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Has anybody here tried out the Celestion Seventy 80 speakers?

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  • Has anybody here tried out the Celestion Seventy 80 speakers?

    Has anybody here tried out the Celestion Seventy 80 speakers?

    I was at my local music store today sort of looking into buying some 12" speakers for an empty speaker cab that I have kicking around the house.

    I told the salesman that I was looking at getting something pretty decent but I didn't want to spend a pile of money, so he showed me these Celestion Seventy 80 (G12P-80) 12" speakers and sure enough, they were VERY affordable.

    Question is though, are these speakers pretty decent? Have any of you out there had any experience with these cheapy speakers and are they worth it?

  • #2
    There is another thread on these, check it out. Use search. I'll post link if i can find it.

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    • #3
      Found

      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1223118&highlight=trayn or

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      • #4
        So Traynor uses these 12" 70-80 speakers in some of their combo amps. They can't be all that bad, can they?

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        • #5
          Anybody use these?

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          • #6
            I did some research on them and they are low priced and pretty average from what I gather.

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            • #7
              These are average speakers at best, and I dont particularly like them. Lots of companies used them, most likely to keep cost down. I would look for something better, like slightly higher priced Eminence
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              • #8
                They are decent. I have one here in a 1x12 cab and I have defintely heard worse.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Alchemist
                  These are average speakers at best, and I dont particularly like them. Lots of companies used them, most likely to keep cost down. I would look for something better, like slightly higher priced Eminence


                  I guess they are used just to say they have Celestion speakers then?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by batotman


                    I guess they are used just to say they have Celestion speakers then?


                    Pretty much, I cringe when I read "celestion loaded", because its usualy these or their other lower priced ones.

                    Heres the problem I found with the ones I had.

                    Bass response? Forget about it, its muddy, and it also farts out. Highs? Not if you want them clear, defined and not shrill. Mids? Not particularly good. Poor headroom, poor definition. I switched them out as quick as I could.

                    Best speakers for the money are Weber VST high power or brit series. Those are from $100-$180 though so I guess that rules them out. You could do much better with some Eminence or Jenses for around $65.
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                    • #11
                      For about 40% more, I can get those Eminence Legend GB12 speakers. I'm pretty sure that those would be a better quality speaker, how much better, I don't know.

                      Maybe I'll go with the Eminence Legend GB12 speakers instead of the cheapy Celestions or some other Eminence speaker. Would that be a wise move?

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                      • #12
                        Hey Humbucker.

                        I have a Carvin SC412T cabinet with the Celestion Seventy 80's in them.

                        They sound great to me, a pretty well balanced speaker, that let's anything I run through it come out sounding good. I like them better than the G12T-75's that I had in a Marshall cab that I used to have.


                        I wouldn't think twice about picking them up, especially for the price's that they go for.

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                        • #13
                          If anyone here likes them that's cool. It is all about tone and being happy with yours. That said, Seventy 80s suck complete ass, IMHO.
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                          • #14
                            The Vox AD50VT comes with these speakers. Sounds great to me in that application (sealed 1X12).
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                            • #15
                              My AD50VT came with a 70/80 in it, it sounds good for the money, but you can do a LOT better.

                              Start with a Weber Blue Dog.

                              Or for between $50-$80 each you can get some Eminence Legends that will blow that 70/80 outa the room.

                              Or for $90 bucks try the Weber Michigan High Power speaker, 100 watt, 60 oz magnet, 2.5 inch vc, that things kicks beutt!

                              I replaced the 70/80 with a Weber Silver Bell and never looked back. The "good" celestions are more expensive. The amp makers use the budget Celestions to get the name without hiking the price point.
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