speaker advice for open back combo

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  1. joolzriff

    joolzriff Member

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    ive got a crate vintage club 50 combo that i would like to load w/ a speaker that could roll off a bit of the top end and loves to be in a open back combo...for classic rock,something warm & woody
     
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    Go over to Eminence at http://www.eminence.com and browse through their range of 12" guitar speakers - there'll be something there to suit your needs. I personally like the Eminance Delta which is primarily a Bass/PA speaker and is not listed in their guitar range - it's rated at 400w and is much like an EVM 12L without the harsher tops - it may not be what you're after but it provides incredible clarity with no real cone break up in my 65w amps and projects the sound like no other speaker I have encountered to date. Other than that check out the Governor, The Swamp Thang or Red White and Blues.
     
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    I have heard a lot of people recommending the Eminence Delta, I have never heard one in action though. If it does have a less harsh treble than the EV, I would love to buy and try. But, I seem to recall there are 2 versions of the delta, is this correct?
     
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    Eminence Cannibus Rex. Supposed to have a real nice top end.
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    There are three that I know of - the Delta 12A (http://www.usspeaker.com/Delta-12A-1.htm), the Delta Pro 12A and the Delta 12 LFA. I have two of these types. One is the LFA - extended low frequency response (see http://www.usspeaker.com/Delta-12LFA-1.htm) - and it is a mid-bass driver and is great for guitar. Useable frequency range is around 44hz to 3khz. It has a more pronounced rolled-off treble sound, but I can still dial enough enough tops for my tastes - I like warm bluesy tones with reasonably light overdrive and clean mid-rangey jazz tones. I love this speaker - it has so much meat.

    The regular Delta (Pro 12A) is 400w and has a useable range that is around 52hz - 4.5khz. Check out: http://www.usspeaker.com/DELTAPRO12-1.htm. It's similiar to the LFA but has a touch more top end available. This is the regular replacement for an EVM 12L. It gives you a similiar sound and projection and also reflects very honestly what's going on in your amp, but it really, really opens up your sound in the same way an EV does. But this thing is higher wattage and gives basically no cone cone break-up at all, depending on how many watts you're feeding it. I just use 65w, open back - so very clear for me. You can dial in some pretty authentic Robben Ford sounds. And, it makes fuzz boxes sound almost hi-fi. They are a bit heavier than most speakers though - but if you're used to EVs that won't worry you. Most people who recommend the Delta are jazz players but I play rock, blues, fusion and jazz and I'm way happy with these units.

    I got the idea of using them after reading some reviews over at Harmony Central: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar+Amp/product/Eminence/Delta+Pro+12A/10/1
    They're not as expensive as EVs either, especially the new Zakk Wylde-endorsed models.
     
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    Get the Cannibas Rex, it kills in an open back cabinet. Great speaker, effiecient, sweet top end (will tame the ice pick) chewy mids and distorts beautifully. It might be one of the best of the new Eminence stuff.
     

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