1972 Champ Speaker Question

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  1. Tbox52

    Tbox52 Supporting Member

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    I just bought a 1972 Fender Champ with the original speaker. I was wondering if it is any problem using a 12 inch 8 ohm speaker with it in place of the small 6 inch.

    I know that a Princeton that I had owned sounded great with a 12.

    The back of the amp for the speaker says, 6 watts rms. And it also says 32ohm . I've never seen 32ohms on the back of an amp.

    Info appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. wyatt

    wyatt Member

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    3.2 ohm (there's a decimal point).

    Many makers make a specific 3.2ohm 8" speaker for the Champ, but the closest you'll find in 12" is 4 ohm, which is close enough. Personally, I wouldn't use a 8-ohm speaker with the Champ's little output transformer, but many people do.
     
  3. Tbox52

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    Thank you. That makes better sense. I didn't see the decimal point in the 3.2. I'll see if I can find a 4 ohm speaker.
     
  4. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Yup, lots of stories of 8 ohm speakers killing Champs, but 4 is fine.
     
  5. mc5nrg

    mc5nrg Supporting Member

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    Can you really stuff a 12" speaker in a Champ? Back in the day a 10" JBL was popular.
     
  6. wyatt

    wyatt Member

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    Nope, but one can always drive an external cab.
     
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    There's an 8" weber in the emporium. 4 ohm I think. 8F125 or something like that.
     
  8. KissTone

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    I think it's an 8a125-t which is a great speaker.

    I've been using the Jupiter 8" and really like it, and I just ordered the Weber 8a125-o to try something different.
     

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