New EV 12Ls

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  1. le_plastique

    le_plastique Member

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    Why do the new EV's cost so much? 345 bucks for a 12 that isn't alnico? Am I missing something? By the way, I apologize if I type anything wrong. I'm a tad tipsy. That said, I'm going to hit the sack.
     
  2. Nick Fanis

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    they were always expensive but on the other hand they are the BEST speakers in the world if you are looking for that kind of sound (SUPER CLEAN & DETAILED) I didn't knew they have reissued them...
     
  3. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    The scary thing is that EV is changing the 12Ls thanks to good 'ole Zakk Wylde (as if this guys name hasn't been on enough stuff already :rolleyes: ). Apparently the new ones are supposed to handle even more wattage than the older ones (the older ones never broke up, these new ones definitely won't EVER break up :eek: ).
     
  4. Big Bob

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    Was that a street price? I know that EVs price list is usually way out of line with street prices.

    I'm glad to see the EV 12L reissued. Its a great speaker! Nothing makes the low notes of a tele pop like a 12L. There are only three things wrong with it. Too heavy, too bright and too beamy. Maybe Ted Weber can do an improved clone?

    Bob
     
  5. le_plastique

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    Aren't his Michigans clones of EVs? Also, how do you move threads? Could I get this sucker moved to the amp forum?
     
  6. theelectic

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    If you want that kind of loud clean powerful tone on the cheap, try the 12" Eminence Delta Pro.
     
  7. KLB

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  8. le_plastique

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    But no one has any idea why the hell this thing is 345 bucks? Does it's driver have diamonds in it or something?
     
  9. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    It's very simple

    1) Zakk Wylde is whoring it out like he does every other piece of gear in existence. Stick a musicians name on something and watch the price skyrocket. Sad, but true.

    2) It's EV. The 12L has been discontinued for a while, so a modified comeback they figure will draw in big bucks.
     
  10. jcs

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    i have a pair of ev12l series 2, i dont hear the 'too bright-beamy' thing with these..

    are there several versions of the ev12l?

    anyway the incredible bottom end and clarity of these speakers is great,imo..

    mine are from around 1978 and were played a lot in a gallien krueger amp(where they still are),it is a semi open back plywood cab and unfortunately VERY heavy, sheesh....
     
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    Anyone, who have tested Eminence Delta Pro ?

    Aren't they supposed to be, some sort of EV12L-clone ?
     
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    Last I heard- boogie had been working on an EV replacement several years ago. Wonder if they are close?

    Also- as much as I love Zakk- he is a Cartoon character.
     
  13. SuperReverb2

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    As much as I would like to try these "new" EV speakers, I can buy the Eminence Delta Pro for $160.00 (CAN) each. I would CERTAINLY give those a try before spending (???) (CAN) on the Black Label EV speakers. :confused:

    Chuck
     
  14. scottl

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    I have a brand spanking new sample EVM12L direct from Electro Voice (courtesy of Andy Fuchs)

    The speaker does not say Black Label on it. It has no reference to Zakk. I says EVM12L classic or something like that.

    I'll snap some pics later. I have not had a chance to install it yet.

    Scott
     
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    Cool! :)

    Please let us know how it sounds. Clips?

    Thanks

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  16. TheGrooveking

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    In regards to wattage, I have 20 EVM12L's and the later ones do say 300 watts on them. I have four of them in a BagEnd 412, that is 1,200 watts capacity:NUTS I wouldn't want to be in front of it, if that kind of wattage was pumped into it.

    I personally dig the EVM12L's, I find that they are great with holding the low end up and keeping your tone from becoming too muddy/fuzzy when your cranking the gain.

    For clean guitar tones, the Alnico Blue is the go to for me though. So it just depends on what tone you are going for, can you say speaker cabinet/amp switcher.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    Is it a 200w or 300w speaker? The original 200w design is generally preferred...
     
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    In regards to the price, I am sure they will be cheaper in the stores. Before they quit making them, they were selling new for around $199.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    200 watts. Supposedly it is an accurate reproduction of the desireable ones!

    Scott
     
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    I'm afraid not, Scott, it's the 300W version. Read all about it here:

    http://www.evm12lblacklabel.com/

    Gil
     

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