Valveking Royal 8

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  1. mikeystool

    mikeystool Well-Known Member

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    just seen this i my new sweetwater catty...5 watts of tube..$199 clams...interesting...i love my 100watter, i think this could be my next living room amp :coolsmiley:
     
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    what is it with these 5 watt foisters, and their crappy little 8" speakers?
    . . . . couldn't they put at least a decent 10" in there?
    . . . . it would be a minimal increase in cost and size, yet tone would be improved immensely!
     
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    methinks they want to keep them in a smaller cab to make them more appealing to people who don't realize the limitations of an 8". theyre not terrible though. The VJ combo is decent, although i do hope to eventually get a cab.
     
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    which is a problem with the VK Royal 8 . . . it doesn't appear have an external speaker output
    . . . so if one wanted to run it into an external cab, it would have to be modified with a speaker jack

    A 10" speaker has a huge increase in surface area over an 8" (36%), which would make for a much fuller tone
     
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    gotdabluz, the increase from an 8" to 10" is over a 50% increase in surface area, but you are definitely right about the huge increase and resulting fuller tone.

    (yeah, I was a math nerd in high school :roll:)
     
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    [quote author=P2ix link=topic=12865.msg167745#msg167745 date=1174569108]
    gotdabluz, the increase from an 8" to 10" is over a 50% increase in surface area, but you are definitely right about the huge increase and resulting fuller tone.

    (yeah, I was a math nerd in high school :roll:)
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    Yeah . . . well I was a math dropout . . .

    I used pi*r^2 to calculate the total surface area . . . ~50 for an 8" . . . ~78 for a 10"
    . . . then I . . . wait . . . I see what I did now . . . nevermind . . . 56%
    . . . I guess sometimes it helps to write it out
    :oops:
     
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    This amp is like a scaled down Valveking I guess, seems like a good practice amp.
     
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    [quote author=crippe link=topic=12865.msg167892#msg167892 date=1174657835]
    This amp is like a scaled down Valveking I guess, seems like a good practice amp.
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    and I suppose that if they had a larger speaker in it, then a lot of people would realize that 5 watts is enough for most purposes (especially if you mic it), and would opt out of the 112
     
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    yeah the disconnectable speaker seems like the best option.
     

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