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GK 200mb replacement speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by B String, Sep 3, 2003.


  1. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The first replacement speaker for my
    gk 200mb sounds for poop. Better specs do
    not seem to mean a better sounding speaker.
    (in this box) What to do? A new speaker
    from gk just went up to about $150.(with
    tax and shipping). Seems like way too much
    for such a crappy speaker. The frequency
    response is 80-2k, 100 watt power and not
    very efficient at all. There has to be something
    better or cheaper. HELP!! Also.. It has to
    be 5in. deep. HELP HELP!!
     
  2. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    Most combo's use a box that's too small for the driver; you could so some modifications and put a 10" in if that met your needs.

    If you can't find a speaker to go in the box, you might consider pulling the electronics and make a standalone head to push a speaker cabinet you do like.

    It really depends on what you want from the amp.
     
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Is that an 8 or a ten in there??? What brand/model of speaker did you put in?

    Eminence makes a couple of different 8's and several different 10's with different specs. You might want to check them out at their web site, they can be ordered online MUCH cheaper than the listed price at www.partsexpress.com (no relation, just a customer).

    Seems to me an Eminence 'beta' might be a decent match for that cab . . .
     
  4. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The stock 12in. speaker is made for
    GK by Eminence. I used a Carvin 12in.
    also made by Eminence. Much better
    specs, but not for a small sealed box.
    I'm quickly finding out that inspite of
    its faults, the stock GK 12in. is about
    the only thing that will work in this box.
     
  5. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    GK, 12", sealed - I'm getting Deja Vous.... have I gone looking for a replacement speaker for this model cab before?
     
  6. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Yes Petebass you did, as a favor to me, and thanks again. I think we found that it is such a wierd sized box (tiny sealed enclosure) that there wasn't much out there to choose from. That being said, I personally didn't do all that much looking so if you find anything let us know!
     
  7. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I thought so..... my memory is shocking,

    Maybe we should try to ditch the concept of the sealed cab and see if we can convert it into a vented cab. My guess is that if there's a speaker out there which is happy in that size cab, chances are it will spec up better as a vented cab.

    What are the cab dimensions again?