|03-10-2014, 03:34 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Brest, Brittany - France
New Celestion V Type
Hello everybody, i just bought 2 V Type and mix them with G12T75 in my Orange 4X12 Cab. Amazing!
I wanted something else than the V30 which i don't like because of their aggressive mids and the fact that they sound muddy when pushed... So i found this advice from Tube town and decided to try them.... What a surprise! they are really right, it's a V30 without the things that people don't like and a touch of Greenbacks.... Really, i think that this V Type is one of the best speaker that i ever played. These mix with G12T75 are really a perfect mix for my Bogner
Greetings from France!
The Celestion V-Type sounds like a Vintage 30 with a touch of Greenback. Does anybody really need this? We think so, because the V-type has some clear advantages over the Vintage 30.
The biggest complaint about the Vintage 30 it the strong mid peak, which is nearly linear at 100dB between 450 - 1300 Hz. The V-Type also has a mid peak, but it starts later, around 600 Hz, and drops off sharply after 1kHz, which gives it a significantly smoother, less cluttered sound.
The V-Type also weighs quite a bit less than the Vintage 30. Your back will be grateful, and combo owners will be particularly happy.
The weight reduction follows from the use of a smaller magnet. The smaller magnet has the additional advantage that it can now be used in combos in which the magnet of a Vintage 30 would come in contact with the tubes or transformers. The V-Type also handles 10 watts more, which allows greater headroom, and is particularly useful with 50-watt amps.
Finally, the V-Type is considerably less expensive than the Vintage 30, for which your wallet will thank you.
All in all, we have to ask if the Vintage 30 is even necessary any more, as the V-Type is, to our taste, a better speaker and highly recommended as a direct replacement.
|03-10-2014, 03:51 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Macclesfield, UK.
Re: New Celestion V Type
Cool....I currently have two V30's and two 75's in an X pattern in one of my 4 x 12's....these sound like 4 in a cab will be great too.
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|01-11-2015, 01:35 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Re: New Celestion V Type
What are your thoughts about the V-type after breaking in it? I have mine since a month and a half with moderate daily use (about 1 or 2 hours per day which isnt enougt to break in the speaker).