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Old 21st March 2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Given infinite power .......

Well, not actually infinite but lots. I have a bass amplifier which will push 800W into my 4ohm 2X12 cabinet. However for the gigs I am currently playing I don't need anything like that much so, I am hatching a plot to us a single 8ohm driver in a smaller cab. That knocks it down to 500W and I drop another 3 db by ditching one driver.
What could I use that is small, robust, and linear? Efficiency does not matter.
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Old 21st March 2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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Lots of possible options....maybe take a look at www.barefacedbass.com for inspiration.
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Several reasons why Barefaced is not a solution this instance. Lets just leave it there, OK?

It does not need to be as high tech or as efficient. It could even be a single 10.
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wrong forum for this?
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wrong forum to ask about what would comprise a single full range speaker?
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wrong forum to ask about what would comprise a single full range speaker?

well, "gig" and talking about a 2x12 cabinet sounds more live PA gear to me - from ErnieM's reply it seems he reached the same conclusion

but the first brand names that comes to mind are Eminence & Celestion
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Its a speaker cabinet. It doesn't care why it exists. I only care about what it will do. Only the physics matters.
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Its a speaker cabinet. It doesn't care why it exists. I only care about what it will do. Only the physics matters.
I just think the folks in the PA forum will have more experience in this particular area
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It is NOT a PA cab. Even if it was, a loud speaker is merely a transducer. removing the requirement for efficient output allows more freedom to explore the potential to create a even sounding speaker.
However, this is an uphill conversation and I can see that I am not welcome, so I shall remove myself from it.
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Go with a higher impedance load, such 16 or 32 Ω.
I have a 10", RCF, but never used it, 16 Ω .
a multi-way would be optimum, since the power...has the finality to 'meet'
the air around, and speacialized drivers are made for the job.
So, I'd go for a 16 or 32 Ω load. Something like 2 X 12" -8Ω in series, plus
my RCF and some vintage horn with its 16 Ω driver.
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