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Acoustic 301 speaker replacement

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mini455, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. mini455


    Apr 1, 2008
    Hi, looking to replace the cerwin vega 18 speaker in the 301 bottom , cant find the original 188 or 189 speaker so thinking about a peavey black widow, anyone with any input on the specs of this vega speaker or a suitable replacement would be helpful. THANX:crying::meh::bassist:
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    PM Vetchking, I'm sure he'll have some suggestions.
  3. bottomend!


    Oct 23, 2007
    The CV was 3.2 ohms. If you can get the original, even if it is blown Orange County Speaker can recone it back to spec for about $125.
  4. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    A definate YES to bottomend!'s suggestion - have the original reconed. Not sure where you are, but if you're on the east coast, you might think about The Speaker Doctor in Charlotte. They've done 3 CV's for me over the years, among other brands too, and do good work. They just did a CV from my 301 cabinet a few months ago. Believe it or not, they got bum parts from CV TWICE, but of course no additional charge for the rebuilds. Now it's thumpin'. :cool:
  5. ZiggyDude


    Jun 8, 2005
    First choice is a recone with original parts.

    This is assuming you want the original sound. Other speakers will change it.

    If you were at 8 ohms - it is a chance to get to 4 if you want.

    I did find that some old Guass speakers had a similar tone. JBL has an 18 that would give you a more modern sound - but at a price.

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