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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


    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