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    Convert 1x12" 8 ohm to 16 ohm guitar speaker

    I'm considering to convert a 1x12" 8 ohm guitar speaker cabinet to match my 16 ohm amp. I will buy a new 12" 16 ohm speaker to fit in the cab. Would I have to replace the wiring of the speaker output as well? Or could I simply fit the new speaker in?

    This is the speaker I'm looking to buy:

    https://www.gear4music.com/us/en/Gui...r-Cabinet/2Q9A

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    Wow thatís cheap!
    The existing wiring should be fine, just swap in another speaker. Careful when removing the female spade connectors, you donít want to force things and have them open up, thereby losing grip in future. There may be locking tabs on the spades to latch them in place / prevent them being pulled off accidentally; so they may need prying open with a small flat screwdriver.
    Regarding your amp, maybe it has an unused 8 ohm output on the output transformer?

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    Thanks for the tips. It's dirt cheap indeed. Even if you throw away the speaker and just use it for the cab.

    The amp is a Marshall DSL1CR, it only has one 16 ohm output.

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