super high efficiency 8"

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  1. davidchagrin

    davidchagrin Tele-Afflicted

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    Just a quick question.
    Do you know of any manufacturer that makes an 8" guitar speaker that is rated at 100+ dB?
     
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    I don't recall seeing one.
     
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    Eminence has the 820H; which goes up to 96/97 dbs

    I guess this is high efficiency for an 8" ?
     
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    Weber has a 50WATT and quilter has some special 8.....never seen a neo 8 except for bass applications ...most are 8ohm not 4ohm..
     
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    I own this one. I've just been curious about anything more efficient. The 820h does sound darn good, though.
     
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    I have a Weber ceramic from one of their vintage style series and it is quite efficient as it practically doubled the perceived volume of my 1962 danelectro amp, which originally had an alnico jensen that was just a bit weak and tatty.
     
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    The Weber website doesn't list any details. Do you know of anyplace to find that info? I'd be looking for 4ohm.
     
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    That's thing about weber, no curves, no listing of SPL you just kind of have to take their word on the tonal and volume descriptions.
     
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    I used a Weber 8F150, was very happy with it. Not sure of the DB, but it was loud as heck compared to an old Oxford in my Champ. Made the amp useful in ways I never dreamt.
     
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    You could call Weber on what they may have or perhaps Warehouse Speakers or Tone Tubby but that Emi "Chemp", like most of Emi's speakers is pretty damn efficient for an 8".

    Are you just looking for more volume or do you have another goal in mind?
     
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    Emi 820h is 96.1db, TT is 96db for ceramic, alnico 95db, Celestion 8" 95bd, WGS G8C 95.5db. Think this about range your gonna be in with most 8". If your looking for more clear less flubby headroom the ceramic 8"hemp would be best choice.
     
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    Good info Dave and as I suspected there isn't much difference between them and not enough to justify a change based on volume alone.
     
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    Add an extension cabinet with another 8" speaker, make a mini stack.
     
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    I'm just wanting to see how loud 5 Watts can really get through a single 8"speaker.
     
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    I spent a bunch of time yesterday checking those same numbers on all of their websites.
    I have the Emi at 96.1 dB. If something else could give me a 4 dB increase, that would be stellar.
     
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    I sent an email to Weber asking if they make what I seek. I'll give an update when I hear back from them.
     
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