Building a 2x10 cab

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  1. Il Belva

    Il Belva TDPRI Member

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    Hi guys,
    I decided to build a 2x10, don't ask me why it's just some kind of GAS :p
    I will use pinewood and I will use this schematic:
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    I wanted your opinion about the speakers. Googling a bit I found people that talk wonders about the Jensen 10/70. I personally like the greenbacks so I was thinking about 10" greenbacks.
    Have you got experience about 10" speakers? Any suggestion?
    I will use it with a Vox AC15 and a Laney Cub10!

    bye
     
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  2. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I've got a Jensen 10/70 in my Cub 10 and it's a great speaker. I find it a little dark at lower volumes though and the tone control is always wound round to '10'. Wind the volume up a little and all is forgiven. It displays a tight bass, zero flub, wonderful, projecting mids and crystal clear treble. Certainly an improvement over the HH 1050 fitted as stock. Loud little thing too. At high volume, it's glorious.
     
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    Can't really go wrong with greenbacks and a British circuit! Also check the WGS lineup - I love their speakers and they are generally cheaper than Celestion.
     
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    Schwalbenschwanzverbindungen. Schwalbenschwanzverbindungen indeed.
     
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    Greenbacks are a much better match with bother and a far better speaker. I am not a fan of new Jensens - the so-called "reissues" are just the new name owner's designs sort of similar to vintage speakers; they're cheap imports that are not the same or even close in sound to original Jensens.

    Other British-voiced speakers can be found at Eminence and Warehouse Guitar Speakers; I especially like the WGS Celestion-types, and the prices are very reasonable.

    There was no schematic above - make sure you order speakers that (when combined when wired in either series or parallel...and also combined with the internal speaker if you will use it that way) will have the right *total* impedance for your amps. If they are different in impedance I would not use the same cabinet with both - the Vox in particular does not like incorrect speaker loads.

    If you don't know how to calculate the total impedance all the speaker manufacturer websites have wiring guides.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder :D
     
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    Hi VintageSG,
    I think I'm not going to get a Jensen MOD10/70, it looks like it's difficult to find it in Italy at decent prices, but I'm not a good googler!
     
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    Hiya,
    As the Jensen is made in Italy, perhaps approach them directly. It is a match made in heaven in the amp, for those times you don't want to lug about the amp + 2x10" cab.
    Jensen 10-70, 5751 in V1, JJ 6V6S output valves and bias it correctly and you have one stonking good amp. I've run mine through 2 1x10"s, a 1x12" and a 4x12" ( not all at the same time :) ) and it belies its size. Loud, controlled, forceful and toneful. What I really want though is a 2x10". I think it'll be the perfect match.

    I'd be tempted to replace the stock speaker in the amp with a Jensen and build the cab with Celestions. Different sounds make for variety.
     
  9. Il Belva

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    I know they are made in Italy, that's what makes this thing absurd!!!
    I am either the worst googler ever or they just export the things (that seems quite impossible to me).

    P.S. I found them, I confirm I'm the worst googler in the world, I was searching in English and not in Italian...
     
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    Try hotrox uk for jensen speakers. I dont know what shipping to italy would be like though
     
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    The 10/70 is awfully bass heavy and sort of an oddly-voiced "American" style scooped-mid speaker - with the highs rolled off. Both those amps pair better (IMO) with British voiced (Celestion-type) speakers; otherwise the amp voicing is kind of fighting the speaker's response curve.

    Mods are also a "budget" line, but 10/70's are not that cheap price-wise. I've removed 10/70's because players thought they were far too "dark" sounding, lacking Fender highs and the upper-mid response of Celestions. Among many techs Jensens (including the mod line) are all notoriously hard to break in, either taking a long time or needing "help"(using solvent on the surrounds to break up the heavy doping). I have a few newer Jensens myself that ended up ok after solvent-assist and high-volume 20+ hour break in, but I'll never recommend or buy them again. They're also "disposable" - in the long run never worth reconing.

    If pricing is an issue I'd look at Weber and WGS' British-voiced models - or Celestion if you can get the British ones cheaper over there.
     
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