Anyone use Jupiter Speakers?

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  1. tah1962

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    I just ordered a Gries 5 Head and I’m looking for a pair of 16 ohm 10” speakers for my 2x10 cabinet.

    Just for reference, my favorite speaker is the Eminence Alessandro but they don’t make that speaker in 16 ohms. I currently have the 10” Alessandro in my Fender 68 CPR, and a 12” Alessandro in my 1x12 cabinet.

    I’m just wondering if the Jupiter’s would be in the same ballpark as I haven’t tried them. I would most likely be interested in the 10” 50 watt version as I have other amp heads, Dr Z Maz 18 NR, Morgan PR12, and Suhr Badger 18 that I would also play through the 2x10 cabinet.

    If you have any experience with Jupiter Speakers, please share your thoughts. I would also be interested in any other suggestion. Thanks.
     
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    Cant speak to the 10" models, but I just put an 8sc into a tweed champ clone. So far so good.
     
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    12LC is my fav 12'er right now. Has been for over a year. Its rumored they are made by WGS.
     
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    The Weber CTC 10-25 watt is similar to the Eminence GA-SC64 10-20 watt, except for the slightly larger magnet on the Weber 20 oz; where the SC64 has a 15 oz. magnet. They both have a five ribbed seamed cone.

    https://www.tedweber.com/ctc10
     
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    Thanks but it looks like this speaker is only available at 8 ohms.
     
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    Correct, they are assembled by WGS. Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    I didn't catch that. The 10A125 has the same cone with an 11 oz. alnico magnet. You can order it with a vintage dust cap (pictured) or the "H" dust cap. I'd go with a 30 watt voice coil.

    https://www.tedweber.com/10a125
     
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    Thanks. This one looks pretty interesting. I’ve had a few Weber speakers (Blue Dog, Silver Bell, & Legacy) I still have the Legacy, great speaker.
     
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    You're welcome. The 10A125 is very close to an original Jensen P10Q. I actually had Weber recone three 1961 P10Q's about 15 years ago. Two reside in my 1960 brown Super. The original P10R's were long gone when I bought the amp.

    I have a Legacy 12", 65 watt in my '61 Deluxe and an alnico Silver Bell, 50 watt in my '65 Ampeg Reverberocket. Great speakers for sure.
     
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    If fan of Jupiter. I run their 10SC in my 6G2 Princeton and two of those in a 2x10 cab I built for my ‘65 Tremolux. I started off replacing a Weber in my Princeton and really fell in love with the Jupiter. Quick break in and gets better with age.
     
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    I have a 12" Jupiter ceramic in a Champ clone and I love it. It offers a tight, focused bass and midrange, substantial clarity and considerable headroom. And when it breaks up, it's glorious. That amp/speaker combo is my all-time favorite amp...and I've owned a few nice ones. The only thing that ever came close was a '59 tweed Deluxe I played at a jam session. I think my Champ is more versatile though...especially for home use.
     
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    How is the bottom end with the 10SC’s in your 2x10 cabinet? With previous 20-25 watt speakers I’ve tried, the bottom end farts out when you hit em’ pretty hard at gig volume. Thanks.
     
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    I had a couple Jupiter 10's when they first came out. I liked them. Cant remember what model they were. Jupiter kinda disappeared off the radar shortly, not sure why.
     
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    Aren't you going to be running these with a Gries 5 head/5 watts into two 20 watt speakers? If anything would be distorting(bottom end farting out), it would the amp, not the speakers.
     
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    I've been considering switching out my wgs g12c/s for a jupiter 10sc in my 6g2 for a bit now. I'd like to have something a bit smaller with a lower wattage for my lap steel. (In summary, I'll be watching this thread).
     
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    Per my previous post, I’ll also be running a Dr Z Maz 18, Morgan PR12, and a Suhr Badger 18 through the same 2x10 cabinet. Those heads would definitely punish 20-25 watt speakers. I may end up getting a different set for the Gries 5 but was hoping to find a set that will work with all of my heads.
     
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    I haven’t noticed any real loose bottom end. But I run the Bass on my Tremolux at pretty much zero. Haven’t gotten above 5 on the volume dial either.i think the 10’s keep it tight and focused. Great for bright cleans I think.
     
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    I've had two: the 10SC and the 8SC.

    The former was originally for an Allen Chihuahua. But didn't care for the 14-watt version of the amp (too clean and sterile), so sold it. It was then slated for a 1960 tweed Vibrolux, based on a recommendation I read online. Actually hated it in that application; it lost all the charm I liked with the re-coned P10R. Then it was going to go in a MuchXS custom VibroChamp, but he decided mid-build to put in an Allesandro 12" (which was very nice, although I wanted a 10" for reduced cab size / weight). So I ended up sending it to Eric for some future project. I liked it overall.

    The latter was purchased for my 65 VC, replacing a Weber 8A125. Each is a good choice, but the Jupiter remains.
     
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