I apologize for being late answering this but here it is anyway:Animal wrote:do you guys realize that I am working with about 1-3 watts total and building a 2x12 cab. So.... 20 watt or 25 green backs ? if so, which company. I did like the sound of the tone tubby 40/40 ceramic because of not only their tone but the low sensitivity, 97? or 96. But, these are 2 40 watt speakers being driven at 3 watts max, due to playing in the basement of my house and not wanting to blow the family out from the first floor.
The power rating on a speaker is like the speed rating on a car tire. A tire rated for 140 MPH will serve just fine on a Mini Cooper. Its capabilities won't be fully utilized but it'll do the job just fine. Likewise, you can plug a speaker (or combination of speakers) of nearly any power rating into a low power amp and it'll serve. As with the tires, you won't get the full benefit of the speaker's capabilities but you'll play and be heard.