H & K BassForce XXL or Eden CXC 210

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Yogi Bear, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    These are the two amps that I am debating over. Any advice on either would be helpful. Thanks.
  2. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Anyone........... Beuller........... Beuller
  3. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    For what I know, H&K is not very well known in the US and the Eden CXC line isn't too popular in Europe.
    So I guess it's hard to find someone who can compare the two.

    My 2 cents:
    I own a H&K BassBase 400 head and I'm very happy with it - great tone, cool looks and no reliability problems so far.
    I once tried a BassForce XXL in a store and didn't like it at all - dull sound, the EQ-Matrix (or how they calll it) has very little effect. The comparable Warwick CCL sounded MUCH better to me.
    However, the BassForce was awarded 'Combo of the Year' at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2000 ....

    I don't know anything about the Eden CXC line.


    Two points to consider:

    The H&K is equipped with one 15" driver, the Eden with two tens - I would prefer the tens.

    The XXL has an ext. speaker jack, but this is wired in series - makes no sense to me, because power output will drop. On the other hand you can utilise full power without an extra cab.
    For what I see from the Eden homepage, you can hook up an extension cab in parallel.

    My vote is for Eden, although I have not heard it.

    But if you can compare the two, you have to see which one you like better. Regarding quality of construction and reliability, I bet that H&K is not any worse than Eden.