mismatching speakers in Super Reverb

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  1. doriangrey

    doriangrey Member

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    I currently have 4 Jensen P10R speakers ( 25 watts each, 8 ohms ) in my Super Reverb. I am considering replacing one of the Jensen's with an EVM 10M speaker ( 300 watts, 8 ohms ).

    Is there a potential problem with running a 300 watt speaker with three 25 watt speakers in the same cab? If they are all 8 ohms, it should be safe, correct?

    note- I use my Super Reverb for recording purposes and will only mic the EV speaker once installed.
     
  2. Rosewood

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    My only thought is what does an EV sound like with 10-12 watts through it.
     
  3. TheAmpNerd

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    That is part of the fun. Try it and find out.

    Then keep us posted. :dude
     
  4. Rosewood

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    I must be thinking about all the costly mistakes I've made, fun but costly.:jo
     
  5. GearHeadFred

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    The EV is very efficient, so my guess is it will be louder than the other 3 speakers. But no harm at all in trying..
     
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    I personally wouldn't put a speaker of that magnet size and wattage in a SR. Some like it, some don't. I like ceramic speakers in most blackface amps except the blackface Concert and Super Reverb, where I prefer a good alnico like a P12Q, CTS or Eminence 102KA. If you like the P10R's and want a warmer, cleaner sound go with Weber 10A125's.
     
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    I have a 200W EVM-12L in my Blues Junior (15 watts). I love the sound of it.
     
  8. doriangrey

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    Thanks guys for your feedback, much appreciated! Now that I think about it, I had a Mesa Boogie cab with 2 EV's on the bottom and 2 black shadows on top and it sounded great. By the way, does anyone happen to have an EVM 10M speaker for sale? haha.
     
  9. macatt

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    I've been trying to convince people for years how great this sounds.
    It's nice to finally run into someone else who has discovered what the EV will do for a Blues Jr.

    I got my EV back in 1983 from Ray Henning at Heart OF Texas Music in Austin. They told me it was 300 watts.
    I bought a second one in 1998 and thought it was also 300 watts.

    So which is it, 200 or 300?

    S Mac
     

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