A thick and raunchy British voiced 12" guitar speaker with leading tonal characteristics.
Colouration: Classic British tone. Thick and raunchy with lots of mids.
Genre: Classic British Rock tone of the 60's and 70's.
Nominal Diameter: 12.0", 304.8 mm
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power: 75w rms
Freq. Response: 70.0 Hz-5.0 kHz
Sensitivity: 102.0 db 1w/1m
Magnet Weight: 56.0 oz, 1588.0 grams
Gap Height 0.312", 7.92 mm
Voice Coil Diameter 1.75", 44.5 mm
Acceptable Enclosure Types
- Closed back: Yes
- Open back: Yes
Overall Diameter: 12.02", 305.3 mm
Baffle Hole Diameter: 10.97", 278.6 mm
Number of Mounting Holes: 8
Mounting Holes Diameter: 0.25", 6.4 mm
Mounting Hole BCD: 11.63", 295.4 mm
Depth: 5.2", 132.0 mm
Net Weight: 10.8 lbs, 4.9 kg
Shipping Weight: 12.6 lbs, 5.7 kg
Fs: 101.0 Hz
Re: 6.81 ohms
Le: 0.41 mH
Vas: 30.1 L, 1.1 cuft
Vd: 64.0 cc
Cms: 0.08 mm/N
BL: 15.3 Tm
Mms: 32.0 grams
Xmax: 1.2 mm
Sd: 519.5 cm2
-Copper voice coil on nomex voice coil former
-Ferrite magnet with non-vented core
-Pressed steel basket
-Paper cone with plain paper edge
-Zurette dust cap
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I am using two of these speakers in a Marshall 1936 2x12 with a Peavey 5150. I tried a Celestion vintage 30 like everyone does but a) it lacked low end, b) was gritty and harsh, and c) the speaker distorted way too soon. The Governor is Eminence's version of the vintage 30 but it has a thicker low end and has a smoother mid range that doesn't cause ear fatigue. I play metal with a 6, 7, and even 8 string and it sounds clear and punchy with everything. With the 8 the bass is thick but not muddy. There's no piercing high end either so you can really play with your eq to get a clear sound. For cleans I also find this speaker to be warm and rich with a very singing high end.
Overall, I give this a 5/5. Give the speakers some time to burn in a little bit by playing clean at a lower volume with the bass way up to loosen the diaphragm, then make your decision. Personally, I love these.