What do I do?

What do I do?

Postby Ben Esparza » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:39 pm

While this might be more at home in the "Amplification" forum, I need advice and opinions from the URB brethren. I stupidly sold an SWR Baby Blue Monitor to fund some GAS. I justified it by figuring I could use my SWR Goliath Jr. III. Too much to schlepp. I'm using a GK MB150E Head to power the cab. I want to build an SWR BB Monitor clone. I bought the 2 Celestion BG8-60 speakers and can build the cab according to all the dimensions I have from when I owned the cab. I can buy the 5" Bag End cone tweeter. However, I have to crossover this cab and I cannot get the specs on the Celestions (no longer available). The frequency stuff is all foreign to me and apparently the 4 ohms of the 2-8's makes thing different frequency-wise if a crossover rated at 8 ohms is used.

I can run the cab tweeterless without a low-pass filter to the 8's. Or I can use a low-pass filter, but which one? I can also crossover the cab with the 5", but what do I use? The fEarful cabs crossover to a 6" mid, not a tweeter. Any suggetions? I have the GK posted for trade for the MB150E/112 cab, but there's also the cab build option...I don't want to screw it up. The combo doesn't use a low-pass filter; it relies on the EQ for the single 12". Wouldn't wiring the 2-8's directly to the input without a low-pass filter work the same? I would really like to reproduce the sound that the SWR BB Monitor produces.

I'm kinda rambling, but I want to use those 2-8's.
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