#1
What's the advantage of having two speaker cones in a guitar amp rather than just the one?

I'm getting a Vox AC30, is it worth paying the extra for the two seaker version?

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#2
Two speakers means it can push twice the air, can go louder and might change the sound you hear from it. I'd recommend you try them side-by-side and see what you need. Personally I wouldn't wanna be gigging with a one-speaker amp.
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#3
My Marshall AVT thing has one speaker and can pay a large hall (750 capacity) on half volume. Does it sound 'better', which I know is a silly question, personal taste etc., but generally speaking...

It's only about £50 exra for the second speaker tho, so would it be worth gong for it?
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#5
Just looked it up and they are 12".
The biggest one-speaker amp I've spent time with was a Line 6 30watt modeling amp. Obviously being line 6 and with all the digital modeling crap it was rubbish, but I think a second speaker would have improved it a bit. It's nice to feel the sound hitting you, which only really happens when you're moving a lot of air.
There are good reasons to have a smaller amp - can overdrive it more - but I'd say go with the two speaker one if it's not that much more. I know I'd kick myself if i didn't. Plus, two speakers look better than one.
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#6
Yeah you can push more air/get a fuller sound, have a bit more headroom too (just a tiny bit) and generally cut through better.
But it's much heavier to carry
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#7
yeah that's true. my twin is a pain to carry round, but if you're gonna spend money on a nice amp weight has to be secondary to tone
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#8
I prefer the sound of more than just one speaker in an amp.

To my ears it's like the sound has more body to it.
#9
cheers for the advice. I'll probably get the two speaker one. My drummer can carry it!
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#10
Well I have a 1x12 combo and a 1x12 cab. You can get a great tone with a 1x12 amp. Keep in mind, it's half as much to upgrade the speakers, MUCH eaiser to carry (I could barely lift a Vox AC30 with two speakers, you need to be two persons to do that often!) and so on.
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#11
i have 2 1x12 cabs.

i like the extra speaker for my amps head. and keeping it all separate, makes it easier to move around and pick and choose use.
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#12
i'd say youre only paying for extra bulk and weight and its only worth it if youre gigging and a 112 would struggle

the AC30 is a loud amp to start with
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