Where can I get a cheap 15" bass speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lttoler, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. lttoler


    Dec 14, 2005
    I got a small 1x15 bass cab that I've had for years that has a blown speaker. My brother wants to start playing bass a little at home so I am looking to find a cheap 15 to get him started until he decides if he wants to stick with it and get a decent cab.

    Can anyone tell me a source that I can get a 15 inch speaker that will work for this that's on the cheaper end. I'm not really looking for sound quality, just something that will hold up so he can hear himself.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    If we knew what your location was we would have more to go on. It's no use us giving you a supplier in North America if you live in the UK or down under.
  3. lttoler


    Dec 14, 2005
    Sorry, I am from Georgia, US.
  4. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    US speaker seem to get a lot of love on this site. You can also check out Parts Express and MCM Electronics.
  5. 5port


    Oct 14, 2009
    LI,new yawk
  6. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Carvin sells speakers direct from their site. As long as your cab is in decent shape, that would provide your bro with a speaker cabinet that would get him through his first few years.

    Look on Craigslist as well, some people upgrade the speakers in their cabs and sell the older ones. If you buy a speaker from Craigslist, make sure it works before purchasing.
  7. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
  8. You could get some more meaningful help by saying whether the cabinet was vented or sealed, what its volume is and - if vented - what the quantity and dimensions of the port(s) are.
  9. Check out Carvin's site. And, if that's still too expensive, hit your local Radio Shack.
  10. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Those look excellent for the $95 price :bassist: .

    Wish I knew how to build cabs! Would be worth picking up a bushelful.
  11. seismicaudiospeakers.com.

    excellent quality, cheap prices.
    memphis TN. free shipping on much of their catalogue.
    i have 2 seismic 15'' cabs that are great.
  12. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    If you want cheap and Chinese, Carvin.com has about the cheapest price on cheap, Chinese speakers.

    Personally I would spend a few bucks more and at least get an Eminence driver. US Speaker is a good place.
  13. Out of curiosity, what cab is this (make and model).
  14. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
  15. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
  16. will33


    May 22, 2006
    I think I might end up taking a stab at these http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/55-2963 as quite affordable, decent options for a pair of PA cabs I have. Small gig/rehearsal room cabs, need to sound decent but not "awesome, man", and not take up any sort of large ($100-$150 + ) money investment. I figure if the actual driver comes in at 10% - 20% of those specs, it's a win for something that can handle a little kick thump, or make a decent bass cab run fullrange on their own. It's either that or Eminence Beta's.
  17. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    7.5 mm Xmax? 97 dB sensitivity? 3kHz top end? Wow.
  18. Arjank


    Oct 9, 2007
    Above Amsterdam
    Those are dream specs for a driver of that price-range.... The xmax is probably the total of +/- and not one way, else it's just to cheap :D
  19. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    HA! So, 3.75mm :rollno: . Spec manipulation (to put it nicely). You're very likely correct. Probably, absolutely correct.