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I'm thinking about building a 1x10" Cab to go with my Genz Benz Shuttle 9.2 head, mainly for home use, but maybe the occasional small gig if it's up to it.

 

I have the DIY skills, but not sure what type of speaker I should use with 900 watts, 4ohm or 8ohm?

 

All advice will be very much appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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24 minutes ago, stevie said:

A 4-ohm speaker load is only useful when your amplification is struggling for power. Your amp has plenty of power on tap - so go with an 8-ohm driver. 

Thanks Stevie

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As you know there is a limit to what you can reasonably expect of a single 10. There's only so much sound a 10" speaker can shift and you can reach this limit with less than 200W. There are tweaks to squeeze a little more out of a driver but in the end you hit physical limits and the design trade-offs tend to cancel each other out. In the end if you want more sound you need to have a bigger piston.  Higher rated 10" drivers are likely to be designed for specialist use in multi-way systems. 2-300W is about it for power handling but of course it isn't/shouldn't be a problem to  just turn the volume down. 

 

Anyway here is the 10" cab design. I've used it successfully at rehearsals and small gigs and just as a stage monitor. You could just leave out the horn and crossover but it sounds so good with it I don't know why you would, unless funds are tight.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Phil Starr said:

 

As you know there is a limit to what you can reasonably expect of a single 10. There's only so much sound a 10" speaker can shift and you can reach this limit with less than 200W. There are tweaks to squeeze a little more out of a driver but in the end you hit physical limits and the design trade-offs tend to cancel each other out. In the end if you want more sound you need to have a bigger piston.  Higher rated 10" drivers are likely to be designed for specialist use in multi-way systems. 2-300W is about it for power handling but of course it isn't/shouldn't be a problem to  just turn the volume down. 

 

Anyway here is the 10" cab design. I've used it successfully at rehearsals and small gigs and just as a stage monitor. You could just leave out the horn and crossover but it sounds so good with it I don't know why you would, unless funds are tight.

 

 

Thanks Phil, I read the thread with great interest, and have come to the conclusion that although I think I might have the skills to build a pretty decent cab, I don't think I have enough understanding of the physics involved to get the best from whatever I attempt to build, so I've decided to get a Barefaced ONE10t with the tweeter.

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On 16/01/2022 at 23:28, thebrig said:

Thanks Phil, I read the thread with great interest, and have come to the conclusion that although I think I might have the skills to build a pretty decent cab, I don't think I have enough understanding of the physics involved to get the best from whatever I attempt to build, so I've decided to get a Barefaced ONE10t with the tweeter.

There's a lightly used one with a Elf 200w amp, for less than the new cab, in the classifieds.

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33 minutes ago, Downunderwonder said:

There's a lightly used one with a Elf 200w amp, for less than the new cab, in the classifieds.

Thanks for the heads up, but I've already pulled the trigger on Barefaced ONE10t

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