First post here… I come to you in need of help. The other week I blew a speaker in my beloved sunn 215s cab. I'm in need of a good replacement. I have an ampeg svt-3 pro, running 450 watts at 4ohms for the 2x15 sunn cab. I play pretty low, my bands currently tune to C# standard. Here are some pics of the cab/speaker (found on google)
What kind of sound am I looking for? For one thing, I was happy with the original sunn speaker, even if it was a cheap speaker. I am looking for a warm, growly tone. I play sludge/crust punk/death metal… think the bass tone of weedeater, sunn o))), electric wizard, sleep, etc… that's the kind of sound I'm going for. MOST important though, I just need something that can handle a lot of power and distortion. I don't want to have to worry about blowing the speaker again. Browsing the forums, these are some suggestions I've seen
Eminence Legend CB158 http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=290-497
Eminence Kappa-15C http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=290-459
Eminence Delta Pro 15A http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Eminence...=item53ed67f1d
JBL D140s have also been mentioned several times… but my buddy said it probably is not best for lots of power and distortion…?
I also had a question about wattage/power handling. My friend said that it is best to get a speaker closest to the power rating of your amp, so I would be looking for a speaker close to the 275 watt range. What is worse, to overpower or under power a speaker?
Any advice on getting a good replacement would be much appreciated.