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Epifani T310 speaker replacement

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ferniebound, Nov 14, 2017.


  1. ferniebound

    ferniebound

    Nov 14, 2017
    I have an EPI T310. Very heavy. Looking to replace ceramic drivers with Faital 300watt Neo Pros
    that I have all 16 ohms. Matches up perfectly. Just wondering if anyone has done this.
    thanks
     
  2. Have you done the math? aka Run the cabinet modeling software for those speakers in that cab?
    Swapping speakers just to save weight often ends up only saving weight.
     
  3. ferniebound

    ferniebound

    Nov 14, 2017
    I understand the cabinet is tuned for the speakers. I dont have the software. If you can suggest one. Thank you
     
  4. Arjank

    Arjank

    Oct 9, 2007
    Above Amsterdam
    Just post the height, width and depth of the cabinet (preferably the inner measurements) and provide the dimensions of the port (if there is one). I have software to easily backwards-engineer the tuning frequency of a given design.
     
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  5. ferniebound

    ferniebound

    Nov 14, 2017
  6. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    I have the feeling that you will wind up disappointed. The savings in weight will not be all that much and the cabinet will sound completely different.
     
  7. This ^. There is a bit of a learning curve on any of the software.
    There are free versions of different software, grab some of them and play to learn.
    But take Arjank up on his offer.
    While you are learning, see how what you come up with compares to his.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2017
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  8. ferniebound

    ferniebound

    Nov 14, 2017
    Just wondering if Arjank had any results on driver replacement software.
    Thanks
     
  9. ferniebound

    ferniebound

    Nov 14, 2017
    I replaced the drivers with the Faitals and found them to sound great. Very punchy and the more I play it the more it warms up. Cabinet weight went down 20LBS.
     
  10. Rick James

    Rick James

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    Driver modeling software can only tell you the low frequency response of a given driver in a given cab. It can't tell you if that matches or exceeds or doesn't work as well as the stock driver, to do that you'd need to model the stock driver too. It can't tell you how they compare in the mids and highs, you need response charts for both to do that. Since getting either the T/S specs or a response chart for any OEM driver is just about impossible you really can't anticipate if a replacement driver is worthwhile or not. If you're replacing a cheap OEM driver with an expensive high end driver, and you've confirmed with modeling that the new driver is compatible with the cabinet, it will probably sound better, but there are no guaranties.
     

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