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Simply badass, I pulled four black back celestions
out of a 70's Marshall 4 12", and loaded the Man'O'War's.
These Eminence speakers just floored me,
the celestions went in the Eminence boxes
where they'll stay.

Now, the Man'O'War's have an amazing bottom end,
and the top is on FIRE!
I used a Roccaforte Custom 40, and a Masterlead(100watt)
for testing.
Using the master volume on both amps was a perfect
match for these speakers. The overdrive was the most
organic I've heard yet coming from master volume amplifiers.
Clean, these speakers produce a clearer tone and less compression over the Govenor's which I happen to love.
Bottom line, I think the Man'O'War is "it" for a 4 12".
 
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Originally posted by rjmmusic
Do they sound scooped like T75s?





I wouldn't consider the 75's scooped, dark maybe?
The Man'O'War's have a very strong midrange,
but very balanced with overdrive amps.
The top end dosen't have any harshness at all,
I think these just might be the ones for myself,
all applications.
Doug
 

Urkoman

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Seems interesting...Could you please tell me which celestion would be the most similar (if there´s one). Just to have an idea...
Nice speaker name, you should never understimate the power of ManOWar...



:p :D
 
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Originally posted by Urkoman
Seems interesting...Could you please tell me which celestion would be the most similar (if there´s one). Just to have an idea...






I guess the 75, but this speaker is so much better,
and open sounding I really wouldn't compare.
 
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Originally posted by rjmmusic
Doug, have you compared these to the Wizards?





Yes.
The Wizard and Govenor are very similar
in tone, but the Wizard has more top end bite.

I found the Man'O'War to be more thicker
sounding than both, and better suited for
my own personal tastes.
Doug
 

Mike

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How would you describe the Tonespotter in that mix of speakers?

Thanks,
Mike
 

scottcrud

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Doug,

Have you tried the Red Ryder? How does the M-O-War compare to it?
Cause I've got Red Ryders loaded in my 4x12 and absolutely love them.
 

carltonh

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Maybe its overhype, but I'm still on the lookout for the ideal all around speaker for a 1x12 that can handle 100 watts. Currently I use the Texas Heat, which is great, but I would prefer a little more midrange and British character, and also preferably light weight.

If the Man-o-War is really different, more midrange, and more musical than the G12T-75, then it may be a top contender.

Can't comment on the current state of Doug's ears. His amps are unbeatable for wide range of Marshallish tones, but can anyone with as many amps as he has still have good hearing? :D
 
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Originally posted by Braciola
Hi Doug,
Not to be disrespectful in any way, but
you also said this about the Tonkers and Governors.
IMHO, none of these speakers sound similar......., not even close.
To be perfectly honest, your ""infamous" Eminence thread has caused me much gas, and I have purchased many different models based on the hype, But man, I've got to tell you, that I have lost allot of respect for your ears.






This does sound like an insult to me.
These speakers do have similar tones, a signature sound,
but I never said they sounded identical.
 

telewacker

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Just ordered one from Amzon for $59.99 shipped. At that price it's definitely worth investigating with such a stellar recommendation.
 
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Originally posted by telewacker
Just ordered one from Amzon for $59.99 shipped. At that price it's definitely worth investigating with such a stellar recommendation.






I just finished playing through them again.
Everything is just so right, I wish I had these
years ago.
 




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