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Will Cash

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2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« on: July 27, 2016, 12:17:44 pm »

Alright, I know I've been posting a few of these. Hopefully this will be the last.

I think our tops are going to be a pair of the RCF 4Pro 6001-A...

We'll be mixing live avant garde, electronic, DJ, and occasionally full band acts in non-traditional spaces on a Soundcraft Si Expression.

How would we fare with a pair of Danley TH118s as opposed to four TCS 2800s or ONE Danley DBH218?

Seems like we are going to spend a lot powering the Danleys properly... What are y'alls thoughts on this?
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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 12:26:55 pm »

Alright, I know I've been posting a few of these. Hopefully this will be the last.

I think our tops are going to be a pair of the RCF 4Pro 6001-A...

We'll be mixing live avant garde, electronic, DJ, and occasionally full band acts in non-traditional spaces on a Soundcraft Si Expression.

How would we fare with a pair of Danley TH118s as opposed to four TCS 2800s or ONE Danley DBH218?

Seems like we are going to spend a lot powering the Danleys properly... What are y'alls thoughts on this?
I can only comment about the Danley products.

When you say 'spend a lot powering", that is often a misconception.

You don't have to use a large power amp-just because the cabinet is rated for it.  Because of the higher sensitivity, you will get more sound out of the cabinet as compared to a front loaded cabinet.

So for the same size amplifier the horn cabinets will be louder.

But also because they handle more power (voltage actually), they can get even louder.

So between the 2 TH118s and a single DBH218.  The drivers are the same-so the total power to do either setup is the same.

The TH118s are a lot easier to move around for 1 person and get up stairs.  The DBH218 is a bit harder to get up stairs and out of vans/pickups.

The output of 2 Th118s vs a single DBH218 is roughly equal.

The TH118s will have a little smoother low end, while the DBH218 will have a bit more punch on the top.

A single DBH218 costs a little less than a pair or TH118s.

The physical sizes are also a bit different and the DBH218 could take up more floor space.

For overall portability, the TH118 easily wins.

Hopefully that helps.

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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 12:35:09 pm »

Alright, I know I've been posting a few of these. Hopefully this will be the last.

I think our tops are going to be a pair of the RCF 4Pro 6001-A...

We'll be mixing live avant garde, electronic, DJ, and occasionally full band acts in non-traditional spaces on a Soundcraft Si Expression.

How would we fare with a pair of Danley TH118s as opposed to four TCS 2800s or ONE Danley DBH218?

Seems like we are going to spend a lot powering the Danleys properly... What are y'alls thoughts on this?

Forget TCS.

DBH is 350 pounds of logistical hell, but it's a damn fine subwoofer.

2x TH-118 is the way to go.  Split them when you need to, add on in increments.

We stacked these by hand; managed to get a lift for the out.  The apparent scowl on my face is from having to stack twice.  "Oh sorry, we have to move the stage".

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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 12:37:33 pm »

Alright, I know I've been posting a few of these. Hopefully this will be the last.

I think our tops are going to be a pair of the RCF 4Pro 6001-A...

We'll be mixing live avant garde, electronic, DJ, and occasionally full band acts in non-traditional spaces on a Soundcraft Si Expression.

How would we fare with a pair of Danley TH118s as opposed to four TCS 2800s or ONE Danley DBH218?

Seems like we are going to spend a lot powering the Danleys properly... What are y'alls thoughts on this?

What is your AC distro situation?  If you can run 240v some interesting options are out there.
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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 12:49:12 pm »

Forget TCS.

DBH is 350 pounds of logistical hell, but it's a damn fine subwoofer.

2x TH-118 is the way to go.  Split them when you need to, add on in increments.

We stacked these by hand; managed to get a lift for the out.  The apparent scowl on my face is from having to stack twice.  "Oh sorry, we have to move the stage".

You haven't looked that put out since Turbo went into retirement.
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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 12:50:46 pm »

Forget TCS.

DBH is 350 pounds of logistical hell, but it's a damn fine subwoofer.


Actually it is 277lbs--just being "correct".

Stacking them 2 tall is not hard.  3 high requires some more hands.

4 requires you to put the cabinet on some cases-and lift it up.

Or use a lift.
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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016, 12:53:36 pm »

Actually it is 277lbs--just being "correct".

Stacking them 2 tall is not hard.  3 high requires some more hands.

4 requires you to put the cabinet on some cases-and lift it up.

Or use a lift.

Well, it felt like 350....
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2016, 01:08:32 pm »

Well, it felt like 350....

Yeah, and all the hills are uphill.  When I mentioned some muscle and joint pains to my doctor she looked at me and said "Tim, you're not 19 any more."  Thanks, Doc, I'm painfully aware of that fact.
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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2016, 01:22:38 pm »

Yeah, and all the hills are uphill.  When I mentioned some muscle and joint pains to my doctor she looked at me and said "Tim, you're not 19 any more."  Thanks, Doc, I'm painfully aware of that fact.

But it was worth it.  Those two stacks would knock your ass down and sound fantastic doing it.
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Re: 2 x TH118 (vs) 4 x TC2800 (vs) 1 x DBH218
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 01:29:05 pm »

How much did you have to spend on those Danley tops?

Am I wasting my time throwing down $3900 on a pair of RCF 4Pro 6001-A to stack on the TH118s?
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