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|4/1/2003 3:47 AM|
|SLObrain||Eminence V12 speaker your thoughts?|
Well I just purchase one of these Eminence V12 speakers that are the Eminence version of a Celestion vintage 30 and Im not sure if I like it or not. Seems to have that speaker cry every one talks about.
It does have that vintage sorta marshall sound but a bit mid honkin. Good for playing KISS songs
Any one use these??? What are your thoughts on the sounds
|4/1/2003 4:20 PM|
I put one in a homemade closed-back 2x12 but the other speaker is not a V12 (it's actually one of the Carvin British Series speakers that were made by Eminence). I have cranked my 50-watt Plexi through this cab and haven't noticed any cone cry. I ended up selling several Webers that I had tried because I couldn't stand the cone cry (even though they sounded great otherwise).
I agree that it is a bit "honky" in the mids which is why I paired it with a speaker that has good bass but not excessive/extended highs. I'm a big fan of mixing speakers but maybe that's because I can never seem to find ONE speaker that I really love.
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|4/1/2003 6:27 PM|
Mixing speakers is the bomb! No question about it! They seem to cover for each other's inefficiencies & make a better sounding cabinet.
Is the V12 the Eminence version of the EH-VR8(or16) which is made by Eminence & re-labelled for EH. If so it's the old Eminence BR8 &, although I thought it was modeled after the vintage 30, Bruce Collins said he thought they were modeled after the greenbacks instead.
If he's correct, & they have that sound, you could save some bucks going with the EH.
|4/1/2003 8:39 PM|
P.M., I thought it was modeled after the vintage 30, Bruce Collins said he thought they were modeled after the greenbacks instead.
I think the Eminence V12 legend is modeled after the greenback as it sounds more like the vintage 25 watt greenback as opposed to a vintage 30.
The V12 has a mid honk only similar to the greenback so I think there has to be a another
eminence that should be the vintage 30 style and not the V12. But I wonder which it would really be?
|4/1/2003 10:38 PM|
I have a pair of v12 and vintage 30's and I don't think they sound anything alike. The v12 had more bass and less character while the vintage 30's are a little more honky in the mids. Also, the v12's don't breakup the same. I think the v12 is supposed to be a version of the vintage 30, and the gb12 is a version of the greenback, but i've heard that the gb12 and greenback really don't sound alike either. Eminence speakers don't sound bad, but they are not a cheaper version of a celestion.
|4/7/2003 6:00 PM|
Well I do have an 8 ohm celestion silver series 60 watter that I might try to pair it with to see if it sounds better. on the V12 the mids are smooth but the bass is kinda flubby. I wonder if breaking it in will cure the flubby bass?
I haven't bought a new speaker in years and this was the first so Ive kinda forgot about the breakin period
|4/2/2003 3:48 AM|
The only Celestion speaker I ever used that I didn't like was the Vintage 30. Just doesn't sound as good as a greenback to me. Maybe your Eminence is a good repro of the 30, but maybe the 30's tone is the problem. On the other hand, many people love and buy 'em.
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