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speaker recomendations

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bill_emo, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. bill_emo


    Apr 2, 2003
    Im building a new cab with a 1x15 and 2x10s. What are the best speakers to buy?
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    It depends on the dimensions and porting specifics of your cab - you don't just plop any "quality" speakers in there, they have to match the tuning of the cab.
  3. bill_emo


    Apr 2, 2003
    im planning on building a model like the peavey 1516, proboly out of birch ply.
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    A 1516 has a 15 and two 8s (that's why the second number is 16 (2x8). The 1820 has an 18 and two 10s.

    Why not just buy a used 1516 cabinet? It's already designed, you know what you're getting, it has a predictable resale value and they're not at all expensive on the used market.

    If you still insist on building your own, the speakers you choose depends on what you're trying to accomplish with the cabinet. If you want a very usable setup similar to a 1x15 and 2x10, you could go with speakers from Eminence using Delta 10s and a Kappa Pro 15LF. Great prices on these are available from Dave at Avatar speakers (www.avatarspeakers.com).

    If you want flat response down to 30 Hz out of the 15, you'll have to look elsewhere...perhaps an autosound subwoofer (beware of low efficiency). Check out www.partsexpress.com or www.madisound.com for woofers.

    Good luck!!!!
  5. I'd recommend getting a book on the subject of speaker enclosures, learning what Theile - Small parameters are, and buy JBL drivers.

    You may be able to replicate a driver / enclosure design that they have used in the past.

    New JBL drivers are quite spendy, but you can buy used. Or even blown ones for cheap, then have them reconed.
    The venerable JBL 4625B 15" cabinet, pdf
  6. chardin


    Sep 18, 2000
    You definitely need to download Bruce Gavin's musician's reference spreadsheet. Lots and lots of information there. Go to http://www.ofgb.org/

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