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10" Speaker that would pair well with an ethos amp?

jswilliams

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Any suggestions? The custom tone site suggests: "Celestion G1265, EV12s, and Eminence RW" but I only have a 10" cab, and wouldn't want to change to a 12. Are there 10" versions of those speakers? I currently have a 10" greenback and alnico gold, should I just stick with one of those? I am waiting on the ethos clean amp but don't have it yet.
 

joevacc

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The two Celestion's are probably both going to be great. Maybe one will shine over the other but either will be good I'm sure.

I have a 2x10 cabinet with Celestion Golds in it and although I do not have an Ethos, when I am doing the "D" thing with my pedals I really dig them. The mids are not as pronounced as much as other Celestion's I've heard. I am biased, G10's are my favorite speakers.

Good luck,
 

garytube

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Not sure about pairing with the Ethos, but Jensen Jet 10" Tornado could be another option. I have a couple and think they are great! In my limited comparisons, I think I like them better than my 10" greenbacks.
 

billyguitar

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Mind the 8 ohm lower limit on the Ethos amp. I don't know what happens to it at 4 ohms but I wouldn't try it. I've only gigged my Ethos amp one time, that was without drums or piano. It sounded nice but squeaky clean decibels were not as much as I wanted. I did like that it sounded very tube-like when cranked on the clean channel. There is quite a bit more output if you don't mind clipping the clean channel and of course on the distortion channel. I recommend taking a picture of the knobs when you get to sounds you like so you can easily set it up next time. I used it through a small closed back cabinet with a Gauss 10" speaker with the aluminum dome replaced with a paper one. I think a good efficient 12" speaker would be better. I was also thinking of using the line out at the same time and into an Electro Harmonix Magnum 44 and then into a second speaker.
 

Rod

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Mind the 8 ohm lower limit on the Ethos amp. I don't know what happens to it at 4 ohms but I wouldn't try it. I've only gigged my Ethos amp one time, that was without drums or piano. It sounded nice but squeaky clean decibels were not as much as I wanted. I did like that it sounded very tube-like when cranked on the clean channel. There is quite a bit more output if you don't mind clipping the clean channel and of course on the distortion channel. I recommend taking a picture of the knobs when you get to sounds you like so you can easily set it up next time. I used it through a small closed back cabinet with a Gauss 10" speaker with the aluminum dome replaced with a paper one. I think a good efficient 12" speaker would be better. I was also thinking of using the line out at the same time and into an Electro Harmonix Magnum 44 and then into a second speaker.
I used to run Gauss 12's.. great sounding speakers, but highly inefficient, more so than any speaker I've ever owned
 

billyguitar

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I used to run Gauss 12's.. great sounding speakers, but highly inefficient, more so than any speaker I've ever owned
They were made for high power handling and I don't know about efficiency but I don't doubt what you're saying. It did sound great, especially with the paper dome. I really like the sound of the clean channel on the Ethos amp. The only thing it lacks, in comparison to a tube amp, is sag.
 






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