Will a subwoofer meant for car audio work as a replacement?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Diesel Kilgore, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. My cheap 30w practice amp needs a new speaker and I am just curious what kind of budget replacement might work? Im thinking I could find a cheap subwoofer and replace it with that. But I am unsure if that would work or not. I dont even know if the 30 watts would be enough to push one.

    Any insight?
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Subwoofers don't have enough tonal range to work in bass amps, and car audio and instrument audio are completely different animals and car audio speakers will blow in instrument amps. So no, it won't work. Rather, it will work, but it will be crap.
  3. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I had to find out for my self. I tried it
    in different ways over a long period of

    I am convinced that it is a waste of
    time and money,

  4. Hi.

    It will make a sound...

    IME it will be a waste of money though if You can't use it in its intended use though: as an enclosed space subwoofer.

    What diameter are we talking about?
    And what impedance?

    The MI bass speakers for that kind of power handling start at ~20€.

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  6. Where is a good place to find generic/universal bass amp speakers?
  7. RS66LB


    Dec 29, 2012
    I'd try Parts Express -they carry most of the major brands plus their Eminence selection is quite good