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ASW Speakers = niceeeeeeeeeee!

scotty danger

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Man the hype is real. I tried the KTS 70, 60, and Elegante with a few Morgan amps and identical Morgan oversize 1x12 open backs. I also compared the ASW stuff to my Veteran 30. In the end I went with the KTS 70 . . .

KTS 70:

This is a really interesting and complex speaker. It was really clear and almost high-def, but with a lot of character. The high-end was really pleasing. I ditched my alnico blue because there was something in the high frequencies that was giving me some ear fatigue. The KTS 70 has some nice sparkle going on, but it wasn't giving me any ice pick. Heavy distortion sounded really good too, realllllly harmonically rich.

KTS 60:

More mids, but it didn't sound as "high definition" to me as the KTS 70. The KTS 70 also sounded a bit more open, and slightly bigger to me. The KTs 60 was a very rich sounding speaker, but the KTS 70 had that extra sparkle and chime that I was really looking for.

Elegante:

Definitely creamier and more mellow than the alnico blue. Honestly, I didn't spend that much time with the Elegante because I wanted to get back to the KTS 70 :)

The Elegante had some really pretty chime going on, but I preferred the way that the KTS 70 sounded when pushed hard with distortion.

Veteran 30:

This speaker has a lot of tone for the buck - just a killer deal. I've gotten some really nice recorded tones out of it, but the KTS 70 sounded much more complex and had a more detailed high end. The Veteran sounded kind of bland in comparison. The KTS 70 just gave me a huge grin, and made me very excited to play.

Anyway, there are a ton of great speaker choices out there these days. I'm really excited to start recording with the KTS 70 though and will try to get some clips up in the next few weeks to show what I'm talking about!
 

RCCola

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I own a pair of 70s and they are great. Wouldn't pay $239/speaker though.
 

dbeeman

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They are pricey, but they handle 80 watts, so you don't need a bunch of them.
 

katuna

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The 70's are worth the price. Once you buy them, you never need any speakers again.
 

Mastervolume

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price was one of the things that kept me away from the speakers initially. I am glad that I was able to hear them or I would have never purchased them.

After I bit the bullet I started thinking that if this was an OD pedal for 240.00 I would shell out the coin and never even think about it. How much more important is a speaker than a OD?
 

traviswalk

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price was one of the things that kept me away from the speakers initially. I am glad that I was able to hear them or I would have never purchased them.

After I bit the bullet I started thinking that if this was an OD pedal for 240.00 I would shell out the coin and never even think about it. How much more important is a speaker than a OD?
Good point! The KTS-70s will definitely be around a lot longer than the Brand X boutique pedal I recently bought! They are great speakers.
 

ford

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Joe sent me an ASW KTS 60 to put in my MV23..... and it sounds great!

I really want to try a KTS 70 in my DrZ Maz 18 NR combo. It has the anniversary celestion G12 in it now.... and I'm not in love....
 

dbeeman

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If you're a G12H guy. I tried it, not saying I didn't like it, but I returned it...I'm just not a G12H guy. G12M's for me please.
I have a KTS speaker that is a medium magnet, it is very sweet in the top end
 

chawonkey

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That would be sweet!! I love greenbacks and asw speakers!! Do you know anymore details like how soon, 80 watts, etc...
 

amp boy

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they had a Greenback, but Ron wanted to work on it some more....to really get it there.
That's how kick ass they are.

They give it at their level........not up for putting out what they don't stand for just for sales.

It must be a Texas quality.......
: )
 






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