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Re: recommended speaker use

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Posted by rumblethump on April 27, 2001 at 12:23:33:

In Reply to: Re: recommended speaker use posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on April 26, 2001 at 15:40:00:

Check the SPL figures on them. Good speakers usually put out 98 - 101 1W at 1M.
Also speakers designed for bass now days are long through. More speaker cone
travel to handle bass notes.

: : does it matter if i use speakers in my cabinet that arent "recommended" for instrumental use. I found some dayton 10" series 2 woofers which have a nice frequency (35-3,000Hz) respone but in thier description it says nothing about them being used for musical instruments.

: Ross,
: Good question.

: I'm not familiar with the Dayton woofers, so I can't really comment on them specifically, but generally, I wouldn't use anything but a musical instrument speaker for an instrument amplifier.

: The reason is that different speakers are optimized for different uses. For example, guitar amp speakers are designed to add some coloration to the tone; bass amp and PA speakers are usually 'transparent' (no coloration added).

: Needless to say, home/auto sound system speakers are another matter altogether...

: Hope that helps!

: -Bob

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