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Mesa Speaker Replacement suggestions??(non-neo)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by drasticDUB, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. drasticDUB

    drasticDUB Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hey all,
    I have a Mesa Vintage Powerhouse 2x12, and I thought it would grow on me over time, but I have come to the realization that I don't like Neo magnets on speakers. It's just not deep enough in the low end, I feel??

    So, Anyone have any recommendations for some ceramic magnet style speaker replacements for this cab?
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Sell the cab and buy whatever you like. That cab was designed specifically for those neo drivers, using something else will most likely sound like ass
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    The tone of a speaker cabinet comes from a lot of variables the least of which is the material that comprises the magnet. Do as the good RickenBoogie suggests and find a cabinet you do like.

  4. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    +1, and as you can see from my avatar I own the same cabinet. Its a three way front ported design specifically engineered for those drivers. You might get lucky with new drivers, but the outcome with the highest likelihood is disappointment. Those cabinets fetch a premium around here. I'd take advantage of that and find something else.
  5. lawsonman


    Dec 19, 2005
    NW IL
    Not enough bottom out of a 212 Mesa?! I see you're running a Fathom head.With that combination I wouldn't mess with it.Like the others have said,sell it as is.

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