#1
Not sure if this is the right forum

I was recently given a Peavey xm-4. It's 150 watts ,4 ohms. Any ideas on a good/decent speakers that will work for this? Nothing too fancy. I'd like to use it to mic vocals at a band practice and whatnot.
#2
Quote by stephan.jimenez
Not sure if this is the right forum

I was recently given a Peavey xm-4. It's 150 watts ,4 ohms. Any ideas on a good/decent speakers that will work for this? Nothing too fancy. I'd like to use it to mic vocals at a band practice and whatnot.


i wouldn't be picky, just pick up some cheap 1x12 wedges on craig's list.
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#3
I don't really know anything about speakers, any heads-up on bad brands/good brands,or just something to guide myself? I'll probably order from Ebay or Guitar Center(used, of course).
Last edited by stephan.jimenez at Jul 20, 2014,
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Quote by stephan.jimenez
I don't really know anything about speakers, any heads-up on bad brands/good brands,or just something to guide myself? I'll probably order from Ebay or Guitar Center(used, of course).


well it's just a small PA head so it doesn't really need much in the way of power handling.

what you should get would kinda depend on your budget and if you want to use these with any other system (future-proof it against whatever particular upgrades you may have planned). the budget is the big determining factor though.

but just for an example, i own a couple of cheap phonic cabinets, they do me just fine for small gigs and practice. there are many similar quality brands within this price range

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/phonic-s712-12-2-way-speaker

if your budget is larger then looking into something like mackie or yamaha may be good idea.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#5
Yamaha, JBL, EV, Carvin, Yorkville are all working musician quality. Depending on where you live, you should be able to pick up Yamaha 112s or Carvin 112s used in good condition for around $100 ea. JBL and EV are usually more $$ and better quality.

These are good value cabs :
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/yamaha-br12-12-2-way-speaker-cabinet

I am less enthusiastic about loss leader speakers from Behringer or other really low priced stuff.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Quote by Cajundaddy
Yamaha, JBL, EV, Carvin, Yorkville are all working musician quality. Depending on where you live, you should be able to pick up Yamaha 112s or Carvin 112s used in good condition for around $100 ea. JBL and EV are usually more $$ and better quality.

These are good value cabs :
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/yamaha-br12-12-2-way-speaker-cabinet



Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into those brands. Quick question, however, the specific speaker you mentioned is 250w program. would a 150 watt amp power it? I know very little on speakers, and I just got confused there on how wattage I should be looking for and whatnot
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250w program on a speaker rating simply means "maximum recommended amplifier power". You can always power them with less and SPL ratings indicate how much bang/watt you will get. A JBL rated at 102db SPL will deliver a lot more sound than a cheapie loss-leader house brand speaker rated at 94db SPL. 150 watts into a quality speaker will be plenty for band practice and most smallish gigs running vocals only.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Jul 26, 2014,