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Speaker recommendation for SWR Basic Black?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jimbilly, Mar 28, 2011.


  1. jimbilly

    jimbilly

    Apr 19, 2006
    The stock (PAS?) speaker in my Basic Black has some voice coil rub. I'm leaning towards getting a new speaker, getting a proper recone seems like a bit too much trouble.
    The cabinet is rear ported (about a 5" circle port), the cabinet volume is appx. 2.8cf (18" high, 20.5" wide & 13" deep). The stock speakers measures 4.0 ohms on my multimeter, which in my experience is more consistent with an '8ohm' speaker.
    From looking at the Eminence site and specs, it looks like the Legend CB158 is the most obvious choice, and most places seem to sell them for $117-$129 shipped which doesn't seem bad at all. Any other speakers I should consider? Maybe the Eminece Beta15A? -thanks!
     
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    This sort of question seems to come up every other day. Please read the FAQ on page one.
     
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    That depends. You've modeled it in the cab with a speaker modeling program? Checked not only the maximum power handling and SPL but the actual output with the power you have available? That's the only way to be sure.
     
  4. wave rider

    wave rider

    Jan 5, 2005
    The Basic Black is such a sweet sounding combo stock, I'd be disinclined to try another driver unless I assured myself it would be an upgrade.

    =wr=
     
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