1x8 cabs....do they exist?

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  1. sparky1358

    sparky1358 Member

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    I am looking for a small set up to keep in my office. Preferably a 1x8 or 1x6.5 cab setup to pair with my bumbox lead 1.

    Something simple nothing crazy..............Can I use say a low end combo amp(vox pathfinder for example) as the cab and disconnect the amp from the cab? so I only use the speaker part?

    If so how would I do that?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    I think Earcandy cabs has an 8" speaker and box...
     
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    70s Rocker Overdriven Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't laugh, but try a car audio outlet.
     
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    Raezor's Edge makes a great 8" cab.
     
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    clemduolian Silver Supporting Member

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    Others may make an 8", but there is no finer 8" box in existence. Amazing fidelity and quality build. May be more than you need if all you want to do is grind at low volumes...but it can do everything a bigger cabinet can do...so why not?
     
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    The Raezer's Edge Twin 8 is also very compact. Side by side with the single 8" it sounds better balanced, and can handle a bass or baritone at reasonable levels making it more versatile. Not much of a price difference between them.

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    is the raezers edge a cab only?.seems abit pricey for just a cab doesnt it?

    I am still wondering though if I can just buy a cheaper combo amp and run the speaker to the head of my bumbox?

    Is that possible?
     
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    A cabinet is not always as simple as it would seem. Quality design and construction make a good bit of difference.
     
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    Good cabs are pricey. You can find the RE 8 used for $300(ish). It will hold it's value better than most run of the mill cabs.
     
  12. mlj_gear

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    Raezer's Edge cabs are very nice... and very pricey... and from your posts, probably not what you are looking for. You can indeed use a cheap combo as a speaker cabinet. Just make sure the speaker matched the impedance of your amps output (which I think is 8 ohms on most Bumboxes).

    You need to be sure to disconnect the speaker from the amp in the combo before hooking the speaker up to your Bumbox. The speakers in some combos are connected with a 1/4" plug into a jack on the amplifier section of the amp. If this is the case, everything is very each. Just take the 1/4" plug out of the amp section of the combo and plug it into the jack in the Bumbox. If it is not long enough, you can get a speaker cable extension (NOT a guitar or instrument cable extension) from Weber VST.

    If this isn't how your combo is set up, you will need to pull the quick connect ends of the wire that currently leads to the speaker in the combo of of the speaker tabs. Then run a speaker wire (NOT a guitar cable) that has quick connect ends on one end and a 1/4" plug on the other between the speaker and Bumbox. If you don't want to make such a speaker cable yourself, there are pre-made cable for making this sort of thing easier. Check Mojo Musical Supply (plus here) and Weber VST.

    Also, this post is really in the wrong forum, and should be moved to "amps and cabs" under "the gear" instead of in the "amps and cabs emporium" under "buy and sell".
     
  13. sparky1358

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    Didnt I post this in the regualr amps and cabs section?...............Or was it moved?

    I appreciate everyones input. Big help for sure.

    I may just goto GC and buy a cheaper combo setup and see how that sounds for my needs. I dont need anything fancy for this particular setup just being able to plug and play andnot get crazy.
     
  14. Dan-o

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    www.earcandycabs.com -Look no further...I have an Earcandy 2 x 8" & ITS UNREAL you run can 50 watts thru it & it has perfectly articulated tone,they got great tolex color options & incredible tone wood construction (all USA) Tim is probably the best & most reasonably priced Cab maker in the USA...hell you can win a Free "1 x 8" if you can name the thing...check it out man...you wont regret it...
     
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    Valve Jr Combos would work.
     
  16. Rod

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    Dan-o is right..Earcandy makes great cabs...I have one of their 2/12 open back Boa cabs and it's a perfect balance of tone....(the Scumbacks don't hurt either)
     
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    I built one once upon a time ....

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    You will find a lot more choices in 10" cabinets and speakers. The size and weight wouldn't be that much different either. FWIW, I have heard great 15", 12" and 10" speakers but personally don't know of any great 8" speakers.
     

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