best 8" speaker?

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  1. es137p

    es137p Supporting Member

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    it would be for a great little 5 watt, single speaker amp I just got, the Swart atomic space tone jr. The amp sounds surprisingly big. It comes with the weber signiture 8", which sounds great. But I can never leave anything alone. Not sure if the vintage weber models, with big 30 oz magnets would fit. Wondering how fat jimmy 8" compares?
     
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    A warehouse g8c came in mine and I love it!
     
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    WGS G8C or Jupiter 8 would be my first thoughts
     
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    I use a lot of Vox VT amps that I leave at regular club gigs and in the case of the VT40+, no speaker that I tried in place of the stock 10" gave any improvement to my ears, but in the VT20+ I tried a vintage ALTEC 8" speaker. It has a dark green paint color, it made a huge improvement in the sound. Just did a search and can't see a duplicate out there now. I will pull the back off the amp when I can and post a pic if your interested. It was only about $30 if I remember right.
     
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    Yep - these (both built by WGS). Search for other posts on these two -- a lot of fans here!
     
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    Those are great speakers, the Jupiter and Warehouse, but it’s a tight fit in that amp. Carefully check the dimensions or see if someone has had some luck fitting each speaker. Great amp by the way!
     
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    yes, I'm wondering how they compare to the weber signiture 8". This is my first 8" speaker amp. Really sounds pretty full, because you can crank it.
     
  8. es137p

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    guess noone has tried the weber, wgs, and Jupiter 8" speaker offerings?
    The wgs has a bigger magnet than the weber signiture 8c.
     
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    Haven’t tried WGS 8”, but the Jupiter beat both alnico and ceramic Webers for my taste in silverface Champs. Fuller and more articulate. Guess it depends what you are after, for harp, the Weber was better.
     
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  10. es137p

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    anyone tried the wgs, and the jupiter? Have it down to these two.
     
  11. Tricerapotamus

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    I had the Jupiter 8 in a 5W Bugera. It has a big magnet. I liked it much better than a 8" Jensen ceramic... sounded fuller, less 'boxy'. It doesn't match a good 12" speaker though. I've kinda decided 8" speakers aren't my thing... 10" minimum. If I had to put an 8" into something though I wouldn't hesitate to go with another Jupiter.
     
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    The Weber 8a125 is a big, warm sounding speaker for it’s size and is fairly loud. It’s a little on the dark side though.

    Edit: The 8a125T or Weber Blue Pup 8 would be brighter.

    -bEn r.
     
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    Weber 8A125 is my favorite, and I've tried many 8's. I prefer it because, as @ChampReverb noted, it has big, warm cleans. But it also handles and voices gain very well. It may be a bit darker compared to typical Fender types, but not enough to take the Fender out of a Fender.
     
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    thanks guys, I think the magnet on the weber 8a125 would be too big to fit in the amp. It has the weber ceramic signiture 8, which is nice. I know the Wgs and Jupiter will fit.
     
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    The Jupiter holds up a little stronger & fuller, but the WGS breaks up earlier in a very cool way. I like the WGS to compliment a 10 or 12, but would go with the Jupiter by itself.
     
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    any comments on the eminence 820h?
     
  20. es137p

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    someone has the wgs in this model amp, and said its tight. Think the jupiter may be a little bigger, might try the wgs. thanks all.
     

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