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Hello, this is my first time posting in Amps & Accessories and I'm hoping someone can help me.


I have a Lyon LA25DSP amp, that has a 6" 8ohm speaker in it and I'm wanting to replace the speaker with a 10" or 12" speaker.


Okay, first off I know this is not an Epiphone amp, but I thought I'd like to experiment with it. The nice thing about this particular amp is that it has built in effects, but I believe because of the small speaker it doesn't seem to put out that much sound. From looking at the back of the this amp it is suppose to be a 25 watts output. If I could find the right speaker I would build a new cabinet for the speaker and connect the amp to it.


So, should I find a 10" or 12" speaker that is 8ohms or look for a 6ohm or 4ohm speaker?

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Sledge is right. 8 ohms is not only proper, but common. Just about everything you find is likely to be 8 ohms.


I can't really find anything on the net about it, aside from the fact it is 25 watts, and CHEAP. That means, problably don't want to spend too much on a speaker? So, perhaps what you find is what you get?


It is surely SS, so GENERALLY speaking, if you DID find a speaker that was 4 or 16 ohms, it should be OK. No telling how "tough" the amp is, and it could conveivably blow with even the proper speaker. SS amps do not usually have the same demands on impedence as tubes amps do, but frequency responce could change more.


As far as louder, a 10 or a 12 has the potential of being louder, but what will effect it more is going to a more sensitive speaker. A speaker with a larger coil with put out more sound per watt than a smaller coil, SO...a speaker with a higher wattage rating should do the trick.

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