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Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25048] Thu, 09 June 2016 11:17 Go to next message
mjg3145 is currently offline  mjg3145
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It seems there is a vast amount of knowledge out there. Does anyone consider switching out the original speakers in the original K 100 2 matching cab with say JBL E Series 8 Ohm ones. I read someone else suggesting that 8 ohm replacements with the K 100 2 head would be a nice upgrade.

I appreciate all your input.

Mike
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25049 is a reply to message #25048] Thu, 09 June 2016 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I personally love the E series speakers, but the K100 is an 8 ohm amp. It will work on 16 ohms with a little loss of power, which is actually beneficial. The amp will give more power than is needed for most situations. The 1x15 cabinets came with a 16 ohm speaker and it worked rather well. Kustom stocked 16 ohm speakers for most of their products so in the rare situation that only 1 speaker was used, the amp ran at 16 ohms. If you fancy the E120-8 speakers, then wire them in series and you will be very happy.
Conrad
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25050 is a reply to message #25049] Thu, 09 June 2016 12:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thank you, I have a 2 x 12 cabinet with my rig. apparently factory setup. Would guess my originals are 16ohm? What if anything would you suggest as an upgrade that would be like a plug and play operation.

I'm not a very good electrician. Smile
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25053 is a reply to message #25049] Thu, 09 June 2016 13:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Celestron makes a 16 ohm 12 in speaker in their cream line. 75 watt total power. looks like it might work nicely with the K 100 2
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25054 is a reply to message #25048] Fri, 10 June 2016 01:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Go to Antique Electrical Supply........they sell Jensen speakers. Look at the Jets 12 inch 50 watt speakers. Comes in 16 ohms and range looks pretty good for guitar. Priced at $80 each so that's a pretty good price. Maybe Bart will chime in and let you know what he thinks is good for guitar.
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25055 is a reply to message #25048] Fri, 10 June 2016 05:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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The Eminence Texas heat model in the 16 ohm version is the closest in sound to what a original broken in Jensen C12N would have sounded like in that amp.
The new Jensen C12N models need a good long break in session to take place before you place them in the cabinet!
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25057 is a reply to message #25054] Fri, 10 June 2016 10:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks
Mike
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25058 is a reply to message #25054] Fri, 10 June 2016 10:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thanks for the input
Mike
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25059 is a reply to message #25058] Fri, 10 June 2016 14:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have we determined what speakers are actually in the cabinet? The speaker brand on the jack plate on the back of the cabinet is no guarantee that the brand of speakers are still in the cabinet.
JBL's would really add some weight to the cabinet and with the K100-2 head might sound really brittle or bright since that amp is heavy on the treble and not much bass.

pleat
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25064 is a reply to message #25048] Fri, 10 June 2016 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If it's a K100-1 the normal channel has plenty of Bass!
Re: Speaker Replacement Suggestions [message #25065 is a reply to message #25064] Fri, 10 June 2016 19:39 Go to previous message
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The original post mentioned it's a K100-2 head.
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