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New speaker coming, have no idea what to expect - Weber Amsterdam

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by CV Jee Beez, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Holic

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    I ordered a Weber Amsterdam 12" 8 ohm speaker for my Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 from 2003.

    I thought I'd try it because it's described as a high power, high headroom speaker, with rolled off highs.

    Seems to me like it would be a great replacement for the stock Bad Cat V30 variant.

    Who knows.

    If anyone has had a Weber Amsterdam, please let me know what you used it with and what you thought?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I didn't know Weber did hemp. Let us know
     
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    It's legal in many states now. I like their marketing name for it. Clever.
     
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    BadCat branded stock speaker RIGHT Weber Amsterdam is on the LEFT
    Amsterdam
    Into my Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 from 2003 (Matchless branded caps inside, two EL34s)

    Now I've had the speaker for a week and used it at band practice, I know I like it. In comparison to the stock speaker, the Weber is warmer (darker but not with diminished clarity). The bass response is approximately the same. The Weber has more lower mids.

    Mostly, the contrasts is that the Weber is less taxing on the ear.

    I did lose a focused percussive type of response with the higher frequencies that I liken to a Celestion Blue that I had with the stock speaker. I'm keeping the stock speaker.
     
  5. uriah1

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    tks
     
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    My kind of speaker!
     
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    Speakers are so tough to chose. Very difficult to properly demo and need to rely on Youtube and reviews for the most part. Took me two tries last time. Luckily I just sold the one that didn't cut it for me. Good luck with your speaker...hope it sounds awesome.
     
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    Speakers are? Good to know!
     
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    I totally agree. The demos leave a lot to find out. Ultimately, I think until the speaker is in the chain you just don't know entirely what's gonna happen.
     
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    High headroom,,,rolled off highs......sounds like amsterdam to me!
     
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