#1
Can someone explain to me about speakers and their wattage? Would a 200w speaker sound a lot louder than a 30w speaker? Do lower wattage speakers break up earlier with tube amps? What does the wattage actually tell you about the speaker?
#3
^ agreed. sensitivity (rated in decibels) tells you how loud a speaker is. EDIT: lower wattage speakers break up earlier, yeah.
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#4
Wattage does indeed not tell you anything on how loud the speaker will be, rather how much power it can handle from an amplifier. A 20w speaker can be louder (in dB) than a 100w speaker.
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#5
Can my Peavey XXX which is 40w be able to power a 30w speaker?
#6
As long as you don't put the volume too high it should work.
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#7
What happens if I do put it too high? The speaker I am talking about is Celestion G12H30 or V30.
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What happens if I do put it too high?


You will blow your speaker and possibly damage your head if the load is gone.
A V30 is 60W last time I checked
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Can my Peavey XXX which is 40w be able to power a 30w speaker?

It can, but it also has the potential to blow the speaker. I personally wouldn't risk it - go for a 60watt.
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What happens if I do put it too high? The speaker I am talking about is Celestion G12H30.


A V30 will be fine because they're actually 60 watts. The G12H is risky, so you might want to look at the Classic Lead 80 instead. In fact the Classic Lead would suit the XX better, in all likeliness.

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#12
So I guess a rule of thumb is to always get a higher speaker wattage than your amp wattage. Also, would the upgrade from the stock Sheffield 200w speaker to something like a V30 (60w) or Classic Lead 80 (80w) be worth it?

Would the difference in wattage matter that much?

One more question, I do not know how much ohms to use. The Sheffield used 16 ohms, but is it still possible to use 8 ohms with the Classic Lead 80?
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#13
^ i'd stick to the same ohms as the stock speaker. i'd have thought either the vintage 30 or classic lead 80 would be ok, in terms of wattage.
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