#1
Okay, I have this cheap ten watt Marshall amplifier, Im broke-er than dirt, and I need more power. I had a brilliant idea today that maybe somehow it was possible to connect stereo speakers to my little Marshall and therefore make it just a little louder. Probably dealing with a pair of 80 watt speakers.. if anyone can assist me here with some advice, Id be ecstatic.

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#2
well you need guitar speakers in order for it to sound right, try getting a more eficcent speaker, that will make it louder
#3
80 watt speakers are not any louder than your 10 watt one. they just can HANDLE 80 watts of power. just save your money for a bigger amp.
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what you will want is a higher db rated speaker, than a higher wattage. Higher wattage is good incase your amp is capable of putting out more watts than its rating, but a higher decible speaker can increase loudness. Lets use this example. A 100 watt amp through a 97db speaker is just as loud as a 10 watt through a 103db
#5
okay, I dont understand the mechanics behind that theory, but I understand what youre saying. So hypothetically, if I got a 100 decible speaker(s) then my 10 watt would sound like a 100 watt amplifier? Also, does anyone know where to get a speaker of such power/how much it would cost/who would make it? Thanks again guys
#6
check out celestian speakers, they are pretty efficient.. and also maby try getting a lower ohm rated speakers, that will make your amp louder, but not too low because it will possibly damage your amp
#7
Quote by supersaianGohan
okay, I dont understand the mechanics behind that theory, but I understand what youre saying. So hypothetically, if I got a 100 decible speaker(s) then my 10 watt would sound like a 100 watt amplifier? Also, does anyone know where to get a speaker of such power/how much it would cost/who would make it? Thanks again guys

Not necessarily. It depends on the decible rating of the other speaker, but basically buying a higher decible speaker will increase the loudness of your amp. Say you have a 94ish db speaker in your current amp 97-100 db could possibly sound like a really big change. Try something like a celestion seventy 80 if you really want to try it out. But otherwise i'd leave it alone and just save up for a larger amp.
#8
doesnt celestian make 120 db speakers? if you can find some of those your little 10 watt would be really loud.
#9
Yeah thats true.. the only thing is, is that I have NO job and Im ALWAYS broke, and I need a power boost immediately. Something that could work out for a small-to-medium sized gig. Anyone know how much two seventy-80s would cost? I could just wire those up and play it like that
#11
Quote by supersaianGohan
Yeah thats true.. the only thing is, is that I have NO job and Im ALWAYS broke, and I need a power boost immediately. Something that could work out for a small-to-medium sized gig. Anyone know how much two seventy-80s would cost? I could just wire those up and play it like that



Mic your little amp into the PA system (most places have a house PA)
#12
Quote by supersaianGohan
Yeah thats true.. the only thing is, is that I have NO job and Im ALWAYS broke, and I need a power boost immediately. Something that could work out for a small-to-medium sized gig. Anyone know how much two seventy-80s would cost? I could just wire those up and play it like that



Mic your little amp into the PA system (most places have a house PA)
#14
so if I have my 10 watt amp connected to two 100 db speakers, does it matter what wattage they are? i.e. does it matter if I buy two 100 db 100 watt speakers or two 100 db 50 watt speakers?

oh yeah, the place Im playing has no PA system.. go figure
#15
no, dont use 2 speakers. use one and no as long as the wattage is more than 10 watts you are fine..
#16
i started out with the very same amp your talking about. and i'll tell you right now hooking up more speakers to it is a BAD idea.... unless youwant to screw that pos up that is.
i guess it would be possible if you knew how to wire in series and not overload the powersection of the amp. where when i had that amp years ago i hooked up a pair of speakers to it parallel.
#17
It's not worth it.
Good speakers cost at least 60 bucks. Just buy a new amp!
It won't even get much louder.
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