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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Hey there,

i have to replace both bass speakers of my 2x15 cab. I'm now trying to figure out what's best for my requirements, which is pretty difficult.

In general I am looking for DURABLE speakers. Sound is Noise, Drone, Doom.
My cab is Orange 412 sized (approx. 175 litres) and has a venting slot on rear side.

I am thinking about Fane Sovereign 15-400 LF or 15-600 LF. Maybe the 15-600 LF is too big. Who knows ...

Any recommendations?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:05 pm 
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I've always been a big fan of Peavey's Black Widow series.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:06 pm 
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What sort of sound are you after? What amp, what sort of SPL level?

You have to match the speakers to the cab you have, and need to know the box tuning for that. Measure up the port, area and length.

Looking at the Fane spec sheets, 175l is shown for both those speakers, one at a time, and they look pretty meh for both, two would give an even high low end roll off. Plus pretty sure would have to retune the box.

Just modelled my favoured Eminence Kappalites, they'll be cool in that box.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Thank you both for your help! Type of sound ranges from low-end doom to harsh noise and vocals.

I've got my hands on two JBL M151-8 and I'm hoping that they will do the job.

@Mr. Foxen: How can I change the tuning of the cab? My port is just a simple slot on the rear side. No tube or anything like that.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Extend the length of the port to lower tuning. might mean putting in a shelf. Those drivers don't go very low and don't handle much power before starting to break up, but if the breakup sounds nice, there is a fair gap before it breaks. good for if you want guitar trying to do bass.

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