Been A/Bing combos for 2 hours today after doing exhaustive research here and anywhere as my new need was a small and portable combo amp that had amazing tone. Ok, amazing tone to me or let’s just say something I really like. I went from Rumble 40 to BG250 (way overkill but I still don’t care for these like I thought) to BA112 and BA115. Store was out of BA110 and floor model would not power up at all. Ventured into MarkBass territory and played the MarkBass MicroMark 801 a 45 watt/8” combo. I enjoyed the sound of the MB but didn’t like the limitations in that the tone is the tone and you don’t have any control. That and I can’t see dropping $500 on a tiny bedroom amp at all. So I ended up with the BA108v2 which was a combo I overlooked long ago figuring it was junky and cheap and whatever else you can use to defame it. Yet it blew me away. For its price point it’s considerably better than it has a right to be and while I wish it were as light as the Rumble 40, I cant see the Rumble 40 being twice as good given what I shall be using it for since the Rumble is twice the price. With that said, of the Rumble series the 40 is the best bang for the buck and the only one I really liked after so much comparing. Anyhow, I’m a proud owner of this little guy to go with my SCR-DI and my soon to come Portaflex PF-800 with two 115 cabs. I’ll be as Ampegged out as one can be who is not Jimmy. So I’ve got some money to burn in the form of a gift card and was thinking of immediately swapping the speaker out for the Eminence Alpha 8a in my BA108v2 combo. My logic is that this should guarantee I’ll never blow the speaker (I honestly should never blow the factory one as I baby my stuff but just having a more capable one never hurts) as well as improving upon the sound even a little bit while also increasing the volume slightly due to sensitivity of the speaker. What say you? Of those of you who have swapped the speakers if the cost was zero would you jump at doing so or would you suggest it really doesn’t impact sound quality that much to bother with it? I don’t expect to turn a budget level bedroom amp into something boutique but figure a much better speaker should in fact make this an even better combo than it is already along and some improved sound and clean volume room so far as turning it up if ever at all. Thank you for your time. I have researched all the available Eminence BA108v2 threads here but figure it would be ok to post this and seek specific takes from those who have done so to see if they’d do the same again and what the consensus is so far as whether or not such an upgrade would in fact BE an upgrade. Oh and if there is an Ampeg club? I wants in.