E120 Load?

E120 Load?

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:21 pm

So if I wanted to put an E120 in my 15 watt Fender Champ 12, would the speaker have any problem being driven? Just looking for the classic sound at low volumes/practice levels. I know it would prefer a zillion watts, but.. issues?
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Re: E120 Load?

Postby strumminsix » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:34 pm

Load usually refers to the impedance. Assuming a proper match, say 8ohms out and 8ohm speaker, there is no problem.
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Re: E120 Load?

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:36 pm

My bad- as soon as I submitted I knew that was the wrong term. I guess I mean power or wattage. Will a high wattage speaker like that be severely under-driven in a 15 watt amp?
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Re: E120 Load?

Postby waldo041 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:00 pm

TI4-1009 wrote:My bad- as soon as I submitted I knew that was the wrong term. I guess I mean power or wattage. Will a high wattage speaker like that be severely under-driven in a 15 watt amp?


yes, 15 watts will not allow the speaker to push its mid and low frequncies as well. so the result will be on the crispy, high end side.

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Re: E120 Load?

Postby TI4-1009 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:31 pm

Rats, that's what I feared. Suggestions for a 12", 15ish watt speaker that will get close?
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Re: E120 Load?

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Re: E120 Load?

Postby JonnyBoy » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:08 pm

I would consider a 25 watt Weber JBL voiced speaker.
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Re: E120 Load?

Postby bpg21 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:34 am

I have the exact same question/dilemma. Right now I am using the super champ xd with a spare E120. While it sounds pretty good I am wondering what I am missing, It is a little crispy on the high end. What specific Weber speaker model would you recommend for this 15 watt amp. I am also looking at the Jensens I am using it mostly for smaller venues/jams when I don't feel like hauling my Mac 2100/dual showman/2 JBL e120's around.
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