Jupiter Condenser speakers

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  1. otherone

    otherone Supporting Member

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    Been reading some amazing things about these. Been thinking about swapping out my 2 12" Jensen reissue c12ns (well broken in) for a pair of the Jupiter 12LCs for a more vintage sound in my '66 blackface Pro Reverb. Anyone with any experience who can chime in?
     
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    I have a 10SC on order for my 76 Princeton Reverb. Not sure what the wait time is, but looking forward to trying it.
     
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  3. otherone

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    Lmk what you think. What are you replacing?
     
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    I have a 66 Pro reverb and a 12LC Jupiter in it. I went with one 4 ohm speaker to lighten her up and to be able to push it a bit more. Bought a 1x12 baffle from Rodgers Amplifiers. Sounds very Fender to me. Perfect, actually. Here is what I have tried; Alltones, Celestion G1265s, G12M65, WGS G12C, Oxfords.
     
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    was there a significant difference between the jupiter and the warehouse? thanks
     
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    I perceive a little less top end with the Jupiter, as well as a bit more thickening of the mids (really splitting hairs here). The Jupiter takes light drive (Red Snapper) really well too. Both are awesome.
     
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    Original oxford. Speaker shipped today. Amp is in the shop for a few days getting some much needed love.

    Was pretty torn over the 10SC versus the 50 watt 10LC. I have a 50 watt Weber 12F150 in my 73 Deluxe Reverb, and it sounds pretty amazing. Just figured I'd try something in the lower power handling range for the PR. We'll see.
     
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    I have the Jupiter 8" in my tweed champ and a Jupiter small mag ceramic in my 5e3, both replacing Weber Sig series.

    The difference between the 8" was astonishing, turned my champ from listed on CL to my favorite amp. It sounds much bigger now and very full and balanced. The 12" in the 5e3 made less of a difference but the Weber Sig12a is one of my favorite speakers, especially in the 5e3. The Jupiter is much louder, clearer and more balanced. Very even EQ on both and a wonderfully "woody" resonance, they are very articulate speakers as well.

    The 8"

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  9. DaveKS

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    Everything I read about these Jupiter makes me think they are the go to speakers these days for real vintage fender and other Valco/national amps.

    Very tempted to try one instead of Tone Tubby 8" alnico low watt in my Ric M-8.
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    Not that I'm unhappy with TT, but you never know until you try it with speakers. Wonder why Jupiter doesn't make a 8" alnico.
     
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    I usually prefer alnico myself but after using the Jupiter ceramic 8", I don't really have any desire to try an alnico. The ceramic sounds that good.
     
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    I have a Jupiter 12" 50W in a JDesign cab -- I play jazz, and it sounds great to me!
     
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    OP: Since your amp is a 2x12, you can swap out one speaker and A/B them. Then you'll know for sure. You can get a tech to help you wire it up for A/B.
     
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    Gee thanks, I think. :huh

    Guess I just need to order a Emi 820h and one of these and do a shoot out in the little Ric amp now. :dunno :waiting :mob
     
  14. TJNies

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    I just ordered the 25 watt 10" ceramic speaker. My Allen Chihuahua currently has a Ramrod, which is super-efficient. I'd like a little less clean, and more character.

    I'll also try it in my Tweed Vibrolux, maybe need a second one!
     
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    My 10SC arrived today. Will have it in my 76 Princeton Reverb tonight to begin breaking it in. Love the look of this speaker. The cork gasket is a nice touch.
     
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    Thinking of putting a 12LC in my Deluxe Reverb. Anyone tried one of these in a BF/SF Fender?
     
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    Finally got the amp back. Played it a little bit with the oxford and was remembering why I ordered the Jupiter in the first place. I didn't get a chance to break it in before putting it in the amp. So I spent some time doing some heavier playing to get the speaker moving a bit. I'll try to get a recording of it shortly. It definitely sounds better than the oxford, but I really want to let it break in a bit more. Definitely no trouble getting break up through the 25 watt speaker. But the cleans on about 3.5 sound very nice.
     
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    Curious what others have experienced tone-wise from the ceramic 10" Jupiter 25 watt, from initial installation vs. when it breaks in.

    I installed mine in my tweed Vibrolux, which I purchased with a re-coned Jensen OE alnico. Didn't dislike it at all, but seemed somewhat quiet, and perhaps a bit darker than the ideal in my head.

    Having installed the Jupiter, it is obviously more efficient. Much louder than the comparative Jensen. And brighter too. Maybe a bit much so.

    Of course, this is having about 5 minutes' play time.

    So I ask you: what tonal characteristics did you experience from new to broken-in?
     
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    I'm having issues with my amp at the moment. Some fizz/weird decay. It's going to the shop on Thursday, but I've also got a Weber 10F150t on the way to compare. I think the Jupiter is a nice sounding speaker, but I may want a little more headroom than the 25 watt provides and I have been very happy with the 12F150 in my Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    Actually I spent a bit more time on the Vibrolux and Grantura.

    Took a little time to dial in, but think I found settings I love. Adding some Timmy at low gain and a bit of drive allowed me to further refine the tones.

    Not bad! Now just to work toward break-in!
     

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