Poll: Speaker distortion?
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#1
Hey all, I was just wondering what a good speaker for a Crate V18 would be? Its a 1x12 combo tube amp, and I was thinking of swapping out the stock speaker for a Green Beret (Greenback Clone) or a Veteran 30( Vintage 30 Clone) . Do you think thats a good idea? Is there better speakers I should look at?
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#2
Well, first of all, what don't you like about the current sound and what's your budget? 25W may also be a little skimpy if you want to avoid speaker distortion, the amp is rated for 18W at 5% THD, so it can easily put out 25 watts probably. Some people like the sound speaker distortion adds, some don't.
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#3
Is there a good example of speaker distortion you could provide? Budget is $100ish tops. The stock speaker is a little bass heavy and plus it was recommended to someone in a different thread that if they got that amp to replace the speaker. The Green Beret and the Governor seemed to be ones that stuck out for the V18
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#4
Speaker distortion is just the speaker being pushed to its limit and adding to the harmonic distortion. I guess it would sound different on every speaker. If you're thinking Eminence the Private Jack might be better for cutting the bass than the Governor. If you look at the sensitivity curve of each speaker the Private Jack is more trebly, but I'm sure either would be higher quality than the stock speaker. I've got the 2x12 and I agree it's a bit bass heavy.
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Speaker distortion is just the speaker being pushed to its limit and adding to the harmonic distortion. I guess it would sound different on every speaker. If you're thinking Eminence the Private Jack might be better for cutting the bass than the Governor. If you look at the sensitivity curve of each speaker the Private Jack is more trebly, but I'm sure either would be higher quality than the stock speaker. I've got the 2x12 and I agree it's a bit bass heavy.

Can anybody vouch for Eminence and/or have anymore speaker suggestions? Anybody have any experience with Eminence?
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I play all types of music so the speaker would have to be versatile, any recommendations on a speaker Its still between an Eminence( Dont really know which one) and a Green Beret still at this point. Any suggestions?
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You have distortion in your speaker too? I have the same amp and the same problem. It's not overwhelming, but it is noticeable.
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You have distortion in your speaker too? I have the same amp and the same problem. It's not overwhelming, but it is noticeable.

Yea, its rather obnoxious on the 6th string too. Still no suggestions?
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I've never heard of them, does anybody have any experience with them? Is the San Rafael what your recommending?
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What's the wattage ratings with these?
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What's the wattage ratings with these?

+100000 I'm wondering too

Do you guys suggest a speaker that will add speaker distortion or do you think it would be good to get a speaker that wont give speaker distortion?
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#14
If you want a lot of clean headroom then get a higher wattage speaker. If you want a lot of distortion at high volumes get a speaker that's closer to the amp's rating. I would not go under 25W, though, and that's cutting it close.
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If you want a lot of clean headroom then get a higher wattage speaker. If you want a lot of distortion at high volumes get a speaker that's closer to the amp's rating. I would not go under 25W, though, and that's cutting it close.

DO you mean a lot of distortion a low volumes?
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#19
kurtlives mentioned he tried out a tone tubby on one of his amps (cant remember what one, check some of his amp build threads), and it was apparanty really good.

I havent tried one myself to say, though..