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Celestion Neo 15 Into Acoustic Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by XontheP, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. XontheP


    May 24, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    I have a pair of Acoustic 1x15 cabs I run with a 500 watt Hartke head. I like the rig, and the pair of 1x15s over, say, a 4x10. But it seems a little muddy at times. I can't afford a major upgrade, but I found some new Celestion neo speakers for $125 each. Is the upgrade worth it? Or should I save up for a 4x12 or better quality 1x15s? Any opinions?
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Dropping any old driver into an enclosure that wasn't designed for it will never be an "upgrade". All it is is a crapshoot. There is science behind the mating. You'll have to work the driver characteristics through a box design program such as WinISD to see if they'll work well.
  3. AstroSonic

    AstroSonic Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    rural New Mexico
    The Celestions might be an improvement - depends on which model. To give you an answer we need to know 1) which model Celestion, 2) cab dimensions and 3) if the cab is sealed or vented (and vent dimensions).
  4. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    What's your EQ look like on the amp?
    Rolling off the low end (~100hz and lower) may be the fix you need to unmud your tone.
  5. XontheP


    May 24, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    Thanks guys. Trevor - I usually bypass my EQ, but when I don't, the lowest slider is about 10%, the next is about 60%, and the rest of the sliders kind of slope down from there. When I bypass, the high-pass is at 10:00, and the low pass at 2:00.

    Cab dimensions when I get home in a few hours.
  6. XontheP


    May 24, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    Actually, I'll probably scrap that idea and put the money aside for a 4x12 I have my eye on.

    Trevor - you got me thinking. I'll stop bypassing the EQ and tweak that a little more. I lose a little volume, but it is a little cleaner.

    Thanks to all for your replies.