I had always been wondering about what kind of speaker are included in the Spider V series amps, and I was surprised there was little info available on the internet.
I was very curious what the sound of the amp might be like with the back panel off. I really like playing my Spider IV with no rear panel, as well as with a lot of my other amplifiers. I decided to take a look.
The speakers have pretty small magnets for a "120 watt" speaker - I don't think they would put out much SPL. I turned the 240 model right up, and it did not feel as loud as my Spider IV 120 amp, but volume is a difficult thing to measure (not to mention it being uncomfortable in the same room at that level!)
The electronic mounting plate would not allow me to completely remove the back panel... I have to decide whether I would remove the panel or simply modify the back panel so that the speaker compartment would be open. That would be nice, because I could open or close the back depending on what kind of experimenting I would like to do.
The inside of the amp is built very nicely, with bracing and ports on the front.
The speakers are labelled 300RFL06...a quick look on the internet shows Chunil Corporatin, who make speaker for Line 6 and Marshall.
Here are two profiles of the 300RFL06 speakers - these have different wattage and ohms.
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The back of the amp
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Showing the speaker and interior
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The 120 Watt speaker...very small magnet for a 120 Watt speaker.