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Speakers for a K150 [message #26902] Thu, 23 August 2018 02:18 Go to next message
rickdroit is currently offline  rickdroit
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I bought this 150 combo and the speakers sound fuzzy and blown, they look original and are KEI Speakers made in Chanute Kansas like the amp, but they strangely say 10 ohms ( Ive never even heard of that ) and there are two, the amps output jack says "6ohm to 8ohm" , I need help from some of you Kustom experts
Re: Speakers for a K150 [message #26903 is a reply to message #26902] Thu, 23 August 2018 02:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rickdroit is currently offline  rickdroit
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Oops, I thought that was bizarre, I had to go back and look again, of course they are 16 ohms not 10 ,
the output says 6ohm to 8 ohms and they are two 16 ohm speakers, does that sound right?
Re: Speakers for a K150 [message #26905 is a reply to message #26902] Thu, 23 August 2018 06:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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Yes, the K100 and 150 series of amps wants to see a 8 ohm load to output its maximum amount of watts, and two 16 ohm drivers in paralle is 8 ohms.
Re: Speakers for a K150 [message #26915 is a reply to message #26902] Fri, 24 August 2018 10:06 Go to previous message
rodak
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When the Coupe line came out, they also sold "KEI Turbo" speakers, that were supposed to replicate, presumably, the original Jensen speakers. They even had the silver vented dome. You can't buy them any more (I managed to snag a few from PartsExpress before they ran out), but there's a seller on eBay who has some, NOS, still in the box:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192632928456

He still has at least 5 left. $62 each, shipped, not a bad deal

I just bought three to replace the ones in my recently-acquired 3x12 cab with Jensen C12Ns. Two are blown, and I plan to sell the good one to help pay for the new ones, but I'll leave it in and install one of the KEIs and compare the sound to see if they're very much the same.


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