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Replacement speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bent23, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. bent23

    bent23 Guest

    Jan 3, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    I am considering replacing the speaker in my Crate BX2115 combo (1x15) with a higher efficiency speaker. Somewhere in the 98-102db SPL range. It is my understanding that higher efficiency speakers yield higher SPL's at lower wattage levels. Please feel free to educate me on this matter. Does the speaker need to have a particular ohm rating (impedance)? There was an option to have a JBL installed when you purchased this BX2115 combo from Crate , however I purchased mine used from Ebay, no owners manual or specs. The information I have regarding the Crate I retrieved from their website.

    The amp section on the Crate combo is 160w@ 8 ohms and 220w@ 4 ohms. I will be adding an ADA Bassline XV Cabinet(2x10 low-mid freq. drivers and 2X5 tweeters) within a week to use with the Crate combo within a week from today.

    Is replacing my 15" driver unnecessary, wasteful or plain stupid?

    All opinions and information are HIGHLY appreciated.



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