4x12 Eminence

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What speaker do you Prefer

Poll closed Jan 27, 2021.
  1. Eminence

    28.6%
  2. Celestion

    71.4%
  3. Other

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  1. Larry Kimbley II

    Larry Kimbley II New Member

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    I bought a used Marshall Slanted Cabinet and replaced the speakers. Here is my choice! Would you do anything different?


    Swamp Thang 12" Guitar Speaker, 150 Watts at 8 Ohms
    • A 12" American guitar speaker with big bottom end
    • Very powerful, thick and chunky tone with good sustain
    • Ideal for: Blues, Rock, and Jazz
    • Magnet 59 oz

    Texas Heat 12" Guitar Speaker, 150 Watts at 8 Ohms
    • A warm and smooth 12" American guitar speaker packing a little Texas-style heat
    • Nice clear, fat tone with a little top end bite and a hint of British flavor
    • Ideal for: American Rock, Blues, and Southern Rock
    • Magnet 38 oz

    The Tonker 12" Guitar Speaker, 150 Watts at 8 Ohms
    • A hard-hitting 12" speaker with British flavor and harmonic balance
    • A very fat, clean and warm tone through the mid-range and a smooth top end
    • Ideal for: English Rock, Southern Rock, Country (Great with a Telecaster)
    • Magnet 59 oz

    Red White & Blues 12 Inch Guitar Speaker 120 Watts
    • Nice tight low-end, smooth midrange and top end sparkle
    • American cousin to "The Governor"
    • Magnet 38 oz.
    I placed the Tonker and the Swamp Thing across from each other due to magnet size.

    I also considered this speaker instead of Red White & Blues.

    Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker, 120 Watts at 8 Ohms
    work horse of tone.

    A proven and revered sound, very

    loud and responsive/articulate in

    every register.

    Chunky and solid sound with a little

    top end sparkle.


    Magnet Weight; 38 oz.
     
  2. IOSEPHVS

    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on the application. When, which is rarely, I replace stock speakers:

    For 4x12 guitar - Clestion alnico
    For 4x12 bass - Eminence neodymium
     
  3. Larry Kimbley II

    Larry Kimbley II New Member

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    So you prefer the Celestion Magnet or the brand?
     
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    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    I prefer both the brand and magnet because I have a pretty good understanding of Celestion voicings, and alnicos really shine. If I were to order Celestions, I know what to expect - not so much with Eminence. I do know that the 12" Legend series is an OK speaker, but nothing special while the original Delta12, no longer in production and hard to find sounds incredible in a 1960 cabinet.

    I installed four Eminence Basslite S2012s in my Ampeg V4 cab. Originally designed as a full range cabinet for guitar, bass, or keyboard, my V4 is now the best sounding 4x12 bass cab I have ever played through - punchy yet very smooth and clear.
     
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    Headache Well-Known Member

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    I have used swamp thangs paired with texas heats before 8ohm in a Randall cabinet. It was very tight and had a lot of low end punch. I really like both of those speakers.

    I've got 16ohm manowars right now paired with Celestion K100s in a Marshall a cab. and it is a beast as well. I like them but don't love them.

    The k100s I flat love!

    I've only ever had pairs or full quads before, never mixed 4 different speakers. I suppose for a studio setting it may be cool to be able to mic 4 different speakers given the same source.

    I choose celestions over eminence most all of the time. But I've been happy with the eminence I have used.
     
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    I have mainly Celestions but also Jensens and some 15" Eminences, right now. And, I have an old Quincy 12" Alninco that I've been saving for a project. I've never really tried the newer Eminences or Scumbacks
    or WGS...so no real help there.
     

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