What T-number Is That Celestion Speaker?

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  1. kuli

    kuli Active Member

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    Hi guys!

    Looking at this auction:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273662831176
    He is selling a T1234 from 1974 with a pulsonic 75hz cone - no problem there, but he claims he also got another 8 ohms G12H from 1974 but with a pulsonic 55hz cone - did a speaker like that even exist and if, what T-number/model-number does it have?
    I don't recall ever hearing of such a speaker...
     
  2. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    T1281 , but thought they only went into 1973 with pulsonic cones , It is of course entirely possible that there are 1974 date stamped ones out there .
     
  3. kuli

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    No a T1281 is a 16 ohms speaker.
     
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    Ok, he actually says the year of the speakers is 1973 not 1974, but that doesn't matter in my question.
     
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    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    A grand for one speaker coz it's 8 ohm's , which is really only any use in a 1x12 , interesting . I've got a pair of 1973 t1281's with pulsonic cones that cost £100 for the pair . As a player and not a collector I'll stick with the 16 ohm versions it think , good information all the same if I happen to find any 8 ohm ones cheap . Need Bygone tones to step in and enlighten us on this one .
     
  6. kuli

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    Actually in my 2x12" cabinet I use 2 x T1220's to get a 16 ohm cabinet that matches my THD HotPlate. Great for smaller gigs.
     
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    Series wired of course , I wire a 2x12 in parallel because apart from finding old speakers more common in 16 ohm it's safer .
     
  8. kuli

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    The thing is, sometimes I am not able to bring my gear home until the day after the gig (driving-disabled), so I bring my JTM45 clone with a RS OT-clone set to 16 ohm, so I need a 16 ohms cabinet..
     
  9. Ufoscorpion

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    I do find it strange that hot plates are ohm specific , it's got to hurt their sales apart from anything else . Even with my £100 jetenuator I can use any ohm speaker cab over 4 ohm's ( just need to be matched to the amp at input either at 4,8 or 16 ohm's ) . My torpedo reload on the other hand has a switch to match 4,8 or 16 ohm's .
     
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    T1460 probably. I think they mostly came in HH combos. Don't see them very often.
     
  11. kuli

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    Actually THD says the hotplate can be used with different ohms, as long as the amps settings matches the cabinet - but there could be some EQ-losses when doing it.


    Brian, I had the feeling you might had an answer to my question!
     
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    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    Do you think the going price a grand , I find it hard to beleive anyone would pay that .
     
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    No chance. A grand for an absolutely mint, fully tested quad maybe.
     
  14. Gutch220

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    Unless it was played by Jimi Hendrix's ghost, that's way over-priced. The seller seems to be relying on the hype. It's easy to make subjective claims on the superiority of rare items. (ex: the 8 ohm versions are louder and have a punchier low-end, and break-up more smoothly).......see, it's easy. :mrburns:
     
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    I put two T1234 75 hz 003 and two T1460 55hz /14 cones in a 68 straight cab I picked up 18 months ago. I couldn't sell these 8 ohm G12H30's for $300 USD each, even though they test out great. So I said the hell with it and put them in a cab I found locally in Santa Monica for $800. Glad I didn't sell them now, they kick serious butt. The T1234 are easier to find, but the T1460 I've only seen four in 20 years, glad I swiped up two of them. The other two went for stupid money, $500 USD each.
     
  16. kuli

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    Of all the vintage G12H 30W speakers I have tried, the nicest ones where a quad of T1234s with RIC-cones from a Carlsbro cab from around 1973-74.
     

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