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AMPEG SVT Speakers Original vs B810

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by turok3, Jul 27, 2012.


  1. turok3

    turok3

    Jul 27, 2012
    I have a @ 1991 Ampeg SVT-410e with the original 86-032-01 speakers. I am building a 210 cab to match a single compartment to give me a 5.33 ohm modular 610 cab.
    I have 1 Electro-Harmonix 10SVT speaker and need to find another or an equivalent.
    My question is will having an Eminence B810 in the same compartment as the Electro Harmonix 10SVT or one of the stock speakers sound/work okay? Would I be better of getting a new Ampeg Replacement Speaker
    I am leaning towards the Eminence B810 because they are fairly affordable and should be availabe for a long time.
    I can't afford to buy 2 new B810s right now, or I would.

    Anyone know where to find another Electro Harmonix speaker?

    I have a 4x8 cab of Jensen Mod 8-20s that I wired in Series for a 32ohm load that takes care of the high mids.
    In case anyone is wondering they work/sound very good.
    No crossover needed, at least with my setup

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    You really do want to keep identical drivers in the same chamber/same airspace. But, the SVT's do sound pretty nice with bassier speakers in one chamber and dirtier ones in another.
     
  3. Not sure about mixing speakers, but the B810 only comes in 32 ohm....I'm no expert but I believe that means your 210 can only be 16 or 64 ohms.
     
  4. turok3

    turok3

    Jul 27, 2012
    i figured the same speaker would be best but don't know if the newer Ampeg replacement speakers would be any more similar than the Emi B810.

    My 210 cab will be 16ohm. The 6 32ohm speakers will be paralled together to make a 5.33ohm modular 610. At least in theory!
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ampeg is actually using that speaker part number for the Heritage SVT-CL. Don't know what it would cost or how it compares to an old one, but you could probably order one.

    But if you want an EH speaker, I believe you are out of luck unless Ebay has them. You could email www.fliptops.net and see if he has any left, but I don't see them on his site so I doubt he does. B810 would probably be fine, though.
     
  6. turok3

    turok3

    Jul 27, 2012
    The EH speakers seem to be very rare these days.

    I found a Chinese Eminence Ampeg 86-032-01 32ohm speaker but it doesn't have the 10324 part number on it. It has these numbers:
    86-032-01 7910004 08 05E 0438 06-10-101 32 OHM

    Don't know if this would be the right speaker or not. It has a red Eminence China Speaker Sticker on the back (which seems strange for an Ampeg speaker) and the magnet is silver colored instead of the black magnets that all the other ones I have seen have.
    Anyone know anything about these?
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sounds like the stock speaker in the current imported 810e's.
     
  8. turok3

    turok3

    Jul 27, 2012
    so would that make them pretty similar to my @ 1991 86-032-01 10324 speakers?
    more similar than an eminence b810?
     
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Honestly, I find the new imported Eminences speakers for the 810e to sound very much like the speakers they used before 2000. There was a bad period for that speaker starting in 2000 and ending when they moved production overseas. Very dark with reduced highs. But the Eminence China speakers seem to have fixed that. So it might just work, sure.
     
  10. turok3

    turok3

    Jul 27, 2012
    How do the Eminence Legend B810 speakers sound as SVT replacements?
    I see their specs have more top end, up to 5KHz, but how does the low end compare to the old 86-032-01 Eminence Stock speakers (the pre-dark year ones).
    Do you get better bass response out of the B810?
    Are they worth the upgrade?
    Thanks!
     

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