Sonic character of Emi Texas Heat?

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  1. KnowTalent

    KnowTalent Just SAY NO to "Creamy" Distortion

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    I recently installed a brand new 16 ohm Texas Heat in a Bandit 112 (current Chinese model). The 16 ohm TH is rated @ 100.8 db SPL and no one seems to know what the sensitivity is on the stock emi 8 ohm Blue Marvel

    The TH has a defineable graininess (relative to Blue Marvel) and I am wondering if this is always present or will this subside as the speaker "breaks in"?

    I also am running higher volume levels to get same relative SPL so I'm wondering if what I'm hearing is amp clipping or speaker?

    If I want smoother clean can I assume the 8 ohm version would be a better solution in that it would give me more headroom?
     
  2. No457 Snowy

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    I'm just guessing but what you may be hearing could be the mis-match between the (incorrect) 16ohm speaker and a solid state amp with an OT that really wants to see an 8ohm load?

    I have a couple of Texas Heats in my amps and from my experience with them they don't clip/break up easily at all, even in extremely loud amps like a Twin Reverb those speakers stay solid.

    I suspect you would get a better result with the correct 8ohm version of the TH.
     
  3. KnowTalent

    KnowTalent Just SAY NO to "Creamy" Distortion

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    Thanks for your input. I think I'll try the 8ohm versions
     
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    I have 2 in my Twin Reverb and they sound clean and full. Love them!
     
  5. SeanF

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    a solid-state amp with an output transformer? :huh

    I suspect he's just hearing the amp more clearly than he's ever heard it, and doesn't like the sound.
     
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