Favorite high-efficiency speakers?

shark_bite

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For me it's the JBL D120F but damn. Such a heavy speaker.

I've got a Goodsell Super 17 Mk III with an RGH and I'm feeling like maybe a swap is in order. I've got a Tone Tubby in my other Goodsell, and that may be a good option, but I'm trying to figure out what the other options might be as well.
 
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cratz2

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I have a 15" Weber Michigan that sounds pretty damn sweet. Never heard their 12" Michigan though. I've heard 4 Californias and they sound damn good though maybe a hair brighter than I'd ideally want.
 

StratTone

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For me it's the JBL D120F but damn. Such a heavy speaker.

I've got a Goodsell Super 17 Mk III with an RGH and I'm feeling like maybe a swap is in order. I've got a Tone Tubby in my other Goodsell, and that may be a good option, but I'm trying to figure out what the other options might be as well.

I'm going to go with the Jensen C12K. The JBL and EV are great but to heavey and I get what I need out of the Jensen C12K. Never understood why people don't like the C12K. I've been trying to find some locals that have some and would trade for some Greenbacks G12Ms I have.
 

SarasotaSlim

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Celestion G12 Century, 102db. 2kg only!
Fane 12AXA, 101db.
works grea for me.
The Celestion G12 Century is a pretty amazing speaker but hard to get used to how quick it is and with zero compression. I wound up using mine in an old Gibson GA40 'cause it has lots of tube sag and needs all the help it can get from a speaker to be heard. (I first had it in a doctored up BFDR with 6L6's and it was insane.) I also think the JBL D120 is my favorite overall sound but if you're talking high efficiency then the JBL E120 has got to be the top dawg with 103 db at 1 meter 1 watt blah blah - STOOPID HEAVY must be the loudest guitar speaker ever.


EV SRO 12", 103dB (AlNiCo)
EVM 12L, 100dB
http://archives.telex.com/archives/EV/Speakers/EDS/SRO12%20EDS.pdf

The EV altered hand scribbled archives claim 103 db efficiency but I seem to remember them being around 101 - regardless they are really nice and have a unique voice.
 

matchless

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I have used altecs and JBL's-really good speakers with their own unique sound,but the tone king to my ears are SRO's
 

picnic

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I have been using Wizards and Tonkers for the last few years in my amps.
Great speakers for general loud purposes
 






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