Looking for comparisons of these speakers...
Please tell about the much better speaker.I own both.....though I’m not currently using either. They are totally different.
V-Type is like a V30/H30 cross to my ears. It has some peaky presence that I don’t care for. But it’s not broken in yet either.
The A-Type is smoother with a more even EQ response. Lots of mids, but no annoying peaks anywhere. The fuller EQ curve makes it sound less 3-D than the V-Type (or most other Celestions in general). It’s a cool speaker, but it neuters my Marshall style amps.
Great concept on both speakers......budget friendly and one each for the British and American camp. But you can pay $50 more and get something much better.
I was somewhat critical of the "A" in one of my postings on here recently. I was trying to use it with a 50 watt JC-50 and a Princeton Reverb type hand-wired amp and while I was very pleased with the rolled-off-but-never-dull top end (big issue I have with speakers in general), I found it to be a bit non-existent and undefined in the bass.Does the A Type have a full (low end) sound?
Sounds like the A Is my “type” of Celestion. I had a WGS Reaper HP speaker years ago that sounded like a cross between a Jensen and a Celestion. Sounds like the A Type has a similar sound, which would be great.
So glad to hear from someone who has the A Type and the Reaper HP. So you think they sound about the same except the Reaper HP is louder?Have no experience with the V Type, but hear it's closer to the V30 than anything else, and I don't like V30s.
Had an A Type, loved it. And i don't generally love Celestions. I thought is sounded like a Jensen/Fender type speaker dipped in Celestion sauce. More mids but balanced, not honk, not spiky but not lacking anything really. I currently have a Reaper HP and like it a lot too. It's louder and cleaner, but NOT too different than the A Type. A mid scooped Celestion still has more mids than most Fender-esque speakers. The WGS is smooth too.
So glad to hear from someone who has the A Type and the Reaper HP. So you think they sound about the same except the Reaper HP is louder?