View Full Version : best options for speakers and volume controls in a lai 26

12th November 2009, 08:10 PM
i have a 26 inch upright lai that im fixing up and turning into a shooting cab.
the speakers are a bit shit so this might be a simple (stupid) question but what kind of speakers should i replace the originals with?
the other thing i need to know is how do i install a volume control and what do i use?

at the moment the sound coming out of the speakers is a bit crackly and way too loud! ive tried a few things out with a volume control but cant seem to work out how it works.

13th November 2009, 04:40 PM
anyone able to help me with information at all??

13th November 2009, 04:48 PM
You should be able to replace you bad speaker with one the same impedance (4 or 8 Ohms) and at least the same wattage.

As for the volume control, buy a 3 Watt 20 Ohm wire-wound pot (DSE / Jaycar?) and wire it as follows:

Centre terminal to speaker +ve
One end terminal to PCB output +ve
Other end terminal to speaker -ve and PCB output -ve

If the volume works backwards, reverse the two end terminals.

13th November 2009, 04:57 PM
awesome! thats exactly what i needed to know.
i had no idea what pot i needed so i bought one and i couldnt work out how it would work!
cheers david