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Upgrading Kustom PA cabs

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by DWBass, Nov 9, 2012.


  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Yeah yeah, Kustom is crap, yada yada, heard it all before. Save the insults!

    I'm thinking of upgrading the speakers in the 2 Kustom 15" PA cabs I have. I want 300w-400w handling and full range. Any recommendations other than to buy new cabs?? I just want to upgrade these.
     
  2. Simon Rose

    Simon Rose

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    For the amount of money you will spend on nice speakers you could get a new cab with them in it for a little bit more money.
     
  3. TimmyP

    TimmyP

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    You will spend a lot. You will be unlikely to get the crossover right. You will have speakers with no more resale than the ones you have now. Sell them and buy good used stuff.
     
  4. Keithwah

    Keithwah Supporting Member

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    Being that what the other guys are saying is right, I won't kick your Kustoms.


    I would suggest if you are hell bent to do it, just buy Carvin drivers and put them in. I'd also get the Carvin two way crossovers as well as replace the HF driver. This will not improve the quality of sound, but you will be able to make it the same only a little louder. The box is as critical as the drivers. A fuzzy carpeted box is a fuzzy carpeted box, even though it might be covered in tolex. I wouldn't waste chasing down any old JBL drivers or EV drivers, just throw Carvins in. Better drivers does not necessarily fix a mediocre design.
     
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  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Thanks. This is what I was looking for.
     

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