JBL 18" Sub?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xring, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    I was wondering how this PA cab:

    would sound with either a 410, or 210 stacked on top? Freq. response is 38-300. I would bi-amp it with my Ampeg B4R and dial in the appropriate crossover frequency. The reason I ask is that they are fairly expensive cabs to buy new, but I know where there is a like new one for 299 (maybe lower).
    Is this going to be mud city, or a well defined loooow end?
  2. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004

    just buy my accugroove 18
    maybe i'll give ya a deal
  3. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    For that price I would get a Bergantino HT322. They are charted down to 36 htz, the sub only to 38. It may sound fine with other cabs. I like my JBLs, but for that price you could get an all-in-one cab like the Berg.
  4. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    If you can get one for $299, do it. You'll probably want more power than your B4r can produce though.
  5. Go for it for $299. Other than that the other suggestions were good.

    Please do all of the bass community a favor and don't run the sub when your signal is FOH with subs! :)
  6. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    After looking at the Ampeg specs, I can only get 205w per side at 8 ohms per side. It will go 2 ohms with 500 per, but I can't get there from here. I can bridge 2 - 8 ohm cabs for 4 ohms, getting the full 1000w but running this full range will basically sound like crap...you think? Thanks.
    (I did see a used Mackie 1400i for 99.00. Maybe that's a solution!)

    ps: FOH?? :confused:
  7. FOH = Front of House=PA
  8. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    It will sound great, JBL gear is among the best and most well-known. The question is 'Do I really want to use an 18?'. They aren't much for stage monitoring...
  9. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    I built a cabinet with 2x15 from the same driver series (mine are 2226H models, similar to this: http://www.loud.net/jbl/SRX/4715x.html ). The low end is deep, yet very tight and not muddy. Since it drops off pretty quickly, I have to run it with some other cabinets (2-Eden D210T) for bass guitar. Run by itself, you just hear a rumble, no mids at all. I also bi-amped, powing the cabs with a Crest CA-6. Together, the sound is detailed, full, and effortless.

    More recently, I'm less enthusiastic about bi-amping for a bass rig. You end up lugging around a lot more HEAVY equipment which goes more toward a clean sound, as opposed to being that much louder. In a live setting, though, I'm not sure it's worth it. I'd rather just add another full-range cab to supplement the Edens when needed, probably a 2x12.

    FWIW, I have also run the JBL cab with my home theater with amazing results. It's the best sounding sub I've ever heard as far as producing the bass but not sounding strained or peaky. I seem to recall there being a THX certified version of the 2241 (18") driver for theater applications.