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VvvvvV 20th May 2005 07:17 PM

Please answer fast! Is it worth buying a 1960s 18" guitar cab for a subwoofer
 
would a 200 W 18" celestion driver fitted in a guitar cab from the 70s be good enough for decent quality bass to accompany some quality mid-range and tweeters?

Please tell me soon because I will miss it from about one hour after posting this. Cheers!

pinkmouse 20th May 2005 07:23 PM

Unlikely, but the driver might be worth having to put in a new box.

DSP_Geek 20th May 2005 07:32 PM

Forget about it. Small xmax, high Fs, likely paper surround, about the only thing going for it is higher efficiency than standard subs. Low efficiency in current subs is correctable with bigger amps, not a problem these days, but the aforementioned faults aren't.

Speaker technology has evolved from 40 years ago; do yourself a favour and give this one a pass.


Francois.

Rademakers 20th May 2005 07:37 PM

Besides that, guitar speakers are ment to distort, so even hightech guitarspeakers will have low Xmax by default (some even have 0,0 mm Xmax, go figure).

Mvg Johan

VvvvvV 20th May 2005 07:56 PM

Thanks so much for telling me! The thing probably sounds like a diesel engine! :D :D :clown: :) ;)

VvvvvV 20th May 2005 08:23 PM

Oh no, I'm a bit :dead:now because the guy was also selling a tannoy-lynx dual concentric from the 1980s with a 12 inch driver and decent power requirements for around $80/120 and I missed the auction by about 10 seconds because it asked me to login again arg:hot:

planet10 21st May 2005 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by VvvvvV
tannoy-lynx dual concentric... for around $80/120 and I missed the auction by about 10 seconds
Now that is a real bummer :(

dave


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