Tones of 1964 still ring true in this vintage voiced 10" speaker by amp guru George Allesandro. Very balanced with dynamic character, this ceramic 10" speaker offers tight, punchy tone with nice warmth, richness, and sparkling highs.
Nominal Diameter: 10.0", 254 mm
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power: 20w rms
Freq. Response: 100.0 Hz-5.5 kHz
Sensitivity: 98.2 db 1w/1m
Magnet Weight: 15.0 oz, 425.53 grams
Gap Height 0.25", 6.4 mm
Voice Coil Diameter 1.0", 25.4 mm
Acceptable Enclosure Types
- Closed back: Yes
- Open back: Yes
Overall Diameter: 10.11", 256.8 mm
Baffle Hole Diameter: 9.13", 231.9 mm
Number of Mounting Holes: 8
Mounting Hole Diameter: 0.22", 5.6 mm
Mounting Hole BCD: 9.6", 243.8 mm
Net Weight: 3.3 lbs, 1.5 kg
Shipping Weight: 4.4 lbs, 2.0 kg
Fs: 100.0 Hz
Re: 7.58 ohms
Le: 0.48 mH
Vas: 33.49 L, 1.18 cuft
Vd: 58.2 cc
Cms: 0.18 mm/N
BL: 7.05 Tm
Mms: 14.0 grams
Xmax: 1.59 mm
Sd: 366.1 cm2
-Copper voice coil on paper voice coil former
-Ferrite magnet with non-vented core
-Pressed steel basket
-Paper cone with plain paper cone edge
-Solid composition felt dust cap
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Was installed in an early 70s Fender Princeton Reverb. Fit perfectly. sounds great, but it hasn't been broken in yet.
I bought this speaker to replace the Celestion 10-30 that came in my '68 Custom Princeton Reverb. The stock speaker wasn't bad but, not very American sounding and, IMO, not a good match for the amp. The GA10 is a great match! Better bass, more balanced sound and significantly louder. From clean to cranked a better speaker for this amp. This is what Fender should be using for their 10" speakers in all their amps that use 10's. Should the speaker in my Pro Jr (blue alnico) ever blow on me this is the speaker I will go to.
I really have to eat crow on this. A few days after writing my previous review the speaker started breaking in nicely and all of the chimey highs I said were missing started to appear along with the missing volume. Not only do the Fenders sound great again but the Gibsons are enhanced and sound like I've never heard them before. Then a few days later to top it off I switched to a 1975 NOS Jan GE 12ax7wa preamp tube and Genelex Gold Lion 6V6GT/CV511 output tubes on my Fender SuperChamp X2. The sound is totally unbelievable now; definitely as good maybe even better than any of my tube amps from the 70's. My next project will be to swap this speaker into my Fender Mustang GT100. I must say my initial impressions of this speaker were not good but my first review was honest at the time and the learning that followed is to have patience and let the speaker break in a bit and you will find it is all that it is claimed to be.
Being born during "vintage" having grown up and listening all through "vintage" I was expecting a great improvement in sound from my Fender Super Champ X2" after changing the stock speaker out for this unit. After doing so I honestly have to say that with clean tones the Fender "chime" has disappeared from all of my high end Fender guitars. This speaker emphasizes mid and bottom. The difference with my Gibson ES's and LP isn't as noticeable. It certainly doesn't seem any different when attempting a jazz tone. The speaker doesn't seem to generate as much volume as the stock speaker. It doesn't have any dope on it. It breaks up a little sooner with a heavier attack or overdrive than the stock speaker so if this is the desired sound then it might be fine for this. In fairness maybe it needs some breaking in. I guess overall my thought is that for a nice clean Fender chimey tone the Ragin Cajin or a Jensen might have been a better choice.
Used to replace a tired old oxford in a '64 Princeton. As Anthony says it already sounds good right out of the box. nice highs and tight bass. Good cleans and nice distorted tones. Very pleased with this!
Bought for a PRRI.
Liked the Jensen Alnico but it didn't track bass well and the breakup was ragged (no dope, plain cone, no seam and bullnose dust cap) although it sparkled and sounded very vintage!
This speaker, although still new and not broken in yet, sounds great out of the box. It tracks bass well, (I have an Allen output transformer) and still has the fender sparkle and "papery" sound. It is ribbed so it is a little more rugged and distorts very naturally- I haven't played pedals through it yet
(To be honest, I'm still giggling over how go it sounds naturally)
My other speakers are Weber (blue dog and silver bell) and V30's.
I tried a v10 (V30 10") and although the bass improved, the sound was no longer American...too British.
To be honest, this speaker exceeds the Celestion bass-wise but retains the Fender tonality.
I never write reviews..but since there isn't a lot of info in the 10", I thought I'd put in my 5 cents (I'm Canadian, eh!)
Also, next gen was super fast and excellent communication (I also bought some pots and caps etc)