Big Gig Rig 48 - Compact Active PA System 1600w RMS 8" Tops and 18" Sub With Bluetooth


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British Design, British Sound! This is the perfect compact high power when clarity and quality of sound really matter. 3,200 watts of Program Power, 6,400 watts Peak voiced by Andrew for British Music Lovers.

2 x Orion 8" Active 300w RMS Top Speakers With Bluetooth - Only 9kg each!

1 x Delta 18" Active Class-D Powered Compact 1,000w RMS Subwoofer

2 x 35mm to High-quality Telescopic Tripod stands in a durable quality storage bag

  1. Perfect for Live Streaming, Home Cinema and Theatre or touring
  2. The 18" sub kicks Grandma into the back room!
  3. The largest mid/top range speaker used for UK line array at live festivals is 8"
  4. The most powerful 8" top PA system on the market
  5. A system that is easy to set up
  6. 3,200watts of Program Power for when you play outside or in a huge room

Key Features:

  • Sound for up to 600+ people - Plug and play
  • FRFR compatible - Flat response system
  • Fully Active System with Bluetooth and Speaker Management included
  • 100% Long Lasting 15mm, 13 ply Marine Birch Plywood Subwoofer and Polycarbonate Full Range top
  • 4 Coats of thick Jet Black PU paint on the subwoofer
  • Glued Screwed and bolted sub
  • BishopSound Cast Alloy purpose-designed drivers
  • Heavy-Duty Recessed 16 gauge powder-coated grille with acoustic foam behind to prevent water ingression
  • Point source - 120-degree x 60-degree Dispersion
  • British Engineering -  British Design - UK Stock - Voiced in England
  • Waterproof Covers Available
  • Compact design with padded covers available
  • Low distortion, high power woofer
  • Titanium high-frequency compression driver
  • Lightweight, 9kg high strength Polypropylene top cabinet
  • Integral 35mm stand/pole socket
  • Marine Birch 15mm Plywood ported Sub Construction
  • Air Pocket Free Plywood for improved rigidity and sonic performance
  • 20mm Professional inverted Top Hat for secure Top-Box linking and stability.
  • Hard-wearing finish (with 4 coats textured, tough durable acrylic polymer paint)
  • 3mm thick (Ding Proof) powder coated perforated recessed steel mesh grille
  • Grille backed with reticulated foam to protect all the internal components from dust or moisture ingression.
  • Fitted with a Bishop High Excursion Purpose made 12" Cast Alloy Driver.
  • Powercon input/output to prevent cable kick-outs

9 out of 10 people with ears who want full reproduction of sound purchase this package instead of columns of 3" drivers to improve the sound quality and SPL.


  • A 3" driver fails to deliver essential mid-range frequencies. 8" drivers have a frequency range of 70 to 2000 Hz compared to a 3" driver which can only deliver 100 Hz to 2000 Hz.

  • This active system includes a pair of our highly respected Orion BO108a 8" Active with the punchy Birch Plywood 18" BD118AS Active Subwoofer.

  • This system will deliver 125dB more than enough for 400 people inside.

  • Probably the loudest and most cost-effective Active sound system in the market. The Orions are already in use across Europe for bands and DJ's who need plenty of volume at the touch of a button.

  • Combining our Orion active speaker with its built-in Bluetooth together with the punchy 18" delivers perfection and so fast to set up and balance.

  • Orion 8 Top Box is probably the most compact, reliable, lightweight and popular active speakers on the market today for the price the Orion Speakers sound superb, very loud and are packed with great time-saving features. The new Bluetooth feature allows you to connect a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to the speaker with no cables.

  • Removing the need for cables makes life safer for Bands, DJs, Dance Classes, Public Speaking and Outdoor activities such as sports days. This is the perfect speaker for Bands and DJ's at weddings who need to put music in different rooms or floors in a venue, all wireless.

  • Packed with all the knobs, bells, whistles, buttons and features you need to make yourself heard to perfection please visit the Technical Specs section to learn much more and reach Andrew on Live Chat with any questions.

  • Delta 18 Compact Subwoofer is a compact, portable 18" Active subwoofer is a superb high-quality birch plywood sub-bass unit. Do not compare this with cheaper inferior 15" Active subs on the market as this one is very different!

  • A Genuine 1000w RMS 4000w Peak Active Subwoofer with a thick solid metal grill to take the knocks and bumps of busy touring performers. A huge punch from a compact box.

Orion 8 - BO108A - Full Range Active Top

  • Peak Power: 600 W - only 9kg!
  • Bluetooth with 30m range
  • RCA, Mini Jack, XLR, and 6.35mm Jack Inputs
  • 8'' Low-Frequency Woofer and 1.4'' Tweeter
  • 2-Way Bi-Amplified Design with 300W RMS Power
  • Max. SPL (Peak): 125 Db
  • Frequency Response: 70 - 20000 Hz
  • Lightweight and Durable ABS Enclosure
  • Easy to carry and move
  • 35mm pole mount and Multiple Rigging Points
  • The shock-resistant front grill provides maximum speaker protection
  • Water-resistant polycarbonate case and foam behind the grille
  • Water Proof Covers available
  • Personal Service and UK service centre with low-cost parts
  • Active PA Loudspeaker
  • Low/Mid Driver Dimensions: 8 "
  • Bluetooth V5.0
  • Woofer Size: 203.2 mm
  • Woofer Magnet: Ferrite
  • Woofer Brand: BishopSound
  • Woofer Voice Coil: 2 "
  • Woofer Voice Coil (mm): 50.8 mm
  • HF Driver is our BRC135
  • Amplifier: Class D
  • Dispersion (H X V): 90 X 50 &Deg;
  • RMS: 300 W
  • Peak Power: 600 W
  • Frequency Response: 70 - 20000 Hz
  • Max. SPL (Peak): 125 Db
  • Protection Circuits: Multiband Limiter, Over Voltage, Over-Current, Thermal Overload
  • Controls Gain, Mic/Line, Mode Hi-Low Gain Mode
  • Indicators: Clip, On, Signal
  • Mic Inputs Connectors: XLR/Jack multi-socket
  • Line Input Connectors: RCA, Mini Jack
  • Line Outputs: 1
  • Line Output Connectors: XLR
  • Operating Voltage: 100 - 120 V / 50 - 60 Hz Or 200 - 240 V / 50 - 60 Hz 
  • Cabinet Material: Rugged, non-resonant ABS
  • Width: 280 mm
  • Height: 440 mm
  • Depth: 280 mm
  • Weight: 9 Kg

