12" Celestion "Designed for Vox" speaker - is it good?

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    Any ideas what the true identity of this Celestion speaker is? I believe it's a 50W Celestion model T5339. I can't find too much info on this speaker. It looks like it could it be a Celestion A-type.
     
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    Looks like their rocket 50
    imho
     
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    It's not a rocket - they have puny magnets.
     
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    what does the print on the cone say? I can only see part of it.
     
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    The magnet looks too small for an A-type, and too big for a Rocket.
    Does it have a sticker on the magnet, next to the terminals?.
    It resembles the speaker used in many Vox amps like the AD50 and beasts of that ilk. Does the job.
     
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    the sticker reads "T5339A, 8 Ohm, G12P-80, 50, 20KR"
     
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    The G12P-80 is basically a Celestion Seventy-80 ( same sticker markings ), so not bad when thoroughly bedded in. Some Seventy-80 speakers have a metal plate with a raised centre glued to the magnet. Later ones seem omit this. The G12P-80 has been used in a few Fender solid state combos too.

    I have a Seventy-80 in a solid state combo, and another in an extension cab, and at first, they were harsh, ice-picky and plain nasty at high volume. However, after a few hours of very, very loud rehearsal time, they smoothed out somewhat. Those first few hours elicited a few winces on pinch harmonics.
    First gig with that setup and a gear-head complimented me on my sound. The compliments were withdrawn when he discovered the amp was analogue solid state and the speakers were Seventy-80s
    If it sounds good to you, it's a good speaker. The slightly raised treble makes for a fine sounding speaker at lower volume levels. Perhaps compensating for Fletcher-Munson effects?. For high volume, roll a little treble off for your own sake.
     
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    OK yeah I'm familiar. It's not a bad speaker in my experience - it's actually quite good for darker sounding amps, once it's broken in.
     
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