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Another speaker thread: What's the most articulate speaker for high gain?

bosstone

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Within their wattage range; Electro Voice EVM and FORCE, JBL D, E & K series,
Altec 417-8H, Celestion Sidewinder (12S-150)
 

the_Chris

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If EVM12Ls are too expensive for you - go for Celestion Classic Lead 80s. They'll get you 90% of the way there for a lot cheaper. They're ridiculously revealing speakers. Not my favorite (I like speaker breakup and the CL80s don't have it), but they I do have one that gets a good workout for band practices where I just want to drag around a 1x12'' instead.
 

bosstone

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SOOOOOOO, I take it, the higher wattage rating, the more articulate???
Not necessarily but those particular speakers happen to be fairly articulate, particularly the JBL D120 which is probably the lowest as far as watt rating of the ones I listed.
 

Rod

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Within their wattage range; Electro Voice EVM and FORCE, JBL D, E & K series,
Altec 417-8H, Celestion Sidewinder (12S-150)
The above speakers are very articulate, but also very revealing, unforgiving, and very present..[AKA in your face]...If you find you want something warmer, try a Celestion 100, 80, or 85...just my opinion
 

bosstone

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The above speakers are very articulate, but also very revealing, unforgiving, and very present..[AKA in your face]...If you find you want something warmer, try a Celestion 100, 80, or 85...just my opinion
I agree but that is what articulate is all about. I used to like that type of speaker but I'm more in the Celestion camp now. Give me a Rola Celestion G12-65 any day.
 

bosstone

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Buy 'em used, look at their Force line, etc.
Also, Eminence offers the Delta Prp 12A - great speaker w/ similar specs at a lower price point.
An EV-like speaker is worth the extra $.
I have had EV FORCE speakers in several combo amps and cabs. I think they would be a great choice. I currently have one in a Boogie MKIIC+ Simul Class and prefer it to the EVM 12L that now lives in a box. Think of it as a warmer, more musical version of an EVM. The EVM might still be the choice when at very loud levels, I don't know because I don't do that any more.
 




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