#1
hey, what wattage speaker would best suit a 15W Blues jr?

im getting a weber Blue dog, and i want the lowest wattage possible, but enough to cover the amp.

thanks
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#2
anything above 15 watts

NEVER put any thing less than the amp wattage as it will blow the speaker
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#3
yep thanks. i should have been more specific. i was tempted to order a weber blue dog 15W ceramic speaker.

and i wanted to make sure i wasnt going to be pushing this speaker too much.

thanks for the reply.
Jenneh

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yep thanks. i should have been more specific. i was tempted to order a weber blue dog 15W ceramic speaker.

and i wanted to make sure i wasnt going to be pushing this speaker too much.

thanks for the reply.


It all depends how hard you're going to crank it, but I'd go at least 25-30w. Tube amps are wattage rated at the point where they first start breaking up, so it might actually be pushing 20-25w when it's fully cranked
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#5
yeah, i was thinking that, but the next lowest available is 30 Watt.

it shouldnt be a problem because i can line out to a cab when i go louder. but ill definately think it over. thanks for the reply.
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#6
are you just posting this everywhere? jeez.
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#7
yeah haha sorry i wanted to order it. :p
Jenneh

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#8
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yeah, i was thinking that, but the next lowest available is 30 Watt.

it shouldnt be a problem because i can line out to a cab when i go louder. but ill definately think it over. thanks for the reply.


haha, this thread is "old"

but its alright (usually preferred) to use a 15w speaker with a 15w amp. I'd reccomend an Alnico Blue (either celestion or weber). Even if your amp goes past 15w sometimes, that's perfectly fine. A perfect example is AC30's... they almost always run at 32-33w but are best with two 15w blues. The speaker rating isn't a cliff where once you go over you fall down. It's more like a very steep hill with with spikes at the bottom.

If I had that amp, I'd get one of these speakers in a second.
#9
LAF, the 15W should be getting here any day.
thanks for rushing over to help me out here.
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#10
also, don't judge the speaker as soon as you get it. They can take about 10-12 hours of loud/hard/percussive playing to break it in about 90%. In the beginning they might sound more on the harsh, trebly side
#11
Check the wattage of your current speaker and get a speaker at that wattage.
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#12
More important than the wattage or anything else is it's efficiency rating. The higher the rating, the less wattage it takes to make it loud. You could therefore have a 50w speaker that's going A LOT louder than a 25w speaker.
Good information to know, even though you've already ordered your speaker
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#14
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Hey, random, you know where Weber lists their speaker effiency? I can't find it.


I had a bit of a look, couldn't see any figures floating around. You might have to email him.
EDIT: Eminence has it listed as 'Sensitivity', rather than efficiency. Most of their speakers run around the 100dB/W/m mark.
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#15
i was going to suggest emailing ted weber to see what he'd recommend, but it looks like you already ordered it.
#16
yep i orderd it. ^ thanks for all the replies, even the late ones.


he actually said the 15W was fine, and i went for it. i've got fingers crossed. i think it'll work out. i am going to wait before rushing to judgement, 10-12 hours.
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