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    Posted: 18 October 2022 at 11:23am
Originally posted by sarsen1 sarsen1 wrote:

I am still enjoying TBX100 in superscoop. Even used for live bands a few weekends ago and had various compliments on how clean the sound was (!) deffo not quite as brutal as PD/Void/new beefy B&C, 18sound etc but for little over £200 new can't complain.


PD1851 is probably my fav PD driver ever.

I heard it works well in Superscooper 18.


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I am still enjoying TBX100 in superscoop. Even used for live bands a few weekends ago and had various compliments on how clean the sound was (!) deffo not quite as brutal as PD/Void/new beefy B&C, 18sound etc but for little over £200 new can't complain.

Pretty sure Martin used TBX in s218 so would make sense to go for those.
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Originally posted by teeth teeth wrote:

does anyone have further opinions on these 10+ years on?

i have some 218's, wondering if i am to go the PD or b&c route...


Now in 2022, there are vastly superior drivers, than PD1850 and B&C 18TBX100.

Only reason to use either of these drivers would be low cost, especially as PD1850 cannot be bought new.

18TBX100 is great in right reflex/horn cab, PD1850 is great in ASS and similar tight Scoops.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cravings Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2022 at 9:56am
yeah i had some of those cva boxes. put the 1850s in cubos, and put some 18xb in the cvas. all good.
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thanks guys, solid words here

now just need to find someone selling some used b&c... can't afford new :(
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Ive no idea what stops the 1850 working in reflex boxes, but it doesn’t work well and has a decidedly wooden tone in all the cabs i have heard, one if the worst being the old CVA 1850 sub that many chain nightclubs were using in the 1990’s. Horrible things.

I did attempt good sounding 1850 reflex a few times as i had 24 of them to hand at one point, but soon gave up, sold them and purchased colossus 18XB’s which made a much nicer, warmer, tuneful sound.

For reflex buy the B&C. 
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Never used the 1850, but what is wrong with it in a BR cabinet? Has it to do with the dip around 50/60Hz due to the strong motor? Some EQ could fix that problem.
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1850 is a horn driver, the tbx100 sounds good in reflex, never heard a good 1850 reflex box
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218 bass reflex, bit like the martin S218

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What cab? What amps? What budget etc.
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does anyone have further opinions on these 10+ years on?

i have some 218's, wondering if i am to go the PD or b&c route...
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Ive heard that a B&C in an ASS MINI kicks sum serious ass!! Wink
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