Peavey Basic 60 replacement speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by leosep, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. leosep


    Sep 12, 2012
    Hi, i want to replace a peavey basic 60 speaker with a 4 ohm speaker. The amp is rated 8 ohm, and i want to know if any of you tried this? any problems after that? Will it hurt the amp?
  2. Getting "all the watts" from your amp is NOT going to get you any louder.
  3. leosep


    Sep 12, 2012
    Hi thanks, i know but this is one speaker driver that already have, i just want to know if i have to buy a new one of 8 ohms. The original one is damaged.
  4. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA

    There's a reason Peavey used an 8 Ohm speaker. The Basic will over heat and shut down if you use a 4 Ohm.

  5. leosep


    Sep 12, 2012
    Well thanks, ok its a bad idea to use a 4 ohm :D
  6. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    also, notice if your cab is ported or sealed, and replace the speaker with one suitable for that application ... I have a Basic 112 that uses a sealed cab, my Minx cabs are both sealed and ported ... so Peavey has used both, just unsure of the one you have
  7. professor keller

    professor keller

    Feb 12, 2016
    Hi folks,

    Any suggestion for a good replacement speaker (obviously in 8 ohm)? Unfortunately the original speaker was damaged. A friend of mine offered me an Eminence Legend BP 122, whis is of course a great driver, but intended for 250 watts. I'm not sure if it would work ok on a 50 watt amp. Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Many thanks.
  8. AstroSonic

    AstroSonic Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    rural New Mexico
    The BP122 is a great drive in some cabs and not so much in others. Don't worry about the speaker having a higher power rating than the amp - no problem there.

    You need to choose a driver based on the cab volume and tuning (if ported), your tone preferences, and volume needs.
  9. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    Sunn cab.
    If your friend is offering you the speaker, you have really nothing to loose by installing it and seeing how it performs. Since it is an 8 ohm speaker you won't damage your amp trying it out nor will you damage the speaker as long as you are careful installing it. 30 years ago I replaced the Sunn transducers in my Sunn Sorado cab with EVMs. No one in those days gave much thought to cabinet volume or porting. My Sorado cab with those EVMs is still the best sounding cabinet I have ever owned. I know I got lucky but maybe you will too.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017