of the trucks with so much high dollar aftermarket gear and graphics. Then, in talking to owners of trucks valued at way over 100 grand, to learn they were listening to a stock sound system in their ride. The new DS18 RunAcross Bar was shown for the first time at a show. The RAM pickup, from Wilson Autosports in Fort Walton Beach, showcased the RunAcross Bar with DS18 10” speaker pods and it drew a crowd.”

The Fury Tire models with the DS18 Big Bad Wolf.

“This was our 3rd year to be at the Daytona Truck Meet. It was the best yet as business is terrific. It was great to be working with DS18 at the Daytona Truck Meet” Julio from Design X Restyling stated.

The Wilson Audiosports RAM Pickup featured the new DS18 RunAcross Bar and 10” pod speakers.
Design X Restyling creations featured DS18 gear.

Continuing, Ferro related “While at the event I had a chance to see other booths and it was so cool to see DS18 products included in show vehicles of other exhibitors. In the evenings I always went out with a DS18 shirt on all 4 nights and people would notice and ask me to come out and check out the DS18 products in their rides. DS18 is definitely connecting with enthusiasts.”

The DS18 Booth in the infield was 160’x40’!

During the event masks were required, plus social distancing was enforced, with random temperature checks also administered.

On Sunday evening the two DS18 trailers were southbound on I-95 and headed back to Miami Gardens, FL.

At 3 on Sunday afternoon teardown began and it was time to take down all the tents, pack the supplies and load the vehicles into the 2 trailers for the trip southbound on I-95 to Miami Gardens.

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DS18 Said ‘We Like It Loud’ At The Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

PIGEON FORGE, TN (08.27.2020) – DS18 had a major presence on the grounds at the Smokey Mountain Jeep Invasion Thursday through Saturday, August 20th-22nd. The 3 big red DS18 tents, with the Big Bad Wolf highlighted, drew a big crowd of Jeepers throughout the event…despite the rain and winds. On Friday, strong winds sent some vendor tents into the air.

With the DS18 red tents, lower left, this image shows the scope of the outdoor area.

Rob Ferro, Mr DS18, along with Hery spent the days showing attendees all the latest from DS18. Jeep Gladiators and Wranglers, from DS18 Jeep Fans, also added to the excitement under the DS18 tents.

There was always a crowd around the DS18 booth with many Jeepers taking shots with their smartphones of the great demo vehicle installations.

Ferro relayed “Reports from the Jeep Invasion promoters said there were over 9000 Jeeps at the event. The total attendance was reported to top 20,000. In addition to the huge area outside, where DS18 was set up, the Le Conte Center was filled with vendors in the 100,000 foot facility.”

Even at night Jeepers could tell DS18 was saying “We Like It Loud.”

Continuing, Ferro offered “There was such a great vibe at the event. We worked with people in the booth to maintain social distancing and most understood. Quite a number of Jeepers in the booth commented about the design of our pods and the DS18 RGB lighting. All said that DS18 was the best.”

Rob Ferro-Mr DS18, surrounded by show stopping demos, embodied the great vibe at the Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion.

DS18 was front and center at after show events too. All in all it was quite a journey for the DS18 crew as they drove the DS18 pickup, with Jeeps on a trailer, the 968 miles from Miami FL to Pigeon Forge, TN.

The journey to the Jeep Invasion was normal, but mechanical truck issues caused delays on the return to DS18 HQ in Miami.

Concluding, Ferro offered on a Facebook post “So I have been driving for 2 days and haven’t had an opportunity to thank everyone for the tremendous support and for those that drove hundreds of miles to show us your Jeeps and amazing builds. The energy you gave us is out of this galaxy. We are proud to have each and every one of you on our team. You are the best.”

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DS18 Releases New Pancadáos Due to Overwhelming Requests

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (08.20.2020) – In 2019, DS18 released the massive Pancadáo 12-inch midrange woofer (45lbs) with tremendous success. These speakers are made to pick up a full range of frequencies so you can get massive midbass while also slaying the high range. This high wattage mid woofer was received overwhelmingly well by the public and in turn, demanded even more sizes be released.

Rob Ferro, Mr DS18, shows the massive magnet structure on the new Pancádao.

With such a high demand for high powered midrange woofers like the Pancadáo, the company is happy to oblige pro audio enthusiasts with two more additions to the Pancadáo family. Ds18 has now released an 8 inch and 10-inch Pancadáo so now you have even more options when you need high powered, midbass pumping woofers that also slay the highs.

First in the lineup is the Pancadáo Pro-1Kp8.4. This high powered 4-ohm and 8-ohm, sturdy, and extremely loud 8-inch midbass-full range woofer take an astounding 1000w RMS and 2000W peak. The frequency ranges start at 110hz and plays all the way to 15khz. Having a 96db sensitivity helps you get maximum loudness without having to go to the maximum power of the speaker.


Next is the Pancadáo PRO-1.5kp10.4 midrange woofer. This 10-inch monster has a sensitivity of 94.4 DB and an RMS rating of 1500w and Max power of 3000w. This massive 10 plays from 80hz to 10khz and has a much wider woofer range and handles more power than 99% of all other 10-inch pro audio mids. With only a 5.23 mounting depth, this high-powered midrange woofer can be mounted almost anywhere. This option also comes in 4 and 8 ohms.

The Pancadáo Series is the go-to solution for enthusiasts looking for midrange woofers that handle tons of power for maximum loudness and clarity. These competition speakers will absolutely blow your mind when you hear them and everyone else in earshot!

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DS18 Shipping New 1-Channel Class D Amplifier

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (06.16.2020) – There has been a high demand for BIG power amps from people using GIANT systems in their boats and off-road vehicles. It is more and more common to see boats, SXS, and various off-road vehicles with sound systems that include multiple subwoofers.

In the past, these enthusiasts would have to load up on multiple amps to drive their subs. New for 2020 , DS18 has now released their most powerful waterproof amplifier made to push big power and keep its compact size and waterproof rating.

The NXL100.1 is truly a sub moving monster that will make you grin from ear to ear when you power it up. This bad boy amp pushes out 1100w at 1 ohm, 900w @ 2ohms, and even at a 4-ohm load will put out 600 watts RMS power.

This is a full range amp, so you are not limited to subs alone on this amp.

You can adjust filters and turn this amp into a 1 channel full range audio all in one mega power amps that will fill all your power craving needs for all your DS18 speakers in your vehicle of choice that needs the toughest of amps.

Check them out on DS18.com for the next step up in the large variety of DS18 NXL line waterproof amps.

DS18 Unveils Newest TWEETER in Its Inventory – The TWN2

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (04.30.2020) – DS18’s new PRO-TWN2 has all the looks of a driver but has been compactly sized to fit into super tweeter dimensions. This new super tweeter’s 1-inch voice coil can handle 100 watts RMS and 200 watts peak and comes with a neodymium magnet which increases the tweeters efficiency and lowers the weight dramatically.

Each tweeter comes with a bass blocker that is included for extra protection against frequencies that would otherwise damage the tweeter. Listeners can feel safe their equipment can play loud and long. These tweeters have a very high sensitivity of 107DB, so they do not require full power to get extremely loud. This opens all up to multiple amp choices for the TWN2 tweeters and provides the versatility listeners look for in powering and using these new tweeters.

The TWN2 has a MSRP – $67.95 each. The specs on the new TWN2 Super Bullet Tweeter are Voice Coil – 1 inch, power handling, RMS watts – 100, Max watts – 200, Sensitivity – 107db, Diaphragm – Composite, Polyimide, Resistance – 4 ohms and Magnet – Neodymium.

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