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Thinking about a Wizard but in an open back?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by BBQLS1, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. BBQLS1

    BBQLS1 Member

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    I thought the Wizards used to be open/closed back speakers, but the eminence site says "closed back"

    Anythoughts?

    Those with wizards how do you like them? What about Govs?
     
  2. JimmyD

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    I tried a Wizard in an open back and hated it. I didn't know it was expecting to see a closed back. Meanwhile I love my Govenor in an open back.

    YMMV,
    Jim
     
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    What were they like?
     
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    I used to use a Wizard in a 1x12 open-back combo, 1x12 open-back cab, and used 2 in a 2x12 open-back cab - sounded great each time.
     
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    I have a Wizard in an Avatar 1x12 Cube open back and it sounds absolutely great. KEep in mind I like lots of different speakers so I won't say this is my favorite or anything but it loses NOTHING at all in the Avatar 1x12 open back.. It's my Tremoverb's favorite speaker and I've played lots of different amps thru it. I would very much disagree that they only should be used in close back cabs.. I've also used one with my Brown Deluxe in an open back cab and it sounds fine in there too .

    Eric
     
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    Open/closed it sounds great if you dig a G12H30 tone. It's my favorite speaker at the moment.
     
  7. RevelationAmps

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    Bright, loud, plenty of chunk, in the right cab it can make huge bottom end even in an open-back cabinet. Really a great sounding speaker and works great in an open-back. Go to the revelationamps.com site and listen to the 72 clips, that's a Wizard in an open-back cab.
     
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    I am asking the same question to myself about an AC30. Any additional opinions?
     
  9. Red Planet

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    I cant see why it would only bee good closed back. Seems like there was a Thread about this a while back. Dont remeber the outcome.

    They may not be rated 75 watts in an open back and this could be the reason for the statement. They may think from a marketing standpoint that its better to say they are rated at 75 watts and then say they are recomended for a closed back.

    A Vintage 30 is rated for 65 watts in an open back and 75 in a closed (or something like that) so the Wizard appeares like it is a beefier speaker though its way beefier than a G12H30.

    IMO these are way better speakers than any G12H30. They dont have that ear piercing rasp that new G12H30's have untill broken in and by being much heavier duty speakers they will take much much longer to break in but still have way more sparkle than a broken in G12H30.
     
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    I use them in my open-back combos (albeit with a rather large back panel). They sound fab! Kind of bright, really full, solid tone. I like them quite a bit.
     
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    it's great in the right amp...I have one in a Bad Cat Cub and love it...didn't like it as much in my Fargen...both open back!

    Governor sounded great in my Fargen didn't like it in the cub...

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
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    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I tried a Wizard in a Peavey C30 and it sounded great. I also use it with my Guytron CB cab and it sounds great, I think either way will work. Eminence also say's the Texas Heat is for OB or CB, cabinets, to my ears it sounds way better in a OB cabinet, so who is really correct? If it doesn't work take it back out, either way it's a real nice speaker.
     
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    I had one in an open back combo also and loved the tone.
     

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