Speakers in a 72 marshall 8x10?

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Re: Speakers in a 72 marshall 8x10?

Postby methodofcontrol on Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:20 pm

originally it would've been an 8 ohm cab. (8x16 ohm speakers).
those vintage 10"'s (not the original 10"'s inthe cab..) are the 10" equivelant of a vintage 30. i think they sound great, and they're very hard to come by.
the original speakers for the the widebody marshall 8x10 are 15w a piece, for a total cabinet capacity of 120w.
the narrow body 8x10's have 10w per speaker, making it an 80w cab.
that's about all i know.
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Re: Speakers in a 72 marshall 8x10?

Postby ampman72 on Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:37 pm

You have a widebody 8X10. I have one as well.
I also have a narrowbody (small box width) 8X10, which I just picked up. Check out the ampman thread for pics.
If you are reading 6.7 ohms for a DC resistance, this means the impedance is eight ohms. Run your heads on 8 ohms.
The orange 120 will roast those speakers when dimed out (run on 10), so be careful.
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Re: Speakers in a 72 marshall 8x10?

Postby 1959burst on Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:48 pm

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Re: Speakers in a 72 marshall 8x10?

Postby johnnysavant on Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:55 pm

That cab came with 15 ohm 7442 Celestions with N1B4 cones, which are nothing like Vintage 10s. 7442s have a 1" voice coil and a very thin ribbed seamless undoped cone. There is no similar cone made today, and they never sound the same after reconing.

It would be tragic to fry the 7442s. So, I'll buy them off you for $50 a piece if you want (assuming they're good)...just to preserve them.

Then, for the same $$ you can buy some of the new Eminence Ram Rod 10s that sound killer, can handle 75 watts, and are 100dB efficient. They blow Vintage 10s out of the water.
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Re: Speakers in a 72 marshall 8x10?

Postby ampman72 on Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:57 pm

adding a switch so i could change between 4x10 vintage 10s and 8x10 mix.
If you value the output transformer in your amp, you won't do this.
Do not break the connection between the amp and the load (speakers).
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Re: Speakers in a 72 marshall 8x10?

Postby ampman72 on Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:00 pm

Eminence Ram Rod 10s that sound killer
They do sound good. In the 8X10 buying frenzy that took place (I got two of 'em), my drummer picked up a 70s 8X10 loaded with Ramrod speakers. They are very efficient, clear and LOUD!
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