Replacement speakers for two combo amps
OK so I'm building my "Frankenrig" for practice and fun. I'm trying to keep it cheap by using stuff I already have. I have two combos I'm going to run together. A Peavy TNT 115 which I discovered has the cruddy Blue Marvel speaker and a Peavy Basic 112 which sounds real good but it was stored improperly and a dog pissed all over the paper of the speaker... :rollno:
So I want to replace them both. I would like to just order some online and put them in myself. I need a 12" and a 15".
Question 1: My Basic 112 has an 8 ohm speaker originally and is rated 50W at 8 ohms. Can I replace it with a 4 ohm speaker? The basic 112 is rated 75W at 4 ohms.
I was thinking of getting the Eminence Pro Audio Lab12C which is a 4 ohm 12" speaker but it is rated a 500W so will it be too much for that little amp to properly drive?
Another option for it would be the Eminence Delta Pro 12A which is 8 ohms and rated at 400W.
Am I even in the ballpark with these choices or am I in over my head?
Question 2: My TNT 115 has the cruddy Blue Marvel speaker. I have heard bad stuff about them and if I could still get one I would go get a Black Widow and put in it but I heard they are not what they were so instead I am looking at Eminence Delta Pro-15A which is 8 ohms and rated at 400W.
Good choices? Got better ones?
I'm liking this too..
Eminence Legend CA15-4
I'd get the regular Delta 15a for the Peavey. The Delta Pro would also likely be good, but the Delta is $30 less and works a treat in similar cabs to your Peavey. As for 12"s, don't have much experience so I'll leave that to greater minds.
I run beta 12s in my 4x12 and I love them. the sound is huge and I've been flogging them for several years now and no issues whatsoever. I had Delta 15s in a 2x15 and they were great too.
The Betas are 250w RMS so not sure if that's enough power handling for you. I know your amp puts out 75w at 4 ohms and 250w or 400w is overkill for that application, but you are doing the right thing, because if you get a larger setup later you won't have to buy another speaker. Just make sure the speaker is efficient- some high wattage speakers are less efficient. If you're above 97dB you should be fine.
Another thing to consider- does your Basic 112 have an output for an extension cabinet? if you drop to 4 ohms with your Basic 112, you won't be able to run an extension cab as your amp is already at a minimum load. If you don't plan on running an extension cab then no worries, but if it's an option later you might want to consider sticking with an 8 ohm speaker. Just food for thought.
Yeah, go with the beta for the bassic 112. Maybe add some fiberglass insulation.
Forgot about the glass... spray adhesive or staples and do all the inside walls. No need to stuff.
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