Friend of Leo's
- Jan 15, 2013
- meridianam altum centralis
ok, I appreciate it. I've got a ported twin 8" cab that I'd like to increase volume with more efficient speakers, I'm not hard over on a FRFR. I know from experience that two speakers with the same "sensitivity 92 dB" can be of very noticeable different actual loudnesses. I'd like to re-speaker with a JBL, but don't want to spend the big bucks on this project, so the 8MGs look attractive at $65 each.No firsthand experience nor knowledge in those.
I will say I find the other Selenium speakers well built, have accurate test specs and sound good. I think ultimately the response curve is thing likely to be the big variable (for a guitar player that is).
I did see somewhere that it is a lower efficiency unit (92db). Some of these high power 8" Selenium speakers tend to like a ported enclosure -- so keep that in mind too. When I built my cab for my 8pw3 I looked up the specs and factored in the tech stuff to build a small, closed back ported box for it. Later, I opened the back (half closed) and it didn't change the sound very much, but I think I use it half open now most all the time.
The high power/low efficiency speakers I think I am liking even more. They can span the low volume - high volume continuum very fluidly.
I will do some searching around to see what I can find out about them as time allows. I 'll try to post any valuable info back up here as I find it.