Do Weber Signature series alnico speakers sound good?

jpervin

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Weber's Signature series alnico speakers are a great bargain, but do they really sound good, or is it a matter of "you get what you pay for"?
 

FloridaSam

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I've had one in a Champ and heard one in a Princeton and heard a couple at ToneFest. They sounded good to me.
 

tommytomcat

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I've heard very good things about the ceramic Sig 12B, which is supposed to be very close to the Reverend Alltone 12... Which was a very good speaker (I had one in a Hellhound amp). I've built 2 5E7 bandmasters and after pulling one of the alnico 12S's and replacing it with a 65-75 watt 1 1/2" voice coil 10.. these amps sound perfect! I thought they lacked definition with all alnico 12S"s when cranked.. I also put a ceramic 12S in my homebrew 5E3 deluxe and it sounds great as well. If you're wanting retro tones.. at medium to low volumes, the Sig series speakers are an excellent vlaue. If you're playing on big stages, loud all the time, etc... You'll probably want to move up to Webers Vintage series.
 

jpervin

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So I guess what I'm after here are (for instance) comparisons between the Weber alnico Sig 12" and say the Weber 12A125A or the much more expensive Weber Blue Dog. I'm only interested in tone differences and not physical characteristics.
 

Darth Tater

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I've heard very good things about the ceramic Sig 12B, which is supposed to be very close to the Reverend Alltone 12... Which was a very good speaker (I had one in a Hellhound amp).
Oddly enough, that's the one speaker that Weber sells that's just simply an off-the-shelf rebadged Eminence speaker!
 

1964

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> "I guess what I'm after here are (for instance) comparisons between the Weber alnico Sig 12" and say the Weber 12A125A"

No comparison. The Signature is far inferior.
 

Bob Arbogast

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> "I guess what I'm after here are (for instance) comparisons between the Weber alnico Sig 12" and say the Weber 12A125A"

No comparison. The Signature is far inferior.
In fact, those two speakers can be compared, and the strengths and weaknesses and uniqueness of each can be highlighted. Certainly the Signature is inferior if the 12A125A is producing the sound you're after. On the other hand, the 12A125A is inferior if the Signature is producing the sound you're after. One size does not fit all.

Bob Arbogast
 




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