What speaker is like a 1265 but louder?

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  1. fast ricky love

    fast ricky love Supporting Member

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    I love 1265's, but due to their low sensitivity, they aren't loud enough to make it in my Reinhardt MI6 18w'er... Any options that have that tone but are rated higher?

    I know the Tonespotter has been mentioned, but it's top end is supposed to sound different (not as good) so I'd rather hear about something else.
     
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    those new WGS 65s may be 100db. no word yet.
     
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    Two of them? ;)
     
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    Just crank up the amp some more.
     
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    A lot of the guys who are into the "Du*ble" tone like the 12-65's ... in fact, Robben Ford uses them. Prior to the 12-65's being reissued, many of those same people used Eminence Red, White & Blues so you may want to try them.

    They are 101db efficient and should work well in a low-power situation.
     
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    I think he wants "louder" since he is using an 18W amp

    I have a 50W amp and use 2 - RW&B's and I am moving to 12-65 so I can turn my amp a little more. The RW&B's are too efficient in my application and I'd like to turn my amp up a little more closer to it's "sweet spot".
     
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    I've got the amp pinned with my 1265 and it isn't loud enough...
     
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    Higher sensitivity and/ or efficiency would usually mean a heavier magnet. A heavier magnet would probably flatten the mids. I'm a fan of Weber speakers and they can basically put together any kind of speaker for their customers. I believe boosting the magnet slightly with a neodymium magnet could maintain the tone rather unaffected yet make it more efficient.
     
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    Aside from having Ted Weber build me something, I'm thinking there is no option... last chance for a differing opinion! :)
     

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