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  1. neastguy

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    really like for classic rock tones? speaker? just curious.. looking for one to go w/ my Tiny Terror for band practices....
     
  2. Macaroni

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    I don't have a 1-10 cab anymore, but I have and love both the EVM10M (200W) and the Fane AXA10 (100W). These are incredible speakers that can take anything you can throw at them. Classic ceramic and alnico 10" speakers. The downside is they are not easy to find used and can be expensive. There is a NOS EVM10M on eBay now though.
     
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    I had a Weber one made in a champ style enclosure with a Blue Pup and it rocked. Definitely more vintage than modern.
     
  4. lochry

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    +1 on the Fane AXA10.

    For volume and tone, bests most 12" speakers and gives the Celestion Blue a run for its money, plus it will handle 100 watts vs. the Blue's 15. Darker and meatier than most 10s -- sounds incredible when paired with a brighter speaker. The downside is that the AXA10 is very deep (like a Blue) and very heavy (much, much heavier than the JBL D110-f).

    I had a pair in my Allen Encore, but the speakers pushed the weight of the amp into Twin Reverb terriitory, so I removed and sold one. A mistake -- the original Fane factory is now closed and you can't find these anywhere anymore.

    I've read elsewhere on TGP that Jensen and Celestion are planning to release high powered alnico 10s this year. I hope one of them will fill the hole left open by the demise of the AXA10.
     
  5. Macaroni

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    Not true. Here's an eMail I got from Fane in the UK on June 6/08...

    "The AXA.10.8 and AXA.12.8 are current models within our product line
    which continue to manufacture.

    We actually have a distributor for our AXA range that are based in
    California. They will be able to supply you with the product that you
    need.

    They are called "Tonic Consulting INC"

    You can contact them at tonic@covad.net

    The person to contact is a gentleman called "Darin Ellingson"

    Best Regards

    Daniel Barnes

    FANE INTERNATIONAL LTD"

    That would be the Jensen Jet Blackbird 10". I have a JJ BB 12" and it's still breaking in, but it seems to be in the same league as the Fane AXA12, but with a different EQ, which makes it a great alternative. Time will tell. If it breaks in nicely, I'm going to seriously consider the JJ BB 10" which should be released very soon. Celestion is also releasing their Gold G10 @ 50W, which should also be very nice, but I prefer 100W.

    You can read about these speakers on their respective websites - full info is available.
     
  6. lochry

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    Wow! The AXA lives? That's good news . . . maybe.

    Yeah -- the name lives on . . . because it was sold to Precision Design (PD) when Fane went bankrupt in early 2007. Unfortunately, the Fane factory in Leeds is closed and the old company is no more.

    I went back and dug out the old articles on the bankruptcy and found a few new ones with additional info. The good news is that it looks like PD hired some of the Fane workers, so there is a chance some of the experience and know how that went into the original AXA series will be available when PD starts up the new line in Castleford. Whether the Castleford AXA will be faithful to the original Leeds version remains to be seen.

    Thanks for the info on the US distributor and the heads-up on the BB 10. Looking forward to trying one of those.


    Here's the story from January 2007 on the flood and Fane's bankruptcy.


    Pro Sound Europe

    EXCLUSIVE: Loudspeaker and component designer Fane Acoustics Ltd has gone into administration. Manufacturers supplied by the company received letters from a factoring service last Friday, January 12th, informing them that the Leeds-based operation was insolvent, writes Kevin Hilton.

    Fane is a long-established name in British loudspeaker design and manufacture, supplying many major manufacturers, including Tannoy, Shermann Audio, Noise Control Audio and Funktion One. As well as supplying cone drivers, HF units and other components Fane produced its own line of flat panel loudspeakers.

    Despite this widespread trade Fane has in recent years suffered from bad luck and increased competition. In May 2005 a freak, localised cloudburst caused 24-inches (600mm) of water to flood the company's factory, destroying stock, manufacturing plant, components, servers, furniture and file records.

    A fax sent to Fane's suppliers at the time said, "We are totally dependent on our insurers providing us with an interim payment to enable us to make payments to our suppliers." Production was resumed in June 2005 after a major clean-up operation but the flood severely disrupted the company's production schedule.

    Since then Fane has been under pressure from competitors offering similar products, notably a revitalised Celestion and the now independent Precision Devices. Low cost imports from China and elsewhere in Asia have also contributed to Fane's business troubles.

    Euro Sales Finance, a Leeds company that specialises in factoring and invoice services, has written to Fane's debtors to recover monies owed. A spokesperson for Euro Sales Finance confirmed that Fane was in administration and that available resources were being called in. There is the possibility Fane will be sold as a going concern but that could not be confirmed at the time of going to press.

    Here's the announcement of the buyout and hiring of Fane's workers.


    UK: Precision Devices (PD) has bought the brand name and assets of fellow loudspeaker component manufacturer Fane, which went into administration in mid-January. Production of Fane's product range is being moved to PD's new factory at Wakefield Eurosport in Castleford and its staff offered jobs with the new owners.
     

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