# choosing the right speakers...

#### BNBSound

##### Active Member
The frequency range isn't so much the thing, although for a 15" w/ horn, 45 to 20k seems about right. The post about adding subs was right on though, but let's not spend more money than you have.

If you're going to get what is commonly referred to as a 15/2 (a cab with 2 elements, the largest being 15") then the specs you posted would be pretty good... if they were true. A more reputable company will put out a spec sheet that is a lot more realistic, or that would include more data about how the thing actually performs, not just what it can do with a short blast of midrange sine waves.

Actually, screw the spec sheets and ask people what they're using that they like. Peavey's are all right, they last forever and they don't sound too bad. If you need to save a little, like I said before, the Carvin line would be an OK choice, you sacrifice a little bass, but you could always add a sub to the system down the road. I'd stay away from JBL for a lot of reasons, the least of which being cost, don't get me started about their horns.

So what is this actually for anyway, it might help us recommend something if we knew what its purpose was.

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#### BNBSound

##### Active Member
Carvins my seem heavy for their size, but I'm in the process of replacing my 15/3s and 18/1s with other brands and the next step up adds at least 80 pounds. The Peavey unit that compares to my current 15/3s weighs at least 30 pounds more.

Another nice thing about the Carvins is that with two small screws you can pull the name plate and they easily become totally anonymous. Then you just have a nice, plain, black box that practically disappears, unless you light it of course.