#1
Hey guys, I was looking into buying a 2x12 cab for my 50 watt mesa boogie head. I stumbled across this one on craigslist that has two 30 watt hellatones. am i gonna blow my speakers if i go for it?? thanks
#3
yes, yer fine. don't worry about blowing the speaker. but you may want to find out the impedance of the amplifier and make sure it matches your head
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#4
50 watts would be the clean rating, right? So after distortion is taken into account its more than that, but whether it's more than 60 watts, I don't know.
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#5
there is enough fudge room in the speaker to anticipate the clean rating on the amp. a 60 watt speaker will handle more like 70 to 75 watts so that you can match it with an amp of same rating.
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#6
All speakers are rated to match an amp of the same wattage. So a 50W speaker can handle 50W clean and sometimes up to 100W at peak, to be able to take when the amp distorts. So it's all cool!
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All speakers are rated to match an amp of the same wattage. So a 50W speaker can handle 50W clean and sometimes up to 100W at peak, to be able to take when the amp distorts. So it's all cool!

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#8
Are both ratings in RMS?

It's a bit tricky really. Likelihood is that your amp will peak way over 50 watts, probably like 80-90. It's whether you like speaker distortion or not.
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#9
Well it should work but if you would be able to crank you amp a lot you may blow it out. But then again i'm not that knowledgeable on speakers so you may want to ask someone else.
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#10
Seems like you would be into the grey area where the cab will only just handle it and may produce speaker distortion. That is when the cone is pushed against the stops inside the magnet and the sound it creates is clipped. It would certainly reduce speaker life, so if you can, go for a cab with a pair of 50s in. That is nicely in the comfort zone. I use an 800w cab with my 120w head and its been going strong for about 35 years.
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#11
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Are both ratings in RMS?

It's a bit tricky really. Likelihood is that your amp will peak way over 50 watts, probably like 80-90. It's whether you like speaker distortion or not.


very rarely do they give wattage ratings at peak. most likely it is both rms rating.

and there is likelyhood of 'rounding' the speaker(pushing it as mentioned above). some people actually prefer this sound
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#12
I just heard that with a tube amp, it could be pushing almost 100 watts at some points. and i dont want to invest in something im gonna blow out.