Combo and external speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lazyman, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Hi guys,

    i have a sucking combo (Harley Benton HB-20B, very small speaker, not a 10" like written on their website), but I want to upgrade to an stack from Behringer. So, would it be clever to buy first the boxes (e.g. BB210 or BB115) to make my combo sound better? Or is it the amp that makes this horrible sound?
    Thank you.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Your amp will clip trying to properly feed the cabs.
    That's a very sure way to destroy the cones.
    20 W is a ridiculously small amount of power.
    Perfect for a bedroom but any other use isn't appropriate.
  3. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    You can run any amount of power into any speaker without clipping. You could run .5 watts into some gigantic 8x10 with no ill effects unless you crank the amp. You're still properly feeding the speakers if you don't crank it. That said it's still not a good idea because if you do get one it's not going to improve your sound much if any and you won't get much of a volume increase either. Save some money and get a new amp.