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BY Basket Case
#756879
So, I ordered one of these from livesound.co.nz to replace one of the V30s in my vertical Recto 2x12 and try to tame some of the harshness and beaminess. I've just installed it as the top speaker and only done about 10 mins playing- so these are definitely first impressions and no doubt the speaker will get better as it breaks in.

1- top notch service from livesound.co.nz. I hadn't heard of them prior to a google search a week or so back. I ordered online and it arrived a couple of working days later. They only charged $8.00 for shipping too.

2- I was anticipating having dramas with the mounting holes not matching the Celestions' but they all lined up perfectly. It only took me about 10 mins to take out the V30 and mount the new speaker.

3- But how does it sound? 'Smooth' was the first word that came to mind. It definitely has a much more pleasant EQ curve going on than the V30. 'Thick' is the next word I would use. Single notes sound really warm. The V30 seems a bit louder despite the slightly lower sensitivity rating; however, that could just be my ears responding to the harsher sound.

Overall, I'm really impressed and pleased I took the punt. I'll give it some more time, do some A/B tests and see how it cuts through in a band setting, but I'm already seriously thinking about getting another one to replace the other V30.
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BY Bg
#756928
Yeah it's time I swapped out a bog standard celestion :)
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BY Molly
#756950
The guy that just bought my C45/Friedman rig sold a 212 with a pair of these Eminence Private Jack's in it. Good quality cab too (Zilla). Nearly bought it myself.
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#757425
Molly wrote:The guy that just bought my C45/Friedman rig sold a 212 with a pair of these Eminence Private Jack's in it. Good quality cab too (Zilla). Nearly bought it myself.

What did that Zilla cab go for in the end?
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BY Molly
#757439
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Molly wrote:The guy that just bought my C45/Friedman rig sold a 212 with a pair of these Eminence Private Jack's in it. Good quality cab too (Zilla). Nearly bought it myself.

What did that Zilla cab go for in the end?


Guessing $700.
BY chrisbower
#760617
Molly wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Molly wrote:The guy that just bought my C45/Friedman rig sold a 212 with a pair of these Eminence Private Jack's in it. Good quality cab too (Zilla). Nearly bought it myself.

What did that Zilla cab go for in the end?


Guessing $700.


Molly, i sold it to a local guy in Dunedin for $800. I do miss it dearly. Not complaining about the Friedman cab though. This Blankenship rig sounds epic!
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BY sizzlingbadger
#761030
Basket Case wrote:
Overall, I'm really impressed and pleased I took the punt. I'll give it some more time, do some A/B tests and see how it cuts through in a band setting, but I'm already seriously thinking about getting another one to replace the other V30.


Still happy with it? Did you order another one ?

I'm seriously thinking of going down this route too as finding a nice 1x12 seems to be difficult.
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BY Basket Case
#761042
sizzlingbadger wrote:
Basket Case wrote:
Overall, I'm really impressed and pleased I took the punt. I'll give it some more time, do some A/B tests and see how it cuts through in a band setting, but I'm already seriously thinking about getting another one to replace the other V30.


Still happy with it? Did you order another one ?

I'm seriously thinking of going down this route too as finding a nice 1x12 seems to be difficult.


Yeah, still liking it but haven't got a second one. I need to find the time to modify the input on the cab so I can A/B them.