Which Scumback for an Open Back Combo?

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  1. radiohead

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    Happy Holidays all! After reading all the glowing reviews of Scumback speakers here, I've decided to give them a shot in my 1x12 Duende.. The stock speaker Bogner put in the 30watt version is the Vintage 30, which I think is a bit harsh for an open back. I was checking out the Scumback sound clips and I wasn't sure which I liked better.. the H75 or the H55.. I'm leaning towards the H55 more, as I think the deeper bass response would help give me a fuller sound with the open back.. but I also like the growl the H75 gives. What do you guys think.. would the H55 be a good fit? Or should I look into the XH magnets as well? The site didn't have sound clips for those yet.
     
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    What power do you need? Keep in mind, if you go higher power you will get more bass ... so an H55 in high power will offer a lot of bass. If you go 100 watts, even more so.
     
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    I'm thinking of keeping it around the same power rating as the V30.. so the 65watt
     
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    Either the H55 or H75-8HP 65w are the ones that have been most popular with the Duende.
     
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    thanks Jim. those two are the ones I've been contemplating on.. I just can't decide which one to choose. I've been listening to the clips of the Les Paul crunch into the Marshall, and I dig how full the H55 sounds, but on the other hand.. the H75 has that bite to it that I'm also looking for. I'm thinking.. go with the H55, as I could probably just EQ more treble on my Duende to give me that growl that the H75 gives.. I'm going for that psuedo closed back sound
     

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