I am about to buy a replacement speaker very soon. I'm looking for some opinions, I'm stuck between these two speakers and I want one that will handle a big distorted tone. I've e-mailed the Eminence guy a number of times and he has told me that the wizard is a bit louder and is more articulate. The only setback is that they no longer recommend the wizard for open back cabinets because of a few isolated cone cry incidents. Although I have found a review where a guy used the wizard with the same amp as me, a Traynor yv40 combo with good results. Anyone have any input?