I managed to get my hands on an old Trace Elliot 1518 Cab without speaker in pretty good condition for small money.
First of all, i already asked google (and looked trough Talk Bass)
so i know the old Trace 1518 isn't a jewel - but not bad at all.
One point seems to be, that the cab is pretty huge while modern 15" cabs have the half size. i guess the cab has about 180l ~ 6.3 cubic feet, maybe a bit less.
The original Speaker was an 15" Celestion 300W 8 Om Driver.
I already mailed Trace Elliot to get any information for that cab, but got no response. so i contacted Celestion and
They recommend the Celestion TF1530 (125€) as replacement, or the BN15-400S (230€) with neodym magnet.
Now i checked google and talkbass for additional drivers which work in large vented cabs and found 3 speakers that could be nice, too
Eminence 3015 (200€)
Eminence Kappa Pro 15" (150€)
Faital Pro 15PR400 (180€ - real bargain imho)
The KP15" or a similar OEM Type seems to be used in the huge Bag End S15B-D
while the Deltalite and Faital are (better) Neodym equivalents.
So i "just" want to know, which speaker would the best to go?
I would prefer the Neodym versions, but i dont want to spend more than ~300 Dollar for the Celestion, when Eminence and Faital possibly do a better job.
Soon as the cab arrives, i will measure the correct size and port diameters to use WIN ISD and T/S Parameters.
So long,Already thank you for reading and all responding posts below this Question