#1
Basically i hate my Vox VT30 and buying a new amp is not an option. I absolutely love the sound it can achieve when i plug in my AKG K99 headphones though.

I'm a gear noob so i'm not sure if it's possible to buy speakers to replace the stock standard ones so i can replicate the sound i achieve with my headphones on.
I know the Vox VT30 uses a 10inch speaker 4 ohms i believe, but that doesn't mean all that much to me.

Any sort of feedback or advice is appreciated.

If it helps here's my headphone and amp specs:

http://www.melbournemusiccentre.com.au/shop/product/akg-k99/

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VOX-Valvetronix-VT30-amp-Free-Shipping-/120562559724?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1216aaec


Thank you in advance.
#2
try this thread:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1475587

I believe... you posted it.


EDIT: bah sorry didnt really read this thread, they just looked really similar.

Anyway, yes you can replace speakers - and very easily. I doubt they will be able to replicate the exact tone of your headphones (due to the massive differences in scale etc), but if you give us an idea of the sort of tone/eq sound you're aiming to replicate, I'm sure someone more well-versed in speakers around here will be able to recommend some.
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Last edited by earthisearthis at Aug 31, 2011,
#3
I posted it asking why my tone was better, now i want to know what speakers can achieve the tone. Pretty different question if you ask me.
#4
Well, since your headphones are flat response speakers, you'd want something like a PA speaker, but those can be expensive...

I'd try this, WGS G12C/S: http://wgs4.com/new-10-g10cs-75-watt

Or this: http://www.bing.com/shopping/beta-10a-pa-replacement-speaker-10-inches/p/91746F9234FFF26A3663?q=10+inch+PA+replacement+speaker&lpq=10%20inch%20PA%20replacement%20speaker&FORM=HURE
#6
When i play through my headphones i play on the amp preset 'US 90s / Cali Metal' setting.
I like the sound in particular when playing lead.
I have an example here of a guitarist on youtube.. It has a similar tone to his but with less reverb. It's generally just that tone to a lesser extreme if you know what i'm trying to say:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n232My95npU&feature=channel_video_title

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKdZlvnslMw

The second example would be a little better. I'm generally looking for a combination of those 2 tones.

Thank you.
Last edited by vayne92 at Aug 31, 2011,
#7
Quote by ethan_hanus
Well, since your headphones are flat response speakers, you'd want something like a PA speaker, but those can be expensive...

I'd try this, WGS G12C/S: http://wgs4.com/new-10-g10cs-75-watt

Or this: http://www.bing.com/shopping/beta-10a-pa-replacement-speaker-10-inches/p/91746F9234FFF26A3663?q=10+inch+PA+replacement+speaker&lpq=10%20inch%20PA%20replacement%20speaker&FORM=HURE


With that second link (the first is 404d for some reason) is it compatible with a 30watt amp? I'm not questioning your knowledge by no means, i'm just pretty much clueless when it comes to this kind of stuff. Would it be able to install properly and such?
#8
replacing the speaker in that amp won't help.

it's voiced for a flat response speaker already.

which it has inside.
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#9
Quote by vayne92
With that second link (the first is 404d for some reason) is it compatible with a 30watt amp? I'm not questioning your knowledge by no means, i'm just pretty much clueless when it comes to this kind of stuff. Would it be able to install properly and such?



Link works fine for me...I have no idea, it's prolly over 100 watts, since PA speakers can handle alot.

Oh, it's a flat response speaker already? Well then, idk.
Last edited by ethan_hanus at Aug 31, 2011,
#10
Quote by AcousticMirror
replacing the speaker in that amp won't help.

it's voiced for a flat response speaker already.

which it has inside.


If replacing the speakers wont help, then is there anything i can do that isn't buying a new amp? Or is that basically my only option? :\
#11
Quote by AcousticMirror
replacing the speaker in that amp won't help.

it's voiced for a flat response speaker already.

which it has inside.

This is correct. The difference in sound through the headphone output is the result of a whole lot of things that can't really be reproduced very well. The feeling of being surrounded by sound, and the fact that the headphone tap is coming straight off the preamp, mean that short of rigging up a full PA to the headphone tap, or buying two bigger versions of your amp (for cleaner power section) and running them in stereo, you're out of luck. I would not suggest trying to emulate the sound with a speaker.
#12
plug your headphone out jack into a big pair of powered speakers.
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#14
Quote by Roc8995
Yup. A hi-fi system or computer speakers would work.


Sounds like something i need to try. Looks like i'll be heading back to my dads house to steal his quality stereo speakers this week.
#15
Not just the speakers. You need the receiver/amp unit that powers them as well. Keep the volume low on the amp and turn the receiver's volume up. It will start clipping too much if you turn the amp volume up. That can be a cool effect, but probably not what you want.
#16
Quote by Roc8995
Not just the speakers. You need the receiver/amp unit that powers them as well.


Then i shall steal that too.
#17
none of those things will work. headphones are an enclosed environment and the way your ear perceives the sound is different from an open space. headphones also have a full frequency range so little things on the edges of your normal speaker range will be more apparent. sorry just the way it is. even if you got a way better amp you still might not get the tone to sound as good as what ypu hear in the hedphones.