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Old 30th July 2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default What makes a *great* rock speaker?

When I've shopped for speakers, mostly low end, the salesmen have always pitched certain speakers as "good for rock". Often, this makes me cringe, because they are talking about a speaker with a weak midrange tuned for higher bass output.

So, what does make a great rock speaker? Tight bass? Does a dip in the midrange actually help (are the salesmen right)? Dynamic response above all else?
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Old 30th July 2003, 06:14 PM   #2
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Depends on the rock era. For most '60s/early-'70s stuff, something with a frequency response approximating a JBL L100.
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Old 30th July 2003, 06:19 PM   #3
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I'd say that it has to be that great granite spray paint that they have out now. It is a tad pricey though

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Old 30th July 2003, 06:39 PM   #4
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Any pair of studio monitors and just about any price point. They are used by the biggest stars in the very best recording studios and also the latest indie bands in the cheapest basement studios.

If you are looking for the "standard" get an old pair of Yamaha NS-10 monitors. They won't sound beautiful, but almost every mix on the planet is run through a pair to test if it will sound good on most consumer equipment. They are considered to be stronger in the mids than the ends.

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Old 30th July 2003, 06:59 PM   #5
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Naw.
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Old 30th July 2003, 10:17 PM   #6
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Nahhhh .. this is it..

http://professional.celestion.com/gu...roduct=G12T-75

or maybe this one?

http://professional.celestion.com/gu...t=Vintage%2030

Check'm all out

http://professional.celestion.com/gu...one/index.html



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Old 31st July 2003, 12:20 AM   #7
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Thanks. I'll remember all you comedians' advice when you are posting for help.
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The best rock speakers get loud and don't lose composure when doing so.

I'd build my own with a 15" woofer, two JBL 8" mids, and a horn tweeter (dynamic driver, no crappy piezos).

I built something with similar specs for a frat a few years ago. They're still loving it.
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if i were to go buy speakers. I would choose www.paradigm.com all there line of speakers are great for sound rock full soft rock jazz any thing. I love there line of speakers. Studio's are really nice..
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Okay here I go...
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Get loud, but without straining.
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