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Dennis Detweiler


From:
Solon, Iowa, US
Post Posted 31 Aug 2017 6:25 pm     Reply with quote

I'm using a Revelation into a Carvin HT400 stereo power amp into two identical 15" cabinets loaded with 1501's. I recently purchased an Eminence 15C and replaced one of the 1501's to compare the difference. It's always difficult to describe the tone of speakers in words. This is my best shot:
The 1501 sounded hollow or nasally in the mid and low range compared to the 15C. The 15C seemed more punchy or compressed in the pick attack, which is also a plus. The highs were slightly harsh in the 1501 compared to the 15C. In other words, highs were silky and clean in the 15C. I'm sure all of the tone properties were designed into the scheme of the 15C. Deeper cone and narrower coil compared to the 1501? Anyway, I'm pleased with the results and have a second 15C on it's way to load into the other cabinet.
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1976 Birdseye U-12 MSA with Telonics 427 pickup, Revelation Preamp, TC Electronic M-350 Processor, Carvin HT 400 Stereo Rack Head, 15" BW, Hilton Pedal, 1949 Epiphone D-8. And, too much extra gear.
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Dale Rottacker


From:
Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 1 Sep 2017 9:18 am     Reply with quote

Thats interesting Dennis... I’m pretty much doing the same thing as you... I’m using a Revelation with a Crown XLS 1002 Power Amp... powering 2 15” Rick Johnson Cabs... 1 with a 1501 Shallow Basket BW and 1 with the Eminence Speaker... I pretty much fall in line with your assessment of the 2 speakers, but feel the combination is still pretty good... I had been using Original 705’s in my Mullen and experienced some of that harshness and shrillness up the neck... With my MSA now I’m using a 710 pickup and am really pleased with the evenness across the neck... I’m not 100% sure of what to attribute that to, but am happy with what I’m getting... Still thinking about the PF-350, I know it’s heavier even than that Shallow Basket BW, but in those RJ Cabs, I figure it still won’t be too bad... that and they don’t come out of the studio very often anymore anyhow... Very Happy Laughing Very Happy
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Don Olson


From:
Muscatine,Ia. USA
Post Posted 1 Sep 2017 4:30 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Dennis, does the 15c have a neo magnet ? I put a double T in my 112, it is by far the best sounding speaker I have ever had, it has a neo magnet.
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Dennis Detweiler


From:
Solon, Iowa, US
Post Posted 1 Sep 2017 4:37 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Don! Yes, Neo.
Hope all is good down your way.
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1976 Birdseye U-12 MSA with Telonics 427 pickup, Revelation Preamp, TC Electronic M-350 Processor, Carvin HT 400 Stereo Rack Head, 15" BW, Hilton Pedal, 1949 Epiphone D-8. And, too much extra gear.
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