10" speaker ???

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Kevinlee, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Kevinlee


    May 15, 2001
    Phx, AZ..USA
    I have this little empty 10" speaker cab I am trying to fill with something. I've tried a couple different speakers a friend of mine had (carvin 8 ohm 200 watts and a celestian k-10 8 ohm 200 watts) both these speakers were unable to handle the lows.

    So if anyone can recomend a good heavy duty 10" bass speaker, I'm all ears.

    I only plan on running 125 watts (GK400rb) through this particuler cab, so I don't think I expecting the unatainable.

    I read lots of great things about these little combo amps that sport only a single 10".

    What's in those things???

  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    My SWR 1X10T extension cab (one 10") holds a custom Celestion speaker. (so is my WM12 combo)
    Both boxes have a port though.
    For the WM12, it's a round hole in the back, but for the 1X10T cab, it's rectangular opening, at the bottom of the front.
    If your 10" cab is completely sealed you may loose lots of bottom end. (although I'm not a specialist...)


    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    I would recommend you put an Eminence in there. Either a Gamma(200 watts RMS), or even better the Delta(300 watts RMS). I think you can also get a coaxial speaker through Eminence with a tweeter that fires through the cone. The 2 mentioned above have a good frequency response though.
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Also remember that the design of the cab has a great deal to do with how it sounds, no matter what kind of speaker you put in it. In my experience, the best cabs for DB are those that are front ported, because all of the sound is directed forward rather than some forward and some back. I have two front ported cabs (EA and Bergantino), and they are by far the cleanest sounding, and the most predictable sounding from room to room and gig to gig.

    Rear ported speakers direct the very low frequencies out the back of the cab, which can either be a help or a nightmare, depending on what they are reflecting off of behind them. Each room is different for these cabs, which makes finding a consistent sound difficult.