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so I Pretty sure im going to change my speaker for something better but i dont know what to get mainly because im not sure if itll work.
my question is this.:if a speaker says it has the same amount of ohms but not watts if that fine??? or..... what should i know before i buy a new speaker thanks guys for serious answers!
#2
as a general rule, you should try to keep the wattage of the speaker about 1.5 times the wattage of the amp, keep it to 2 to be safe. the impedance (ohms) of the speaker need to be the same as the original.
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Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
as a general rule, you should try to keep the wattage of the speaker about 1.5 times the wattage of the amp, keep it to 2 to be safe. the impedance (ohms) of the speaker need to be the same as the original.

so if the amp is 15w i would get a..... or if the amp is a 25w i would get a.......
(sorry its early in the morining i cant think att ALL!
#4
if you have a 15w amp, go for at least a 30w speaker (it doesn't hurt to go higher, i use a 60w with my 15w tiny terror) and in the same way, if you have a 25w amp, go for at least a 50w speaker.
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#5
oh okay very helpful thank you.....anything you recommend???sites....im looking for really heavey distortion and beautiful cleans.
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Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
if you have a 15w amp, go for at least a 30w speaker (it doesn't hurt to go higher, i use a 60w with my 15w tiny terror) and in the same way, if you have a 25w amp, go for at least a 50w speaker.


This isn't necessarily true. Amps and speakers both should rate their wattage in RMS. Meaning that a 25w speaker can handle a 25w amp, and both would max out around 40w when cranked.

If you do not want any sort of speaker breakup, then yes. You should use a higher rating. This is typical of metal. For bluesy stuff, speaker distortion is not bad at all.
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Quote by end_citizen
This isn't necessarily true. Amps and speakers both should rate their wattage in RMS. Meaning that a 25w speaker can handle a 25w amp, and both would max out around 40w when cranked.

If you do not want any sort of speaker breakup, then yes. You should use a higher rating. This is typical of metal. For bluesy stuff, speaker distortion is not bad at all.

so lets say i have a 15w amp is it possible to place a 30w even 50w even higher?
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Quote by AEROTROOPER159
so lets say i have a 15w amp is it possible to place a 30w even 50w even higher?


Yes. It is actually better for your style of music, which you said was really heavy, and really clean. This will prevent the speaker from adding its own distortion to your overall tone.

Which amp is it, so it will be easier to recommend a speaker? Also, if there are different models, what size speaker does your particular amp have?
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Quote by end_citizen
Yes. It is actually better for your style of music, which you said was really heavy, and really clean. This will prevent the speaker from adding its own distortion to your overall tone.

Which amp is it, so it will be easier to recommend a speaker? Also, if there are different models, what size speaker does your particular amp have?

i have a peavey vypyr 15w and the other day i was looking at the back where the speaker is.... and i saw that there probably enough space for a 12 in speaker so i was thinking of doing the change.
EDIT: currently there a 8 in :[ i want a 12 because of sound quality but if the size doesnt matter then i really dont mind to much as long as is sounds better.
Last edited by AEROTROOPER159 at Jul 9, 2009,
#11
Here's my suggestion for your style:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Eminence-Man-O-War-12-Guitar-Speaker?sku=660068#new

Here's musician's friend's speakers:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/navigation/speakers-instrument-amplifier-parts-accessories?N=100001+344130&Ns=P_Price%7c0&rpp=20

The most common hard rock/metal speaker is the Celestion V30. It's a little more expensive, but it is a nice speaker for what you're after.

My personal favorite is electro-voice speakers, followed by weber vintage series. Neither of which will give you tone you want though.
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Quote by end_citizen
Here's my suggestion for your style:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Eminence-Man-O-War-12-Guitar-Speaker?sku=660068#new

Here's musician's friend's speakers:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/navigation/speakers-instrument-amplifier-parts-accessories?N=100001+344130&Ns=P_Price%7c0&rpp=20

The most common hard rock/metal speaker is the Celestion V30. It's a little more expensive, but it is a nice speaker for what you're after.

My personal favorite is electro-voice speakers, followed by weber vintage series. Neither of which will give you tone you want though.

i like the man o war (first link but it says something about 8 ohms would this still work my amp has 4 ohms.)
#13
I was always told that you can use more ohms, like my little 4 ohm 12 in my crate flexwave, always told I could replace it with a 8 ohm. Also always told its okay to put 16 ohms to a 8 ohm tube amp, so just look around. I don't know, so yeah I am watching this so I can learn a little. So hope you find some help but I would go for the man o war if I were you, I wouldn't worry.
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