The problem with choosing speakers, as I see it is really pretty complex. First off, everything in music is so variable (the style you play, your current level of talent, the equipment you have, the equipment you have modded) and on top of that there is no real "quantifiable metrics"...no real standard, unless you are able to see an EQ chart and "hear" in your minds eye the sound you would get. It is a huge, never ending learning curve. On top of that, there is so much misleading information out there, one has to be really skeptical and use your head...(example, like if you have a pedal and an opinion, and want a better one, and read a review of a person that has the same opinion and pedal and found one that was "better"...good chance it is better for you too...but that rarely happens). There are a mix of VERY experienced people giving their opinions, and medium (most of us), and then guys that just have started playing and don't really know the ins and outs. In User reviews they are all equal unless you get to know them. Taking speakers as the subject. It seems the speaker manufacturers rarely want to get too specific. Sometimes they do recommend one for "Texas Blues" (code word for SRV), but most often it seems like they have a huge Thesarus and are trying to find new ways to say "tight bass response, bell like, with highs that cut through the mix". I can't afford to "test drive" a bunch of different speakers. I think a lot of views on speakers seem to be from people in the same boat. They took a chance, they have a vested interest in believing they made a huge improvement, and so they say so. On top of that...do be honet, I don't know exactly what I want I want to be able to sound like Hendrix, SRV, David Gilmour, Larry Carlton, Eric Clapton, Elmore James, Jeff Beck...should I go on? On top of that I want "my own sound"...tough one that. I have the ability to play some of the above named very closely in style and sound...and that helps, is the biggest factor. But, I have no idea what kind of speakers I want. And I've been playing for like 30 years. I now have: [amp] (impedence out) Fender Prosonic head (4 (when not class A), 8, 16 ohm switchable) Carvin MTS3212 combo 2x12-4 ohm (4, 8, 16 ohm ext cab) Carvin Vintage 33 (4, 8 ohm ext cab. Built in 8 ohm but not useable at same time as ext cab) Peavey Classic 30 combo 1x12 16ohm (16 ohm ext cab only) For cabinets: 2 old Sunn 2x12 cabs with only one speaker inserted (port) that I have wired up so I can use any one alone (8 ohm), or both single cabs configurabel as 4 or 16 ohms. 1 Marshall 8412 4x12" cab, 8 ohms. 1 Carvin 2x12, wired for 4 ohms but can rewire easily for 16. I just bought some "add-a-baffle"s that allow you to size down any 12" speaker mount to 10". SO...I need to buy a couple of 10's. I don't know yet if I want to make them into 1 2x10, or trade them out in the Marshall 4x12 making it a 2x10 + 2x12 cabinet (tempting)....or fill up the other ports in the two Sunn bottoms with only one in each now. I've been racking my brains tryin to figure out what the best configurations are so I have the most flexibility. Also, I have no idea about which speakers will go together. Wht kind of tens are equivalent maybe to the Vintage 30? Are Vintage 30 pretty much bankable as "good" speakers? For Blues? als SRV, also Hendrixy? They sound kind of like it to me on the Celestion web page. I have spent a lot of time learning about tube amps, have repaired some and all, and pedals, etc. But now I am delving into the speaker world, and have not got a good handle on it, even though I have been researching a lot. Any thoughts, suggestions, things I might be overlooking?