Drivers for Sunn 200S cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by EvilJekyll, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. EvilJekyll


    Dec 23, 2011
    I recently got a tear in one of my speakers and was wondering what would be a good replacement. I'm looking for something similar to the K/E 140 sound, but with higher wattage rating as I run pedals through it.

    I had read that the Eminence CB158 would be a good replacement, but I was unable to clear the baffle to rear load it (that magnet on the back is just a little too big.) Any other suggestions that should clear the baffle?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

  3. EvilJekyll


    Dec 23, 2011
    It's not so much the depth as it is the width. The CB15 magnet is 8" diameter and that is hitting the angled baffle when I try to get it in there. The depth would be fine once I got the speaker in there, but the diameter of the magnet won't allow it.
  4. If your JBL is working but torn, there are ways to patch a tear.
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  5. Bassmec


    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    If not there are recone kits available with the same general spec as the E140.
    They are great sounding speakers.:)
    The Fital PR400 is a good speaker for a little more real world power handling.
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  6. will33


    May 22, 2006
    +1 to repair/recone.
  7. rigtec


    Jan 30, 2012
    Hi EvilJekyll

    A recone is a very good option when trying to preserve a Classic driver (JBL K/E140) or to prevent replacing an otherwise functional, and 'very expensive' driver. The "Faital Pro" that B-string suggests OTOH, is a very good candidate, and option for your application; if you just want a touch of some modern technology in your rig!. There are ways around tight fitting woofers in shallow cabs. I've never seen the inside of the SUNN but you may be able to 'notch' some of the bracing inside the box; just enough to make adequate room for the driver's magnet assm. PS: You seem to have a great cab on your hands; I'd never let a minor interference keep me from achieving the bass rig that I was trying to obtain! :thumbsup: Rgds
  8. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Repair or re-cone for sure!
  9. EvilJekyll


    Dec 23, 2011
    I'm definitely going to try to do the repair first. I contacted Triple S (a reputable local repair shop) about a potential recone, who said they can't get any certified 8 ohm repair kits, and would not do the repair without it. My only concern is I run a lot of dirt through them; so while I've been more careful about the levels, long term I'm still worried about their longevity, and it would be nice to not have to worry as much about babying them.
  10. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
  11. edwinhurwitz

    edwinhurwitz Supporting Member

    May 13, 2003
    Boulder, CO
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, SMS
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