Eminence Speaker Shootout (7 Speakers, 2 Rigs)

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  1. Sean Richardson

    Sean Richardson Onedge Custom

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    this is really good... actually hats off to both you (for manipulating this) and of course Kirk for doing it in the first place (again)... just ordered a man-o-war based on this.

    BTW for me... 3, 5 and 6:metal:
     
  2. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    @KhzDonut: If you ever do a Round 2 please consider demoing the Tonker and the Cannabis Rex speakers.
     
  3. JeffFromMtl

    JeffFromMtl Уродливый, но честны

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    Damn, the Swamp Thangs and CV-75's have some grind about them. They'd crush it in an HM-2 based rig.
     
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    p4vl SS.org Regular

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    I can't tell you how much better my tone got when I switched from V30's to Emi V128's, and I'm a home metal musician. Vintage 30's are a safe distance from a home metal musician's best speaker choice; they have to be cranked.
     
  5. Carl Kolchak

    Carl Kolchak Last of the famous international playboys

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    Sorry if this is a little OT, but I think this would make for a great thread, a high-gain speaker shootout done a low/bedroom level volume for the home recorder who cant' crank an amp.
     
  6. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

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    bump this

    Because of my IR request
     
  7. crwnedblasphemy

    crwnedblasphemy all things metal!

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    Thanks for taking the time! Excellent comparison. I have 4 Governors in my Splawn cab. So that kinda tells ya which I prefer.:shred:
     
  8. punisher911

    punisher911 blah blah blah

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    Damn. amazing. job. I love the SwampThang and Man O War.. Glad I ordered the ST for my DSL40.. Can't wait to put it in....
     
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    HerbalDude420 SS.org Regular

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    I just purchased a Mini Rectifier. I have a Seismic Audio 2x12 I was wondering what mix of Eminence speakers would suit it best. So far I'm thinking Swamp Thang/CV-75. I'm open to any suggestions.
     
  10. jc986

    jc986 Tone Enthusiast

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    Sorry for the necrobump, but just wanted to say thanks for such a thorough and well done demo. I’ve just ordered a Swamp Thang and a Texas Heat as a result.

    I have a Vintage 30 loaded 2x12 and I’m going to try the Swamp Thang with the V30 first and go from there.
     
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  11. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands SS.org Regular

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    I'm surprised at how good the Swamp sounded here. Always heard people talk shit about it as a solo speaker.
     
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    cGoEcYk SS.org Regular

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    I rolled a bunch of popular speakers and ended up liking Eminence V12s. I appreciated the thundah of the Govs but agree about the low mid thickness. They also have a bit of a hi-pass effect, found Govs did not work great for low extended range. Gov/Swamp combo is pretty br00tal, two extra-loud and pretty clean (minimal speaker breakup) speakers.
     
  13. Alex79

    Alex79 SS.org Regular

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    The governors do that indeed, they don't cut as well in a mix either despite all the mid. I think the V12 is the better speaker overall. I currently have both the V12 and the V30.
    The speaker I would like to try is the CV75.
     
  14. Breeding The Spawn

    Breeding The Spawn SS.org Regular

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    I'd like to swap out the Celestion G1K-85 in my solid state 1x12 Ampeg SS70, Can any one recommend which speaker would fit best? I usually set my sound for an early 90's Death Metal style but also modern tech death metal.
     
  15. Alex79

    Alex79 SS.org Regular

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    What amp do you use?
     
  16. Alex79

    Alex79 SS.org Regular

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    Sorry I just realised that is a combo.

    No idea really. What's wrong with the original speaker?
     
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    Nothing wrong with the original speaker, although at times I feel like it's very raw and harsh sounding..I just want to try out a different speaker and maybe get a different feel of the amps tone.
     

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