Mixing Speakers

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Why mix speakers?

You can mix speakers to achieve just the tonal blend you want. The possibilities here are endless - here's a basic primer to get the ball rolling.

Have fun!

— Turtle 🐢


Three simple rules

1) Match impedances (ohms)

All speakers in the same box should have the same impedance.

2) Power handling

As a rule of thumb, in a 2×12 cab, max power is 2x lowest rated speaker and in a 4×12, it's 4x lowest rated speaker.

3) Sensitivity matching

For best performance, speakers should have less than 3dB difference in sensitivity.

Some tried and tested standards

G12H Anniversary + Celestion Blue

G12H Anniversary + Celestion Gold

G12H Anniversary + G12M Greenback

G12H Anniversary + Vintage 30

Vintage 30 + Heritage Series G12H-65

Vintage 30 + Celestion Gold

Vintage 30 + G12M Greenback

Vintage 30 + G12H-75 Creamback (Periphery / Animals as Leaders)

G12M-65 Creamback + G12H-75 Creamback

G12M-65 Creamback + G12H Anniversary (Mastodon)

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