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Hey GG&A,

I own a Peavey Heritage VTX that needs new speakers because the stock ones are old and falling apart. The amp is a 2x12 combo that puts about 130 watts, so I need to handle lots of power. I play many styles, but mostly post-hardcore, post-rock, stoner/sludge metal, math rock, mathcore, and alternative. Good handling of cleans and distortion is a must, as well as a clear and big low-end response that doesn't sound like a blanket is over the amp. My budget is $100 per speaker but is moderately flexible.

Here are some tones I like to capture. Obviously speakers aren't everything, but they definitely help.
Gardenia by Kyuss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8VmoqBz9Vg
Milk Lizard by Dillinger Escape Plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMEYLlDThZU
A Quick One While She's Away by Giraffes Giraffes (clean tone in particular): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UjBr2RU63E

tl;dr - high wattage speakers with lots of bass and clarity, price around $100.

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Last edited by stradivari310 at May 4, 2011,
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How many speakers and what sizes? For $100 you could probably get a pair of used Eminence Swamp Thangs if you can find them. If you just need one you could buy a new one.
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#3
It's a 2x12 combo. Should have mentioned that sooner... edited the main post.

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#4
I actually didn't see the $100 per speaker thing. I'd be all over some Swamp Thangs.
E-peen:
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Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

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#5
I'm looking now and these look great. Hopefully I'll have a few others to compare them with.

Thanks a ton!

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Those are 50 watts, right? Cutting it a little close with a 4x 6L6 power section. I'm not a huge fan of speaker breakup.

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oops! they are 50 watts haha sorry! i believed they were 85w hehe.
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#9
I like the Eminence Commonwealth speakers in my cab.
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Jensen makes good budget speakers. I've tried a few of them, all sounded good.
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Quote by dark Mass
I like the Eminence Commonwealth speakers in my cab.

Those magnets are huge. I like it, but the price is a little high.


Quote by timbit2006
Jensen makes good budget speakers. I've tried a few of them, all sounded good.

Seems like they're all lower wattage than what I need. They look and sound great though. I'll definitely consider one of these for my Super Champ XD at some point.

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Quote by stradivari310
Seems like they're all lower wattage than what I need. They look and sound great though. I'll definitely consider one of these for my Super Champ XD at some point.


I don't think you're looking at the same Jensens I am looking at. I have the Antique Electronics Supply catalogue in front of me so I cant give any links(Links don't work on tubesandmore.com anyways.).
Go on tubesandmore.com and type in P-A-MOD12-110 into the search bar. That one handles 110 Watts and is only... 50 ounces... That's heavy.
Or you could pay $164 for a Jensen Jet which is seven ounces 100 Watts. Ridiculously light for the power handling.
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Quote by timbit2006
I don't think you're looking at the same Jensens I am looking at. I have the Antique Electronics Supply catalogue in front of me so I cant give any links(Links don't work on tubesandmore.com anyways.).
Go on tubesandmore.com and type in P-A-MOD12-110 into the search bar. That one handles 110 Watts and is only... 50 ounces... That's heavy.
Or you could pay $164 for a Jensen Jet which is seven ounces 100 Watts. Ridiculously light for the power handling.

Aha. Their picture-only home page threw me off. The MOD12 looks quite good! I'll keep poking around and see what else is in the right power range.

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