SBX 8X10 speaker blown

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mattsochistic, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. I have a GK 8X10 SBX cab in a road-case that has a speaker blown. I believe I know which one it is. Any Idea on what to replace it with, and how to go about doing that? [email protected]
  2. BD Bass

    BD Bass

    Jul 20, 2009
    Well ...I'm not a Bass Cab all knowing guy, but I have built some home stereo high end Audiophile speakers, so I would find out what brand G&K Uses, you would think I would know, cause I have a G&K 210. try this web link, I have bought alot if items from them over the past 10 years.......hope this helps, to some degree
  3. totallybacan


    Mar 30, 2009
    +1 on parts express. Take off the front grill/cover, carefully unscrew the driver and make sure you unplug it on the way out. Then you can check some details on the driver
  4. BD Bass

    BD Bass

    Jul 20, 2009
    Ya know.............could be a stuck magnet ??? dunno
  5. Huh :eyebrow:

    To the OP

    Why don't you call GK customer service.

    Best replacement is the speaker that is designed for the cabinet.
  6. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    ^ Yes.
  7. Wes Whitmore

    Wes Whitmore

    Mar 10, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    You won't be able to buy a speaker from parts express and use it, unless you are replacing all of the GK drivers. Gk uses higher ohm speakers and runs them all in parallel to get your final ohm load. (example, 4x32 ohm drivers to get an 8 ohm load). Check GKs site to see if they still have them available.
  8. rovito


    Jun 26, 2005
    GK store on the GK site.
  9. dela217


    Mar 2, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    I recently bought a driver for my GK 410. I checked the impedence of the new driver before I put it in. It was 32 ohms! So it would be best to order it from GK. I think it was a little over 100 bucks including shipping. Just call their customer support line like I did. You will need to be armed with the serial number of the cab and the numbers stamped on the back of the blown speaker too.
  10. BD Bass

    BD Bass

    Jul 20, 2009
    The space between the coil & the magnet is .025...not much air gap, some cheaper drivers get hot, oil from the coil leaks out, and gets on the magnet, then it kinda glues both together, then the driver will not move back & forth ( ie:blown speaker ) Not the only thing that can happen, but it occurs
  11. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive


    Maybe it just needs a lube, oil and filter job! :)

  12. BD Bass

    BD Bass

    Jul 20, 2009
    Thats funny........BRB goin to Driver Speedy Lube:p
  13. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008
    Just call up GK and ask them for a replacement. Most likely the cab's still under warrenty, and they'll just ship one out.