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MarkBass speaker upgrade?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tommy gilstrap, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. tommy gilstrap

    tommy gilstrap Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2004
    Orange Park, Fl.
    Can anyone steer me in the right direction for upgrade replacement 12" speakers for my MarkBass CMD 121 combo and NY 121 extension cab?
  2. BloomBass


    May 7, 2012
    San Diego
    Professional Amateur
    Unfortunately I won't be much help finding replacements, but if I may ask, what problem(s) did you run into with the speakers? I'm just about to pull the trigger on a NY121 myself.
  3. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
    Try US Speakers, place is great with customer service as well.
  4. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    BUT unless the replacement drivers chosen will actually work well in the MB cabinetry you could well be implementing a downgrade!.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 the original drivers are the perfect match to the cab. Short of measuring carefully the internal dimensions, including any porting, and modeling the replacement candidates with something like WinISD, you could very well end up with a much less inspiring bass cab. Are the original drivers blown? What do you hope to gain?
  6. Agree before opening thread that the original speakers are the optimum choice for these cabs and in fact the beauty of the Markbass . Lightweight , powerful and neutral . IMO.
  7. WesW

    WesW <><

    Jul 25, 2002
    Lynn Haven, FL
    Doesn't Markbass use B&C (Italy) speakers?
    US Speakers carry those, but you want to get the same, or very similar, replacement. . . does MB sell replacements?
  8. Gbonus Uralias

    Gbonus Uralias

    Sep 11, 2017
    I know this is an old post but it came up on my search.
    I think I have blown my CMD 121 -12" speaker this last weekend.
    Right away I went to US speaker and looked at the Eminence line, but in my search here, some good points made here about the stock speaker too.

    I also found some interesting posts (another forum in UK) about eliminating the Piezo tweeter (disconnect crossover) and reports of better higher end clarity and not so "Tinny or Clankie"

    Has anyone read or tried this as well?
    Any input is greatly appreciated.