Best speakers with evh 5153 50w

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    Ita a 6l6 version i just picked up super cheap... I have k100s in a custom built 212 sounds great but wondering what everyone's favorite speakers with this amp were
     
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    Honestly, depends on what your goal is? Not sure since you're happy with your current cab. Are you looking for tone, power, what tuning... it all matters. My Framus Cobra cab had unbeatable tone, but you couldn't move air like you did with my Recto OS with the G12k100 x Classic Lead speakers. My current config is a Randall Diavlo v30 212 with a Genz Benz Flex 212... tone plus a lot of thump.
     
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    I played the 100w version through a Mesa recto ca and that was epic. I had a 5153 and I played it through an Orange PPC212 and thought it was a little too focused for my taste.
     
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    The 5153 is the best sounding cabinet I’ve ever heard.
     
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    Greenbacks, for sure. The 20w Greenies in the EVH cab sound great, but the 25w G12M's are probably my favorite. If they're going in a 2x12 and it's the 100w head, Scumback M75's would be a great choice. The Celestion Neo Creambacks would also be cool.
     
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    I really like my 5153 EL34 2x12 cabinet and it sounded the best with my 5153 EL34. I also liked how well it paired with my TC-50. I also have Orange and Mesa 2x12s and I preferred the EVH. I sold my tube heads and no longer need the cabs, but I’m thinking of hanging on to it to occasionally use a power amp and AX8 through it.
     
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    Most definitely greenbacks. I even find the Greenback IRs sound best with 5153 models in AX8. I used to pair them with my 5153 amps when I went through my Two Notes as well.
     
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    Good info on this thread. Isn't the "EL34" cab the same everything except the finish?
     
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    Both have G12H speakers, but the EL-34 cab has 25w and the standard cab has 30w.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks.
     
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    Are you sure about that? I don't see where Celestron offers a G12H Anniversary Series speaker in 25w. Only 30w.

    https://celestion.com/product/17/g12h_anniversary/

    Granted I never have opened my cab up to take a look.
     
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    Not sure, the specs say 50w total for the EL34 2x12 version and 60w for the regular.
     
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    That’s weird, maybe their site is wrong then, Sweetwater too.

    http://www.evhgear.com/gear/amps/5150iii-2x12-cabinet-black/

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...nch-60-watt-2x12-inch-extension-cabinet-black
     
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    He’s been partying for sure. They are G12H 30w.

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    Now I want to get a used EVH 2x12 and dust off my 20+ year old recovering skills for a custom color scheme. New cabs are like, uhhhh, very expensive.

    BTW, tone is in the meta tarsals.
     
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    Ha you beat me to taking the back off my cab! Thanks for that man. Now we know.

    Sorry OP. I feel like I added a lot of noise to your thread. To answer your question I'd get the matching cab, or some cab with greenbacks. I tried v30 and didn't like them. They were too harsh for me, but a lot of people swear by them as they cut though the mix very well. I don't know anything about the k100 to compare, but if you are happy with those you might just want to stick with them.
     
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    the g12h30 sound like it would compliment a k100 pretty nice
     

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