Two versions of the G12H30 30 watt Celestion speaker compared one at a time in the same amp

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  1. CV Jee Beez

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    Anniversary

    Heritage 55 Hz

    65 Lil' Elvis
    Telecaster

    First off, they both sound great and the difference ranges from negligible to mild when comparing.

    The Anniversary is brighter
    The 55 Hz is less bright but still bright enough.
    The 55 Hz has more bottom
    The Anniversary has more high mids
    The 55 Hz sounds slightly scooped in comparison with the Anniversary
    The 55 Hz sounds quieter at the same level of the Anniversary (I don't think this is an efficiency thing. I think it's a frequency band thing)

    After playing the 55 Hz for a day or two, I still leave open the possibility of going back to the Anniversary.

    I hope this helps anyone considering these.
     
  2. uriah1

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    G12H30 anniv is probably one of their best lines.
    I think this should be in amp section thread..imho
     
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    I did go back to the Anniversary. I'll try the 55 Hz in my Bad Cat before I think about selling it.

    I was hard headed about it but the Anniversary is the best speaker for my Lil Elvis.
     
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    Great comparison- thank you. Every amp I’ve ever tried with the Anniversary G12H has always sounded excellent!
     
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    I love the Anniv G12H30, the Chinese greenbacks, and the newer creambacks too.
    Also my (gold, cream) alnicos...Im bad..
     
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