Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

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Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby kinmike » Mon 01/04/16 10:37 am

This amp is a trem lite amp 18 watter and is housed in a small cabinet that won't accomodate a 12 inch speaker. So I'm looking for speaker recommendations for ten inch speakers that would compliment this amp.

I suppose a Celestion G10 is a good candidate.

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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 wat

Postby JMPGuitars » Tue 01/05/16 9:39 am

That might be good. You could also consider the Eminence Lil Buddy, or the Tone Tubby Humbolt Alnico.
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby fiat_cc » Fri 07/07/17 10:40 am

What about an Eminence RF10C?
I have one in a 5 watt Bassman Micro I built. Great sounding speaker, plenty power handling for an 18 watter, and quite efficient too.
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby CurtissRobin » Fri 07/07/17 12:09 pm

+1 on the Tone Tubby. A good match for 18 watt.
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby kinmike » Fri 07/07/17 1:09 pm

The Humboldt is only rated for 25 watts. Maybe the alnico red instead?
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby JMPGuitars » Sat 07/08/17 6:47 am

kinmike wrote:The Humboldt is only rated for 25 watts. Maybe the alnico red instead?
The amp is 18 watts, so 25 watts is plenty. If the speaker is rated too high, you eliminate the speaker from your overdrive flavor. Tubes + speaker + circuit all affect the overdrive. If the speaker is rated too high, then the amplifier can't drive it hard enough to contribute to the overdrive tone, and you're left with tubes + circuit only.
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby AJLucas » Sat 10/07/17 10:36 am

In my Watkins Scout (2x EL84s) I fitted a 10" Celestion Gold and it sounds magnificent. Not cheap but definitely worth it.
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby gretsch61 » Tue 10/24/17 6:18 am

I would look into Warehaouse Guitar Speakers!
They have a great selection of Speakers and are very versatile. You may choose between "british voicing" or "american voicing.

I have chosen many Speakers already for various Amps and Cabinets and have always had the best results.

https://wgsusa.com
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby crgfrench » Sat 05/04/19 8:04 pm

For my current Fullerwell build I was debating between the Celestion G10M greenback ($99) and the Celestion Ten 30 ($35), they both fit well inside the Fender tweed briefcase I'm using for a cabinet. Decided on the latter, will follow up with a sound clip once I finish the build.
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby geoff 1965 » Sun 05/05/19 9:10 am

innovation! just put my mind at rest and tell me you are going to remove that fake fur on the inside where hot tubes & components are!
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby crgfrench » Mon 05/13/19 6:16 pm

geoff 1965 wrote:
Sun 05/05/19 9:10 am
innovation! just put my mind at rest and tell me you are going to remove that fake fur on the inside where hot tubes & components are!
I'm going to give it a try with the fur, what the hell... my current thoughts for minimizing heat are:

1) position tubes in center and possibly add some strips of aluminum shielding tape to reflect their heat

2) use an Antek toroid for the PT which I understand run quite a bit cooler than EI wound transformers

3) use 1N5408s instead of an EZ81

4) possibly add some Marshall style diamond-pressed vents and maybe even a small dc computer fan

But I'm loathe to remove the fur, it has that genuine Fullerton mojo we all crave.

Plus I do have several excellent fire extinguishers handy for "risk management".
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby zuceno » Thu 05/30/19 8:01 am

3) use 1N5408s instead of an EZ81
I should remind you that you will get more B+ by doing that - perhaps too much for the tubes. Be careful, or you might need those extinguishers!
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby crgfrench » Thu 05/30/19 9:58 am

zuceno wrote:
Thu 05/30/19 8:01 am
3) use 1N5408s instead of an EZ81
I should remind you that you will get more B+ by doing that - perhaps too much for the tubes. Be careful, or you might need those extinguishers!
That's accurate, thank you! that's why I decided to use the Antek AS-1T275 PT which is 275-0-275.
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby geoff 1965 » Thu 05/30/19 10:29 am

Craig,
i've got 275 HT and RL207 2amp diodes and when i initially built the lite2b this gave me a B+ of just over 360VDC and around 350V on the el84 plates.the headroom & tone was superb,however i then fitted a 100ohm sag resistor which not only simulates tube sag it boosts the "touch sensitivity" as well and drops the B+ around 10 volt's.you might want to consider this.
bye the way,i've just noticed my amp is on your list of "18W" questionables! "go and stand in a corner for 30 minutes laddie"!!
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Re: Recommendations for a single ten inch speaker for 18 watt

Postby crgfrench » Thu 05/30/19 2:44 pm

geoff 1965 wrote:
Thu 05/30/19 10:29 am
bye the way,i've just noticed my amp is on your list of "18W" questionables!
Which one is yours?
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