Fair point! There is such a think as overkill in my book...Le Chat Noir wrote:
To me, the R30 already sounds like a 50w amp
Totally agree. Cutting through with electric guitar is all about the mids. And yes the G12M is pretty much all about mids too as they really dominate.I think one reason the G12T-75 seems quieter is that it has less mids to it... for the same reasons but in reverse, a G12M can hang with other speakers rated higher. It's all about the midrange, which makes it stick out when paired with more efficient but less midrangey speakers.
I'm really not fond of the G12T, though they can sound pretty decent with some amps, especially ones which can really push out (upper) mids like Marshalls and Mesas, or for scooped mid type sounds. But to my mind they rob most amps of a lot of their punch for the exact same reason - they just don't put out strongly at all in the mids. I've mentioned before how that exact same studio Marshall 4x12 emasculated my OR120 by making it sound like an ill 50 watter. For some reason a mate was planning on recording his DC5 through it, until he A/B'd the combos own MC90 speaker. It wasn't even just a little louder (or better sounding!) - the difference was really dramatic. So probably not a fair comparison at all - hard to say from just that whether the MC90 is particularly strong sounding or the G12T particularly weak. (IMO both are true!)
Measurements of speaker efficiency are pretty hit and miss of course because they are normally just made at one frequency, often 1kHz where our ears are near their most sensitive. The MC90 appeals because it isn't a million miles from the G12H-30 tonally, with very good bass, great mids and nice present but not shrill top end. But then again the CV would seem to have all that too being like a bassier V.30 minus the peaky upper mids. Thats kind of my dilemma right now...
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I should just go for the best of both worlds: Get a CV for the R.30 combo itself (nice and light too being a neo magnet), and an MC90 for my Mesa 1x12 cab (even nicer than the well okay 50W Eminence Black Shadow in there, and also a Mesa!).
Hey, problem solved! Thanks for helping bounce ideas guys. I'm sorted!!!