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GK 410 speakers help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Zant, Jan 21, 2017.


  1. Zant

    Zant

    Jan 1, 2017
    So today I picked up a GK 410 gold line 8ohm cab for 70 bucks,good shape too,but I want to find some 50buck 16 ohm 100watt replacement speakers too put in it do any of you guys have any info on where a guy mite find such replace speakers,any information will be greatly appreciated thanks
     
  2. The only replacement speakers for any cab are the same ones that the manufacturer put in it originally.
    Putting random speakers into a cab is a real crapshoot in regards to how it will sound. This is because your cabinet is designed around the type of speakers that were in it originally.
    That being said try Parts Express for cheap speakers.

    If you are trying for a 4 Ohm cab to get the extra 30% more power than you get with 8 Ohms, then you are just throwing good money after bad.

    Because of the way we hear, a 30% increase in power does not give you a 30% increase in loudness. 30% more power is about a 1.5db increase. A 1 db increase under test conditions is barely preceptable. A 1.5 db increase under playing conditions may not be noticeable at all.
    It requires a 10 db increase in power to sound twice as loud.

    If you gave bad speakers contact GK and see if they have replacements or can recommend something that they know will work. Otherwise you will need to model different speakers using winISD or another program, to see if anything will work well in that cab other than OEM replacements.

    Assumptions:
    It sounds like you don't have enough headroom in your playing situation. If that's the case you'll probably be running your amp close to full out. Doing that with 8 Ohms won't work your amp as hard as it will at 4 Ohms. Going to a 4 Ohm cab will just get you barely louder if your're lucky. If this is your situation, then you need to rethink your setup.

    Now if you just want to experiment by putting Brand X speaker into your cab and understand that the results are more likely to be unsatisfactory than not, by all means go for it and let us know how it works out.
     

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