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Old 30th May 2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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I'm looking for advice selecting a low-power (< 15 Watts) driver and cabinet (plans, I'll build) for an acoustic guitar set up. Eminence? JBL? Nothing too expensive please.

What are the opinions out there?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 30th May 2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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All,
I'm looking for advice selecting a low-power (< 15 Watts) driver and cabinet (plans, I'll build) for an acoustic guitar set up.
What music do you play? There is a bit difference in how to go if you play acoustic or solo music with it and want that characteristic tone, or if you want something that fits in well for gigging.
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Old 30th May 2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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I listened to a Jensen speaker once which had a wonderful sound for acoustic guitar. Don´t know if all models are that good.
Worth looking into anyway as they´re quite cheap.

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The music I like to attempt to play is mostly fingerstyle, acoustic blues, flatpicking fiddle tunes etc. Mostly for my own gratification and jamming with friends, no serious intent to gig with the system.

Thanks for thinking about the question.

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If it matters, I play a Martin 16 series with built-in fishman pre- and pickups... Though, I guess I'd prefer that the driver choice is independent of the guitar to some extent. No doubt I'll not stay with this particular guitar forever.
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Hiya,

if you like to play percussively, I wouldn't go too small with the driver ( although Trace Elliot seem OK ).
Eminence beta 8's are cheap and ok, maybe add a piezo if too dull.
I use Eminence kappapro 10s plus the apt80 tweeters in a 20 litre ported box- heavy but tiny by PA standards and they go plenty loud.

The simplest answer maybe one of the coaxials, eminence or otherwise; see what suits your budget.
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You may want to check Elliot's articles as guide, and then have a look to Parts Express offerings like cheap Goldwood or perhaps legend series Eminence .

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Though, I guess I'd prefer that the driver choice is independent of the guitar to some extent. No doubt I'll not stay with this particular guitar forever.
Well, based on what you are saying, I think it should be pretty easy, just put a 10" or 12" speaker in an open backed cabinet and you are done. It should give a nice sound for acoustic blues, and be useful in the future.

I would Celestion if $$$ acceptable, Eminence if not.
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Is it possible that he would be better off with a more audiophile or PA type speaker since he is using an acoustic guitar? Maybe that Eminence beta 12" with the whizzer cone?

I really don't know about such things -just curious....
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Is it possible that he would be better off with a more audiophoile speaker since he is using an acoustic guitar? Maybe that Eminence beta 12" with the whizzer cone?
Yes, the higher end commercial acoustic guitar amps (for acoustic music) are usually 2 way or such, and look more like a PA cab than an electric guitar cab. If I were to DIY that I would just be looking at PA designs.

But there also are 1 way commercial acoustic guitar amps.

It comes down to player preference and style of music.
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