    BD115AS - Active Sub

      • The 20a rating of the powercon exceeds the current needed thereby delivering greater safety and reliability.

      • The powerCON is a locking 3 conductor equipment AC connector with contacts for line, neutral and pre-mating ground contact. It replaces appliance couplers (often referred to as kettle leads) wherever a very rugged solution in combination with a locking device is needed in order to guarantee a safe power connection. The powerCON is a connector without breaking capacity, i.e. the powerCON should not be connected or disconnected under load or live!

      • Low-Frequency Driver: 18''
      • Amplifier Type: Class-D
      • Power Output: RMS1000W
      • Frequency Range: 30Hz - 300Hz, -10dB
      • Frequency Response: 35Hz - 250Hz, å±3dB
      • Sound Pressure Level: 135dB @ 1m Max SPL
      • Audio Inputs: XLR/JACK 1/4" Combi
      • Input Sensitivity: +4dBu @ 0dB
      • Input Impedance: 12 kOhms Unbalanced / 24 kOhms Balanced
      • Thru Connectors: XLR
      • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms Unbalanced / 600 Ohms Balanced
      • High-Pass Filter: 100Hz, Butterworth, 18dB Slope
      • Level Control: -‰ö_ to +6dB
      • High Cut Control: 70Hz - 150Hz, Butterworth, 24dB Slope
      • Limiter: Optical
      • Power Supply: 220V - 240V, 50Hz/60Hz
      • Mains Connection: PowerCON IN/OUT
      • 1m Powercon cables are included
      • Dimensions: 58 x 67 x 73 cm
      • Weight: 44Kg
      • Trapezoidal, 18mm, 13-ply birch marine plywood wooden enclosure
      • Countersunk Extra Thick "ding proof" grille to prevent grill damage when on tour
      • Acoustic foam behind the grille to prevent moisture and dust ingression



      • Nominal Overall Diameter: 460 mm
      • Nominal Voice Coil Diameter: 100 mm - 4 INCH
      • Magnet Weight: 125 OZ
      • Flux Density: 1.42 T
      • Weight: 11.2 Kg


      • Voice Coil DC Resistance Re 5.6 Ω
      • 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


      • Nominal Impedance 8 Ω
      • Musical Power 2000 W
      • Rated Power 1000 W
      • Sensitivity@1W/1m 95 d B


      • 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

      BishopSound Limited Lifetime Guarantee

      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

      BishopSound Limited will undertake to guarantee the product will be free from defective workmanship and materials for the reasonable life of the product.

      BishopSound Limited will at its discretion and expense either repair the defect using new or refurbished parts, or replace the Product with a new or re-manufactured Product of a reasonable equivalent. In all instances BishopSound Limited’s liability will not exceed the original Purchase Price.

      If we find a genuine fault or defect in your item that shouldn’t be there based on normal use, then we’ll repair or replace it for free– no questions asked. But, if that speaker has been unloved or beaten to within an inch of its life, then it might be time to buy a new one! In any case, we’ll review each case and will let you know if we can fix or replace it.

      The warranty stated above is the sole and exclusive remedy and BishopSound Limited’s performance shall constitute full and final satisfaction of all obligations, liabilities and claims with respect to the Product. In any event, BishopSound Limited shall not be liable for and consequential, incidental, economic, property, bodily injury or personal injury damage arising from the product, any breach of the warranty or otherwise.

      This Warranty applies to the first end-user purchaser, and only when purchased from BishopSound Direct or an authorized BishopSound Limited Dealer/Distributor on the UK Mainland listed on our website.

      Additional Limitations and Exclusions from Warranty Coverage: The warranty described above is non-transferable, applies only to the Product purchased, does not include installation of any repaired or replaced Product, does not include damage to any allied or associated equipment which may result for any reason from use with this Product, and does not include labour or parts caused by accident, disaster, negligence, improper installation, broken warranty seals, misuse (e.g. over driving the amplifier or speaker, unstable, unprotected or badly earthed power sources, excessive heat or cold or humidity or inadequate ventilation), or from service or repair which has not been authorized by BishopSound Limited.

      The end-user purchaser is liable for the cost of transportation and return of the Product in the original packaging. Any damages incurred during transport are the cost and responsibility of the end-user purchaser.

      When purchasing BishopSound Limited products, please keep your receipt of purchase safe and retain all the original packaging, as this validates your warranty.

      How To Claim

      To qualify for the Lifetime warranty, in the first instance you must contact BishopSound Limited showing proof of purchase and the product code. You must be in possession of the original packing as this has the Serial Number printed on it.You will be asked for the serial number and given a return authorization number (RAN), which is required to progress with your warranty claim.

      Any decision made by BishopSound Limited regarding any Lifetime Warranty claim is full and final.

      This warranty takes effect from the 1st January 2021 onward. Goods purchased prior to this date were sold with the 12 month warranty which still stands.

      Only branded BishopSound Limited Products are included in the Lifetime Guarantee:

      For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions

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