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Speaker brand preferences

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by LGOberean, Mar 4, 2021.

Speaker brand preference?

Poll closed Apr 1, 2021.
  1. Eminence

    68 vote(s)
    33.2%
  2. Celestion

    61 vote(s)
    29.8%
  3. Jensen

    36 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. Weber

    42 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. Other

    49 vote(s)
    23.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Some selections could be based on price points. imho

    A nice comparison might be options offered by boutique amp mfg. They want
    a consistent good product going out the door.
     
  2. alexwilds

    alexwilds Tele-Meister

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    For years I had a 1965 JBL 12" speaker made for Fender in my old blackface Deluxe Reverb. It was waay clean, like for a stereo. But get those 6V6's humming and it sounded simply wonderful. and it was really loud. Rare now, and really expensive, but THE best Speaker.
     
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    The ones that are broke in
     
  4. bblumentritt

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    I use Eminence or Jensen on my standard amp builds - Jensen for my smaller 12" or 2x10", and Eminence for pretty much everything else. I am a Jensen OEM so that helps. Eminence tend to be very high efficiency (louder) and the Cannabis Rex is the full-range, smooth, loud speaker.

    I use Celestions at customer request.
     
  5. saleake

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    My favorite in an American voiced amp is a Jensen C12Q. That’s what Fender put in my ‘64 Custom Deluxe Reissue. It’s lightweight, has clear highs and a tight bottom, and is relatively inexpensive.

    My favorite in a British voiced amp is the Celestion Greenback. I have one in my Marshall 1974X. It has that great growl, nice buttery midrange, and is a good value.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2021
  6. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Not sure who makes them, but Avatar has some nice clones
     
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    Celestion, Eminence and Fane. Even the "Avatar" speakers are broken in, rebranded Celestions.
     
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  8. midnight340

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    i am so very impressed with my WGS G10C/S !!!!!! Also have a homemade cab with a Celestion 10" Greenback that I'm very happy with, but that Warehouse G10C/S is amazing (was from day one!). "Golden velvet," you got that right! Rich like gold, smooth like velvet. And mine is in my little 1967 Gibson GA-5T, certainly not known for these qualities!! Perfect.
     
  9. stormin1155

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    Different amps sound good with different speakers. My 5E3 sounds killer with the Weber 12A125, My 5F1 kills with its vintage Jensen P10T, and the Eminence 1028K really makes my SCX2 come alive.
     
  10. Bob M

    Bob M Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I’ve used Eminence speakers in many amps in the past. Right now I’m using a DRRI with the stock Jensen 12 and I think it sounds great. I also have a 2 x 10 cab with sc 64s that sounds incredible with the DRRI. I think once you have a quality speaker you just need to play. I think all the brands have their moments.
     
  11. timfred

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    From a quality perspective, any modern speaker is fine. The challenge is finding the right one for your amp, cabinet, and voicing preference. I guess this is why I buy Weber mostly... I call them up and describe what I have and what I want and they suggest a speaker and break it in for me and so far they’ve always been spot-on.
     
  12. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    I hope I never blow one or more! I’ve driven cars that cost less than the retail on those things.
     
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