#1
Kind of a dumb question here but bare with me. Have a 50 watt valveking and plan on changing the speaker. Heard the celestion gt-100 was good. It's rated for 100 watts. As long as the speaker has a higher than 50 watt rating it shouldn't blow am i correct?
Last edited by tomsy49 at Jun 28, 2008,
#2
The speakers are usually rated at peak power. There's another rating called continuous power and that one you'd want to meet. The 100 watt speaker most likely will have at least 50 watts continuous power so you're safe.
#3
Actually it's better if your amp is MORE powerful then your speakers, speakers break up when underpowered worse, unless you're pushing twice their rating.
However, since the speakers are rated based off of SS ratings, your peavy will fit in just about perfect with a 100W speaker.

I've used these:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Celestion-Seventy-80-12-Inch-Guitar-Speaker?sku=660274
And they're just great.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Eminence-Patriot-Texas-Heat-12-Guitar-Speaker?sku=660031
I've heard these are even better for the price.
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#4
Quote by PanHead
The speakers are usually rated at peak power. There's another rating called continuous power and that one you'd want to meet. The 100 watt speaker most likely will have at least 50 watts continuous power so you're safe.


Peak power ratings you will usually only see on cheaper products as a advertising ploy. The more reputable, higher quality companies don't do so.