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What's with this speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Digby, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Digby

    Digby Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    I have an SRO 12L speaker that is rated at 8 ohms and 200 watts. It came out of a Kustom amp apparently. Can anybody here tell me anything else about this speaker?

    Thanks,

    Digby
     
  2. quinnamps

    quinnamps Member

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    It is a POS and I'll give $10 for it.
    Kidding....I'l give ya $8...

    Ok seriously I have read that Ted Nugent used them in old brown deluxes for that CSF tone. They are nice speakers though usually huge with the coffee can backs. Give her a try and you'll probably find she is a worthy speaker.
    Or sell it to me.... $5 last offer.... ;O)
     
  3. guitardr

    guitardr Silver Supporting Member

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    Wonderfully strong speaker, especially in the mid's.
    Steve Morse used them in his cabs back in the Dixie Dregs days. Also great for keys and if you bi-amp a bass. Gently push the cone in the front of the speaker to see if the voice coil rubs at all. If not, you've got a "live' one. Enjoy!
     
  4. Uncle Pat

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    Great speaker...I had one in an old Peavey Artist back in the day and it was a killer.
     
  5. Digby

    Digby Senior Member

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    I take it that the old "9 volt" test wouldn't work here then?

    Thanks gents,

    Digby
     
  6. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Weber can do a great job of reconing these, so don't sweat even if you do have a bit of rub. To my ears these are the perfect EV: can take all the power you can hand to them, but have more roundness to the high end and treat distortion a bit more gracefully than the EV 12L. A great find (and I'd buy it for $12 ;)
     
  7. Digby

    Digby Senior Member

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    Well, I hooked it up and it does work. But someone replaced the dust cover with (get this) the end of a soda can!!

    I'm not sure what, if anything I should do about that.

    I'm going to drop it into a 1X12 I have and play around with it a bit. I have a couple of Jensen reproductions made by Ruby if memory serves, but those seem to break up to soon. So I'm liking the idea of having a speaker that won't break up at any volume. but that d*mn soda can dust is causing me some distress.

    Digby
     
  8. PFunk

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    Can-Cone?

    I'll give you three bucks!
     
  9. Digby

    Digby Senior Member

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    No Deal! The shipping would be outrageous, this speaker weighs a freaking TON

    I'm keeping it, but I may have to perform surgery.

    Digby
     

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