18" Subwoofer Driver Cast Alloy 1000w RMS With Faston Terminals Woofer - BDP18 (4 & 8 Ohm)


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A 1000W workhorse that delivers a stunning performance in folded horn cabinets with medium or longhorn paths. Perfectly suitable for scoop bins bass reflex and 4th and 6th order bandpass cabinets. This is our best selling replacement 18" subwoofer driver. Made from professional grade materials the BDP18 features Kapton coils, ferrite magnets, BRITISH paper cones with rolled cloth edge and push terminals.

We have a few B-Grade 18" 8 ohm . The drivers are perfect but the boxes are very tatty so we do not feel comfortable selling them as new.

Download the spec sheet to see that this driver is appropriate for applications as diverse as scoop bins, conventional reflex cabinets, and horn-loaded systems

  • Nominal Impedance 8Ω or 4Ω
  • Program Power 2000 W
  • Rated Power 1000 W RMS
  • Sensitivity@1W/1m 99dB

If you like the Fane Colossus 18XB then you will adore the BishopSound BDP18 is a higher specification.  

Designed specifically to provide powerful and accurate bass frequencies with minimal distortion and power compression. This 18" Sub Speaker is ideal for use in systems and where earth-shaking subwoofers are needed.

The BDP18 is a real workhorse and is the optimum choice for top of the range sub-bass systems where the ability to take punishment in the most demanding situations.

The BDP18 is Suitable for sound reinforcement in a variety of enclosure types as it allows enclosure designers considerably more freedom for specialized loading techniques without having to make exceptions for physical characteristics or power handling limitations which are typically the result of less reliable designs.

    Read more in the technical section.


    General Characteristics

    • Nominal Overall Diameter: 460 mm
    • Nominal Voice Coil Diameter: 4 Inch 102 mm
    • Magnet Weight: 125 OZ
    • Flux Density: 1.42 T
    • Weight: 11.2 Kg

    Thiele-Small Parameters

    • Resonance Frequency Fs 34.8 Hz
    • Mechanical Q Factor Qms 11.48
    • Electrical Q Factor Qes 0.57
    • Total Q Factor Qts 0.543
    • Mechanical Moving Mass Mms 202.6 g
    • Mechanical Compliance Cms 103.05 um/N
    • Force Factor BL 20.87 Wb/m
    • Equivalent Acoustic Volume Vas 219.7 It.
    • Maximum Linear Displacement Xmax ±7 mm
    • Reference Efficiency ηo 1.575 %
    • Diaphragm Area Sd 122.54 Cm2
    • Losses Electrical Resistance Res Ω
    • Voice Coil Inductance@ 1K Hz LE m H

     Electrical Characteristics

    • Nominal Impedance 4 or 8 Ω
    • Musical Power 2000 W
    • Rated Power 1000 W
    • Sensit
    • Peak Power (6dB Crest Factor) 4000 w (A.E.S.)
    • Usable Frequency Range -6dB 35 Hz - 1.0 kHz
    • Sensitivity@1W/1m 99 dB

     Construction Characteristics

    • Magnet Ferrite
    • Voice Coil Winding Copper
    • Voice Coil Former Kapton
    • Cone Paper - Made In England
    • Surround Treated Cloth
    • Dust Dome Paper
    • Basket Die-Cast Aluminium
    average rating 4.8 out of 5
    Based on 8 reviews
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    88% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
    8 Reviews
    Reviewed by Chris F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    5 Stars

    Wednesday 28th July fitted 2 BDP18 today in a twin sub cabinet in Ascot and they sounded really good. Must try some more lol.

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    Reviewed by Nathan W.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    5 Stars

    What can I say!!

    First off I knew I was going to get a good driver for the money as I have had a pair of the 400w 12" drivers that I have driven pretty hard at gigs which sound great and seem bullet proof so I knew what I was getting into.

    As for this 18" monster before buying I didn't have a budget and could of easily spent more on a well known brand. However I kept coming back to bishop after the specs and more importantly the build of the driver.

    First off the build - solid and stylish basket, rigid and solid cone, 4" voice coil, push terminals, solid and treated cables from terminals to cone, a good amount of venting, large magnet.

    Performance - pushed pretty hard at home ( poor neighbors ) and left playing all day at a moderate level it is clear this thing means business and it actually went lower in the cabinet than the original driver I took out. I didn't go in blind however and looked at the specs and knew it would be pretty well suited for the cabinet.

    As for the specs I believe them to be pretty close ( maybe not quite 99db sensitivity but pretty dam close ), wattage no doubt about it!!

    It was however heavier than stated but no issues with that. I have noticed a lot of companies with similar specs with identical baskets and cones but with other parts that are actually inferior to the bishop. The "B&C 18TBX100" comes to mind and cost quite a bit more.

    And last but not least the customer service from Andrew and Victoria is second to none and always happy to help. I…

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    Reviewed by Benjamin W.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    5 Stars

    Blows away average drivers, really good bass response, true rms

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    Reviewed by Customer Alex M.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    5 Stars

    Great quality built product which looks, feels and performs superbly.

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    Reviewed by Daniel G.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    5 Stars

    Top quality speakers

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    Effective on all purchases from 1st January 2021

    With a returns rate of less than 1% we are proud to offer the BishopSound Lifetime Guarantee at no extra cost to you

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