Classic 30 Speaker Ohms

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  1. WrayGun

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    I’m hoping that someone who understands such things better than me can provide me some guidance on replacing the stock speaker in my Peavey Classic 30.

    I keep reading about options regarding extension speaker wiring tricks, allowing you to use different ohm ratings, yada yada.

    All I want is to pull out the original speaker, and replace it with a different one. Nothing tricky.

    So do I just look for 16 ohm replacement models, to just plug in and go?

    Sorry that this is undoubtedly a stupid question, but I need an answer that won’t confuse my simple brain.


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    No such thing as a stupid question.

    Replace your speaker with one of the same parameters as the original....impedance and wattage rating. Observe polarity and bingo, done.

    Oh, as per power handling...that's a minimum...so if the original is rated for 50 watts and you want to use one rated for 100, no problem. One rated lower than the amp's output will probably be a problem.
     
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    Good point rolandson.

    I'd go for an 8 Ohm speaker.Easier to get another if needed in the future unless your amp is wired for a 16 Ohm speaker. I will say one thing though ,get a speaker at least twice the RMS output. So your looking at a 70 Watt speaker- probably not cheap. As to the brand /type you buy, I'll let others here make recommendations OR do your homework.
     
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    While there might be less 16 ohm speakers out there, supply is still vast and won’t dry up.

    The mentioned Celestion g12 v-type is a good sounding and affordable speaker. The sound will warm up as it breaks in and it’s resonance drops. Takes a while though.
     
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    I've been very happy with what Eminence has to offer, some of which is rather affordable. They have a pretty wide selection of 16 ohm speakers.
     
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    Ya. Other output good 8ohm. lot of blogs.
     
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    I haven't done extensive shopping for a speaker for my Classic 30 but I have an Eminence legend GB128 that I prefer over the stock speaker. Although being 8ohms means using the ext jack. Not really an issue because it's plenty loud w/ one speaker.
     
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    The amp is 30W. You need a 50W (min) 16ohm 12'' speaker. Almost anything would be better than the stock speakers they use now. If you want real clean go with a speaker with a sensitivity of 98db/WM or higher. Warehouse or Eminence have a good selection. Speakers are personal preference so I won't recommend one. The two speakers I use the most (but not exclusively) are the C.Rex and G12H. They just fit my style. YMMV.
     
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    FYI. Ext jack for internal speaker at 8. Not additional. Imho FYI
    C30 good with any. Try creamback. Don’t use internal for 8ohm new combo speaker.
     
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    The original internal speaker is 16 ohms.
     
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    Original speaker is 16 ohms, I'd stick with that. "Hard to find" is a bit silly, it's not like you have to go prospecting with a mule. Just shop around, order the speaker you like in 16 ohms. Most are available in 8 or 16, it's not an uncommon thing,
     
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    Thanks yinz guys!


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    Stock speaker is 16 ohms. External speaker/cab needs to be 16 ohms also. When you plug a cabinet into the external speaker jack the amp switches to an 8 ohm load.
     
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    that would certainly make shopping more entertaining ;)

    you should find the 16 ohm tree one valley over from the 8 ohm tree.
     
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    The Eminence Private Jack is available in 16 ohms. British-sounding.
     
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    FYI not to confuse you

    a. Take current speaker out
    B. Put better 8 ohm speaker in
    C. Hook up to external out
    D. Do not use internal
     
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    Yep

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