#1
ive got a 4x12 cab but its too big for well... practical use. im toying with the idea of building a 2x12 cab to match with the head. its a 100w @ 4 ohms, 63w at 8 ohm, so i think i should aim for the 150w power handling range? im new to guitar cabs, but have built car subwoofer boxes before, so i have a grasp on air space, sealed vs ported vs open back, overall construction and understanding of the geometry to get the size needed.

as far as sound, well, i'd say i play rock/punk. but with effects bordering funk. kinda old incubus, or 311. i want speakers that are not going to be overly bright, nice and warm, but clear. i dont really even know where to look around online for good deals on them, i'd like to be able to get either 1 or 2 12's, as long as they can handle the power of the head.

i guess once i have an idea of the speakers i can start thinking about dimensions for the box, and if i want/need individual airspace or if they can share. i know what i want for the outside, but thats the easy part.

i tried searching to find some answers and didnt find much, if theres a thread to cover all this, lemmi know, i'll delete this.
#2
well, for the speakers, go to warehousespeakers.com and check out their stuff.
cheap and just as good.
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#5
hope its not a dumb question, but are there issues of pairing different wattage speakers together? i've got an idea of what i'd like to pair, but they are either 50w+75w or 60+65w. both putting me over my 100w minimum (125w actually), but i dont know if, expecially on the 50+75 one, if there will be too much stress on the 50w cause of the handling difference. i might wire it for 8ohms, and run the 63w output on the head, as volume/power is not an issue with this head.

it would be the et65 and the veteran30 (65+60)
or
the retro30 and the reaper(75+50)

and if i did 4 ohm stereo would that be an issue?
#6
When you have speakers of different wattage then the total wattage is figured like this:

If it's a 2x12 you double the wattage of the lowest speaker. If you have a 50 watter and 75 atter then the cab is a 100 watt cab. If you have a 60 and 65 then it's a 120 watt cab.

For a 100 watt head you don't need more than a 100 watt cab. Also, unless it's a stereo head then wiring the cab for stereo is pretty pointless.
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#9
Quote by Kevin Saale
When you have speakers of different wattage then the total wattage is figured like this:

If it's a 2x12 you double the wattage of the lowest speaker. If you have a 50 watter and 75 atter then the cab is a 100 watt cab. If you have a 60 and 65 then it's a 120 watt cab.

For a 100 watt head you don't need more than a 100 watt cab.
Also, unless it's a stereo head then wiring the cab for stereo is pretty pointless.


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#10
I was gonna suggest warehouse guitar speaker Green back clones cuz that's what I'm selling but they are only 25 watt RMS each so that's a no-go for you.

WGS speakers will get you under the $200 cap. Check out what they've got. This is what I did.

- Go to Celestion website and go to their speaker selection guide.
- Listen to all the different speakers in the genre that you like.
- Find which one sounds the best to you and then buy the clone from WGS.
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Carvin X100B - Bias Mod - Tungsol 12AX7's - JJ KT77's

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#11
I'm going with eminence personally, about 10-20bucks more for each speaker, but I feel better with the classy speakers; that being said, a speaker is a speaker, go with whatever is reliable and cheap
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